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Microsoft adds keyboard to Arc input family

Microsoft announces lightweight, wireless Arc keyboard.

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Microsoft's Arc Mouse is finally getting a keyboard companion. Announced Thursday, the Arc Keyboard will go on sale February 21 as a $60 Best Buy exclusive. Microsoft envisions the keyboard as a home-friendly input device that you'll carry around to your couch or kitchen to use with your laptop. Whether or not you like the idea of a full-size keyboard in your living room, we can't say the Arc Keyboard looks unappealing.

Microsoft's new Arc Keyboard has a swooping design. Microsoft

Based on the product shots (official info page here), the Arc Keyboard has a graceful, inviting profile. It comes with a tiny USB microtransceiver that you can store on the keyboard's underside, and, according to Microsoft, the whole package weighs less than a pound.