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Microsoft announces Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop

By Shawn Knight
Aug 13, 2013
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  1. Microsoft on Tuesday revealed the next evolution of ergonomic input devices collectively known as the Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop. It’s a combination of the Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard and the Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse, two products that are an extension of Microsoft’s Natural...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Maniac Posts: 1,173   +243

    Oh got not the dreaded wave keyboard... and that design on the keyboard and mouse .... jesus talk about creating monstrous products!

    I would never try those products I don't even know anyone who would want to they just looks unhealthy and non-user friendly.
     
  3. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 191   +13

    ....there are no words....
     
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  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,945   +381

    I find it hard to imagine thats worth the price of adjusting your typing for. But I guess it works for some people...
     
  5. I use an ergonomic keyboard and will only use that. I have the Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro and will not get rid of it, would love to have it Bluetooth though.
     
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,021   +913

    The products concept is great, but that blank space in the middle is just bothering me! I would prefer a Wave over this.
     
  7. mctommy

    mctommy TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +14

    Used to love the wave keyboards from Logitech but the last one I got they keys got stuck over time (not sure why lol). Went to a soft key illuminated Logitech and love it. I guess I don't game and don't type as much as before so this suits me fine. Those ergo keyboards are still very popular and helps with posture when you type a lot.

    I agree they should have filled that void... It just tries too hard to look "unique"
     
  8. I love natural keyboards. But Microsoft is ****ing around with insert/delete, home/end, page up/down keys. I use them regularly and this is impossible what have they done now. ;(

    I will stay with Natural 4000.
     
  9. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 981   +31

    I like the design but agree with the guest above, I want my insert, etc., keys the way they are on other keyboards, and will stay with the Natural 4000. (Not that I would have spent $130 just to get this design anyway. The 4000 is good enough for me.)
     
  10. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Guru Posts: 1,004   +11

    Hmm I always have a love for curved keyboard. my first acer laptop has a curved keyboard (which is great) but they killed it and replaced it with mac-style shitty keyboard which is nowhere as comfortable as the old one.

    have a microsoft wireless desktop comfort edition. it's curvy and I love it. wanted ergonomics one but it's too expensive for me. at that price I'd get a mechanical keyboard instead.
     
  11. So Microsoft makes a touch screen based OS and then creates new keyboard/mouse, do the departments talk to each other?
     
     
  12. Ma_ga

    Ma_ga TS Rookie Posts: 39

    I've been using the "natural" keyboard for around 10 years now, the one I like the most was the "Natural Multimedia Keyboard" (minus the screw of the home/end/del/etc keys). It have a lot of multimedia keys and some more custom key, it was very robust, I still have it (with stiff keys !_!).

    Currently have the Natural 4000 (second one) the natural form itss better, but the quality it's terrible, this is my second Natural 4000 and 1 multimedia key already have issues and the cusion its pealing already.

    Now this new keyboard (Sculpt) looks terrible, like a design from one of those page that post a lot of pretty thing but mindless useless or inpractical. why the hell I want I laptop-like keyboard with no multimedia keys X_x.
     
  13. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Guru Posts: 593   +47

    That's funny because the new positions are exactly the reason why I would want to buy one. I want my Home/End keys as close to the arrow keys as possible. I'd swap the PgUp/PgDn keys with the Home/End ones. Or at least re-map them.
     


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