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Invest in these peripherals, not a new machine, to get the most of Windows 8

Business Technology | February 1, 2013

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 is not a touch screen. You still open files, look at the net and manage e-mail messages with an old-fashioned mouse and keyboard. And what if you utilize a tablet running Windows 8? Then you’ll be lacking the many mouse- and keyboard-controlled options that come with the system. Don’t give up hope. Traditional laptop and desktop computer users can still enjoy many of the touch-screen and gesture-based features found in Windows 8. And tablet users can enjoy the keyboard- and mouse-based features. You just need to get the right peripherals. Fortunately, PC Magazine recently ran a feature story outlining some of these must-have Windows 8 add-ons.

Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard

Typing on your tablet’s on-screen keyboard is rarely an enjoyable experience. And when you use Windows 8, that’s particularly true. Fortunately, you can turn to the Microsoft Wedge Portable Keyboard. This sturdy keyboard provides more room for your fingers. Additionally, it includes several Windows 8 features and shortcuts built in, allowing you to get the most out of your new Windows 8 operating system. When you wish to turn your tablet into a desktop? The keyboard’s removable cover becomes a tablet stand.

Logitech T650 Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad

Want to access all of the touch-screen features found in Windows 8 without having to get a tablet or other touch-screen device? Try the Logitech T650 Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad. The product works so well that the editors at PC Mag have made it their top choice for Windows 8 computer mice.

Kingston DataTraveler Workspace

The Kingston DataTraveler Workspace is a truly impressive device. It looks like a regular USB drive. Yet it actually holds Windows To Go, a portable Windows 8 operating system. That’s right, using this device it’s simple to boot up Windows 8 on any PC. It’s a great way to enjoy the Windows 8 experience while you’re on the road.


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