Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop
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- Modular number pad design; Encourages proper posture; Single USB dongle connecting entire bundle
- Setup takes up excessive desktop space; Split keyboards are an acquired taste; Glossy shell on mouse attracts sticky fingerprints
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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop Review
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop comprises has keyboard and mouse with well-designed wireless peripherals that have dedicated Windows controls. It is quite impressive on the hands and using all features within it requires a running PC, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 or Windows RT. As well, you will need to have two AAA alkaline batteries and spare USB port.
The mouse, secondary numerical keypad and main keyboard come with the pack. A fourth USB-connected transceiver (wireless dongle) is also available for users who desire a fourth gadget. Microsoft has employed usual solid peripheral build, with mostly plastic materials to make this slick black desktop. Shiny black plastic is blended with matte black plastic making stylish mélange of blackness. White detailing is used mainly, with an occasional Windows 8 blue patch employed on occasion.
The main keyboard makes for a fantastic sight and comes in two halves essentially, just as many ergonomic keyboards. A spacebar is present as well, which bridges the gap in-between Qwert and Yuiop. Overall effect is of keyboard rising up at the middle, akin to a melted-down standard keyboard draped across tower rail, which Microsoft calls ‘domed’ design.
A magnetic stand fixed to the keyboard underside elevates it towards the typist, which resembles typing done upon the raised rear sports car bumper. It connects magnetically and renders it stable and unfussy using the keyboard. This stand supports cushioned wrist rest, which is an area generously proportioned and covered in smooth black foam. Flip-out door lies on the underside, hosting the two AAA batteries. The keys are made up of scrabble-tile variety, are matt black and set into shiny black fascia. Symbols and letters are white and set against a black background. At 392 x 228 x 59mm, the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is neither light nor small, but is meant to be portable. The numeric keypad which comes separately is quite a lot its upstart accessory. A small keyboard square in similar style to main keyboard, it however is flat and oblong traditionally, measuring 928 x 132 x 177mm and weighing 100g.
The mouse is somewhat non-traditional in appearance, being squat circular. Sides and bottom of the Sculp Ergonomic Desktop are matt black with right- and left-click buttons up being shiny black up top. A scroll wheel has been set into middle the middle section and bright blue Windows Button sitting right where the thumb rests, for a right-handed mouse user. The mouse is of good size, though appears to be rather excessive, at 749 x 982 x 567mm. The desktop features a simple setup process, involving only popping in the dongle. The big round shape of Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop takes time as well to feel natural and you can hold it well within the palm, unlike any typical computer mouse, requiring you to rest your wrist just flat on desk. The button positions and scroll wheel feel natural straight away. Addition of Windows button comes in very handy when applying Windows 8 in particular.
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- The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is manufactured by Microsoft and was added in December 2014 in the Mouse & Keyboard Combinations section
- This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5
- The best price of the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop in Canada is $99.99 at Best Buy
- In Canada this product is available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau
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