Summary: i have been using this keyboard for 10 years, my old one broke and i wanted the same exact model the one that i got to replace my old one came and was slightly smaller and made of a lower grade plastic so, overall i still want this type of keyboard because it is supposed to prevent carpal tunnel but...
Summary: This was my first ergo keyboard. I really liked the slope of keys - pretty comfortable. I think it would be perfect for someone who's used to "conventional" touch typing (i.e. positioning your fingers where they're actually supposed to go).
Summary: don't get me wrong, this is an AWESOME keyboard - the best ever made, but BUYER BEWARE --- IT WILL NOT WORK WITH ANY OPERATING SYSTEM OTHER THAN WINDOWS XP!!!! YES, the basic keys type their letters, but NONE of the other functions will work, because you can NOT load the older drivers (Vista and 7...
Summary: After programming for 12 hours a day for 6 months with a normal rectangular keyboard in my lap, I found one day that it became so painful to use my hands I couldn't type. My back hurt terribly.
Summary: I have used an Ergonomic Microsoft Keyboard for several years now and have gotten so used to it that it is hard to type on a standard keyboard. I have two computers, one linux and the other windows xp. I use a USB KVM to switch between the two computers. The present MS Ergo keyboard I have is PS2.
Summary: You need more than a slight tilt and slight elevation if you want to seriously avoid CTS in the wrists. The ONLY natural position would be one that has your palms facing each other, just as if you were holding a book out in front of you.
Summary: I like the overall keyboard layout with the exception of non-standard cursor arrows, after a week I still could not adapt to them, and I use them a lot in my work. I have noticed that newer versions of Natural keyboard use standard layout for arrows.
Summary: I have used the Microsoft Ergo Keyboard for a decade. I still have the one that I bought for my Pentium 120 in my office hooked up to my modern day AMD Athlon XP machine. It's been a real trooper and has probably single handedly saved me from carpal tunnel surgery.
Summary: I, too, find Microsoft's re-arrangment of the Ins/Del set of keys as well as the arrow keys unfathomable. Hmm, maybe the geniuses at Sony designed this one. :) In any case, this is a comfortable keyboard, and affordable, and I would continue using mine despite the stupid key placements.
Wish I'd read these reviews before buying the Elite
Susan B, Amazon
15 August 2002
Summary: If you only occasionally type, or you're a hunt-and-peck typist, then this keyboard would be an excellent choice for you. The split keyboard takes some getting used to if you've never used one before, but once you have, you'll never want to go back to a regular square model.