Peripherals with a Microsoft license will be a thing of the past like theverge.com has reported. This applies to devices such as mice, keyboards or webcams. Microsoft has been offering accessories under its name since 1983.
Although there will also be input devices from Microsoft in the future, these will be listed under the hardware division
Microsoft Surface expelled.
Microsoft Surface is best known for its tablet PCs.
The input devices with the Microsoft label are in the lower price category. These devices for the small purse are no longer produced and offered.
As soon as mice, keyboards and the like are no longer manufactured with Microsoft licenses, customers can still access remaining items.
Why it could be expensive now
Products tend to be expensive under the Surface brand (see Surface Keyboard, Surface Ergonomic Keyboard, or Surface Pen).
Appropriately, communications manager Dan Laycock told colleagues at The Verge:
“From the future we will focus on the range of PC accessories under the Surface brand. We will continue to offer Surface-branded PC accessories – including mice, keyboards, pens, docks and more.”
Speculation remains as to whether some of the cheap Microsoft-licensed products will make the leap to the Surface brand – and thus remain as affordable Microsoft-branded accessories.
What do you think of the Redmond company’s decision to scrap its budget accessories? Are you typing and clicking with Microsoft-branded gadgets right now – and holding back a tear? Write us about it in the comments.