Hump Day Hardware: Keyboards Revisited

September 10, 2008

About a month ago I covered keyboards in my Hump Day Hardware blog posting. One of the keyboards I featured was the Microsoft Natural Ergo Keyboard 4000. After writing about it, I got more and more intrigued by the features it offers. My old Microsoft keyboard was a few years old and the new one only cost $32. That’s right, I had to get one for myself.

I’ve been using it the last couple of days now and I really am impressed. Little things like padding on the wrist rest, the calculator key, the back and forward keys and the other programmable keys. I also thought it was cool that the common function of a letter key is written on the front of it. Like Ctrl + C is Copy, right? That means the C key has the word copy of the front of it as a little reminder. Best of all is the zoom slider in the middle of the keyboard. I don’t use a mouse and that means I don’t have a scroll wheel. The zoom slider gives me something very close to that scroll wheel.

Think about how much you use your keyboard. This is a small price to pay for a replacement that gives you a lot of bang for the buck.

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