What Can Replace the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard?
The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard and Mouse are no longer being manufactured. This is the end of a product that many office workers and ergonomists loved. One of the main features that attracted so many was the ability to have an easy to learn angled keyboard with a detached number pad. This allowed for many to transition from a regular keyboard to a more ergonomic keyboard with smaller learning curve than other angled/split keyboards all while eliminating the need to reach for their mouse. The number pad was easy to move into position when needed and for those who like to rest their wrist while the wrist rest was a hit!
The Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard created solutions to specific keyboard user issues. These issues where:
- Learning curve
- Hand Pronation
- Small hand/shoulder width user elbow and shoulder discomfort
- Extended reach to a right handed mouse.
The big question is … are there any keyboards on the market that solve all of these problems?
The answer is yes ish!
Here are similar keyboards to the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard on the market along with how they compare to the canceled product.
These keyboards are extremely similar to the Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard. The only thing that really stands out is the number pad on the right side of their keyboards. This makes for the user to reach laterally when moussing with their right hand. If you always mouse with your left hand these keyboards would feel extremely similar.
Kinesis keyboards are extremely adjustable and have the option to add a very comfortable wrist rest. They are great for those who are smaller in stature and those who are wider. The only thing that would make one more wary of getting this keyboard after using the Sculpt keyboard is the typing learning curve. If you are a person that is very set in their ways and don't like change this isn’t the fit for you. But if you are willing to learn and have some coaching on how to properly adjust the keyboard to your needs it will not disappoint.
The Adesso mini ergonomic keyboard is the closest thing to the Sculpt keyboard given that it does not have the number pad attached and its slant/split angle. The difference is the track ball in the middle of the keyboard and a smaller wrist rest.
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