Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000
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Good ergonomics, but labeling on the keys disappeared after 6 months use
11 June 2014
Summary: I bought this keyboard in April 2013. Within 7 months of use the lettering on the keys began to fade on the most used keys. Now lettering is completely gone on most of the keys. So I called Microsoft support. According to them this is not considered to be a problem that they are willing to fix. I have other keyboards that have lasted for years without this problem keyboards that I paid a lot less money for.
Pros: Ergonomic desing and wireless
Cons: Labeling on keys disappeared after 6 months use
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.
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.
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've finally been forced to replace my old Wireless Natural Keyboard, which has worked great for almost ten years. This seemed to be the closest wireless model made today, and my sometimes painful mouseing wrist encouraged me to try this new idea in mouse design. I went into it with high expectations and confidence that MS would come through. The mouse itself is fine. it tracks well and is comfortable after the learning curve.
Sticky Keys Make Carpal Tunnel WORSE / Unreliable Wireless Connection
Neal Gibson, Amazon
23 December 2010
Summary: I have to agree with all the other reviewers that the poor spacebar design dooms this keyboard. The spacebar is so sticky that it requires a lot of force for you to actually press it. I find that this actually causes me MORE pain in my wrists and elbows because I have to press so hard (and space is the most common key!).
Summary: The hard-to-depress space bar defect mentioned in many previous reviews is real and still present as of Dec 2010. In general this feels like a manufacturing defect: not only is the space bar hard to depress and very loud when you manage to get it depressed, but my keyboard is so poorly made that the space bar grabs the "v" key on the way down roughly 10% of the time (after they are stuck together you have to manually free them before proceeding)!
Summary: I am not impressed with the keyboard. Although it is comfortable to use, It loses communication with its base during typing and mouse movements. As my wife was typing and not looking at the screen, she discovered that some of the letters were missing, because the keyboard lost communication with the computer and picked up its communication in the middle of the word.
Summary: I've used a wireless keyboard/mouse combination for a couple of years now. My prevous MS wireless keyboard had become worn so I picked this up as a replacement. The feel of the keys and natural hand position is excellent. My issue with the keyboard and mouse is that they frequently stop working. To get them to work again I have to re-sync them with the usb transmitter. I am checking to see if I can replace the usb transmitter or return the whole package.