October 22, 2021
Microsoft keyboard Office and emoji keys

Microsoft Quietly Adds Office and Emoji Keys to its Newest Keyboards

Microsoft is now selling keyboards that contain dedicated Office and emoji keys, one an ergonomic version and the other a Bluetooth…

Software giant Microsoft has previously experimented with an Office key on keyboards earlier this year. Now, the company is offering new ergonomic and Bluetooth keyboards with dedicated Office and emoji keys.

New Microsoft Keyboards Now contain Office and Emoji Keys

The new Microsoft keyboards replace the right-hand Windows key with an Office key, which launches Office for Windows 10. It can likewise be used as a shortcut to open Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other programs.

The emoji key triggers an emoji picker built inside Windows 10 but unlike the Office key, it can’t be assigned to a specific emoji.

Even though Microsoft is offering these new keys on its hardware, it’s not certain other keyboard manufacturers will follow.

The new Microsoft Ergonomic keyboard and its Bluetooth keyboard will both go on sale on October 15th, for $59.99 and $49.99, respectively.

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