- Minimum RAM: 128 MB
Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000
- 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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From the Manufacturer
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
(USED MODEL) After some initial issues with different keys not working at different times, I started to return this keyboard then cancelled it as it seemed to be doing better. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Thomas W.
Very nice keyboard. I use it at home and office. I'm so used to this keyboard and I'm not comfortable with any other keyboard. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Zigbee
This has been a favorite keyboard of mine for years and years. I've owned three. They are getting tough to find used and almost impossible to track down new. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Winchester2
I have loved this keyboard for nearly a decade. It has a great ergonomic layout without the keys being so spread apart that you cant use either hand on either side of the keyboard. Read morePublished 10 months ago by EricL
Overall it is a nice keyboard. However the play/pause key towards the top does not seem to work with many applications.Published 13 months ago by Neal S.
This is the best keyboard ever. Microsoft discontinued and produced the Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 which is the worst keyboard ever. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sandra L. Canela