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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
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Corey R.
  • 3/27/2015 4:14:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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  • Jeffrey C.
  • 3/11/2015 6:34:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

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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  • Reuben P.
  • 3/11/2015 10:31:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Average
  • 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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  • Adam W.
  • 1/22/2015 5:28:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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  • Andrew H.
  • 1/8/2015 5:20:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsBest keyboard I've used

Pros: The shape and size of this keyboard are perfect, the wirelessness makes it able to be moved anywhere easily. I love the separate 10-key pad and, especially, the calculator button on the separate 10-key pad. People complain about the f-keys, but they must've had an older model. These keys are perfect; they've got awesome haptic feedback.

Cons: If they had made the keyboard 1" longer, they could've given the delete, home, end area the normal layout. This is a little frustrating, but not enough to drop to four stars.

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  • Kevin S.
  • 12/19/2014 6:58:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent keyboard

Pros: This has become my preferred keyboard. I used to swear by the Microsoft Natural 4000, but I find this a bit nicer. If you liked that shape, but want chiclet keys and a better space bar, this keyboard is for you.

It also seems to be nuclear powered. I write code all day everyday, and I haven't replaced the battery yet after 9 months. It works pretty well with Mac OS X, some of the function keys don't map exactly but it works well enough.

Cons: I'm not a big fan of the selector between FN and "normal". I need F6 in IntelliJ all the time, and I also want to adjust the volume. Going between the two makes me feel like a DJ flipping switches. It's not a deal break but it is weird.

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  • Ilya K.
  • 11/28/2014 9:31:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood keyboard with some minor annoyances

Pros: I decided to switch to an ergonomic keyboard after a long time of using regular keyboards and glad that I purchased this one. It is very light, not bulky and stylish. It did not take too long (a couple of days) to get used to the keyboard layout and I realized that I’ve been using wrong fingers for some of the buttons. At first I didn’t understand the real use case for the separate number pad but now I’m glad i have it. I use it with a Mac and have not had any problems. So far I’m happy with the purchase and hope it will improve my typing.

Cons: ESC key is small and not easily used, it also gets stuck pretty frequently. The top row of Function keys is a bit annoying as well. Neither of these is a deal breaker

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  • andrei p.
  • 11/14/2014 5:27:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsalmost great

Pros: overall a really nice keyboard. low profile keys and key layout is great. it's also compact making mouse reach easier.

Cons: F keys are a deal breaker. Horrible, flimsy, wobbly keys that don't produce a keystroke under light pressure (even when physical keypress occurred), making the keyboard literally completely unpredictable and uncontrollable with F keys. The amount of pressure required to actually press the key is higher than making it impossible to set short auto-repeat.
I don't understand how they could miss this. F-keys turn this into a huge disappointment, otherwise a great product :( Stay away until it's fixed. This product is defective.

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  • James B.
  • 11/4/2014 8:04:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst Week

Pros: I love this keyboard. I've had two of the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 by Microsoft, and loved them, though they were big. This feels both light and yet very sturdy. It handles pressure very well, and I have had no missed keystrokes (as some other reviewers have experienced). Picking up and putting down, getting right to work with it - nothing gets in the way or delays you. I plan on buying several more, and may even replace my Surface keyboard with one ...

Cons: None so far.
I hope it functions just this well for a long, long time, and that I don't have to contact their customer service as some have had to do!
Also, it takes a day to get re-adjusted to the ergonomic layout from a standard rectangle keyboard.

Other Thoughts: Special Mention: I really appreciate the key layout, particularly because they've separated the number pad and condensed things. The backspace and delete, as well as home, end and other frequently used keys normally located on the periphery are right where I want them.

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