Summary: I agree with David Koehler's review; the layout and having to toggle a switch to access the function and special keys is a pain. I purchased the Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard as a replacement for a kaput Microsoft Ergonomic 4000. I wanted to carry the Sculpt keyboard around with my laptop to use if I'm going to be working on it for an extended period of time. Some things I've noticed: * There is no Pause/Break key.
Not the successor of the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
Srihari Paulsamy, Amazon
2 February 2013
Summary: I use the Natural Ergonomic 4000 and was hoping Microsoft release an update which fixes some of the issues I had with it, namely space bar, size and key response. This keyboard is a smaller and has an improved space bar. But the palm rest is quite in adequate in size, keys are not quite responsive and the biggest downside is the function keys are smaller and harder to press and have a manual toggle switch between function keys and special functions.
Summary: I love the feel of the keys and the curved keyboard isn't terrible to get used to compared with the old Natural but this version has problems. I thought I'd take a chance and I'm suffering through but consider these before deciding on this keyboard: 1) Do I really need a wireless keyboard? No and I've discovered it's an unnecessary hassle. Sure, the battery might last a long time but why complicate something that could be so much simpler?
Summary: My beloved Microsoft Natural Multimedia Keyboards have all failed after years of solid, but creaky, service; not to mention they were discontinued over a decade ago. I was hoping to find a solid replacement with the Sculpt Keyboard but unfortunately it doesn't quite make it. Pros: + Full size keyboard with a very convenient and small footprint + Wireless, decent range, excellent responsiveness (haven't tried with gaming, though) + Easily detachable, but still secure,...
Excerpt: The slightly wider space gap between the CAPS lock and the letter "A" is still not sufficient. You may find yourself typing in all CAPS much too often, by mistake. I only bought the keyboard for that "gap" feature, but I see that other keyboards out there will do a better job.
Excerpt: I got this because of the multimedia function keys and used it on a docking station for my laptop. However, more often then not, when I redock my laptop ...it doesn't see the keyboard. After a fews days of messing around with drivers, etc - I went back to my old (basic) usb keyboard from Dell.
Pros: Comfortable Design, Multimedia Function Keys