|Item model number||WTA-00001|
|Operating System||windows 2000, mac os x jaguar, windows vista, windows xp professional|
|Item Weight||4.9 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5 x 11.1 x 20.6 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||5 x 11.14 x 20.59 inches|
|Batteries||4 AA batteries required. (included)|
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000
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- High Definition Laser Technology gives the Mouse more precision, more responsiveness, and smoother tracking.
- Mouse & Keyboard 2.4 GHz Wireless Technology connects wirelessly right out of the box with virtually no interference
- Advanced Ergonomic Design promotes a more natural hand, wrist, and forearm position for greater comfort.
- System Requirements - Windows Vista, Windows XP Professional, Home, Media Center Edition
- Mouse fits your hand as naturally as a handshake
- Tablet PC Edition, 60 MB free space, USB port and CD drive
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Keyboard/Keypad Type: KeyboardKeyboard/Keypad Connectivity Technology: WirelessKeyboard/Keypad Wireless Technology: RFPointing Device Type: MousePointing Device Connectivity Technology: WirelessPointing Device Wireless Technology: RFMovement Detection: LaserScroller Type: Scroll WheelKeyboard/Keypad Host Interface: USBPointing Device Host Interface: USBOperating System(s): Mac OS X 10.2x - 10.4x (excluding Mac OS X 10.0 - 1 0.1) Windows Vista Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 (SP4) or later Windows XP Professional/Professional 64 bit/Home Edition/Media Center Edition/Tablet PC EditionPackage Contents: Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 4 x AA Alkaline Batteries
From the Manufacturer
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000
Advanced Ergonomics Meets Advanced Technology
Reduce strain and make time with your computer more enjoyable by using the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000, a combination of the most advanced ergonomic designs for a keyboard and mouse. By resting your arms, wrists, and hands in a more natural position, you reduce pressure on sensitive areas, such as your carpal tunnel, and the potential for injuries resulting from unhealthy posture. In addition, you can take advantage of technology advancements with this keyboard and mouse set and work from up to 30 feet away from your computer with wireless technology. For close-in tasks, use the zoom slider located in the middle of the keyboard to easily zoom in and out by touching your finger on it. Breeze through documents, media files, and webpages easily by using the four-way tilt-scroll wheel on the mouse, aided by the precision and accuracy of industry-leading, high-definition laser technology.
2.4-GHz Wireless Technology - Enjoy the 2.4-gigahertz (GHz) wireless technology, which delivers a reliable connection with up to a 30-foot range, with virtually no interference.
Advanced Ergonomic Design - Work in total comfort by using a mouse and keyboard designed to encourage natural wrist and arm alignment.
Four-Way Scrolling - Scroll four ways for greater efficiency and comfort by using the tilt wheel.
Magnifier - Point and click to enlarge and edit details by using the magnifier.
Battery Life Indicator - Avoid getting caught with a dead battery. The battery status indicator glows red when the battery is running low.
- 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.
- Computer/Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Pro/Pro x64 Edition/Home/Media Center Edition/Tablet PC Edition, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 (SP4) or later.
- Hard Drive
60 MB free (install 100 MB)
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The mouse is nice but on everyone I've owned (at least 4) the mouse stops working. I've replaced them with other vertical style mice and have not had issues. The keyboard however is unmatched and has no alternative IMHO. For now, I'll continue to use the ones I have and replace them with the 4000 (wired) as needed rather than pay this ridiculous price for a keyboard/mouse combo. At the time of this review, this one is $799 + $6.87 shipping. Another seller has the same one for $899 + $9.99 for shipping. Both are crooks. 1 star for you. 5 stars for the product.
Fortunately, the mouse works well. I bought a wrist support brace of sorts and I use it while using this mouse. You have your hand at kind of an angle in a more natural position. The mouse fits my (big) hand perfectly, and the travel is very nice. I didn't notice any lag in the wireless technology. For a complaint, the scroll wheel seems abnormally stiff.
Now, I'll be the first to admit that I had to re-learn how to type using the ergonomic design, but I don't believe this is well-thought out to begin with. For one, it's a split design, which isn't required for it to be ergonomic, but that's the way they've decided to go.
Unfortunately, the placement of the keys seems to totally random. They expect you to use your pinkie to use a period, and they have random keys larger size to fit the split design. Why is the 'N' key the one that is gigantic, but the period button is not? It just doesn't make sense.
Then we get to the spacebar. There are two spots you're meant to hit the spacebar on either side of the split design, but the point of pressing is actually in the middle. So it's hit or miss whether or not it's actually going to register. It's loud, loose, clunky and feels bad. It's one of the worst spacebars I've ever used.
On top of that, the whole thing feels like very cheap plastic. Of course, I'm used to cheap-feeling keyboards, but this is the first one that cost me nearly $80. The support is thin, the elevation device underneath feels like it might snap at any moment, and the keyboard itself feels more like $10 than $80.
- Well-built mouse
- Lots of extra function buttons
- Cheap keyboard
- Bad spacebar
- Questionable key design
- Bad padding on keyboard support
- Big wireless receiver
- Stiff scroll wheel on mouse
This model is just another "upgrade" along the Microsoft Natural line. I have had zero issues and it works as expected regarding the quality I expect from Microsoft Hardware. Also it is nice to utilize the smaller USB dongle vs the old large pucks (I am using a 3ft USB extension cable to bring it up from behind the workstation - the extension is more so that the USB stick is never accidentally broken than for actual transmission).
I mentioned Logitech in title and therefore must mention.. while I have successfully and happily utilized many Logitech products, I find their wireless desktops to generally be sub-par! Beyond our recommendation to avoid, every few months we install, replace, or fix for a client while always resulting in the same issues.. driver problems, key lettering all but completely wearing off, and battery life stinks.
7+ years on a highly used keyboard without an issue... battery swaps maybe every 6 months. And not a single key is unreadable (although visibly worn as expected). Microsoft does hardware well and I have yet to find an unhappy customer.
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop (L5V-00001) just does NOT cut it for me as key's are to 'short'. The center 'arch' is not as significant as the 7000:(. The separation of the numbers pad makes no sense to me and by doing so eliminated the oh so valuable 2nd 'enter' key at the far right of the keyboard. The relocation of the delete, insert, home, end, pg up/down really *****!