Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
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Okay keyboard for the price when on sale
Aaron M., Newegg
30 June 2015
Summary: Unless you've used this keyboard before and you really enjoy it, I wouldn't suggest picking it up at normal cost. Wait for a sale first before you buy to try this for yourself.
Pros: Things seemed well when I wrote my first review on this product after about a month's use. As time goes on, the keyboard irritates me more and more. They keyboard is ergonomic and that is what I really like - it is very comfortable to use....also, it's black so it goes well with everything else o...
Cons: 1) Letters started wearing off about 2 months after use (I've had the keyboard for just over 1 year now. I do game, but it's not just WASD that's worn off. E, R, F, C, I, O, J, K, L, N, M, Q, TAB, L-Ctrl, L-Alt, Backspace, Enter and arrow keys have wear and are getting hard to read. 2) The space ...
Excerpt: I loved the placement of all the keys EXCEPT the 6 key!! It's placed for your left hand to use....that's CRAZY!! I tried to like the keyboard, but couldn't get used to the 6 key there.....I was making way too many mistakes! I returned it the next day.
Summary: I am comfortable with the keyboard style but not the problems. I just ordered the new business version of the 4000 hoping it will be reliable that this basic 4000 model.
Pros: The MS Natural Ergonomic 4000 keyboard has wonderful design and typical Microsoft poor quality. It really relieves wrist fatigue and helps carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers.
Cons: Low quality. Sticky keys, key that start to fail. Also, the numerals begin to wear off rapidly leaving a blank key. I have had to battle with the goofy software you must install. About 10% of the time, Windows does not see the keyboard and I must remove the cable and reinsert it so Windows will t...
Excerpt: I used another popular brand of ergonomic split keyboard for 14 years. I was sad to find out they stopped making that model. When I changed jobs and the new company bought me this one, the space bar really took a lot to push and clunked loudly. The keys in general were harder to push.
Cons: Difficult to Use, noisy space bar, hard to press keys
Excerpt: I bought this after using a logitech wave keyboard. I was horrified to find the keyboard sounded extremely loud on EACH AND EVERY PRESS. If I could get it to activate. Hit it even slightly off the very center of the key and it would bind. I tried a couple fixes online for it to no avail.
Pros: Comfortable design - I've been using this keyboard at work for the past 6 years and its really comfortable. Even my wife has converted to preferring to use this keyboard.
Cons: Quality - The quality of this model as deteriorated over the years. The keyboard I have at work is 6 years old and going strong. All the letters have worn off, but since I touch type it doesn't bother me. Soon after I got the keyboard at work, I bought one for home. After several years, it sudden...