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Microsoft’s outs bizarre-looking Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard




Yesterday, Microsoft has announced their latest Manta Ray-inspired ergonomic Keyboard as part of the new Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop bundle.

To call Microsoft’s new Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard bizarre is actually an understatement. However, as weird as it may appear to be, Microsoft claims that it’s built with comfort and productivity in mind. Moreover, the tech firm from Redmond stated that, the keyboard’s domed build, spacious cushioned palm rest, and cleft key layout (which, by the way, looks like a smiling face at first glance), are thoughtfully designed to reduce the risk of strain or discomfort while typing.

mircosoft sculpt keyboard

Along with this odd-looking keyboard, Microsoft also announced a new wireless mouse which can be purchased as a standalone product for little under sixty bucks (USD59.95) or included in the Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop bundle for USD129.95 which also comes with a wireless NumPad.


 

Albeit not as weird as its keyboard counterpart, the Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse also has its fair share of quirks in terms of its design. We’re not gonna go too much into the specifics, but some of the wireless pointer’s more prominent features include a scroll wheel that’s pushed slightly off-center to give way for its fairly sizeable thumb rest. And there’s also a dedicated Start button, which may come handy when Windows 8.1 update finally arrives.

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For more information about Microsoft’s new accessories, you can head over to the source link below.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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12 Responses

  1. wilde says:

    Alas, ergonomic ONLY for the right-handed.

  2. mutt0mbu says:

    me want this

  3. Lenard Sumalde says:

    meh, too bad there is no alpha numeric keyboard.

  4. Biggs says:

    Ergonomics? Bring back the Trackball Explorer, Ballmer!

  5. Justin says:

    What’s with the gap in the middle? Does that serve any purpose at all?

  6. Anon says:

    It’s not that “bizarre” or weird at all. Most ergonomic keyboards are shaped that way for better typing efficiency and to prevent RSI. This new MS keyboard is just an iteration of previous designs. The old ones used to have function buttons and a track button of sorts, kinda like those found on thinkpad keyboards, in the center. I guess Microsoft didnt think people used ’em enough so they axed the portion and, hence, the “smiley face” design. I know quite a few guys, programmers mostly, who swear by these MS ergonomic keyboards. They look funky, yes, but once you get used to the look and the hand position, you might find them more comfortable to use than a typical keyboard. Cheers! :)

  7. Harry says:

    It’s not as weird looking as you might think. If you read this post for instance http://www.bestergonomickeyboard.net/microsoft-sculpt-ergonomic-keyboard-review/ you’ll learn a bit about why it looks like this. It’s actually a great line and a great design. It’s a very cool upgrade from the old 4000 & 7000. I actually love it :)

  8. Doet says:

    Where can I get this locally? :)

  9. j says:

    Where can I buy this?

  10. Ryan says:

    How to buy i am interested in buying

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