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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: This is the worst keyboard I have used in 30 years of computing. ( I'm not a touch typist, but I'm fast and accurate enough to have written extensively and to have been published.) It is far too easy to make a mistake (something to do with key design?), and this often activates hot keys that have unpredictable and usually very undesirable consequences. Look at the poor reviews on Amazon to see other unfortunate people's experiences.