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Microsoft Natural Elite
5.7 out of 10

Microsoft Natural Elite

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Overall 6
6.0

Not worth $37.99

Radislav L., Newegg
20 December 2011
  • Summary: don't try to play subspace/continuum on it.
  • Pros: very comfortable to type on -- especially if you type alot. Good size for people with big hands and if you sit up higher.
  • Cons: NOT WORTH $37.99. . disappointed:[ came wobbly, the key board feels like its warped maybe it will take some time to break in. feels like it is made cheap, space bar moves right to left and the board creaks when i press in on the sides.
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Overall 6
6.0

not what they used to make

highoctanekid, Amazon
15 October 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

so-so

sandberg j., Newegg
8 June 2011
  • Pros: Ok price.
  • Cons: Not as comfortable as my previous KU-0462 Microsoft keyboard. Angle is not ideal for wrists and the wrist pad is far too large and uncomfortable. After 1 month, I bouth the above mentioned keyboard and gave this one away.
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Overall 6
6.0

Navigation keys are distant from other keys

Richard G., Newegg
29 July 2010
  • Summary: While pure typing is really fast with this keyboard, to me it doesn't address the issue that in many cases, writing and document production involves a lot of editing. If you perform all of your editing with a mouse, than this keyboard's layout won't present a drawback.
  • Pros: - The standard keys (alphanumerics plus function keys) are indeed integrated into a layout that, once you get used to it, enables rapid and very comfortable keying. - The slash and Insert keys are reasonably located for *nix programming.
  • Cons: - Not so for the navigation keys (Home, End, Delete, etc.). They are set apart from the alphanumerics in their own, block. To use them, you have to bring your hands out of the comfortable curve of the main keyboard set. As a typist who prefers using keys rather than the mouse for selecting blocks...
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Overall 6
6.0

Love this keyboard, while it works.

Mrs. E., Newegg
14 July 2010
  • Summary: I gave it 3 stars because I do love this keyboard...while it works. But I won't be getting another one.
  • Pros: Simple to get used to, comfortable, quiet, easy on the hands when you type all day for a living.
  • Cons: This is my second keyboard like this and with both of them the letter B stopped working abruptly, both right around the 1-year mark.
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Overall 6
6.0

A good buy for the price.

Jim McDaniel "JMac", Amazon
14 August 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works ok

James B., Newegg
16 July 2008
  • Pros: Bought for my wife's work system,as she has used this type of keyboard for years, and can't stand it when she has to use a conventional one. Works as expected, it's a keyboard after all, how exciting can it be?
  • Cons: This MS keyboard arrived (and continues to be) slightly warped: as a result it tends to wobble slightly on a flat desk surface---very annoying for what many tout as a high quality unit.
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Overall 6
6.0

MS Keyboard

Barton W., Newegg
23 February 2007
  • Summary: I don't know if it's worth the $xx per keyboard (this is a 5-pack, so you get 5 of them...), but I've enjoyed having my keyboard over the last 7 years. I only lower the rating to a 3 because of the price.
  • Pros: Durability. I've had one of these since 1999, and it's still going strong. Then it cost me $xx, so I see they haven't come down in price. The split design fit my wrists perfectly. After an initial getting used to, I could type almost twice as fast as I can using standard keyboards.
  • Cons: Still expensive. There aren't any added function keys... It's just a basic typing keyboard. Arrow key layout is troublesome for light games. Standard key layout can be troublesome for some games.
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Overall 6
6.0

Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard

D. Young, Amazon
9 January 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's ok

Cheryl C., Newegg
8 December 2006
  • Summary: I own 2 of these. One is all black and the other is two tone. Both have the same exact issues. Broken stands and stupid rubber feet missing. I love the media keys but you'd think product development would have a little more common sense. That or the big wigs decided to cut costs with the feet.
  • Pros: The media keys all work flawlessly with windows media player and best of all; iTunes.
  • Cons: Rubber feet are just little bits of soft rubber glued in place with a gummy rubber glue. Mine came off after a couple months and started to scratch my desk when gaming. I put one of those extra large rubber mouse pads under it. The rubber feet were conceived by a moron. Unfortunately most keyboar...
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