According to The Verge, Microsoft is dropping Microsoft-branded keyboards, mice, and webcams, instead planning to focus on Surface-branded accessories. In fact, this means the “end of the era” of Microsoft’s desktop peripherals — which began way back in 1983 with the release of the first mouse under this brand.
As Microsoft’s senior communications manager Dan Laycock commented on this decision: “Going forward, we are focusing on our Windows PC accessories portfolio under the Surface brand including mice, keyboards, pens, docks, 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.”
So if you like Microsoft’s classic ergonomic keyboard or, say, the IntelliMouse, it’s worth buying a spare set “for the future” before it’s too late.