The latest gear from Microsoft arrives in fine, compact, and wireless form. The new Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 and Wireless Mouse 5000 (such evocative names) are go-with-you mice, in case your trackpad isn’t all that. The Wireless Keyboard 3000 looks pretty solid, although it’s got those freaky function buttons instead of F-keys. Not that I use F6 and F7 all the time, but at least they’re not “Launch Windows Media Player” and “Zoom In.”
You can get the Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 for $50, the Wireless Mouse 5000 (apparently not mobile?) for $40, and the keyboard for $40. That keyboard actually looks like kind of a bargain for a secondary keyboard or HTPC remote. You can also get a combo deal: the 5000 and the 3000 together for $70 — an unbelievable savings of $10! You can pre-order them now and they’ll ship in June.