Pros: It has an ergo design similar to that of the M$ natural.
Cons: I bought this to replace a M$ Natural clone i had. It feels flimsy, even though it took quite a bit of abuse before coming apart. The touch is like using a toy, not a real keyboard. It's SMALL. They tried to save money by making the thing smaller than small. It didn't last a week with me. I spend a great deal of time at the keys. I was constantly hitting the wrong keys, they're so very closely spaced and the touch so light. It had me so frustrated I wound up smashing ...
Summary: I spilled something on the keyboard and some of the keys began to act up. But the good news was that I was able to take the keyboard apart and clean and dry it out and got it back together and it now works fine again. That doesn't always work with membrane-type keyboards, so it seems that this particular one is better made than others.
Pros: This seems to be the most solidly built of this type of keyboard available. I have had it for several months and notice that the letters are not wearing off the keycaps, which was a problem with another brand.
Cons: This is a membrane - type keyboard. There don't seem to be any key-switch keyboards available in this style, though.
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..
Pros: This keyboard is well made and is very similar in layout to the Microsoft Natural Elite, which seems to be unavailable again. The manufacturing quality of this keyboard is better than the Microsoft natural elite. The little round special function buttons at the top of the keyboard are a lot less annoying looking on the real keyboard than they look in the pictures and they are a lot more useful than the function buttons on the top of the later Microsoft ergonomic style...
Cons: The split space bar was not the best idea. I tend to hit the space bar in the middle, where there is no actual key on this keyboard.