Looking for an ergonomic keyboard for use in office? Check out the newly launched Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard. Featuring an enlarged split spacebar with optional backspace functionality, the new keyboard from Microsoft is designed for use with Windows 8 operating system and features Windows 8-specific keys.
With the Sculpt Comfort Keyboard, Microsoft is introducing its first keyboard to feature a split backspace-spacebar key. This design choice is the result of internal research that showed 90 percent of typists use only their right thumb to press the spacebar, leaving a lot of unused real estate on the left side of the bar. Research also showed the backspace key is the third most pressed key on the keyboard – behind the spacebar itself and the letter “e” – but constantly striking backspace breaks a person’s typing stride because of its location on the top right-hand corner of the keyboard. In response to these findings, Microsoft made two adjustments to help increase typing efficiency and speed: increased the width of the spacebar to make the bar easier to strike and split the spacebar to make use of the neglected left-hand side as an extra backspace key.
The keyboard also sports Microsoft’s own Contour Curve design, which features a six-degree bend in the keyboard layout with a dome-shaped arc to help promote a comfortable, neutral wrist position while keeping keys within easy reach. Its removable palm rest can be used for added comfort or easily detached with the press of a button for a sleek, compact look.
The Sculpt Comfort Keyboard also includes several keys that give customers quick access to the most commonly used Windows 8 features, including Search, Share, Device and Settings hot keys and an updated Windows key. With its wireless USB connectivity, the Sculpt Comfort Keyboard also reduces the unnecessary clutter of wires.
The Sculpt Comfort Keyboard will be available soon for $60.