Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000
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Great product if you know its quirks
Michael P., Amazon
14 June 2013
Summary: I have used corded Natural Keyboards for many years. A few years ago I started buying these wireless kits for work. They are extremely comfortable if you take the time to get used to them. Batteries on these also last longer than other wireless keyboards I have used. Over the last year, however, i noticed the signal on these appear to be weaker than previous ones. It is now important that the receiver be positioned almost directly behind the keyboard.
Summary: This Keyboard is a waste of money! To begin with, many of the keys didn't work. After troubleshooting with Microsoft, MOST started to work. The caps lock has never worked. After about 60 days many of the keys would crap out intermittently. The design / layout of the keyboard was comfortable, but if it doesn't work, that's kind of irrelevant. The mouse is a great design and frankly I will miss that. (I have replaced this set up with a competitor. After only 4 1/2 months.
Summary: If you want a keyboard and mouse setup that stops responding/transmitting information randomly then this is the setup for you!! This must be a super old product that Microsoft hasn't really updated in some time. The mouse really never worked out of the box. First of all, if you do not have a completely flat surface, it will not work. The mouse is weighted a little bit more on the thumb-side and will wobble to the left.
Very happy with Microsoft Hardware - Loathe Logitech low standards
Captain Reynolds, Amazon
17 January 2013
Summary: I am in I.T., am at my keyboard 30+ hours per week, and have been using Natural -Split- Keyboards for over a decade. Nothing compares once you adjust.. and all of my converted clients agree (none will go back after years of use). I recently had an original Microsoft Natural Wireless Pro desktop and after 7+ years it's still in use by my assistant (it was handed down once I upgrade to the Desktop 7000).
This keyboard is awesome! Ergonomically delicious!!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Wow, this is a great keyboard and mouse set! I just got one at work after my old (hand-me-down) keyboard and mouse wore out their welcome. I wasn't sure what they were going to give me and they chose to gave me this one. It looked kinda funky in the box, but I am glad I got it -- it is awesome! THE GOOD THE BAD OVERALL This is a great set, if you can afford it. It feels wonderful, especially if you are on the computer all-day, every day like me.
Excerpt: I bought this as a replacement to an old Dell keyboard and haven't looked back since. Getting use to it at first was a bit of an issues because it forces your hands to be elevated and at a slight slant to be more ergonomic, however I noticed within the first couple weeks that my hands felt a lot better after extended typing and the keys are softer and easier to hit.
Summary: For some reason the keyboard and mouse lose connectivity to the wireless receiver at random! When this happens, the problem persists until I restart the computer. It is super annoying and unexpected for such an expensive purchase. I am very unhappy with this product.
Summary: I enjoyed the design but hated the space bar action. It felt like you needed a hammer to get the space bar to assert the space character. As a programmer, I have fetish for a good keyboard and fell... I was excited when I seen this design but left disappointed when the action was so bad on the space bar. The other keys were fine but since we use the space bar 40% of the time, it should be light to the touch and shouldnt take 50 grams of force to assert it.
Microsoft is going to the dogs. Useless combo with cheap design
Insurance Guy, Amazon
2 March 2012
Summary: I'm a huge fan of the Ergonomic keyboards and the way they feel when typing and the comfort of the layout. I just upgraded form a 1998 version of the Microsoft Natural keyboard which was similar in layout but somehow felt better. This one has connection problems with it's receiver and looses connection when the next door office picks up their phone.
Summary: I got this keyboard before reading all the reviews/complaints about the sticky spacebar. As feared, the keyboard arrived with a very sticky spacebar that took a bit of a thumb to actuate, and then rarely returned on it's own. I was about to send it back when I found a WWW-site with directions for how to fix the spacebar. It did involve prying off the button, clipping off two tiny little nibs of plastic (leftover from the molding-manufacturing process?), and reassembly.