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Microsoft-branded mice, keyboards, and webcams are about to be a thing of the past

Microsoft sold its first computer mouse in 1983, and now, 40 years later, the company has announced that it will no longer be selling Microsoft mice, keyboards, or webcams. The company explained to The Verge that, due to a series of layoffs that had an impact on their hardware division, those products will be ending their availability.

However, this doesn’t means you won’t be able to buy any PC accessories made by Microsoft. While the Microsoft line of accessories will be going away, the company will still be manufacturing and supporting peripherals under the Surface brand name. It seems that the company is forgoing their less-expensive products for the more high-end Surface line.

“Going forward, we are focusing on our Windows PC accessories portfolio under the Surface brand,” Microsoft’s Dan Laycock told The Verge. “We will continue to offer a range of Surface-branded PC Accessories—including mice, keyboards, pens, docks, adaptive accessories, and more. Existing Microsoft-branded PC accessories like mice, keyboards, and webcams will continue to be sold in existing markets at existing sell-in prices while supplies last.”

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