Microsoft Announces Mouse With Ocean Recycled Plastic And New Surface Pen

Microsoft held this Wednesday (22) its big annual event to announce new devices from the Surface line with big bets on the brand’s new folding Surface Duo 2 and also on the Surface Laptop Studio with impressive design. And of course a new wave of accessories would also be introduced for the devices.

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Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse

One of the highlights during the presentation was the new Ocean Plastic Mouse — or Mouse from Ocean Plastic in free translation. As the name implies, the accessory has a sustainable plastic exterior removed from the oceans and a completely recycled package in order to reduce the impact on the environment.

The model maintains the same design already known from Microsoft’s Bluetooth Mouse and stands out exactly for its white finish with gray dots and blue details.

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All Exterior of the accessory is made of % recycled plastic from the ocean and the packaging is made completely from recycled materials.

The new mouse uses an AA battery that guarantees up to

months of usability, which can be replaced or recharged.

Microsoft also highlights the partnership with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) which works directly with such materials, recovering plastic in waterways or found near the coast. Interestingly, SABIC is a subsidiary of the oil giant Saudi Aramco.

Microsoft Surface Slim Pen 2

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The other accessory that received great attention at the event is for the Surface Slim Pen 2, the new generation of the stylus pen from Microsoft for its Surface line devices.

The new model stands out for its custom Microsoft G6 processor designed by the company itself and which offers the ability to reproduce the texture of writing on paper thanks to its vibration motor for tactile response, being used in several applications, including the Photoshop.

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Microsoft guarantees compatibility for all products presented by the company this Wednesday, as Surface Pro 8, Duo 2, Laptop Studio, in addition to Surface Go 3 and new Surface Pro X.

Although the tactile feedback function will only be available on selected devices, including the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop Studio with Windows 11. The list of all models that support tactile feedback has not been revealed.

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The new pen uses Bluetooth 5.0 and has 12 hours of battery life per charge. Charging can be done via magnet on compatible devices and accessories (such as Surface Laptop Studio or protective cases for Surface Pro and Surface Duo 2) or by charging cradle sold separately.

The complete list of Surface devices compatible with the new Slim Pen 2 includes:

  • Surface Pro 3 to the latest
  • Surface Pro X
  • Surface Laptop Studio
  • Surface Laptop 1 to latest
  • Surface Duo to latest
  • Surface Go to latest
  • Surface Studio 1 to the latest
  • Surface Book 1 to the latest
  • Surface Hub 2S

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Price and Availability

The Ocean Plastic Mouse is now available for pre-order in the United States with scheduled for release on October 5th. The suggested price by Microsoft is US$ 60,90, about R$ 99.

The new Surface Slim Pen 2 is also available for pre-order and has a suggested retail price of US$ 99, about R$ 680.

Source: Microsoft

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