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Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000


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  • Ergonomic design for greater comfort
  • Multimedia keys
  • One-touch Internet access key
  • Stylish, ultra-thin profile
  • Built to withstand damage from spills
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Technical Details

Style: Retail
  • Brand Name: Microsoft
  • Model: B2L-00002
  • Keyboard Description: QWERTY
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Depth: 8.4 inches
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Product Details

Style: Retail
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 9.2 x 1.5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0009ZBRS0
  • Item model number: B2L-00002
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (494 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

Style: Retail

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer

Overview:

Get comfortable with this compact, curved keyboard. Designed by ergonomic experts, the Microsoft® Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 lets your hands sit more naturally on the keys for comfort and productivity. Its sleek, compact design fi ts easily in most keyboard trays. It’s easy to use — just plug it in and start typing.

Features:
  • Comfort Curve Design - Place your hands naturally and work comfortably using the distinctive and ergonomist-approved Comfort Curve design.
  • Ultra-Thin Profile - Save desk space with this keyboard’s ultra-thin profile.
  • Spill-Resistant Design - No need to stop living when you start working — these keys resist spills.
  • Easy to Set Up and Use - Just plug in and start typing — no special software or setup required.
  • Ultra-Thin Profile Keys - The notebook-like, sleek design of these keys feels and looks great.
  • Access the Internet more easily - With the touch of a button you can quickly access the Internet.
   

System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista®/XP/Me/2000
  • or Mac OSX v.10.2–10.5.X
  • USB port
   

Product Description

QWERTY - 104 Keys - English (North America) - Black - USB

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It has quiet keys, is thin & lightweight but solid, feels comfortable and is easy to use.
N. Notman
The only thing I don't like is that the curve of the keyboard puts some 'pinky button' keys just enough off that my touch typing sometimes misses.
AJ
I had to use a comfort curve keyboard at work and was skeptical because I have always hated the ergonomic split keyboard design.
Serethia A. Haggard

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

131 of 137 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Shopper on September 28, 2005
Style Name: Retail
Let's talk about the features Microsoft advertises on its product tour mini site.

Great comfort: It's generally more comfort than a traditional keyboard once you get used to the curved layout and thin profile keys. Don't forget to spread out your arms. Other than the surprisingly low cost (for a ergonomic keyboard), I bought it for another reason - good spacebar design. (Well, the spacebar on my copy of the keyboard has a problem that I'll discuss in a moment) I do touch typing and almost always use right thumb for space key. Spacebar on a traditional keyboard has sharp edge towards your thumb pad. Just put your thumb on a spacebar and you know what I'm saying here. The spacebar and all other keys on this row of the comfort curve keyboard have been tilted towards the user and have reduced thickness at the bottom so the thumb touches the flat (slightly curved) surface of the keys. Some traditional keyboards now have similar design but cost more and they are hard to get. However, the spacebar on my copy of the keyboard apparently was assembled incorrectly. The tiny metal support wire/hinge under the key is not snapped in place therefore the spacebar makes noise all the time when typing on other keys. It's easy to fix once I pry open the spacebar and snap in the metal support wire. The spacebar is still kind of loose due to its large size but no more unwanted noise. The quality problem makes me worry about Internet purchase because of inconvenience of return/exchange. My experience tells me that recent Microsoft hardware quality is inconsistent (probably like its software). I bought a Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer early this year and it had a near dead button (push very hard to make it work).

Another annoyance is the tiny Ctrl keys.
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63 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Joseph C. Mooney VINE VOICE on May 15, 2006
Style Name: Retail Verified Purchase
For under 20 bucks, this keyboard is a very nice upgrade to the heavily value-engineered keyboard that comes with most computers. (In my case a Dell Quiet-key. It's actually a bit better than most stock keyboards, but still has shortcomings which I won't get into since this is a review of the Microsoft product).

Pros:

o keys have a nice "feel". Light touch, low travel, quiet.

o although this is an ergonomic keyboard, the differences in layout and spacing are minor and easy to adjust to, yet they still offer an improvement in typing comfort.

o nice spacebar, slightly deeper than standard keyboards, is easy to reach.

o reasonable price for a this quality of keyboard.

Cons:

o size: the width is identical to my Dell Quietkey, depth is about 1 inch greater, to accomodate the extra browser-specific buttons which I don't use. If the extra buttons were generic and user programmable this item would be in the Pros category.

Disclaimer - taste in input devices is highly subjective. What works wonderfully for one person can be a nightmare for another. I like this keyboard and find it more comfortable to use than a standard layout. Your mileage may vary.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By albertus on February 17, 2007
Style Name: Retail Verified Purchase
I am currently using this keyboard on my Mac mini (Intel-based). You can download the latest Intellitype software which is a Universal binary. The keys are programmable using the software (which appears in System Preferences).

The feel of the keyboard is soft to the touch. The curved design does help in making typing easier (there's less strain on the wrists).

So far, this keyboard is worth it for less than $20. It works with the Mac mini too.
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50 of 57 people found the following review helpful By N. Young on November 4, 2008
Style Name: Retail
I bought these keyboards as I like the quiet and low profile. Now I have 3 defective keyboards because some keys do not register (M, N, Caps are common). Microsoft has replaced these for free but I expressed concern that future keyboards will fail. On a Microsoft initiated customer satisfaction followup call, I told the rep that the hardware revision 1.0 is the same so the root cause for these failures have not been fixed. Their only response is to replace in the future and try to keep the customer happy, but I'm out a usable keyboard for 2 weeks. One of my 3 replacements (D, M now don't work) has failed after only 2 months. Used a keycap puller to yank defective ones off and a blower to clean off. Put a 1/4" peg in and these keys still do not trigger. Save your money. I will go back to Logitech and get something that will last its intended "lifetime".

After just sitting there for an hour, both the D and M keys started working. A while later they again just stopped working. This is with the computer on - nothing touched. Now it's looking like an intermittent problem that does not look to be hardware related. Keyboard controller problem is more like what's happening to some of these, so I will definitely not recommend anyone buy this keyboard as it will fail in the long term.

update 2/2/09 - The replacement keyboard above just totally flaked out. Both Alt, both Ctrl, left Shift, and a whole lot of keys don't work. Called Microsoft at 800-360-7561 for a refund. 1) copy of invoice 2) shipping is on me 3) must be the original (but I threw that out when Microsoft sent me a replacement!) 4) Otherwise they will replace it for free again (I'm still within warranty) and I get to throw the defective one out. I chose #4.
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