You purchased the new Windows 8 operating system due to the fact system’s new touch-screen capabilities intrigued you. There’s just one problem: Your older computer isn’t a touch screen. You still open files, look at the internet and manage e-mail messages using an old-fashioned mouse and keyboard. And what if you utilize a tablet running Windows 8? You’ll be lacking the many mouse- and keyboard-controlled features of the product. Don’t lose hope. Traditional laptop and desktop users are still able to enjoy many of the touch-screen and gesture-based features included in Windows 8. And tablet users can enjoy the keyboard- and mouse-based features. You just need to invest in the correct peripherals. Fortunately, PC Magazine recently ran a feature story outlining a few of these must-have Windows 8 add-ons.
Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
PC Magazine highlights how the Microsoft Wedge isn’t just a portable keyboard. It’s also an indispensable tool to enable tablet users to get the most of the Windows 8 experience. For starters, the keyboard provides a better typing experience than your tablet’s onscreen keyboard. Secondly, Windows 8 features are part of the keypad. The cover becomes a tablet stand, letting you mimic the desktop experience.
Logitech T650 Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad
Want to gain access to all of the touch-screen features included in Windows 8 without having to get a tablet or some other touch-screen device? Try the Logitech T650 Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad. This device works so well the editors at PC Mag made it their top choice for Windows 8 computer mice.
Kingston DataTraveler Workspace
The Kingston DataTraveler Workspace is a truly impressive device. It feels like a regular USB drive. But it actually holds Windows To Go, a portable Windows 8 operating system. You heard that right, using this device it’s easy to boot up Windows 8 on any PC. It’s really a easy way to utilize the Windows 8 experience while you’re on the road.
Posted on: 02.01.13