Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard
Microsoft's new Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard, the latest in a long line of ergonomic keyboards from the company, shows just how wrong most keyboards are. The history of the computing industry is one of adapting computers to humans, not humans to computers, and the grid of keys on most keyboards are just the thing for robot typists.
The new Microsoft Sculpt keyboard has the organic, flowing design that not only is a better match for the human hand, it also looks terrific. It undulates pleasingly.
Looks aren't everything, of course. If you're not an ergo keyboard convert, using it will take some getting used to. I'm a longtime Microsoft ergonomic keyboard user and still had to recalibrate my right-hand muscle memory for slightly longer reach to the equals and backspace keys. Also, the screened-on letters may wear off the keys with use, which will undermine the keyboard's look.
December 31, 2013 12:00 AM PST
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| Caption by: Stephen Shankland
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