Summary: I've been in the computer industry for over 25+ years and I started using THIS version Microsoft ergonomic keyboard over ten years ago. Most people hate them at first: BUT, if you stick with it and us proper typing methods you'll double or tripple your typing speed. VERY, very heavy duty built.
Summary: Yes there is a learning curve. Yes it takes desk space. Yes it looks weird but after using this flavor MS keyboard honestly you can't live without it. When I go to user's desks and they have an old-school rectangle board I cringe. I have used this model of keyboard for 11-12 years.
Summary: This was my first ergonomic keyboard. When I first got it I thought I may have made a mistake due to the difficulty adapting to the design. However, once adapted I couldn't stand standard keyboards and realized how terrible they are on your wrists.
Pros: Very durable. Spill proof. Very comfortable.
Cons: Perhaps it would be nice to have the palm pad removable for some people? But I've always enjoyed it... Only an issue if you don't like palm pads. Not wireless (this also isn't an issue for me but if you require a wireless keyboard this one doesn't have that option) Once you get used to typing on ...
Pros: I love the natural feel. The buttons are a bit rough on striking down. I dont think its ideal for those who are looking for low profile buttons for quick typing. I still average ~90+ wpm. I use it for college stuff plus some gaming.
Cons: Arrow keys are different than what i'm used to, not like i use them much. But, the down arrow isn't between the left and right. Again, not a big deal, hardly use it, just something that I'm not used to.
Summary: You can say what you want but for my money i want the kind of keyboard i like. I use argo because of having surgery for carpal tunnel, which is prob why most ppl do. and i really like the arrow keys to be layed out so they are easy to use. I personally would not buy this one again.
Pros: It works fine. the keys are ok except for the arrow keys. the letters are easy to see for me but my husband cant see them as well as on the cream colored one we used to have.
Cons: The keys are way too close together. I dont like the arrow keys set up like they are on this board. I guess i'm just used to a much larger keyboard. This one seems to be very small to me.
Summary: If you like the ergonomic type of keyboard , you'll love this one. For the price it cant be beat. Great job Newegg!!!
Pros: I like this keyboard, the black color is nice instead of the old off white or cream color. The last one i had was the white/cream and it worked great. I had carpal tunnel surgery awhile back and this board makes gamming fun again. This one is a little bit narrower than my last one, but nothing bad.
Cons: The only thing i wish is that the arrow keys, right side, were a little farther apart. they are kind of close and smaller than my other board. not worth an egg but still......maybe i just have fat fingers.