Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 - USB

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 - USB

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 - USB

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  • Wired USB
  • Ergonomic Design
  • Zoom Slider
  • Email and Internet Hot Keys
  • Multimedia Keys
  • Integrated Palm Rest
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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The Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 from Microsoft is an ergonomic wired-USB keyboard with with a zoom control, an enhanced numerical keypad and Internet and multimedia function buttons. The keyboard connects to your Windows or Mac computer via the USB interface and features a split ergonomic design with an integrated wrist rest.

Ergonomic Design
The keyboard features a split-key ergonomic design with an integrated wrist-rest. This design not only supports your wrists while typing, but also provides a more natural position for your hands and fingers as you type.
Enhanced Functions
The keyboard features a zoom control, an enhanced numeric keypad and Internet and multimedia function keys. These enhanced keys and controls let you more easily control your computer.
USB Interface
The keyboard can be connected to any computer with a USB interface, making it easy to attach to almost any computer.
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Microsoft B2M-00012 Specs

Keys
Dedicated Multimedia Keys Yes
Connectivity
Connection Type Wired
System Connection USB Type-A
Full-Functionality OS Support Mac, Windows
General
Built-In Control Device None
Physical
Dimensions (L x W x H) 19.8 x 10.3 x 3.3" / 503.0 x 262.0 x 83.0 mm
Weight 2.9 lb / 1.3 kg

Microsoft B2M-00012 Reviews

Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 - USB is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 96.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most comfortable design for big hands I have been using the wave style keyboards for 30+ years. I have large hands and the standard style keyboards are just too small. While I also have and use a Logitech wireless wave keyboard on another computer, the design of the MS keyboard is easier for me to type on. I did used a MS wave keyboard 15+ years ago but replaced it with a generic wave keyboard because the normal retail price for the MS keyboard is too high for a wired keyboard or/and I could not find one. The difference between the MS keyboard and many of the generics is not that big, but a recent sale triggered the purchase to replace an old wireless keyboard that was dying.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ergonomic Keyworks for Compromised Hands I got this keyboard when I got my new Mac Pro Computer. My old Mac and Logitech ergonomic keyboard worked beautifully. Didn't need t anything. But with all the upgrades on the new computer and monitor, all my shortcut keys and many other functions no longer worked. I was told I would need a new keyboard. I checked, and checked. Ergonomic keyboards just aren't available anymore except for this one Microsoft that would work. After much changing including flatening it, I have figured out many, but far from all the short cuts I was use to using. I am a photographer so I need them. I expect this keyboard to serve me for many years to come.
Date published: 2013-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great keyboard for a while I have this same keyboard both at work and at home. I absolutely love to type on it. The keys work well and the ergonomic shape makes it very easy and (for lack of a better word) natural. It has a lot of extra buttons on it, but I don't use them. Unfortunately, the two I have now are my third and forth ones. The first one was for work. You would have to push the space bar with two fingers or it would misalign and not go down like it should. The second one I had was for home and the c key didn't work (as you can see, no problems with the c with the new one). Overall this is a fantastic keyboard. I bought two more even after knowing the problems.
Date published: 2010-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it says This is my second MS Ergonomic 4000; I spilled water on my first, which caused some keys to not work, but that is my fault. I considered Kinesis briefly after seeing some onsets of wrist troubles, but decided to try this much less expensive keyboard, and have been very happy with it. The tingling in my wrists has largely disappeared. The keyboard also works with Linux fairly well. I have disassembled my first one, and it is very easy to clean. The only downside is that the spacebar is bit stiff to touch, and is very noisy, but I can tolerate it so I am giving it a full set of stars. (Apologies to my coworkers.)
Date published: 2011-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfortable keyboard I just got a new laptop computer, and as the keyboard is fairly small, decided to buy a freestanding keyboard for home use. I had owned one of the first generation Microsoft ergonomic boards, and once I got broken in to the different way it felt, really liked it. The new generation boards are even better. Lots of handy keys, usable either as F keys or as specific task keys, very easy to use. My only gripe about this keyboard is since I use a straight keyboard 8 hours a day at work, when I come home at night there is some readjustment for the old fingers. The built in soft wrist rest is nice, too. The 4000 comes with a plastic keyboard lift, which I don't use. It seems to be made for people who have a keyboard drawer that is lower than their desktop so they can have their arms in a neutral position to type. All in all, I would, and have, recommend this keyboard to anyone looking for a more comfortable way to type...and am thinking about investing in one for my work computer at my own expense, so I can bwe comfortable there, too.
Date published: 2008-06-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst keyboard I've ever owned Less than a year ago, I purchased this keyboard as a replacement for a Natural Multimedia Keyboard. The key configuration is significantly different, but the more significant problem is that the printing has worn off many of the keys: E, R, S, D, C, O, L, and M are essentially mystery keys. I'm a touch typist, but I still find this unacceptable. I must use a USB keyboard because my current computer has no PS/2 ports, but this keyboard is despicable. Why couldn't Microsoft have simply converted the Natural Media Keyboard to USB and left well enough alone?
Date published: 2010-05-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beware of its drawbacks! I had 2 such keyboards. The first died due to black tea. I bought the second. The second has died itself without any reason. After that I have opened both and studied them from inside. It has very poor conductors on the contact matrix films under the keys. This leads to very quick malfunctioning (after only few months of regular use). Dropped tea on the keyboard **corrodes** those conductors immediately (3-5 min only, you will have no time to wipe an clean it) - some keys will stop typing. The painting on the keys are wiped by fingers in 3 months. Very cheap implementation. Cannot say that typing feeling is good. Would not recommend it. On contrary, my other cheap keyboard is still working after 15 years of use.
Date published: 2018-11-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beware of its drawbacks! I had 2 such keyboards. The first died due to black tea. I bought the second. The second has died itself without any reason. After that I have opened both and studied them from inside. It has very poor conductors on the contact matrix films under the keys. This leads to very quick malfunctioning (after only few months of regular use). Dropped tea on the keyboard **corrodes** those conductors immediately (3-5 min only, you will have no time to wipe an clean it) - some keys will stop typing. The painting on the keys are wiped by fingers in 3 months. Very cheap implementation. Cannot say that typing feeling is good. Would not recommend it. On contrary, my other cheap keyboard is still working after 15 years of use.
Date published: 2018-11-24
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Will a current Dell Mouse work with this keyboard ?
Asked by: Gary R.
Any mouse will work with this keyboard. This keyboard just plugs into an open USB port and will load some software so it work correctly. A mouse would be connected through another port on the PC (probably USB) and would not connect directly to the keyboard. I have personally used this keyboard with a Dell Mouse and it work fine, but any brand of Mouse will do.
Answered by: Robert G.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Does this keyboard work well on Mac computers?
Asked by: Angelika M.
I use this with a Macbook Pro (last year's edition) and it works great. Some of the non-letter keys change what they do (the windows button becomes your command key ), but otherwise it works seamlessly.
Answered by: Kelly B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

DOES A MOUSE COMES WITH THE KEYBOARD?
Asked by: Anonymous
No it does not.
Answered by: Christiane S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Will this keyboard work with Windows 10 ?
Asked by: Gary R.
It does for me.
Answered by: Michael H.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

How are the function key functions invoked -- ie f2 to see a formula in a spreadsheet?
Asked by: Anonymous
Each function key actually says on it what function it does (ie. f2 says F2 on the side of the key and says undo on the top. I believe you can program the function keys with the provided software though.
Answered by: Cassandra C.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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