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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
7.2 out of 10

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

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Overall 9
9.0

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

bestcovery.com
6 March 2015
  • Excerpt: First and foremost among this keyboard's features is an ergonomic design meant to promote hand and wrist health during use. Anyone who spends numerous hours each day at a computer will quickly appreciate its comfortable shape.
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Overall 7
7.0

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

CNET
20 September 2007
  • Summary: Microsoft's ergonomic keyboard is comfortable to use and supplies a few useful extras.
  • Pros: Ergonomic design leads to wrist comfort; enhanced function keys for common shortcuts; five programmable favorites keys; dedicated back/forward keys for Web surfing.
  • Cons: Takes up a lot of desktop space; isn't compatible with PS/2 adapters.
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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 review

Hardware in Review
14 March 2006
  • Conclusion: Keyboards don't get any better than this -- at least not with currently available technology. The Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 is quiet, comfortable, and overall a joy to work with. Highly recommended to anyone interested in a more comfortable computing experience. If you're trying to decide between this keyboard and one of Microsoft's Comfort Curve designs, the Natural Ergonomic 4000 is superior in every way.
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Expert Review

Kickstartnews
16 January 2006
  • Excerpt: The Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 is a small but interesting step forward for Microsoft. While you may be familiar with Microsoft's Natural Keyboard Elite Pro which has been around for almost seven years, the Natural Ergonomic 4000 adds a curved keywell to the split, tented design.
  • Pros: Aside from my key switch and programmability complaints, this is a great keyboard. The additional parentheses keys above the numeric keypad are a huge help when doing calculations. The range and number of programmable additional keys is good, with application and program control extended to anything installed on your computer. The curved keywell works with the moderate split and upward tent angle to relieve most wrist and forearm stress caused by wrist pronation and r...
  • Cons: This keyboard would be the perfect, all around productivity keyboard if it had professional quality mechanical key switches instead of the membrane key switches found in almost every consumer keyboard on the market. The effort put into designing and manufacturing a genuinely ergonomic layout and form factor is betrayed by the mundane and non-ergonomic key switches. For this kind of money there should be a small USB 1.1 or 2.0 hub. The key indicator (LED) lights are po...
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Expert Review

Red&Blackness
3 December 2005
  • Conclusion: Microsoft has made some upgrades and made a decent keyboard here but the few flaws that we fond are to serious to leave unnoticed. I forgot to mention the software that is included, there you can set the zoom and what actions to do with all the extra keys also. The software is easy to use and alot of you will recognize it from the older versions of Microsoft keyboard software.
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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

Everything USB
3 November 2005
  • Summary: For touch typists only, the MS' ergonomic keyboard may seem awkward, but it looks great and has a feel to match.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Fully customizable, Padded leatherette wrist rest, Encourages good posture, Mac compatible
  • Cons: Play/Pause brings media application to foreground, No integrted USB hub
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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Review

HardwareCentral
20 September 2005
  • Conclusion: If you've suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome or other hand and wrist pains, you'll want to run, not walk, to check out the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. Even if you're repetitive-stress-injury-free but curious about the state of the art or tempted to try a split keyboard, it's the best such board we've seen -- it'll slow down your typing for the first week or so, but it'll make you a better typist.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
22 March 2007
  • Summary: If comfort is important to you as a typist, then this is the keyboard for you.
  • Pros: Good design, padded palm rest, comfortable,
  • Cons: Little too expensive
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Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 – Initial Thoughts

random process
1 November 2006
  • Excerpt: Between school and this website, I’ve been finding myself typing more and more recently. So under the guise of ‘health and safety’, I decided it was time to ditch the regular keyboard and spring for an ergonomic one. I picked up an OEM version of the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic keyboard 4000 from DirectCanada for under $30CAD. It was a pretty good deal, considering Future Shop sells the same keyboard, but with a nicely colored retail box for $80+.
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Overall 9
9.3

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

Active Network
9 October 2006
  • Conclusion: This keyboard was definitely designed around ergonomic ideals. Microsoft has taken a well-tested split "Natural" keyboard design and ergonomically improved it even more for the heavy user in mind. In addition to the ergonomic improvements, Microsoft has updated the style and design to give a more sleek/tech feel, all while still including additional functionality such as the zoom wheel and improved numeric keypad without wasting space on the keyboard.
  • Pros: "Natural" Design, Ergonomic Improvements, Updated, Sleek Style
  • Cons: Wired, Not Bluetooth
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