A Look Behind Microsoft Hardware Packaging


Larry Larsen: Packaging has gone from the junk that keeps gadgets from breaking before you bought them to the star of every unboxing video. Where does it come from and who are the faces behind it at Microsoft? Meet Jill Geurts, structural Packaging Engineer at Microsoft. Jill has been one of the people working on our packaging since the early days of Microsoft Hardware. In this tour we go down MSH’s wall of hardware where you can see some of the very forward thinking products like our Sound System 80, the first USB speakers for your PC, or the Microsoft Cordless Phone, which gave you ringtones on your home phone and saved your home voicemails to your Outlook account. Later in this video Jill walks us through the thoughts behind the packaging for the Arc Touch mouse.