November 12, 2013

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop

After eight years I have upgraded my Microsoft Ergonomic keyboard 4000 to a newer model. Microsoft hardware has been always very good in my opinion, but in this product iteration you can see how much they have learn about design.

What I like:

  • Magnetic battery covers
  • Magnetic accessories
  • All extra useless buttons gone
  • Numeric pad now a separate accessory leaving your mouse much closer to the keyboard
  • Much shorter keypress and better feeling
  • You can store the dongle inside the mouse

What I don’t like:

  • USB dongle is bigger than the Logitech one.
  • If I want to mix the Logitech MX mouse with the Microsoft Keyboard one I need two dongles
  • You can’t recharge the mouse batteries with an USB cable
  • The keyboard has a weird key layout at the right side. I hope I can get used to it.