Discontinued Microsoft Hardware

All Cancelled Microsoft Hardware

From the very early days, Microsoft expanded their ambitions outside of operating systems and programming languages into creating consumer hardware. It's first foray in hardware was the Z80 Softcard for the Apple ][, made only 5 years after the company's founding.

Microsoft's released their original mouse in 1983 and first keyboard in 1994. These two hardware lines are still going strong today.

Unfortunately, that's not the case for some Microsoft hardware attempts, as many have been sunset. In the fast-paced world of tech, platforms shift and morph rapidly. See the full list of shut down Microsoft hardware below.

A lot of research went into creating this catalog, but as you can imagine, information can be hard to find about many of Microsoft's applications from the early days. Please contact us if you have more items to add to the list, or discover inaccuracies. Thanks!

This article is part of a series. Return home to all discontinued Microsoft products.

Last updated November 24, 2019.

Z-80 SoftCard (1980-1985)

Z-80 Softcard (1982)

Z-80 Softcard (1982)
Source: pinterest.co.uk

Z-80 Softcard Magazine Ads (1980)

Z-80 Softcard Magazine Ads (1980)
Source: apple2.org.za

Microsoft RAMCard (1980-1985)

Microsoft RAMCard for Apple II (1980)

Microsoft RAMCard for Apple II (1980)
Source: lloyde.com

Microsoft RAMCard Ad (1982)

Microsoft RAMCard Ad (1982)
Source: pcmag.com

Microsoft RAMCard Box Front and Back (1982)

Microsoft RAMCard Box Front and Back (1982)
Source: apple2.org.za

Microsoft SystemCard (1983-1985)

Microsoft SystemCard (1983)

Microsoft SystemCard (1983)
Source: vcfed.org

Microsoft SystemCard Ad (1983)

Microsoft SystemCard Ad (1983)
Source: thewindowsclub.com

Microsoft PCjr Booster with Mouse (1984-1986)

Microsoft PCjr Booster with Mouse Ad (1984)

Microsoft PCjr Booster with Mouse Ad (1984)
Source: pcmag.com

Microsoft "Green-Eyed Monster" Mouse Provided with PCjr Booster (1983)

Microsoft "Green-Eyed Monster" Mouse Provided with PCjr Booster (1983)
Source: vcfed.org

Microsoft MacEnhancer (1985-1987)

Microsoft Mac Enhancer Front/Top (1985)

Microsoft Mac Enhancer Front/Top (1985)
Source: ebay.com

Microsoft Mac Enhancer Back (1985)

Microsoft Mac Enhancer Back (1985)
Source: ebay.com

Microsoft Mac Enhancer Ad (1985)

Microsoft Mac Enhancer Ad (1985)
Source: ebay.com

Microsoft InPort Card (1986-1989)

Microsoft InPort Card (1989)

Microsoft InPort Card (1989)
Source: recycledgoods.com

Microsoft Mach 10 & 20 Accelerator Board (1986-1989)

Microsoft Mach 10 Accelerator Board Ad (1986)

Microsoft Mach 10 Accelerator Board Ad (1986)
Source: pcmag.com

Microsoft Mach 20 Accelerator Board Ad (1988)

Microsoft Mach 20 Accelerator Board Ad (1988)
Source: pcmag.com

Microsoft Mach 20 Accelerator Board (1988)

Microsoft Mach 20 Accelerator Board (1988)
Source: ebay.com

Digital Sound System 80 (1998)

Microsoft Digital Sound System 80 Speakers (1998)

Microsoft Digital Sound System 80 Speakers (1998)
Source: worthpoint.com

Microsoft Digital Sound System 80 Box (1998)

Microsoft Digital Sound System 80 Box (1998)
Source: ebay.com

Microsoft Cordless Phone System (1998-2000)

Microsoft Cordless Phone System Box Front (1998)

Microsoft Cordless Phone System Box Front (1998)
Source: ebay.com

Microsoft Cordless Phone System Box Back (1998)

Microsoft Cordless Phone System Box Back (1998)
Source: ebay.com

ActiMates (1997-2000)

Microsoft ActiMates Barney Box (1999)

Microsoft ActiMates Barney Box (1999)
Source: amazon.com

Microsoft ActiMates Teletubby Box Front (1999)

Microsoft ActiMates Teletubby Box Front (1999)
Source: amazon.com

Microsoft ActiMates Teletubby Box Back (1999)

Microsoft ActiMates Teletubby Box Back (1999)
Source: amazon.com

iLoo (2003)

Microsoft iLoo Connected Bathroom Illustration. Hoax or Not? (2003)

Microsoft iLoo Connected Bathroom Illustration. Hoax or Not? (2003)
Source: tedium.co

Microsoft SideWinder Game Controllers (1995-2003)

Microsoft SideWinder Game Pad (2003)

Microsoft SideWinder Game Pad (2003)
Source: ruten.com.tw

Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro 2 (2003)

Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro 2 (2003)
Source: ebay.com

Microsoft Broadband Networking (2002-2004)

Microsoft Broadband Networking Wireless-G Adapter Box (2004)

Microsoft Broadband Networking Wireless-G Adapter Box (2004)
Source: ebay.com

Microsoft Fingerprint Reader (2004-2007)

Microsoft Broadband Networking Wifi Router (2004)

Microsoft Broadband Networking Wifi Router (2004)
Source: bonanza.com

Microsoft SPOT Watches (2003-2008)

Microsoft SPOT Watches (2003)

Microsoft SPOT Watches (2003)
Source: wear.guide

Bill Gates and Mischa Barton Wearing Microsoft SPOT Watches (2003)

Bill Gates and Mischa Barton Wearing Microsoft SPOT Watches (2003)
Source: cnet.com

Microsoft RoundTable (2007-2009)

Microsoft RoundTable Videoconferencing System (2007)

Microsoft RoundTable Videoconferencing System (2007)
Source: wikimedia.org

Courier Tablet (2008-2010)

Microsoft Courier Tablet Concept (2009)

Microsoft Courier Tablet Concept (2009)
Source: theverge.com

Microsoft Response Point (2007-2010)

Microsoft Response Point Phone Hardware (2009)

Microsoft Response Point Phone Hardware (2009)
Source: gizmodo.com.au

Microsoft Response Point Phone Ad (2009)

Microsoft Response Point Phone Ad (2009)
Source: gizmodo.com.au

Kin Phones (2010-2011)

Microsoft Kin Phones (2010)

Microsoft Kin Phones (2010)
Source: gizmodo.com

Microsoft Kin Phones - Back (2010)

Microsoft Kin Phones - Back (2010)
Source: gizmodo.com

Zune Portable Media Devices (2006-2011)

Zune Devices (2007)

Zune Devices (2007)
Source: workingnotworking.com

Zune HD (2009)

Zune HD (2009)
Source: fee.org

MSN TV/Web TV (1997-2013)

MSN TV Tracnet Device (2006)

MSN TV Tracnet Device (2006)
Source: theverge.com

Microsoft Band (2014-2016)

Original Microsoft Band (2014)

Original Microsoft Band (2014)
Source: forbes.com

Microsoft Band 2 (2015)

Microsoft Band 2 (2015)
Source: wareable.com

Kinect (2010-2017)

Microsoft Kinect for XBox 360 (2010)

Microsoft Kinect for XBox 360 (2010)
Source: 091labs.com

Microsoft Kinect for XBox One (2013)

Microsoft Kinect for XBox One (2013)
Source: theverge.com

Lumia Phones (2014-2017)

Microsoft Lumia 535 Phones (2014)

Microsoft Lumia 535 Phones (2014)
Source: anandtech.com

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Phones (2015)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Phones (2015)
Source: wired.com

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