The Labs of Microsoft Hardware 3 of 6

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You may have heard that Microsoft recently expanded the campus a little, one of the teams that had grown out of their space was Microsoft Hardware. The hardware team invited me over to see The Labs of Microsoft Hardware and check out the process behind creating and testing products like the Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 and the Lifecam Cinema HD. Over the coming days you'll see the Mouse Testing Lab, the Model Shop (with all the really cool upcoming stuff hidden, sorry), the Wireless Lab, the Video Lab, the Reliability Lab, and the Acoustic Lab.

Today's lab is the Wireless Lab, where Faraday cages are used to test the noise and interference of wireless products to make sure they play nice with all the other gadgets in your house. 



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      I also tend toward MS hardware.  Other than my Wacom tablet that is.  My keyboards and mice are generally MS (some logitech stuff though).

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      Unfortunately my home/office isn't nearly as clean as the test environment so I wonder if these tests represent the real world..


      I suggest you throw a couple of cats in the box when testing the mice, I usually have to take my mice apart every 6 months or so to remove hair balls and other fuzz bunnies.. Smiley


      also, where is the test for eating lunch 1095 times over a keyboard (the crumb test)


      enjoyed the videos, looks like you guys have some fun designing these tests.

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