Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard

75
Global
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Summary

The Sculpt builds on Microsoft's legacy of ergonomic keyboards with one new, novel addition: its space bar is split in half, and the left half can be configured as an extra backspace key, which Microsoft says is a more natural use for the key (you can keep it as a space bar, if you disagree). The Sculpt also has a set of Windows 8 keys, which can come in handy if you need quick access to the new OS's charms bar and other features. Beyond those functions, the Sculpt is, as PCMag puts it, "a fairly standard keyboard" that, despite its comfortable shape, "could use more features, like backlighting or a rechargeable battery." CNET points out that Microsoft deserves some credit for "reexamining technological features we take for granted" but adds that "from the too-soft key response, to the thick wrist rest and giant spacebar, the Sculpt comes across as cumbersome."

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7.6
Average Critic Score

Ergonomics / comfort

8.0
 

Configurability

8.0
 

Design and form factor

7.7
 

Noise

8.0
 

Tactility / button-feel

6.5
 

Portability

6.0
 

How It Stacks Up

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Critic

60
 

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90
 
85

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Critic

85
 

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80
 
81

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Critic

82
 

User

93
 

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Critic

80
 

User

80
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

60
 

User

90
 
85

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Critic

85
 

User

80
 
81

Engadget

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Critic

82
 

User

93
 

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Critic

80
 

User

80
 
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