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- Cutting-edge design and improved performance for maximium productivity
- E-mail and Internet hot keys
- Compatible with Windows 2000 SP4 or higher, Mac OS 10.2x-10.4x
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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
Industry-Leading Ergonomic Design
Given the time you spend with your hands on a keyboard, investing in the newest addition to Microsoft's best-selling line of ergonomic keyboards can pay dividends in greater comfort. According to some studies, ergonomic keyboard designs, such as the Microsoft Natural line, have been associated with significant reduction of carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. Rest your wrists against the plush palm rest in a relaxed, natural angle with this keyboard's curved key bed, ergonomic arc, and reversed slope. Apart from comfort and support, enjoy quick, customizable way to reach files, folders, and web pages with handy hot keys. For close-in tasks, use the Zoom Slider, located in the middle of the keyboard, to zoom in and out with the touch of a finger.
Zoom - Get a closer look quickly and accurately with the intuitive Zoom Slider.
Customizable Hot Keys - Perform common tasks, like opening documents and replying to email messages, with the touch of a button.
Improved Number Pad - Quickly reach for commonly used symbols, such as equal sign, parentheses, and "Backspace." They are now located just above the number pad.
Ergonomic Design - Type in total comfort-ergonomic design encourages natural wrist and arm alignment so you can work without discomfort.
- Device Stage - Quickly and easily access common tasks, including product information, registration, settings, and more for popular devices such as cell phones, cameras, printers, and mouse, keyboard, and webcam products.
- Taskbar Favorites - Easily access programs in the taskbar with convenient keyboard hot keys. The keys automatically adapt to the new location of applications that have been rearranged by dragging.
- Email and Internet Hot Keys - Touch a button to quickly access your email application and the Internet.
- Multimedia Keys - Quickly and easily access and control all of your media from your keyboard.
- Lockable F Key - Lock your F keys to avoid engaging them unintentionally.
- Integrated Palm Rest - Get better support with this plush, integrated palm rest.
- Cutting-Edge Design - Whether you're at work or play, improve your performance with cutting-edge Microsoft design.
- Computer/Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (excluding Windows XP 64-bit)
- Hard Drive
Top Customer Reviews
Having used the Ergo keyboards in some form or another for the past 4 years (most recently, the Wireless Elite set), I must say that this keyboard is a step above.
To begin with, the construction is very solid. There is far less flex in the plastic and the keyboard as a whole compared to my Wireless Elite. The wrist pad is made of a nicely textured faux leather material with a tiny bit of padding. It feels rather durable (not to mention comfortable). It's a good addition as one of my main gripes with the MS ergo keyboards was that it was hard to fit one of those gel wrist rests around the curved base of the keyboard.
Compared to previous MS keyboards that I've owned, the keys on this keyboard are very well damped in terms of the sound the produce. It's very muted, even with my hard strokes. One thing that will take some adjusting to is the increased curvature (along two different planes) between where your pinky and index fingers rest (A,F and J,;). Whereas the older keyboards have a relatively flat incline, this keyboard has a slight curve (concave). In addition, there is also a very subtle curve across the keyboard as well (a horizontal curvature), which seems a more natural fit for the shape of hands. Also of note is the fact that some of the keys have changed shape.Read more ›
C319 Type="6" Activator="ZoomOut"
C320 Type="6" Activator="ZoomIn"
C319 Type="6" Activator="ScrollUp"
C320 Type="6" Activator="ScrollDown"
From years of typing I've come to learn my likes and dislikes of keyboards. I was one of those who ordered the very first Microsoft Ergonomic keyboard as soon as it came out, and I fell in love with it. After seven years, my faithful keyboard finally gave up the ghost and so I was forced to purchase another.
I was at first lured to purchase a different brand name ergonomic keyboard because it was cheaper, and boy did I regret that decision. Some of the keys were moved from their standard positions, the ENTER key was much larger, which meant the SHIFT key was smaller and the back slash key was moved to the last row. The spacing between the number keys was wider so I had to readjust my reach, and, to make things worse, the keys kept sticking. The whole layout was not to my taste.
In contrast, this keyboard is perfectly suited to me. The keys tap much softer which means my fingers don't absorb as much shock when I'm typing. I type over a 100 wpm and when your fingers fly over the board, they tend to tap harder. The keys are also laid out exactly how you would expect them to like any other keyboard. The shortcuts are my favorites where some are pre-set with others that you can set yourself.
Basically, I have no complaints. I'm very happy with my purchase.
So, for my use - standard typing for many hours/day, minimal use of special features - it's a great keyboard. I'm glad it's got the older-style cursor key/insert-delete-scroll key setup, rather than the setup used on the Natural Elite, that I never did really become accustomed to.
Chances are pretty good I'll buy another one to use at home this weekend - I am really happy with this, enough so that I'm ready to give up the old ergo keyboard I've got at home that doesn't have the negative tilt but does have the arrow-key configuration that I prefer.
I realize that split keyboards are interesting to a minority of the population (and everyone should use what works best for them) - but if you're one of the split keyboard people, I suggest giving this one a try.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is not a new design. I used this keyboard for 7 years until the cat barfed on it so I replace it with a new one. Microsoft got it right when they designed this keyboard. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Leland Holst
Solid keyboard, but will take time to adjust to the feel. Because of the placement of keys, I'm having trouble hitting the correct keys. Read morePublished 13 hours ago by Super Mom
not real happy at this point the keyboard was suppose to come with a cd software to run before you plug in the keyboard, it was also suppose to come with a user manual and it... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Deborah Rushing
plug and play, comfy keyboard. no wrist discomfort so far, after a few monthsPublished 1 day ago by jojosmith
Perfect for people who love ergonomic keyboards, the padding is a blessing for heavy arms, although it lacks certain buttons at the top, i.e. the next and last track buttons.Published 1 day ago by J. Good
The numbers keys on the right side stopped working after about 6 months. Wont be buying this one again.Published 1 day ago by brian