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Microsoft 3TJ-00001 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Ergonomic Comfort Curve keyboard 3000

  • 104 Normal Keys
  • USB Wired
  • Easy-Access Media Keys
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Jacob A.
  • 8/10/2014 11:56:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSome keys barely work after 2 years

Pros: Comfortable design

Cons: Several of the keys no longer function properly after only 2 years of gentle use. The 1 and 2 keys in particular require a very firm press to work, basically the keyboard is nearly useless now since it is such an annoyance.

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  • 4/9/2014 1:32:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsNot a SQUARE keyboard...

Pros: Nice curved keyboard. Have used the previous version of this for online games for 5 years (abused it), I type a great deal of words every year and this is a very comfortable way of doing it.

Cons: ***Not really a con: If you use an old square keyboard, it will take a little time to get used to this one. Usually less than an hour or so...

Other Thoughts: Other users who gave it 1 egg because they were not used to it yet makes it an unfair review. Don't let those few people keep you from ordering this great product.

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  • Warren M.
  • 3/7/2014 4:50:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNothing but generic support from Microsoft

Pros: It works.

Cons: Windows only recognizes it as a generic USB keyboard. There are no MS drivers for it. There is no software customization possible for it. If you go to the MS website you will find a "mouse & Keyboard Center" download associated with it but all that does is turn off the little generic support found for any keyboard within the control panel so that you are left with exactly zero configuration options for the thing.

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  • JOHN R.
  • 12/5/2013 9:31:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsNo more joint pain

Pros: Very nice design, quiet keys, also reduced pain after periods of typing. Excellent price, Long cord, rubber legs stick to table firmly. Big delete key. Plug & Play, Ergonomic design.

Cons: Fingerprint and dust magnet, Could use a mute button and browser button. No height adjustment or flip-out legs.

Other Thoughts: Had this keyboard for a few months now and after using a no brand keyboard, this one is a treat to my fingers. It doesn't travel on my glass table like the prev one did. Has relatively quiet keys and a long cord to reach my tower, which is on the floor. Price was right for about 17- bucks, however I had a local computer store price match Newegg's price, so avoiding the high shipping cost which would of been almost as much as the keyboard itself. I regularly have to clean it, as dust and fingerprints easily show on it. Overall love the raised middle, equals less strain on your wrists and fingers while typing. For the money, it is a respectable and high quality product and I recommend it.

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  • Piotr L.
  • 11/24/2013 11:04:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsPainful transition from Ergonomic Comfort Curve 2000

Pros: - perhaps a good, ergonomic keyboard, but making transition from MS USB Wired Ergonomic Comfort Curve keyboard 2000 has been more than a pain - too many differences.

Cons: This is only a comparison to someone used to Comfort Curve 2000 for years and experiences trying to transition to this model since Microsoft very stupidly discontinued the 2000 model.

on regular basis i can type 330 characters per minute for several hours, and up to 420 characters in short bursts of time. layout of keys is hugely important to very fast, accurate typing without having to look at the keyboard.

when i first got the 2000 model and i was switching from Dell keyboards, my transition was almost overnight. not with this keyboard.

- letter keys layout shifted, making adjustment to this change proved very error prone and time consuming.

- pointless and ergonomically unjustified change in the group of 6 keys (insert, delete, home, end, page up, page down).

the delete button takes space of insert, making it a long vertical button. (because Microsoft's ergonomics lab concluded people were hitting insert too often when they wanted to hit delete?)

insert button was moved up to the group of 3 keys on top, usually known as print screen, scroll lock, and pause/break. this group has insert as the first button (replacing print screen, which has been moved to be the 3rd button), and the middle button is combined scroll lock/pause.

ergonomically this doesn't make ANY sense.

- caps/num lock/scroll lock lights have been moved from top of the keyboard to the bottom, just under the numerical block. it's very easy to have them hidden behind your palm when it's resting there.

Other Thoughts: i don't think Microsoft has any solid ergonomic studies behind their new keyboard designs. they make unjustified decisions and are unaware of users' typing habits (especially professionals), purposely breaking them without giving it any thought. it's no surprise, because Windows 8 (also Visual Studio 2012 etc.) proved that when it comes to designing user interface without any concern for existing users with knowledge learned over long years using their previous products, Microsoft has finally stopped listening to customers and decided that shoving new designs down users' digestive systems without giving them an option to use new products the old way is the way to go, mistaking arrogance for innovation.

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  • 11/9/2013 7:25:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggss/ergonomic/curved/g

Pros: Shiny. Calculator and media function keys are a nice addition. Smooth and precise key action.

Cons: Evidently the engineers for this keyboard decided that a nice looking curve and visual appear was more important than functional layout. The 'ergonomic' curve is counter to the key spacing and alignment instead of reinforced by it. Thus, your hand has to make repetitive angular shifts and awkward finger stretches in order to cover all the keys (bring on the carpel tunnel). The device also lacks the usually standard feet/risers that allow you to adjust the tilt.

Other Thoughts: Yet again I fell for the 'shiny' visual appeal of a MS product only to find out that the engineering department didn't seem to complete their course work. Curved doth not equate to ergonomical design, unless one articulates the curvature and layout in a way that reduces stress movements, not exacerbates them.

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  • Matthew T.
  • 8/29/2013 8:52:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent, although short USB cord

Pros: * Quiet. About half as loud as the old wireless non-mechanical keyboard it's replacing, which was only a little clickity clackity in the first place. I can probably stay up until odd hours hammering away at code or writing a paper or something without bothering my roommate
* Shallow key action (probably 1/8 inch?) which allows for more shallow keys. Requires a lighter touch than I'm used to, which can only be a good thing for my wrists in the long haul
* Wired - no more batteries to replace woot
* Textured keys. I doubt the letters are going to rub off anytime soon
* Solid build. It flexes a lot when twisted because it's plastic, but there's absolutely no creaking, it doesn't flex too much when pressed down on, and it has some weight to it
* Large rubber feet. No way this thing is sliding around. I might use this instead of brake pads the next time my car needs those replaced
* It just looks nice
* Keys have rounded front edges, enough space between the tops of the keys, and no gaps between the keys. Overall seems pretty easy to hit the correct keys (getting used to the curve aside)
* I don't regret buying it

Cons: * USB cord is too short for me. Unless I reposition my desktop somehow it can only be plugged into a front USB cord. I would dock an egg, but I'm too happy with everything else
* Can't adjust the tilt b/c there aren't feet that flip out. Maybe I'll put something under it to prop it up a little more, not that the angle is bad

Other Thoughts: * This isn't a mechanical keyboard and the key action is on the mushy side. A pro for me (although it's taking a little getting used to the feel) because that means it's that much more quiet, but that's not a pro for everyone
* The F keys (and also the insert, scroll lock, etc) are more stiff than the rest of the keyboard. Perhaps this will help prevent accidentally pressing them
* The key layout is different from my old keyboard (big delete button, keys are slightly smaller, etc), but I kind of like it. I think it's kind of unrealistic to expect to find a keyboard that's *exactly* like the one you've grown to love. I really love my Lenovo laptop's keyboard, but then I loved my plain Dell work keyboard after spending time with it, and I've even grown to admire my old cheapo wireless keyboard that this is replacing. Just get used to it
* Not as aggressively curved and angled as I would have liked, but it's curved enough to help with a more natural wrist position
* Six keys can be pressed simultaneously (e.g. qwerty, asdfgh, pab5gk, etc) (shift doesn't seem to count toward one of those six, I didn't test ctrl), except while pressing wasd simultaneously the following keys won't register: ~, 1, x. qazcf is similar - it seems random which keys will work in addition and which won't. I didn't test the number pad, but this is more than satisfactory for me
* I haven't tested it with Counter Strike yet, but I can already tell that the keys respond quicker than my wireless keyboard (i.e. no lag) probably due to both being wired and having shallower keys. However, due to the curvature the W key is even more off-center than it is on a standard keyboard. easd might be more natural than wasd due to the wider angle my hand is at. It's not like Microsoft was going for a gaming keyboard though
* Very shiny border area. It has picked up a couple of finger prints but I generally keep my hands clean while I'm at the computer so that shouldn't be a problem. I'd be more concerned with buff marks and dust

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  • Geoffrey R.
  • 8/27/2013 2:57:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSucks

Pros: It looks nice.

Cons: Everything else.

Other Thoughts: This thing sucks. It's not easy to use. I'm a very fast typist, but the strange layout of the keyboard stinks. Furthermore, it's horrible for gaming.

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  • Maksim R.
  • 7/22/2013 4:32:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAnother good microsoft keyboard

Pros: - Great sleek design
- Sturdy
- Keys feel good and smooth
- nice gloss finish
- plug and play no problems out of the box

Cons: none

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  • Mike R.
  • 6/28/2013 8:38:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot Very Impressed

Pros: Low price, nice layout.

Cons: The keys seem to be really stiff. And sometimes, if you don't push perfectly straight down on a key, it'll bind up and not finish the keystroke. You'll either have to push much harder to force it down, or let up and try again. This is really frustrating.

Other Thoughts: This keyboard seems to be made for people who like to bang on the keys. If you're a touch typist, you will probably hate it. I'll give it some time to see if the keys loosen up, and if not, it goes in the trash.

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