Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600
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Shift key does not work properly
6 February 2014
Excerpt: Shift key does not work properly (intermittently). To get a capital letter, I sometimes have to hit the 'Caps lock', type the letter and then hit the 'Caps lock' key to return to lower case - irritating! It worked fine for the first week or so. Other functions that need the shift key to work, do not, such as the 'control/alt/delete' combo.
I hate this keyboard. Save yourself grief and avoid it.
James Katt "Sam I Am", Amazon
30 November 2013
Summary: I hate this keyboard. I am a touch typist who has used Microsoft's ergonomic keyboard for years typing a highly accurate 120+ words a minute. Problems with this keyboard: 1. SOFT PLASTICKY MUSHY KEYS YOU HAVE TO PRESS DEEPLY TO ACTIVATE BUT HAVE NO CLEAR POSITIVE FEEDBACK THAT THE KEY IS PRESSED. This characteristic is rules out touch typing at rapid speed. It also gives the keyboard a cheap feeling.
Excerpt: How about a sticky enter key? Yes, that causes problems. Couple that with no other smooth operating keys and you've got a keyboard that is a stupid waste of money. I wish I had returned it the day after I bought it.
Don't buy it if you use both the F- keys and media player control keys
7 August 2013
Summary: You have to switch between function keys and media keys with a little toggle switch - so if you're in F key mode and want to turn down the volume, flip the switch. Then flip it again to use the F keys. I didn't think that would bother me when I bought it - but I use volume/pause a lot, but I also am a developer so I use a lot of F keys.
Excerpt: I thought this would be great but NO...abnormal placement of hands while typing and keys are abit too small and close together.........after typing for over 50 years this is a pain in the you know what. I think I will take it back for something else.
Summary: I've used Microsoft ergonomic keyboards almost exclusively for the past 15 years. Most recently the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 which was great until I spilled coffee on it. My local store didn't have a direct replacement so I picked up the Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard. Huge mistake! For some inexplicable reason, Microsoft made the Delete key on this one huge and relegated the Insert key to a tiny nubbin alongside ScrLk.
Summary: Pro: -ergonomic without the split keyboard. Con: -New split spacebar feature is unnecessary -No indicator lights for Num Lock or Caps Lock. -I hate the fact that it has a toggle switch to change the Function keys to volume and other function buttons. I would rather have a "Fn" key or at the least, move the toggle closer to the spacebar. This was overall a terrible design feature. When someone comes to talk to me at my desk, I want to be able to Mute my music right away.
Excerpt: It is a terrible keyboard. It is constantly missing typed keys and I spend way too much time correcting my typing due to the keyboard not functioning. I keep it literally 6 inches from the computer and it still misses keystrokes non stop.
Summary: I bought this keyboard Oct 2012. The reason for rating it so low is because the design engineers botched up the key placement of the volume keys. My biggest gripe is that the audio keys for changing volume or muting sound (i.e. music) is shared with critical Function keys (F1, F2, F3, F4). Throughout the day as you work, to alternate between volume keys or application function keys you have to flip a toggle switch.