Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000
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Best keyboard I've ever used
9 September 2012
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: Note: The 4000 and 7000 are identical except the 7000 is wireless and comes with a mouse I can't use. I managed to hurt the extensor muscles/tendons on the back of my hand and they are being very slow to heal. Typing has been very painful on a standard keyboard. Having not found any mouse/pointer I can use with my right hand (tried many different configurations of mice, touch pad, trackballs, wacom tablet, etc) I have had to learn to use a mouse with my left hand.
Summary: I see that pretty much everyone says that the mouse is good and the keyboard is bad. But in my case it's the opposite. I have carpal tunnel and so I bought this kb-mouse. I still can't type for a long time, but compared to the regular kb, this one is far better. Regarding mouse, from day one I wasn't comfortable but I was pretending that it's a great mouse since it looks cool and feels expensive, well it is expensive.
Summary: I am a developer so I am on the keyboard quite a bit. I have been using this keyboard for a month and Im really pleased with the keyboard. It is really comfortable and built well. The mouse Im still trying to get use to. It is not your convential mouse. Its quite a bit bulkier and taller. You wrap your hand around the upper part of the right side instead of putting it directly on top. I prefer my older ergonomic Microsoft mouse from 4 years ago.
Pros: Ergonomic. Keyboard is super comfortable. Good Quality.
Cons: I dont like the mouse design. This one is tall and you put your had more towards the side than on top of it to use. I prefer my older, more convential Microsoft mouse.
"Great eplacement to the ORIGINAL Natural Keybd, BUT...."
11 May 2010
Pros: Great for those who are used to the original white wired MS Natural Keyboards. Keys are huge and tactile movement. Lots of functional buttons to use to speed up access to apps. Keeps my wrists in good position.
Cons: POOR quality print transfers on the buttons. My keyboard letters and numbers faded within 1 year of use. Now there is literally no white markers on the keys to tell me what the keys are.
Summary: This was a great buy for me. I need a wireless desktop solution to work wih for my new computer. My requirements: wireless keyboard and mouse, must be ergonomical with wave style / split keyboard, Multimedia or programmable buttons. I looked at the Desktop 4000 and 6000 series sets but finally chose the 7000. Although a bit pricy ($90), the comfor and performance is well worth it.
Summary: If you're a touch typist and have ergonomic needs, this is really good equipment for the price point. I easily spend 12-16 hours a day working at my computer, and have to take care to avoid RSI and Tendonitis. I've worn out two Adesso-brand ergo 'boards and an earlier Microsoft Natural in beige. Mousing takes its toll on the wrists and hands too.
Summary: I purchased this set for work because I enjoyed using them at home. I have a desk job where I use a computer all day. In brief, I love these ergonomic devices. The mouse I give 4.5 stars. Both the mouse at work (and the one I own at home) are amazingly comfortable to hold and use. When you let your hand lay over the mouse, it positions your wrist in what I think of as a "handshake" position rather than flat on the desk.
Summary: You either like the ergonomic keyboard or you don't and if you do this is a great wireless keyboard. As for the mouse it takes a bit more getting used to as it is higher than a normal mouse. Both work great through the IOgear switch I purchased.
Summary: The microsoft desktop comprises of two things, the natural laster wireless 6000 (baseball mouse) and the natural wireless keyboard. The keyboard is really well built; it's not too loud and just like any other microsoft ergonomic keyboard, is a real joy to use. They even fixed the 'F-lock' problem that plagued previous models. The mouse is also really well built. However, its really different from any other mouse in the market..