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Microsoft Wireless Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop

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

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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2 out of 5 eggsGood concept, flawed engineering

Pros: Ergonomically pleasing
mouse is oddly shaped but seems to be helping straighten the wrist in a comfortable grip. Probably the best part of the bundle

Cons: Mistypes continuously (forgets to apply shift to capitalize some letters if you type at a normal pace, alt-shift misregistering when you try to change keyboard language). The usual answer found on forums is to smack the keyboard to unstick keys (typically F2) because of a bad mechanical design.
F1-F12 are ill placed/spaced and the feeling is plasticky. You can't tell if you're on F2 or the dreaded F1 by touch alone so you end up having to look down.

Other Thoughts: Pleasing to use but having to retype a word here and there because a 100$ keyboard cannot handle more than 60 words a minute is unacceptable to me.

I would buy it if I was typing extremely slowly, but then again if I was, I'd probably not be using a keyboard for 8 hours a day and I wouldn't need such an expensive equipment to begin with.

If you type in a lot of numbers you probably won't like the external numpad as you need to go over the (very tall) mouse often.

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4 out of 5 eggsVery comfortable, nice keyboard

Pros: - Comfortable to type on
- Looks neat and futuristic

Cons: - Different buttons for function keys, escape, (top row keys). These are not very tactile friendly buttons.
- Switch for function keys vs. media keys is rather annoying.

Other Thoughts: I've had my Sculpt keyboard replaced by Microsoft two times, so i'm now on my third one. This one seems to be working well for the most part. I've now had it over a year and no major issues. The only issues I do have is frequently the first letter I type after having not typed for the last 60+ seconds doesn't get input. I don't know what causes it but perhaps it is some sort of energy saving technique that is causing this. On occasion it seems to miss a key here and there. Perhaps i'm not pressing the key hard enough but it is a fairly consistent issue. Other than those things my third KB has been working good and hasn't failed. The two previous keyboards also worked fine for awhile then just started to malfunction.Sending incorrect keys, or not sending some keys at all. Changing batteries, USB ports, and even computers didn't resolve the issue so I know it was the keyboard. I suspect there were some issues with either the transmitter or the receiver but it appears Microsoft may have sorted these bugs out because i'm not having the malfunctions on this keyboard. Finally happy with purchase. Only took two years...

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  • Jeff G.
  • 12/15/2015 12:34:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic ergonomics, fantastic peripherals

Pros: First I will address the fact that I am not a “verified owner”, which is because Newegg did not have these in stock for a while when I got my first one so I had to order from a different vendor. I now have purchased two of these so I can use one set at home and another at work.

I have had a lot of elbow and wrist issues from various athletics and using a regular keyboard/mouse was not helping. If you look at professional ergonomic peripherals they can get really expensive really fast so I figured I would give this set a shot without having to shell out of ton of cash. After using it for a while I feel like this is easily the best keyboard I have ever used both from a functionality standpoint and in term of ergonomics.

I thought the split design might be an issue but after a day or two of getting used to it I actually type noticeably faster and more accurately than with regular keyboards. For instance I used a pretty long phrase as the password for my KeyPass database file and I can regularly type it with no errors whereas before I would have to watch what I typed and make corrections. If you are in love with your mechanical keyboard this would take a bit more adjustment, but I am at this point totally comfortable with the chiclet keys, they have a good feel and good responsiveness. The wrist rest is placed really well, the placement of everything is very comfortable and natural feeling.

The mouse takes a little adjustment too, as you are supposed to hold it more like a handshake than the traditional palm down mouse usage. This seems to really help ergonomically and once you get used to it is no problem as the mouse was designed to be used this way so the buttons and curves fit naturally. It is smooth and I have played a lot of games with it and had no differences in results compared to my previous mice except less wrist pain.

The number pad is pretty nice too, and I like how it is separate so you can place it wherever is most convenient for you. If you wanted you could never use it and not notice, but I like leaving it right in front of me on my desktop for calculator use or similar apps. Did I mention that the keyboard has a button to launch the calculator? I LOVE this feature.

Overall you can tell they may not have spent the same amount of money developing the ergonomics on this as the famous XBOX controller project, but I bet it went through a similar process. I can’t give the keyboard/mouse complete credit but my wrist/elbow issues have decreased ever since I started using these.

I have had no issues with the wireless functionality and I don’t think I have had to change a battery on anything in either set yet even after about 6 months of use.

Cons: I do have a few minor quibbles. My only issue with the mouse could use another button in addition to the two main ones and the back button. A forward button would make it perfect.

On the keyboard the function keys are a little weird in that there is a switch to toggle between F keys or built in functions like volume up/down, play/pause, find, refresh, etc. It’s not a huge deal but it can be a little annoying to want to F5 and have to remember to flip a switch. The insert button is kind of jammed in above the arrows as well which isn’t perfect.

Other Thoughts: A great keyboard/mouse, the best I have used. There are some negatives but I think the positives are so strong that they outweigh them and I am comfortable giving a perfect 5 out of 5 eggs.

If you are like me and spend a lot of time at computers for work/fun consider purchasing this set because all those hours will add up in one way or another and this could help prevent some physical issues with its good ergonomics.

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  • Thomas T.
  • 11/26/2015 7:38:32 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot very ergonomic

Pros: Palm rest for keyboard is nicely placed.

Cons: The keyboard reminds me of "chicklet" keyboards of many years ago. There's very little feedback on key presses. You can't have both the function keys and special keys usable at the same time -- you have to flip a switch on the keyboard to use either one or the other.

The didn't find the shape of the mouse fits in the hand very well. Mouse button three is oddly placed so that you have to move your thumb uncomfortably to get to it.

After only a month of use mouse button one started to stick as though it was rubbing inside it's slot. I had to force press. I found it particularly annoying in video games where quick mouse responsiveness is critical.

Other Thoughts: The previous ergonomic keyboard and mouse was MUCH better but unfortunately they only offer those in wired keyboards now which sucks.

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  • Billy R.
  • 10/18/2015 7:16:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice keyboard, wifi is bad

Pros: I've had this keyboard for a little over 8 months now, I got it because of it's smaller design than the other MS ergonomic keyboard and the keys feel really nice. I like the fact you can position the number pad where ever you want it. I'm a pc gamer so I wanted a keyboard that didn't take much room on my desk, I have a Razor Nostromo I use instead of a gaming keyboard.

Cons: The pros I mentioned are all well and good but my biggest problem is the wireless capabilities of this keyboard are bad. I've never really used a wireless keyboard and I probably won't again. If my keyboard is more than 3 ft away from the wireless "dongle" that you plug into your computer the keys will not register. Also if I have my cell phone between the keyboard and dongle it will do the same thing. This short distance of the wireless capabilities of the keyboard is why I gave this a modest 3/5 rating.

Other Thoughts: If you are expecting to use this keyboard at a greater distance than 3 ft from your computer, don't bother with it.

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  • Barbara S.
  • 8/4/2015 6:56:27 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot a Ergonomic As Advertized, Keys are Chep

Pros: The layout seems great and the idea of a separate numeric keypad is wonderful. I love the addition t

Cons: the key mechanics and printed letters are not as durable as one would expect for such a high priced and high profile product.
The after 18 months, several letters on the "home row" have worn away.
More importantly, several keys have been acting erratically and either not working or have been getting stuck. This used to only happen when the batteries were low, but now it is happening more consistently and frequently to the point where I can no longer type without my cursor zooming around the page.
With that said, I just got off the phone with MS Tech Support and discovered that the keyboard set has a 3 year warranty and they will be sending me a replacement asap. Phew! :)
Lastly, the software/utility that comes as part of the keyboard and mouse to customize it's settings is pretty useless and after every new pc build or upgrade, I need to uninstall the software in order to have them perform consistently between Windows and "RT" apps.

Other Thoughts: In order to "make this keyboard and mouse" ergonomic, the use MUST make certain that their desk is at a proper height.
If the user's desk is too low, the keyboard and especially mouse terrible and painful to use -- this primarily a problem for the mouse because you hold it "sideways" when compared the a typical mouse. If the desk is too low, your arm/hand rests on your wrist bone - ouch!
If you can, raise your desk or adjust your chairs height, the problem goes away and the ergonomics are back to great.

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  • Isaac D.
  • 6/12/2015 4:36:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLove it or hate it. Personally, I love it.

Pros: My previous keyboard was a Microsoft comfort curve 2000, which I had for years and loved.

This is far, far better.

1) Ergonomics
The design is the best I've typed on, and I'm the kind of guy who goes around to all the hardware stores in town typing gibberish on their keyboards for 10 minutes just to see how they feel. I'm a programmer and spend a good 8-12 hours a day typing on a keyboard, so I need something that is comfortable.
This is that. Placement of keys is excellent, though there will be a bit of a learning curve if you're used to less ergonomic keyboards, and the shallow travel means I don't have to work hard to type. Padded rest is great for my wrists and surprisingly comfortable given how little padding is actually on it, and the detachable reverse tilt stand puts it at just the right angle for me. I work at a standing desk, elbows just above the surface, so probably higher than a lot of people, and even a flat keyboard bends my wrists back slightly.

2) Mouse
I doubt I'll ever want to use another. I've got large palms and short fingers, which means that on normal mice, my ring and little fingers usually get shunted off the edge of the mouse at an odd angle and by the end of the day are incredibly cramped and sore. Not so with this mouse. It fills my palm in a very natural manner and I don't have to bend my fingers to scroll the mouse or anything. I haven't noticed anything about the responsiveness, but then again, I'm just programming, not playing games or working with digital media which require very accurate mice. I've actually found myself using the mouse more than I usually would, forgoing a lot of keyboard shortcuts that I've picked up over the years, just because this mouse is so comfortable.

3) Wireless
I've never been a fan of wireless, knowing them to be much more flaky than wired, but so far I haven't had a problem with this keyboard and mouse. I type at about 100 wpm, and I've never had it drop letters.

4) Drivers
I work on Linux, so sometimes drivers are a pain, but this plugged in and worked within 5 seconds. No headaches. Can't vouch for Windows, even though they're both Microsoft products.

5) Magnets!
Love the use of magnets for covers and detachable parts. Best idea ever.

6) Batteries
Battery life has been great. I've worked on it for over a month now and haven't had to replace the batteries. Given, I do switch the mouse off most weekends and in the evenings when I remember.

7) 10key/numpad
I use the numpad fairly often actually, so it was nice to have that without it getting in the way of the mouse. I've actually moved it over to my left side and have learned to use it with my left hand (might tell you a little something about the kind of guy I am) and it works well over there. My hands never really move out of a 60 degree angle from my body.

Cons: 1) The function keys
This was a terrible idea. They are small and really hard to press, and their quality seems surprisingly poor compared to the rest of the keyboard. I've actually remapped a lot of my keys and key combinations so I don't have to mess with those. If you're comfortable doing that at your workstation, then I recommend you do. They are awful.

2) Wireless
I still don't like wireless. I haven't had any problems with it at all yet, but it just adds one more thing for me to remember. Batteries. I know there will come a day where I'm out of batteries and the keyboard stops, which is going to be a pain.

Other Thoughts: As much as I love this keyboard and mouse, I would not recommend it to most users. Most people do not spend as much time typing as I do, nor are most users comfortable remapping their keyboards and learning new key layouts to make up for shortcomings of their keyboards. If you value the ergonomics of a keyboard above everything else, then definitely consider this. Otherwise, I'd recommend a more traditional keyboard.

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  • Code B.
  • 6/5/2015 9:21:26 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest ergonomic keyboard I've used yet!

Pros: Comfort, lightweight and the Chiclet keys are more responsive to type on than standard keyboards.
The mouse took some getting used to but it feels great and works well.

Cons: Would like to have seen the number pad as part of the keyboard because it sometimes gets in the way of the mouse.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this to others who use ergonomic keyboards.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/13/2015 11:46:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I have two of my users that had carpel tunnel and gave them this keyboard and mouse. They love them and also how sleek and enclose the letters are on the keyboard. The keyboards also stay clean because no food or objects can fall behind the letters. Overall this combo set is great and priced correctly.

Cons: none for now. Very Satisfied

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  • Robert B.
  • 3/23/2015 2:16:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAwsome Keyboard

Pros: Good key response, very comfortable to use.

Cons: Mouse takes a little getting use to, but once you do it is fine.

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