Windows 10, Microsoft’s new keyboards improve PC security

Made of metal, the Modern Keyboard stands out above all because of the integrated fingerprint reader

Much safer than passwords or other forms of protection, fingerprint readers, for some years in permanent plant on smartphones, lately are migrating to other electronic devices. Microsoft, for example, has recently launched a keyboard that includes its own biometric sensor: the Modern Keyboard.

Located on the right, between the Alt and Ctrl keys, the technology allows Windows users to unlock their devices using their finger. The new keyboard made by the Redmond-based company has a metal body, which makes it very durable while giving it a sleek and linear look. The Modern Keyboard is compatible with the latest versions of the operating system of the company founded by Bill Gates. In fact, the keyboard works with both Windows 8 and, of course, Windows 10. In addition, Microsoft's peripheral can be used with Windows Phone 10, Android and devices made by Apple.

Enhanced Windows 10 security

The Modern Keyboard connects to devices via cable, or through Bluetooth 4.0 connection. It is pleasantly surprising that the fingerprint reader is arranged as a simple key, thus not changing the layout of the device. With the launch of the Modern Keyboard, Microsoft takes another step forward in terms of IT security. The biometric sensor, in fact, is an excellent tool to prevent unauthorized access to devices. In addition to the keyboard, Redmond also presented the Modern Mouse, a Bluetooth mouse and very accurate.

Price and launch date

There is currently no information on when the two new devices from Microsoft will hit the market. However, we do know the prices: The Modern Keyboard will cost $129.99 (just over €116) while the Modern Mouse will need $49.99 (less than €45, according to the current exchange rate).