Twisty Laptops, Bendy Phones: Microsoft Bets Big on Design

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It’s the time of the year when all the latest tech products are announced, and this week was Microsoft’s turn to show off the goods. The company slid out a few new Surfaces, a weird flippy laptop thing, and an eco-friendlyish mouse that looks like a bar of soap. Microsoft also doubled down on its dual screen mobile design with the Surface Duo 2, a device that we’re still not quite sure what to do with.

This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED product and reviews writer Brenda Stoylar joins us to talk all about Microsoft’s hardware announcements and the future of the company’s multiple screens and detachable keyboards.

Show Notes

Check out everything Microsoft announced this week. Read Lauren’s story about the weird Surface Duo 2. Read our review of the last Surface Pro X. This is a password journal.


Brenda recommends the Peacock original Dr. Death. Lauren recommends the non-alcoholic craft beer made by Athletic Brewing. Mike recommends trying some Indian pizza.

Brenda Stolyar can be found on Twitter @BStoly. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the main hotline at @GadgetLab. The show is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Solar Keys.

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