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Microsoft offers keyboard with 128-bit encryption

Talk about a cool gadget, Microsoft has unveiled its new Wireless Desktop 2000, which consists of a mouse and keyboard combo for just $40. Best of all? The keyboard comes standard with 128-bit encryption.

The Wireless Desktop 2000 features Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit encryption. This is Microsoft’s first keyboard to feature such technology. Even the US government uses the same technology to secure their wireless connections. Heck, even industry leaders consider it to be one of the most secure encryption standards. The keyboard also features a unique pre-programmed 128-bit encryption key that helps prevent your keystrokes from being intercepted and deciphered.

You can purchase the keyboard and mouse combo on Microsoft.com and required Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.

Obviously, this is a good deal for a decent keyboard and mouce combo, but as TechSpot puts it, is Microsoft trying to tap into the paranoid market?

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