Summary: Had to return this as the keys are all in the wrong place - especially if you're a programmer or unix user (the hash character is shift+3, like on mac/us layout, and pipe character is nowhere to be found)
Summary: I bought this to replace the superbly designed Microsoft Curve 2000. Basically what I think has happened is that the chief designer was given a standard keyboard, got drunk and left it in front of an electric fire, which has warped the keys and board completely in no particular helpful way. If you liked the feel of the Curve 2000, AVOID this.
If you used a 2000 before this one you wont have a good time
Review Master "Reviewz", Amazon
1 September 2013
Summary: I bought one of these to replace my worn out curve 2000 that I've owned for 8 years and if you're thinking of doing the same I have to tell you not to bother. Whilst in theory the 3000 is a step 'up' from the 2000 being newer and hopefully built on feedback from 2000 users the keyboards couldn't be further apart.
Why do they take a perfect product and make it worse?
Potter Fan "potter fan", Amazon
1 September 2013
Summary: I've been using the older 2000 curve keyboard for years but after my latest spill the keyboard is too sticky to be of any use now. Whilst I could spend a few hours trying to remove the keys and cleaning the Fanta from it I thought I'd treat myself to the newer 3000 curve keyboard. I've never been so disappointed by a microsoft product (Vista aside!) and I can't understand why they took the perfect 2000 and somehow made it worse going forward.
Summary: this keyboard is an odd shape and rises in the middle making it difficult to type on, I can type without looking but it seems to displace the keys out of sync because of the curve, my kids who cant type also dont like the feel, and there are no raisers on it so its flat to the surface other than a raised blob in the middle, wouldnt recommend for general use