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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop keyboard and mouse fashioned for healthy computing

Microsoft’s newly introduced Sculpt Desktop keyboard flaunts exactly the sort of design that makes you do a double take and wonder if the GoofyBooth camera effects you’ve been playing with are messing with your head. The body curves inwards and then splits downwards from near the 6 key with the explanation that it’s really concerned about your computing health. And it’s got an equally intriguing mouse to play along too.

The gash in the keyboard and the area surrounding it is slightly raised. The second most significant thing about the construct is its number keypad which is actually a separate unit that can be moved in or out of the way whenever necessary. The combination is touted to keep users typing away with their wrists and forearms relaxed in the natural position. A fair-sized, cushioned palm rest lines the base for added comfort. In our opinion, palms off the table and keyboard is the best way of hitting the keys.

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop

The device is fitted with hotkeys for media playback, snap controls and access to Windows 8/8.1 charms. It can be hooked up to systems running Windows 7 and RT too as well as Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or higher. As for the Sculpt Ergonomic mouse, it features four-way scrolling and a special Windows button for quickly hitting the Start screen. It has a small dip on its left side for supporting the thumb and a back button. A slight tilt towards the right is present so that the wrist is comfortably rested on it.

We’ve had our share of time with ergonomic keyboards and mice to be left unconvinced that physical discomfort at the PC can be greatly alleviated with the peripherals used. Pain in the shoulders and neck after a hard day’s work? Maybe your seating arrangement’s not good enough. Still want to have a go at the Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop keyboard and mouse? They will sell for $129.95 in a bundle starting from this month.

The keyboard and mouse will also be sold separately for $80.95 and $59.95, respectively. Not interested in changing your keyboard because of the learning curve? Some people will tell you that it’s not the hardware, but the way you type which matters the most.

YouTube video

Check out the YouTube video we’ve posted above and tell us if it works for you.