It’s been almost three months since Microsoft unveiled the Surface Mouse, and Surface Keyboard as well as Surface Ergonomic Keyboard. The latest accessories were revealed in October alongside the Surface Studio, the firm’s stylish all-in-one desktop PC.
The peripherals went on sale in the US in early November, and two of them are exclusively available in new markets. The Microsoft Surface Mouse and Keyboard can now be purchased in the UK and Germany, but there is no sign of the Surface Ergonomic Keyboard there yet.
In any case, user can pick up the Surface Mouse for £45 with free shipping and free returns. It comes out with a metal scroll wheel, a simple and sleek design, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Here is Microsoft’s admittedly faffy description of the mouse:
‘Sculpted for your hand and designed for an elegantly simple work space, Mouse is the perfect partner to your docked Surface and Keyboard. It was simply planned to meet the sleek aesthetic and outstanding performance of your Microsoft Surface. The metal scroll wheel feels solid under your finger, and shape of the body fits perfectly in your hand.’
In the UK, the Surface Mouse is priced at £45, while the Surface Keyboard will set you back £90. In Germany, the Mouse costs €55, and the Keyboard’s price is set at €110. While the images shown on those international product listings for the Keyboard are of the United States model, the listing on the German store makes it clear that it has a localized QWERTZ layout, and it seems safe to assume that the same consideration has been made for its UK release.
The Keyboard and Mouse are available in various markets outside of the United States, including Australia ($80 / $160); Canada (priced locally at $645and $130, respectively) and New Zealand ($90 / $180).
However, it is still not clear when company plans to make its Surface Ergonomic Keyboard available globally. That model is currently available in the US, priced at $130.