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Old 22-06-2006, 22:17   #1
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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 £17 + p&p

For those suffer from RSI or want to try what the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard is like. You can get the new ones Here for £17.61 + P&P.

http://www.savastore.com/productinfo...id=44&rstrat=0

The same keyboard is £36 at amazon Here and £36.62 at Ebuyer Here.

The only catch is that you don't get the fancy box or CDs, the keyboard is OEM. But drivers can be downloaded from Microsoft directly. And the keyboard work straight out of the box without anything installed and recognise by XP as the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 straight away.

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Old 22-06-2006, 22:33   #2
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It's not often that I rate a Mircosoft product, but I have to say what a great keyboard this is (Well, as great as keyboards can be!)

It's very comfy to use, and has really helped with my RSI.

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Old 22-06-2006, 22:36   #3
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Gone for this, thanks.
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Old 23-06-2006, 01:43   #4
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And it has the added bonus of having the INSERT and DELETE keys in the right place - none of those buggered about with key layouts that MS and Logitech are pushing now!
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I was after these, it appears they are now back in stock
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:36   #6
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It's not often that I rate a Mircosoft product, but I have to say what a great keyboard this is (Well, as great as keyboards can be!)
Are you an Apple Mac or Linux user?
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:59   #7
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Ordered last month...didn't think they'd come back into stock at this price! Despatched yesterday...great keyboard + a billy bargain!!
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Old 12-07-2006, 13:07   #8
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Did anyone else have "fun" with their website? It took a few goes to get the item in the basket... and then their way of splitting up "Delivery" and "Delivery Surcharges" was confusing too.

Anyway, I've ordered one - cheers raymondlin

Fingers crossed that I find the keyboard comfortable, and that I can adapt my two fingered semi-touch typing to it...

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Old 12-07-2006, 13:46   #9
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Does this have any onboard usb ports?

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Old 12-07-2006, 13:47   #10
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zpos - No USB hub

A word of warning too - anyone that has a pull-out keyboard tray on a desk may well have problems as the keyboard has a high seating position and also takes up a lot of room due to it's unique design:

http://www.everythingusb.com/images/...4000raised.jpg

http://www.everythingusb.com/images/...4000drawer.jpg

Also the keyboard is USB only and has no PS2 input, no software is included as this is an OEM product but the latest drivers can be downloaded from the Microsoft website.

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Old 12-07-2006, 13:54   #11
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Dang, it'd mean I'd have to find two more usb ports! I have extra ports but it would mean re-routing stuff...etc. My current MS natural keyboard has two onboard usb ports and they are well handy.

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Old 12-07-2006, 14:06   #12
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that old beige/white Microsoft natural keyboard Pro takes some beating doesn't it!, Still have mine too
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Nice one thanks a lot gone for it!
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Old 12-07-2006, 14:27   #14
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that old beige/white Microsoft natural keyboard Pro takes some beating doesn't it!, Still have mine too
Yes indeed, I think I might treat it to a nice proper clean... funny how you take things for granted aye!

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zpos - after you've cleaned it undo the screws, remove the standard and multimedia keys, treat it to a dose of black acrylic spray - £1.99 and job's a good 'un!! Save yaself £20 too
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Fingers crossed that I find the keyboard comfortable, and that I can adapt my two fingered semi-touch typing to it...
Persist. It's amazing what a diifference it makes. Try it for a week and then try your old keyboard it'll feel so awkward and cramped. Sadly i don't have one aymore as I went with Logitech MX.
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zpos - after you've cleaned it undo the screws, remove the standard and multimedia keys, treat it to a dose of black acrylic spray - £1.99 and job's a good 'un!! Save yaself £20 too
lol, I've convinced myself I don't really need this bargain.... I think!

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lol, I've convinced myself I don't really need this bargain.... I think!

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as did I zpos, but then I thought considering all the time and posts spent on this topic it would be rude not too and so snagged one for the hell of it, LOL

...c'mon you know you want one really, don't be tight...save you having to clean your current one too!
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Thanks op, orderd 2........one for each hand
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Great spot! Ordered 2.
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