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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

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Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

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Overall 4
4.0

Stiff keys, noisy space bar

Rachel34209, Office Depot
30 June 2014
  • 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. The shape was fine and I need it to avoid having a carpal tunnel release surgery on my left wrist.
  • Pros: Comfortable
  • Cons: Difficult to Use, noisy space bar, hard to press keys
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Francois_C, NCIX.com
5 November 2013
  • Summary: I bought 3 of those, two from ncix, they all stopped working after 6 months. I tried the "Adesso PCK-308UB Tru-Form Pro Contoured Ergonomic Wired" still working after 1+ year.
  • Pros: * Solid, * Comfortable
  • Cons: * Stop working after 6 months, * Expensive when not on sale, you pay for the brand, * Don't work well when connected to a extended self-powered USB extension
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Overall 4
4.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

didn't work for me

mamacita, Office Depot
17 October 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this for my work, but the wave/arc seems to be highly aggravating my wrist after only a week of use. I have used ergonomic boards in the past which were split, but flat & they worked great. the hump in the middle seems to be adding a twist to my wrist. It's possible though that my 10yrs of suffering with carpal tunnel that my wrists have accustomed to flat designs & the different shape has put me out of alignment.
  • Pros: Features, Quiet
  • Cons: Design
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Overall 4
4.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Love the keyboard, quality is horrible

SkyeBleu, Office Depot
29 August 2012
  • Excerpt: This keyboard keys faded as well but that's not a problem for me since I type by touch. What is a problem is the space bar sticks and now the "C" key won't work at all and it died after about one year. Microsoft won't pay for shipping to return. It's fairly heavy item to mail back.
  • Pros: Features, Design
  • Cons: Performance, Expensive, Build Quality, keys don't work lettering gone
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Overall 3
3.0

I wouldn't buy it again.

Norart1, CNET
22 May 2012
  • Summary: The keyboard was purchased for me when I came on board. It took some really getting used to its unique design. It seems comfortable enough. However, it just seems to be another poorly made Microsoft HW. The function keys worked at first. Now none of them work and the keyboard is only 3 weeks old. I've got to use my laptop's function keys when I'm in PowerPoint (F5 for slideshow) or Word (F4, etc.
  • Pros: Comfortable and stylish
  • Cons: Big, lots of real estate, function keys don't work.
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Overall 4
4.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

A great keyboard ruined by cheap keys

Elric, Office Depot
28 February 2012
  • Excerpt: This is great keyboard for features, but the quality of the keys themselves is horrible. The lettering wears off the keys very quickly. I though this might be one time problem, and Microsoft even sent me a free replacement keyboard, and the letters worn off that one also. Many other reviewers report the same problems.
  • Pros: Features, Easy to Use
  • Cons: Expensive, Build Quality
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Overall 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

A great keyboard ruined by cheap keys

Anonymous, Office Depot
28 February 2012
  • Excerpt: This is great keyboard for features, but the quality of the keys themselves is horrible. The lettering wears off the keys very quickly. I though this might be one time problem, and Microsoft even sent me a free replacement keyboard, and the letters worn off that one also. Many other reviewers report the same problems.
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Overall 4
4.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Letters wore off on the keys

Anonymous, Office Depot
26 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I purchased this keyboard and the letters on the keys started to wear off almost immediately, so I returned it under warranty and got a replacement. The second keyboard did the same thing. I don't wear lotion on my hands, so there is no reason for the letters to wear off. I touch type so don't need them, but my husband needs to see the labels on the keys to type.
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Overall 4
4.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

great idea, poor execution

OICU, Office Depot
12 June 2011
  • Excerpt: The design of this keyboard is wonderful for those of us who have tired hands. Typing is less stressful because of the layout of the keys and the way they are separated into a natural angle for each hand. But I am not pleased with them. I am now on my fourth keyboard and every single one has the same problem. The labels on the key caps rub out and go completely blank after a short period of use.
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Overall 4
4.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

not recommended

zscore, Office Depot
29 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Although I am partial to the split keyboard, I am disappointed with this particular one. The tactile feedback is very soft. It is too easy to mistype lighted notification area (caps lock, etc) are out of the normal field of view, consequently, I am forever MISTYPING IN CAPS when I just want lowercase. Unless you already have this keyboard and love it, I would recommend you get something else.
  • Pros: nice wristrest
  • Cons: keys very soft, keyboard takes up a lot of space
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