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Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 Keyboard Review

Ergonomic design on the cheap

Jun 28 2011, 2:46pm CDT | by

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Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 Keyboard Review

Today I am checking out the new Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000. This wired keyboard might be perfect for the user that needs a slightly more ergonomic keyboard before spending big money on a truly ergonomic offering. Read on for all for the details on the Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000.

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Specifications

The Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 is a full size keyboard that is designed to be ergonomic and more comfortable to use. The keyboard is recognized by Windows with no driver needed and measures 18.5" x 6.89". It connects to your computer via USB and is cheap at only $24.95.

In Use

The Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 is a very thick keyboard compared to my Logitech Illuminated keyboard that I have typed with for years. After years of getting used to the thin profile of the Logitech offering moving to the fatter and curved Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 is a big change. It took a lot of getting used to. The fatter and curved design of the 3000 meant I had to relearn where some of the keys were and made typing much slower at first than with my Logitech keyboard.

After a few hours of use I was almost back to my normal typing speed. The Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 is an ergonomic keyboard, but I found the very flat design of the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard to be more comfortable to type on than the Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000. I wish Microsoft made a keyboard as thin as the illuminated Keyboard Logitech offers.

A very thin keyboard is more comfortable to my wrists than a fatter ergonomic offering due to the bend the Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 forced in my wrists. People used to a normal thickness keyboard will probably have no issues using the Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 due to its thickness. If you are coming from years of using a keyboard with a normal key arrangement, the comfort curve design will take a bit of getting used to.

I have a very strange typing style and some of the discomfort the Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 gave me in the wrists is probably due to my style. The thing I do like about the Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 is that it has a very low price. Generally when we see ergonomic offerings they are very expensive. The Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 is under $25 making it an easy sell to the boss at the office if you are having wrist pain from typing. The Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 also has media keys and will works with Windows 7, Vista, and XP machines as long as your OS isn't 64-bit XP.

Verdict

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Ergonomic design

Cons

  • Very thick
 

Conclusion

The Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 isn’t ideal for me and my typing style, but you may like this cheap ergonomic offering.

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Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
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