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Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

£50 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Microsoft

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

Split keys: you either love them or hate them. The ergonomic design, built to reduce RSI and enhance your comfort, can take some time to get used to, but after going through a month of irritation relearning to type, a lot of people never go back from Microsoft's Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000.

Split keys: you either love them or hate them. The ergonomic design, built to reduce RSI and enhance your comfort, can take some time to get used to, but after going through a month of irritation relearning to type, a lot of people never go back from Microsoft's Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000.

The Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 from Microsoft is a beautiful piece of hardware. A soft leather-effect wrist rest complements the black-and-silver gullwing look, and you can use a bar to invert the lift on the board for maximum comfort. There's a zoom slider and customised hotkeys – both nice touches.

It's a shame the 4000 is USB-only. Setup's a cinch. Load the IntelliType Pro 5.3 software, add the board and clack away. Or rather, don't. To colleagues' relief, the board lacks that satisfying noise.

Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Expert Verdict »
Win 2000/XP
233MHz Pentium or higher
128MB RAM
60MB of hard drive space
460x260x40mm
1.2kg
3-year warranty
  • Build Quality: We give this item 10 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 9 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

You can find much cheaper ergonomic boards than the 4000 but none with the same great design or interesting additions. It looks nice, and – most importantly - is extremely comfortable to use. Well worth shelling out for.

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