Very good replacement for my old Microsoft Natural Elite
5 October 2013
Summary: I had nursed my beloved-but-slowly-dying Natural Elite for the last year, dreading having to replace it because I knew it had been discontinued. When it finally gave up the ghost completely, I tried the Microsoft 4000, which I loved except for the fatal flaw of a space bar that took a hammer to press (why, Microsoft??? Did your designers not even bother actually using it before you rushed it to market??? But I digress...
Summary: I have an old thumb injury which has resulted in a weaker thumb. I love the ergonomic design but some keyboards were very hard on the keys, meaning, you had to put a lot of pressure on the key to use it. The space bar on this one has a very light touch as do the other keys. I float over the keys on this keyboard. I recommend this to anyone who has sensitive or weaker finger joints and also needs ergonomic.
Summary: This is a well-built institutional quality ergonomic keyboard. It's not as fancy or loaded with features like the [[ASIN:B004SUIM4E Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 for Business], but nor does it have the kinds of issues that people are complaining about when you read the Microsoft product's reviews. It's been a decade since I used the first 1st generation of split keyboard from Microsoft in the early 2000s.
Summary: The keys are very quiet and healthy for your fingers (not too hard nor too soft), a really nice feel! My job entails typing 9 hours a day, so I know a good keyboard from a bad one. The middle pad (Home, End, Delete, PageUp, PageDown, Insert, and 4 arrow keys) take time to get used to, but that's a small trade-off to get the superior ergonomy compared to Microsoft's ergonomic keyboard, and you do get a keyboard that is not a wide, which is great too when you type on your...
Summary: After several Microsoft ergonomic ketboards lost the white lettering far too early, I found this. So far it is standing up very well. The feel is much the same as the microsoft board but this one seems better made..
Summary: I just bought my second keyboard - one for home and one for work. This is the most comfortable and quiet keyboard. When pressing the keys, it's smooth, easy and comfortable. I have a Microsoft that isn't as comfortable as this one. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who uses an ergo keyboard.
Summary: I work on a mac and have been having wrist pain. This keyboard is not advertised to be compatible with a mac, but I wanted to try it out anyway because of the good reviews. I love the keyboard, it's very comfortable, much more than the standard mac keyboard I've been using for years. The numeric and keyboard buttons work fine. The special buttons at the top of this keyboard, (www, search, email, vol) do not work. The sleep does work.
Summary: I cannot understand why everyone does not use one of these split design keyboards. They allow your arm to hang naturally at your side while you type. A regular keyboard makes you keep your elbows pinned to your side. All you have to do is plug this keyboard in and your computer will recognize it - you may have to reboot. It is hard to find these split design keyboards anywhere.