Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard reimagines the humble spacebar
30 October 2013
Summary: It's always worth reexamining technological features we take for granted, but even if you like Microsoft's new approach to the spacebar, the Sculpt Comfort Keyboard needs some streamlining before it merits a recommendation.
Pros: An alternative take on the spacebar, a removable wrist rest, and Windows 8-specific hot keys give the Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard a robust set of features for its price.
Cons: Mushy typing and the oversize spacebar make the Sculpt Comfort Keyboard feel imprecise and cumbersome.
Save your wrists from future pain with this Microsoft ergonomic keyboard-and-mouse combo
26 August 2013
Summary: Whether you're already noticing early signs of carpal tunnel syndrome or just want to get started on prevention, the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is a cost-effective, well-thought-out solution that puts a healthy posture at your fingertips.
Pros: The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is a simple split-key keyboard with integrated shortcut keys and a spherical mouse, designed to take undue weight off your wrists.
Cons: Split keyboards are an acquired taste, setup takes up a lot of desktop space, and some users will lament the glossy shell on the mouse that attracts sticky fingers and fingerprints.
Conclusion: The Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard is a solid choice for anyone looking for a keyboard with Windows 8 hotkeys or who'd benefit from a dual-function spacebar. For everyone else, though, it's a fairly standard keyboard with a comfortable contour shape, but it could use more features, like backlighting or a rechargeable battery.
Pros: Unique dual-function spacebar. Detachable padded wrist rest. Hotkeys and charm keys optimized for Windows 8.
Cons: Keys aren't backlit. Requires a dongle. Batteries aren't rechargeable. Directional arrows don't scroll through the Windows 8 tiled interface.
Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard Review: Split spacebar
2 December 2012
Excerpt: Between creating new operating systems and tablets, Microsoft also makes keyboards and mice. A very popular product in this category is the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. Microsoft is again aiming at users looking for an ergonomic solution, with the new Sculpt Comfort Keyboard.