Date Joined: 07/20/12
Pros: I work in IT so I use my keyboard a lot. I was using the Microsoft 4000 ergonomic keyboard which is a great keyboard except for being a little noisy and taking up a lot of real estate but still one of my favorites.
This keyboard has soon become my favorite keyboard.
For someone that has never used an ergonomic keyboard, it takes a little getting use to but I have to say this keyboard will take less time to get use to than the ergonomic 4000 that Microsoft makes.
This keyboard is much quieter and feels similar to the Microsoft Arc keyboard as far as the keys and typing feel.
I was unsure about the detached number pad, I didn't realize how much I didn't use it until I got this keyboard. I noticed when I type in an IP address, I'm using the #'s at the top of the keyboard. I don't feel like my fingers are stretching to reach the # keys.
A big bonus for me was that it is wireless, I like the cleaner look. Also, the receiver is perfect for plugging it into a laptop and forgetting about it since it is a low profile receiver.
I have done much research in ergonomic working environment and have to say Microsoft has never let me down when it comes to there keyboards.
I appreciate New Egg offering this keyboard only and not the mouse combo package. I have no interest in the mouse, I prefer a Logitech track ball.
Cons: Honestly, I have tried to find some. My only suggestion which doesn't bother me but may others, to access the function keys the user must toggle a switch on the top right side of the keyboard. It would have been nice to have an FN key instead like a laptop keyboard. I use my FN keys a lot, switching between them takes some forward thinking before I hit an F key.
I wouldn't consider this a con but helpful insight to someone that uses the F keys a lot.
Overall Review: Great keyboard
- Very well thought out by Microsoft.
- Would defiantly recommend this keyboard
- My co-worker purchased one after he saw mine and has enjoyed it as well.