Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600
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Have keyboard, will travel
Deb Shinder "Author", Amazon
17 January 2015
Summary: I bought this to take with me when traveling, to use with my Surface Pro tablet/laptop when I need to get serious work done (i.e. a lot of typing). It works with the Pro with no problems and I love that you can detach the palm rest to make it more compact. I had hoped it would be a little smaller than it ended up being, and would have gladly sacrificed the number pad for greater portability. It's not easy to find a small ergonomic keyboard but this will work.
Summary: Oh my Gosh! I LOVE this keyboard. I also really love the ability of changing the space bar into a backspace button. The space bar is divided in half and the left half can be configured to be a backspace key instead. The default is for it to function as a space bar so it is optional. You can see the small curve in the picture. I don't even notice it. Most ergonomic keyboards have a very distinct curve in the middle.
Excerpt: Really nice keyboard that gives you plenty of room to use the keys. I replaced a compact Lenovo keyboard that made it hard not to hit the wrong key. I have noticed the keys do go down a little more than I might like but other than that it is a great value.
Pros: Comfortable Design, Great Features, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Well made
Summary: The mechanical functions are as good as any keyboard I have used. After My last Microsoft 600 keyboard quit working because the dust In My Oklahoma bedroom Is like glue and I tried cleaning It with Ammonia which got Inside and shorted It out. Why I says Its a waste Is because this Is one of the best mechanical functioning keyboards but the IC Integrated Circuit Chip goes bad and rather than just being able to replace the IC chip You must buy a new keyboard.
Summary: takes a little getting used to if you've never typed on an ergonomic keyboard before. the kickstands underneath are counter-intuitively placed on the palm side but actually makes for very comfortable resting position. this kb has a soft touch, and the split space bar allows you to program it for delete which is cool. only wish it had a visual indicator for caps lock.
Summary: I am a longtime user of the Microsoft Natural keyboards and am a big fan of ergonomic keyboards to reduce shoulder and neck strain when using flat/straight style keyboards for long sessions. If you are thinking of making the move to ergonomic, there will be an adaptation period, but it's worth it. The Natural keyboards have one major downside, and that's their physical size. They don't fit in many keyboard trays -- not at all if use the negative tilt piece.