While I’ve not always been a fan of Microsoft’s software, I’ve been pretty consistently happy with their hardware. Now they have a very interesting looking Bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo - or do they?
I’ve heard rumors that this hardware really does exist, but all I can find is the mouse, and the keyboard only seems to come in the combo package. The keyboard part’s the one that’s more important at the moment, of course!
On the other hand, CompUSA and BestBuy - Microsoft’s “buy now” partners - don’t have the combo with keyboard, and Best Buy’s site won’t even let you order it. My local Best Buy has a label on the shelf for it, but no display, no stock, and three on order for a long long while. Other retailers (Staples, OfficeMax, PC Connection) don’t seem to carry it at all.
I’m very used to hardware disappearing as it nears the end of its life. I’m a little more surprised by hardware that’s been out for a few months (October?) but can’t be found anywhere. I guess I could go with a different wireless keyboard, but Bluetooth seemed worth exploring.
Any thoughts? Is this ordinary, or am I right to wonder?Am I just looking for keyboards in all the wrong places?
[Update: eBay has a few. Still, I’d prefer a more traditional retail experience on a gadget like this.]