Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000
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Hit... and miss
Robert A., Newegg
31 July 2013
Summary: It's giant, but for what it is, i can't call that a con, just something to be aware of. I moved to this unit from the Microsoft 4000 keyboard and am really disappointed that quality and feel of the keys just isn't there.
Pros: Great ergonomics. Based on an already good design Riser can keep your wrists up even while on the wrist wrest. useful hot keys
Cons: Mouse is a bit awkward at first, although you do get used to it. The keyboard is based on the awesome microsoft 4000 keyboard, it looks nearly identical as well so i expected it to be the same, but wireless. Not the case, the keys are looser, more spongy with a less attractive feel. There is also...
Pros: Ergonomic design and layout is nice. Fairly comfortable keyboard and mouse.
Cons: Loud and the connection stability isn't all that great. I use a large screen and am not directly right in front of it, however I am only 4 feet away, and it doesn't continually stay connected very well.
Pros: Keyboard is a step up from other natural keyboards, Nice feel etc.
Cons: MOUSE is a Linux piece of c r a p. If you are not using a unix desktop at all then perhaps it is an ok mouse. the egg takes getting used to. As a unix workstation mouse (GUI) it is just a bout worthless the middle key wheel is hard to press for paste function and thus you either get no paste or a...
Summary: This is a very comfortable keyboard to use but it the letters will wear off after a few months. I cannot understand why such a great keyboard was manufactured without the letters being etched to prevent the fading of the letters. That is why I gave it three stars instead of five.
Pros: Great keyboard if you have carpal tunnel syndrome.
Cons: The letters wear off after a few months of use.
Summary: If you can help it, don't buy the package, just the keyboard.
Pros: Love the keyboard - nice functions, easy to type, a continuation of the original MS ergo keyboards years ago. Works with my IOGear KVM switch
Cons: Mouse sucks. Won't work on a regular mouse pad. Drags, imprecise positioning. I want to hurl this mouse against the wall. Actively looking for a substitute. The mouse takes 2 eggs off this package.
Pros: I bought this for the wireless because I already had a wired version. The ergonomic design is much easier on my joints.
Cons: Periodically the keyboard will be unresponsive for a second or two. As a gamer who plays a lot of FPS, this is extremely aggravating. It had brand new batteries, so I'm not sure what was causing the issue. It seems to come and go. I switched back to my wired mouse because the wireless one seemed ...
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.
Summary: I've reset the USB dongle for the keyboard & mouse several times but problems persist. Keyboard & mouse are only 3 feet from dongle. I have no other wireless devices going so I don't know what could cause this. My 4000 series never did this. Intel i-7 960 Asus P6X58-D Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
Pros: keyboard is comfortable & quiet. Mouse is fine. The scroll is smooth. Specific drivers made for keyboard & mouse. USB dongle receiver.
Cons: at times the mouse freezes up, 2-3 times per day, sometimes more. It always comes back but sometimes have to wait 5-10 seconds. the keyboard sometimes misses letters I type and when that happens, it is consecutive. The spacebar sticks if you hit it on the far edges.
Summary: I too have been disappointed with the lack of range until I read in this feedback about using an USB extension. Now with the reciever set up as a line of sight, like a infrared unit, it works great again. I hope that they make a bluetooth unit which may resolve the "line of sight" issue.
Pros: I love the ergonomics and have upgraded to the wireless after using the wired version for years, the MS 4000 ergonomic. When it was new it had great range and then recently since I moved it sucked, I was about to buy a new one when I saw the suggestion that an USB extension cable might work. Righ...
Cons: The mouse, I simply will not use it. It may work well for someone else.