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Microsoft Wireless Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard

  • 104 Normal Keys
  • USB RF Wireless
  • Microsoft
  • Black

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • James H.
  • 3/1/2016 9:00:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnice successor to the Ergonomic 4000

Pros: Keys feel great. I always liked the feel of the apple keyboard keys, but couldn't stand the straight keyboard. The magnetic battery cover and kickstand are very slick. I like that the keyboard has a little port to store the wireless transceiver (inside the battery cover). The footprint is very compact without the keyboard feeling cramped.

Cons: The 6 key layout takes a little getting used to. As others have mentioned the function keys are a bit chintzy - mainly they just wiggle around, the function is not impaired. The fact that you have to toggle a switch to go between function keys and media keys is a bit annoying.

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these keyboards, from different vendors, at different times. They have completely different media keys. Apparently one is the "business" version and the other the "desktop" version. Buyer beware. Apart from the media keys they are identical.

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  • Russell B.
  • 12/18/2015 8:38:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmooth, quiet slim keyboard

Pros: - The footprint on this keyboard is really small which is what I was looking for
- The keys give the appropriate amount of feedback and physical noise
- For me the detached keypad was a bonus, although I'm not always sure where to put it to make good use of it

Cons: - I plugged the receiver into the USB hub mounted under my desk (2" think butcher block). I was surprised when I ended up having lag or missing key issues. Once I moved the receiver to a more visible spot coverage was perfect.
- The FN key is a slider switch. I can't just hot-key volume-up. They keyboard is either in FN mode or its not. Really short sided I thought

Other Thoughts: - The arrow keys and home/end/pgup/pgdwn keys took me about a week to get use to.

9/10 I would buy this again. I was looking for a natural keyboard that didn't take up the entire desk that looked nice as well. I thought this delivered

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  • Jeff P.
  • 12/11/2015 10:11:10 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent, but somewhat unreliable.

Pros: This keyboard is easily the most ergonomically comfortable I have used. I've spent thousands of dollars on peripherals, and now that I've tried the Microsoft Ergonomic Sculpt keyboard, I have purchased 4 of them.

The absence of a built-in 10-key pad means the device has a smaller footprint, and allows you to keep your arms in a more natural position instead of reaching off to the side for your mouse.

Cons: The reason I have purchased 4 of these keyboards is that they break pretty easily. I've had keys fail on two of them, and I generally take good care of my peripherals.

The only other con is the fact that the device is wireless, so there are times when it misses numerous keystrokes. I wish they had a wired version.

Other Thoughts: Despite being unreliable, this keyboard gets 5 stars because it is so much more comfortable than other keyboards I've tried. You just have to treat it as a component that needs to be swapped out once in a while. If you make your living on a computer, that's probably worth the ergonomic benefits.

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  • Christian G.
  • 12/6/2015 11:17:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEven better than the 7000

Pros: i've been using the Ergonomic Wireless Keyboard 7000s for close to 10 years now and my 3rd was pretty worn down, so I set out to buy my 4th. Pretty bummed to discover the wireless version was no longer in production and those that remain on the market sell for like 300+ dollars...i assume to cater to wealthy stock brokers and sheiks insistant on having one at any price. Being neither, I came across this one. Hesitant and skeptical, I bought it and my only regret is that I didn't buy one sooner! It has all the comfort and ergonomic benefits of its predecessor, but in a more compact and lighter format The action of its chicklet-style keys is solid and precise - i've had no issue adapting to the lower-profile keys. I actually prefer them.

One of my reasons for not just getting the wired 4000 version aside from the obvious cord issue was that i often kick my legs up onto my desk and work with the keyboard on my lap. I was also worried that this version with its new design wouldn't work well for that. I was wrong. Its the same, except lighter! Love it.

Cons: They removed the number pad and made it a separate piece of hardware.... not a huge deal as I rarely used it before anyhow, but sometimes habit kicks in and i find myself reaching for it and then having to search my desktop for the keypad, which doesn't really have a set home on my desk. Again, no biggie as the work i do isn't so much about numbers...but its the only negative i can think of!

Other Thoughts: For those of you who've been hesitating to let go of your beloved 7000 series ergonomic keyboard...fear not! Life with Microsoft Wireless Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard is pretty much "same same, but different"..with the differences being so minimal that you'll be kicking yourself for hesitating.

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  • Thomas M.
  • 7/24/2015 4:37:12 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLove it!

Pros: I program all day long and this keyboard is GREAT for that. The keys are really comfortable to type on, they don't get stuck and they are just awesome. They don't really require a lot of pressure, they snap back quick, and they are responsive to each key press.

I've owned other microsoft keyboards and I've had issues with them wearing down pretty quickly where keypresses weren't registered without a fair amount of pressure and maybe some wiggling to get things to respond.

I'm also still on my first set of batteries for it, so this thing really sips battery power.

Cons: None really. Everything works better than expected

Other Thoughts: I'm buying a second! Really one of the best that I've used.

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  • Corey R.
  • 3/27/2015 4:14:14 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsThe Nearly Perfect Keyboard

Pros: 1. The keys feel great, having the perfect snap to them!
2. The battery life is incredible. I've been using mine for months now, and running on only two AAA batteries, I have yet to change them!
3. Key locations of the keys I use most are perfect: Arrow Keys, Letter Keys, Tab, Shift, Control, Alt, Enter, Backspace.
4. Ergonomically fantastic. Lightweight. Wireless. High Quality. Fits on my lap perfectly as I type or play games!
5. Separate Numeric Keypad is very handy. Often I use it exactly as I would use a calculator. Also handy for 2-player gaming!
6. The magnetic battery cover on the back of the keyboard feels like magic. It is lots of fun to pull it off and let it snap back into place. Weird!

Cons: 1. Windows 7 issues. I had extreme problems installing Windows 7 with this keyboard attached, and for months had no idea that the keyboard was the culprit. Once I figured it out, simply removing the keyboard dongle during installation solve the problem. Yet I still have Windows 7 issues, especially with Internet Explorer, and I suspect the keyboard is still causing issues because my computer ran flawlessly until I added this keyboard. Having said that, I love this keyboard so much that I am willing to put up with quite a few problems in order to keep using it. I find it very strange that a Microsoft Keyboard would have issues in a Microsoft OS. This problem is why I cannot give this keyboard 5 stars.
2. The Left Shift Key. On my keyboard, the Left Shift Key snaps like normal, but does not always give me my capital letters like it should. I have to be extra firm in pressing it to ensure I get a capital letter. I find myself having to correct capitalization mistakes quite a bit because of it. (For some reason, when I learned to type, I became trained to never use the Right Shift Key, so a wonky Left Shift Key is a big deal to me). I have no idea if all of these keyboards have this issue, or just the particular one I bought.

Other Thoughts: 1. In order to reduce the size of the keyboard, the right side of the keyboard has been rearranged, meaning the Insert/Delete, Home/End, and PgUp/PgDn keys are in different positions than I'm used to. I do not use these a whole lot, so it generally doesn't matter to me, but at those moments when I do want to use them, it becomes more of a chore than it used to be.
2. Also to reduce keyboard size, the Escape key is now too small. Although it is still easy to find because of it's position, I often find myself hitting the ~ key instead whenever I reach for it. I have never used the ~ key in my entire life (except now to write this review), so I think that key should have been made smaller to allow for a larger ESC key.

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5 out of 5 eggsBest Keyboard

Pros: I've tried many Ergo keyboards and generally I've liked them all. I can type so the main thing I'm looking for it the angle of my wrist. This one is perfect for me. It's the nicest egro keyboard I've ever used. I love the feel of the key strokes. I love the wrist angle. It's a small keyboard so it doesn't take up much space on my desk. I like all the key locations as well. I also have no problem with the Fn key. I like the separate numerical pad. This is by far my favorite keyboard.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I didn't purchase this one from newegg but I do purchase a lot from newegg and I like to write reviews here because reviews help me choose hardware quite often. For me, this keyboard is perfect. Love the split the space bar. It's a nice touch. Great looking board. I moderate a blog so a good keyboard is important to me as I do a ton of typing. Oh yeah, this is easily the nicest keyboard I've ever used. I'm convinced it helps me type faster and I'm already pretty fast as it is. Microsoft did really good with this one. No typing delay with the wireless connection. It's instantaneous.

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  • Clarissa P.
  • 3/11/2015 10:31:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsComfy and no bloat

Pros: Comfortable: The key tact is great and comfortable to work on all day.
Clean: I love how this doesn't have a lot of excess material on it. The board is light and doesn't feel bulky or take up a lot of space.
Business: No beating around the bush on this. It is what it is and it does a great job at it.
Affordable: The price on this was great with the rebate.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I would like a little more key functionality on it, but I didn't knock an egg because that's not the purpose of this board.

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  • Mark P.
  • 2/18/2015 8:41:11 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNah

Pros: I used the Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and needed a wireless version of the split key design and this seemed to be it. Aside from the keys having a nice click and the sturdiness, what happened to all the space? The keys were nicely grouped and easy to find without looking. Now the backspace is no longer in the corner. Might seem like a small thing and perhaps it would be to you, but the "ease" at which that key can be stroked has been inconveniently reduced to be sure. This keyboard is not ergonomic at all. It's a spit key with every other ergonomic aspect neutered. And because my keyboard sits in my lap, the keypad is worthless.

Cons: Sorry Microsoft, have to go with the Logitech MK550. I can see how a compact design would be nice for travel or something, but I I like the Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 because it's full sized.

Other Thoughts: If the wired split keyboard design has great sales, why wouldn't you replicate a wireless version exactly?

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  • ELLEN M.
  • 1/22/2015 5:28:41 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsAlmost perfect

Pros: Upgrading from a Microsoft Natural 4000 ergonomic keyboard that I have owned for years and absolutely swore by. It had a couple of issues and oddities though: the Zoom flipper in the middle is completely useless as are the back/forward buttons on the bottom. And its space bar was one, curved piece meaning it was loud and sometimes difficult to press.

Now onto the Sculpt, those two silly features are gone and the spacebar is now split into two smaller buttons. HUGE improvement right off the bat!

As with any compressed keyboard, the insert/home/end/etc. buttons are going to take a little bit of getting used to, but they seem to be in a reasonably logical format.

The cursor keys are also not jumbled into the mix randomly but are given respectable placement in the bottom-right so it's easy to find them without looking.

The travel for the keys is also a lot shorter than before, and feel more solid and dare I say simple. It's really quite nice to use for typing.

I'm used to being able to cheatingly hit the enter key on the numberpad of my former keyboard while my hand is moving around, so as not to have to find the home keys again; I'm sure with practice with the separate number pad (which, also, feels quite nice to use) I'll be back in that practice.

Cons: I am also a gamer, however, and I do not use a standard WASD key setup for first-person games. Rather, I use ASDF, where A is forward, S is backward, and D and F are strafe left/right respectively. This setup works with almost every keyboard I've ever used, but with the Sculpt you cannot hold A and D while hitting the spacebar, meaning I cannot move diagonally forward while strafing left and then jump.

This is overall a fairly minor gripe, especially since for most players A and D are strafe left and right and wouldn't be held down simultaneously anyway. But it's somewhat irksome for me; just takes some getting used to. Not enough to remove an egg for.

The top row buttons (function keys and escape key) are a little flimsy, which I figured going into it based on the photos I'd seen. But I didn't expect them to be quite so hard to find without looking. In fact to hit escape, the most used top-row key, I am forced to overshoot with my middle finger to the top-left rim of the keyboard and drag until I find it. Again, fairly minor gripe and it keeps the size of the keyboard down a little.

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