Today's review is going to look at the Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard.
Let’s see why it’s such a popular product.
- Has a detachable palm support
- Provides customizable comfort with adjustable tilting
- Backlit keys for easier typing in low-light environments
- Has a built-in trackpad for quick navigation and control
The Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard (LXM-00001) is rated for a comfortable typing experience.
This keyboard is the result of a study called the "Microsoft KeyCap study," and was developed through the team at Microsoft research. This study, which took place over three years, involved more than 1800 study participants.
The Microsoft name is associated with "ease." The focus of the study was not on ergonomics but on the correct positioning of the hands and arms while typing.
The many keys were designed to reduce repetitive strain injuries (RSI), which are caused due to an unnatural posture.
The keys have a curvature that is lengthened towards the front and the keys are covered in a thin sheet of silicone. These features give you a more natural range of movement while typing. Ergonomic keyboards place special emphasis on a user's natural movement, which allows for a better typing experience.
One of the biggest challenges of this particular setup, though, is that there is not a natural path for fingers to exist in; this makes typing significantly harder than on normal keyboards.
The keys also have a coating that make them resistant to spills, which prevents messes and abrasion.
This keyboard does come with a USB cable to connect it to a computer, and it is recommended to use the company's own software. The keyboard also has two dedicated keys for Microsoft Office-related functions.
This keyboard also has a 1-year warranty.
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