- Designed to promote natural hand, wrist, and forearm
- With cushioned palm rest for better support
- Improved number pad with backspace above
- Convenient hotkeys for Windows 7 to easily access programs in the taskbar
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Review:
The Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 is the benchmark of ergonomic keyboards which most buyers go for. Not only because it is Microsoft, but also the reviews are good, and the price is just right. Also, the design is very professional, hence it is used commonly for businesses.
This ergonomic keyboard is contoured to meet your hands’ natural posture, or at least Microsoft thinks it does. It is best suited for people who know the qwerty touch typing method, which is ‘asdf’on the left and ‘jkl;’on the right. Users who know this typing method will get it, and will adjust more easily. This is because the keypads for the left hand are separated with the right using an empty space. The Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 is made this way because when the hands are too close with each other, the wrists tend to bend a little more. Users who do not know the correct typing method may have a harder time adjusting with this keyboard.
Standard computer keyboards are flat on a surface. They are made that way so they are easy to stack and transport, you know, so business is easy. However our human hands are not made flat, so we would have to adjust on the keyboard we use day and night. Most of the time our hands are just unable to cope which leads to wrist pain, arthritis, CTS, or other Repetitive Strain Injury. Think twice on just sticking with the standard keyboard as it is best to not risk your health. Although it may require some time to getting used to, it won’t take long until you get the hang of it.
The Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 is the perfect example of what ergonomic keyboards should be. Not to mention the wrist rest is definitely an icing on the cake.
The only downside of this keyboard is that the space bar is requires a little bit more pressure to tap. An issue you’ll have to consider if your thumbs are weak. If you do, it will be better to use a thumb spica splint.
Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP (excluding Windows XP 64-bit)