Keyboard Review: Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic
The Microsoft Sculpt ergonomic keyboard is very large, as the wrist rest is integrated and not removable. NumPad is a separate piece that you can place wherever you want. The keyboard also comes with a magnetically joined tilted elevator, which significantly increases the height of the keyboard. Microsoft recommends that users use the tilted lift for optimal ergonomic positioning, but you can use the keyboard without it.
The quality of the construction is very good. It is mainly made of plastic; However, the overall construction feels good and the keyboard does not flex. The palm rest is padded with a dense foam-like material that has started to peel off a bit in the corner of our unit, but your experience can vary. The sloping elevator is also plastic and feels noticeably cheaper as it can potentially break if it falls. The keys have a slightly structured feel for them, and the key captions are printed on the pad, which can chipped or fade with regular use.The ergonomics are excellent. Microsoft advises users to use the sloping elevator, creating a reverse tilt to prevent their wrists from bending, thus putting less pressure on their wrists. The keyboard also has a domed design, which helps reduce forearm pronation. Unfortunately, there is only one tilt adjustment. The expanded material of the wrist rest feels a bit hard and is not as comfortable as the one found on the Logitech ERGO K860 wireless keyboard. If you’re looking for an ergonomic keyboard with a detachable palm rest, check out Matias Ergo Pro.
Microsoft Sculpt is ideal for use in the office. Its ergonomic design allows you to write all day and should not cause fatigue. However, the split keyboard layout takes some getting used to, and some might find the keys a bit soft. Writing noise is very minimal and shouldn’t be annoying for your colleagues. The overall quality of keyboard construction is decent, but key legends printed on the pad can fade over time.
Microsoft Sculpt is mediocre for games. Scissor switches feel a bit soft and unresponsive, and key legends printed on pads can quickly fade if you always use the same keys. The keyboard has no backlight for darkroom games and has no dedicated macro keys for MMO games.Microsoft Sculpt’s ergonomic keyboard is uniformly available for programming. It offers a good typing experience and its ergonomic design is comfortable, but the keys feel a bit soft and there are no dedicated macro keys. Some keys do not work on macOS and Linux, and their customization software is only available for Windows.
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard is a large office keyboard designed for those who are prone to repetitive stress injuries. Its split keyboard design and reverse tilt encourage a more natural typing position to relieve pressure on your wrists. Unfortunately, it takes a while to get used to typing on this keyboard, and the use of disposable batteries looks pretty outdated. However, if you tend to spend all day in front of a computer, this keyboard may be able to help prevent any future injuries.Photo:Microsoft
Computer – Requires a PC that meets the requirements and installed operating system below.
Connectivity – USB
Hard Drive Space – 150 MB Hard Drive
Dimensions – Length: 15.4″ / 392mm Width: 8.96″ / 228mm
Cushioned palm rest – Cushioned palm rest provides support and promotes a neutral wrist position.
Split keyset design – Split keyset design helps to position wrists and forearms in a natural, relaxed position
Natural arc – Natural Arc key layout mimics the curved shape of the finger tips
Domed keyboard design – Domed keyboard design positions wrists at a natural, relaxed angle
Separate number pad – Separate number pad provides greater flexibility for workspace setup