Microsoft Modern Keyboard puts Fingerprint ID front and centre

Sleek, wireless, and made of “virtually indestructible” aluminium
16 June 2017 / 17:54BST

With the Surface range, Microsoft has proved it has the sort of industrial design chops traditionally associated with its great rival Apple – and the new Modern Keyboard (US$129.99, “coming soon”) continues in this rich vein. A sleek, desirable slab of aluminium described by its makers as “virtually indestructible”, the Modern Keyboard uses Bluetooth 4.0 to pair with Windows 10, Android and macOS machines up to 15m away, and features a battery giving up to two months of use per charge. There’s also a Fingerprint ID reader concealed in the Windows key, which can be used to log into Windows PCs or websites using Windows Hello.