Some of you might not be aware that Microsoft makes its own hardware.  We aim to fix that in tomorrow’s #win7tech chat by talking about all the latest and greatest hardware created by the Microsoft Hardware Team. Some of it is really beautiful like the Touch Mouse Artist Edition and some of it is made to be more secure than a maximum security prison. Whatever you penchant, there is something out there to delight your fancy.

This week @msfthardware will be joining us from the Microsoft Hardware Team.

To participate:

To prepare for the chat, you might want to check out the following links:

–   Microsoft Hardware Blog for new product releases and cool tips and tricks.

–   Microsoft Hardware shop for cool mice, keyboards, cameras and more.

–   Windows Experience Blog featuring all the latest posts on cool Microsoft Hardware.

–   And, our Facebook page where we routinely feature cool hardware from our friends here at the Microsoft Hardware Team.

Not to mention, we are giving away some great prizes. You’ll be asked to answer 3 questions during the hour to be eligible to win and they will be sent from @windows with Q1, Q2, and Q3 proceeding the tweet.

Note we will only be talking about the outlined topic each week and we will not be answering questions outside those topics. Questions for this week may include: When did Microsoft start making hardware? What’s the best Microsoft webcam? Where can I go to ask questions about Microsoft Hardware?

* No purchase necessary.  Open to legal US Residents 18+. Ends 4PM EST 9/6/11. Details and T &Cs will be shared at the start of the chat from @windowsblog

I’m part of the windows champions crew…. considering I’ve been using windows since the days of 3.1.1 its not hard to imagine I’m slightly more then a fan. I’m also a tech lover, so having community chats like this just goes to show you how much microsoft is caring enough to engage.

Now for the giveaway part… It wouldn’t be me not to show off something cool… How about one of the new Microsoft Hardware Explorer Touch Mouse [amazon] (seems pretty cool to me).

How to win it… Contest ends 4:00pm EST. September 6th, 2011.
Tell us your favorite microsoft product (could be hardware or software) is and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this once). Must contain the following information:  @windowsblog @msfthardware @dadarocks – and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: Check out #win7tech by @windowsblog & enter to win a Explorer Touch Mouse from @dadarocks & @msfthardware –

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter –

You get 1 extra entry for following @msfthardware on twitter –

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook – you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming their FAN on facebook – you must comment that you’re a fan

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Microsoft Hardware provided the prize for this raffle