Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop perfect with a Macbook Pro
The new Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop keyboard and mouse set is the perfect compliment to your Macbook Pro. Perfect as in the keyboard rests nicely on top of the Macbook Pro keyboard without pressing any of the keys underneath it. This awesome coincidence allows one to replace the Macbook Pro keyboard with a much more comfortable Microsoft Sculpt keyboard but maintain the comfort of working closely to your screen.
The keyboard will cover the trackpad so you’ll need to use the included Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse but that isn’t too much of a problem because the mouse is very comfortable and it tracks well.
The keyboard itself is very comfortable, the palm rest has a cushioned rubbery feel to it and the action on the keys are good (better than any of the previous Microsoft Ergonomic keyboards) but it isn’t a Torpe or Cherry key switch so if you are used to those you will be disappointed. The keyboard is quiet and my only complaint with it are the function keys which for some odd reason are tiny little buttons and use a different key switch. Microsoft designers probably chose the smaller keys to save space with the keyboard but it sort of defeats the whole purpose of an ergonomic keyboard which is comfort, not size.
The keyboard comes with a separate number pad which sits in a drawer. I never use extended keyboards so I don’t care for the number pad. It was smart for Microsoft to make it a separate component and I wish I could buy the keyboard without it to save a little money.
It would be so cool if Apple would sell models of their high end notebooks that allow a customer to swap out the normal keyboard with an ergonomic keyboard. This Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop hack works, but it isn’t very portable, the keyboard is large and takes up a lot of space in your backpack.
If you suffer from carpal tunnel or other issues from long hours of typing on a Macbook Pro keyboard, you should go out and buy the new Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic desktop keyboard and mouse set. Your hands and fingers will thank you.