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  • MX8974 Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, Retail
  • MX8974 Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, Retail
  • MX8974 Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, Retail

Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, Retail

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Very comfortable

11/2/2016 2:35:26 PM
Jim Rose from Lethbridge Alberta writes:
Strengths:
This is the first ergo-type keyboard I have used...within a week my touch typing has become dramatically faster...a bit of a learning curve but I am doing great with it now. The keyboard is very comfortable and provides great support. I wish I had started using a keyboard like this sooner.
Weaknesses:
The zoom lever in the middle is a neat idea but I never use it in reality...It might be more useful as a scroll wheel if I can find a way to reprogram it. It's not really a weakness, just a bit redundant.
Summary:
If you do quite a lot of typing (and you know touch typing) this is worth having. It feels solid, is comfortable, and works without issues. If you are one of 'those' people who types with two fingers while looking at the keys, this kind of KB might be a hassle to use, but I can't say for sure.

MS Ergonomic Keyboards for life

1/2/2015 8:00:33 AM
Collin from Calgary writes:
Strengths:
Very quiet compared to previous generation MS Ergonomic keyboards. Surprisingly tactile feel for a non-mechanical keyboard.
Weaknesses:
No media keys for next track/previous track. No sleep key. Spacebar is very noisy compared to the rest of the keys. These are nitpicky but enough to knock a star off for me, as those were keys I used very frequently on my old keyboard.
Summary:
Some people don't like quiet keyboards, prefer mechanical keyboards, wireless etc. I've been a convert to ergo keyboards since MS released their first Natural keyboard back in the 90's. I'll only ever switch when MS stops making them. Bought this to replace a MS Natural Keyboard Pro that has lasted me near 15 years and through several coffee spills, as I had to go to a USB keyboard with a new system build due to my new MB not having a PS/2 port.

Relaxed Typing

8/7/2014 10:26:41 AM
William from Edmonton writes:
Strengths:
Great position for typing 8 hours a day for work - way less wrist strain when copy/pasting constantly. Reliable as last model lasted me almost 5 years (not a tank like those old beige brands but just as good)
Weaknesses:
LOUD key presses. Keys do feel a bit weak. strange looks from peers in office for having a "backwards" keyboard raised in the front - we'll convert them yet!
Summary:
Awesome keyboard for the money with a very relaxed resting position. Way less effort required when using advanced functions and shortcuts in daily programs required for work and home. The only Keyboard I have found with a raised stand in front.

A workhorse

5/5/2014 3:00:34 PM
RE from Edmonton writes:
Strengths:
comfortable, reliable, inexpensive
Weaknesses:
Size may not work for some workstations keyboard trays.
Summary:
Use this keyboard daily, both in the office and at home. Only issues have been at home when kids have spilt pop or got snack crumbs into keyboard.

Terrible compared to predecessor.

8/13/2013 6:49:57 PM
Daren from Calgary writes:
Strengths:
Ergonomic "split" layout for those who love it.
Weaknesses:
Space bar sticks easily, and is difficult to depress. Keys are loud and rattly, but in entirely the wrong way (think fart-can exhaust on a badly modded Civic). Key-press feel is "cheap," with too much travel.
Summary:
I owned the two prior generation of the ergo keyboard, so it pains me to say this: this generation of ergonomic keyboard doesn't hold a candle to those venerable "whiteys." If that's what you're expecting, save your money and make-do with a non-ergo; this thing sucks. Shameful, because there isn't much in the way of competition for the awesome split-keyboard design (if like me you really dig that layout). A real shame, because I really wanted to love this thing.
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