The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is the result of decades of research by the tech giant. The keyboard is designed to keep your hands at a natural angle when you are typing. This is good news for people who spend long period of time typing away in front of a computer. Another step towards keeping that dreaded carpal tunnel syndrome away.
Granted, anything cutting-edge can be quite intimidating at first. Although this keyboard takes some getting used to, chances are that you won’t want to use any other after trying it. The ergonomic design provides better wrist support and is based on a design called “manta ray”.
The keys are on curves sweeping downward on both sides and there is a big rest area that’s made of a synthetic material. Something that may be irritating for some people is that the function keys and the ESC key are tiny. The number pad is also separate from the main keyboard and is quite small in size.
The mouse has a special design with a designated Windows button for bringing up the Start Menu.
For those who spend extended period typing, the keys offer just enough resistance to allow you to type quickly for long, without hurting your fingertips.
For such quality, in South Africa, you can expect to pay about R1299. This may be out of reach for many people, but it’s well worth it. Microsoft has spent years doing research on how to better the computing experience for consumers. With this design, the company is inching closer towards providing consumers with an optimal experience.