Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop
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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop
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- 82AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsWirecutter90The Most Comfortable Ergonomic KeyboardThe Sculpt was most comfortable thanks to a great wristpad design, a removable negative-slope attachment and chiclet keys that should feel familiar to anyone who owns a laptop today. When I’m not gaming, I’d rather use this keyboard than any other keyboard I’ve ever owned or tested.PC Mag80Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic DesktopThe Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is a trio of PC peripherals designed to reduce strain and improve your PC experience.AllThingsD90Microsoftâ€™s Sculpt Keyboard Makes Ergonomic DeskNot only did I feel slightly less strained in my wrist and shoulders, but the keyboard, frankly, wasn’t ugly. It’s not the kind of keyboard you’d be ashamed to pair up with your new Ultrabook, your sleek MacBook Air or your high-tech, multiscreen desktop computer system.CNET70A keyboard and mouse for a new generationMicrosoft delivers a keyboard and mouse that force your hands into a more relaxed position, and while it may take some time to adjust to the placement and angles, once you do, you won't regret buying this set.Tech Advisor80Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop review: wirelesIt's a well-designed and made ergonomic wireless peripherals with dedicated Windows controls. ... The mouse didn't work brilliantly in our tests, but that may be an issue with Bluetooth interference, and we love the keyboard. Definitely worth considering if you require ergonomic peripherals.WinSuperSite90Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop ReviewThey will protect your wrists from damage, though to be clear I do use ... a gel-based wrist rest with the mouse. And that is why I will keep using this set and can recommend it to others. The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop isn't perfect. But it is highly recommended.Computer Shopper80Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop Review and RatiWhile it isn't cheap, the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop's stylish and comfortable design, simple setup, and solid typing experience make it worth the price tag.TechRadar80Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop reviewThe ergonomic considerations that have gone into this desktop set are evident, and only possible from a company that has spent a lot of time studying that particular area.Windows CentralNot RatedMicrosoft announces new Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop -The new keyboard has a unique split design down the center, which is coupled with a cushioned palm rest and the signature dome shape. Ergonomic keyboards help to reduce pain for users who type for hours on end by keeping your wrists at a natural angle while working.Neowin80Review: Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic DesktopIf you can overlook the quirks that irked me, and you have the patience to put in some effort for considerable ergonomic benefits, then you should absolutely buy the Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop without delay. You’ll make your wrists very happy indeed.Digital Trends80MICROSOFT SCULPT ERGONOMIC DESKTOP REVIEWMicrosoft’s Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop keyboard and mouse bundle eschew compactness for improved comfort and functionality. Not only do these peripherals look good, you’ll feel better using them.
- 84AVERAGE USER SCORE9 Reviewsnicolaizen50March 24, 2016Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A mediocre mouse, and an excellent keyboard but: the numeric pad's battery life is not equal to a 110euros keyboard. I bought it on January the 15th, 2016 and until now i had to change 3 times battery-pill. When I asked they said that it will last more if I remove the battery after the use of my PC. I bought this keyboard in order to work the "transport panel" of my Cubase. Can you imagine every night to unscrew the back lid of the num pad, remove the pill out of the hole and the next day follow the reverse procedure? When i called Microsoft in Athens, they mumbled about a design mistake, maybe ! A mistake that I am paying....Engadget Reader100October 21, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90September 9, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've never had such a pleasant keyboard before. If can touch type, then you need to get this keyboard.Engadget Reader90February 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90February 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget13xforever80December 21, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader60October 19, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I broke down and bought one. I have been disappointed of late with Microsoft's no longer ergonimic keyboards which had started to straighten out. I bought only the keyboard because I have used a track ball for 20 years and don't need another microsoft mouse hanging around. First, I hate chicklet keyboards. Damn Sony for creating the early one and double damn Apple for popularizing them. They are worthless. I am now using this one at least for the time being.Microsoft can now say they are in the chicklet game. And they have returned to making comfortable split keyboards again. The last gen of them was almost straight and embarassing for a company who generally makes great keyboards and once created the best trackball ever until its bearings wore out.This keyboard ? suprisingly little. I like the keypad disconnected so I can put it aside a bit. I have a lot of desk real estate back. For a chicklet keyboard the keys are not too bad. They don't travel far enough so they are hard to get used to as all are. The keys are in wrong places, I struggle to get a question mark and a unix slash. The escape key is tiny and likely going to be the reason this keyboard goes in the dumpster but I will try to nake it work cause the size of the keyboard is awesome on the desk.It is lacking in keys, I click the windows button out of the box and it says "key disabled". This is a total laugh. The most important key for startup and shutdown cause there is no sleep key is disabled out of the box. Funny. Embarassing. I'll get whatever the software is that they think I should use with this keybaord and fix that but come on., what a joke. I've yet to figure out the split space bar either. When I click it get a space for now :-) EDIT: Turns out I can't use the software cause this machine still uses XP.There is an assine switch in the top right corner that you must slide left or right to choose blue function vs white F key functions. How on earth is this acceptable. I have tried 10 time to click a question mark here but the question mark just won't come out cause the damn key is in the wrong place. I've used hundreds of keyboards in the last 20 years and things move but my pinkie just can't find the question mark down there. What a mess. I think I gave too good a rating. I will likely have to program the split space bar to get a unix slash and a question mark. WTF ? I had to look to get that question mark.Definitely flash piano shiny around the keys, so far no heavy finger prints but suspect they will come. The whole top row is tiny, if you rely on F keys good luck hitting them easily.I like the palm rest feels nice.The hole in the middle ? kind of cool but once you start using the keyboard you realize that we need as much real estate back as possible to get some decent sized keys here. Maybe VW can make me a little flower holder to snap in here ? or a question mark dongle to plug in would be nice.I'll be back after living with it for awhile and we'll see but at 3 days this thing is marginal at best. I'm a software engineer and live with keyboards. I am hard on keyboards but if I find a good one I will buy 10 of them so I don't have to put up with trying crap like this. Eventually they all wear out or the feet break off (note, you don't need them, just tip it down and keep on trucking). I can't see this chicklet thing surviving and is not going on my desk at work but for now I'll try to make it work at home. Only time will tell as sometimes I am surprised. It is the best chicklet keyboard I've ever used. Chiclet or Chicklet ? Sorry I've used both.Got money to burn, like your keyboards split ? give it a try.EDIT: After living with this keyboard for a couple months, the best thing about it is the size. It takes up so little room on your desk. It is sad that is the best thing about it. Everyday when I go to work and use my full size Microsoft pseudo ergo keyboard 4000 I just love typing on real keys. I still can't get my pinky to type unix slashes and question marks. I think the designers of this keyboard don't type with more than 2 fingers. I've settled to leave the switch on the Fn keys as I use them more than the blue guys and have programmed autohotkey to use other key combo to do things like volume up and down. This thing could be better, it could be worse. I'd not recommend it but the size is the only which has kept me using it on my desktop. I will move it to a Windowz 7 and/or 8 machine soon and check out the software then.If you get it cheap, grab one just for kicks. DO NOT pay full price for this as you will be getting rippped off.acaurora100September 21, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Previously, I had the Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. Before this Sculpt Keyboard, the NEK4000 was pretty great in my opinion. It was very comfortable, had a good typing experience, and I just knew that when I had to sit down to type a long document I wouldn't get fatigued. And then I got the Sculpt Desktop.For this review, I am not going to include the mouse, as I actually don't use it (I prefer a trackball). This new Sculpt keyboard is much smaller and takes up far less space than the 4000, which is a plus. Because it is smaller and more compact, I have more free space on my desk and I don't feel like I'm at the helm of some big control panel like I used to on the 4000. While the reverse angle attachment being magnetic is a neat touch, it is a bit unnecessary for me - having plastic clips like the 4000 did would have been just fine by me. The keys are a major departure from the 4000. With the 4000, you had to use a pretty decisive force on the buttons to get them to engage and register the keystroke. In comparison, the Sculpt uses scissor-switch mechanics, very similar to what you can find on business class laptops, such as ThinkPads. As a result, the pitch (the amount of vertical travel during a keypress) is less, and the keyboard is also quieter. I find that I can also type faster since I don't have to press as hard. However, a quick test on typingweb.com proves that my typing speed and accuracy hasn't changed.Other things to note are the fact that it is wireless. While not a big concern for me, but I did notice upon initially using it the first day that I had trouble with typing certain combinations of keys in rapid succession. I was not sure if this was part of the n-rollover that keyboard enthusiasts speak of, but after moving the wireless USB receiver to the front USB ports on my computer, the issue seems to have been resolved. I also think that having the numeric pad completely wireless and as a separate unit from the keyboard was an interesting choice. I suppose that doing that is better as it allows more freedom of configuration/movement.One rather odd thing about the design of this keyboard though - all of the keys in the top row (function keys, esc, pause, etc) are of the button click type - meaning they are similar to your iPhone's home button), and to switch in between the multimedia keys and the function-# key you have to use a switch on the right to go in between. An oddity, but nothing big for me.All in all, a solid choice and a happy camper for me.Engadget Reader100August 16, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It feels really comfortable.
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