Microsoft’s new hardware devices, for Vista


Not all the devices are featured on the corporate web site yet, but click here to see some of the new hardware and peripherals from the hardware group in the Entertainment & Devices division. This is in addition to the new cameras I mentioned previously, the LifeCam VX-3000 and the LifeCam VX-6000. (The features page on the new cameras is here.) The new products include a new Windows Start menu button and other dedicated buttons linked to Windows Live Search, Messenger and Vista Gadgets.


See this story from APC Magazine in Oz on the new hardware devices, including the the Wireless Laser Desktop 6000, Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000 (which is already listed on Amazon Germany) and Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 keyboards…


Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000


 the Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 and Microsoft Habu Gaming Mouse


 Habu


… the new LifeCam NX-6000


LifeCam NX-6000


…the new LifeChat headsets, including the LifeChat LX-3000 and  wireless LifeChat ZX-6000


LifeChat LX-3000  LifeChat ZX-6000


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Comments (4)

  1. Kumar says:

    Do you know if any of the webcams that microsoft sells, has a driver for Windows Vista ? I have a LifeCam 3000, and has stopped working on Vista Beta…

  2. mthree says:

    I just saw that the latest drivers for the Lifecams are available for download at http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/f/f/2ff8b63f-669f-4a90-98bb-472cc5488421/ICE1_2.zip. To find the latest drivers for your Microsoft LifeCam (3000 or 6000), visit http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/digitalcommunication/downloads/default.mspx.

  3. Warren Smith says:

    Any ideas on where to get support for the lifechat X-3000, which has the best microphone I have found so far for voice recognition, but the sound is phenomenally distorted.

    I can’t find any support at the microsoft site…

    Thanks.

    Warren Smith

    [email address deleted]

  4. mthree says:

    Please visit the Online Support Page at http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=11859 to start an email support incident or call (866) 833-7088; in the States we offer 90 days unlimited support, included at no charge. (Visit the page for contact numbers in regions outside the US.)

    And see my entry at http://blogs.msdn.com/mthree/archive/2006/08/18/lifecam-support-and-online-kb-articles.aspx for other links.