Recently, Microsoft revealed its Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop, which consists of a Sculpt Ergonomic mouse and a Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard. How is it different from the other desktops? The desktop follows a rather unorthodox design that reduces strain while using the Keyboard, Mouse or the desktop. This is indeed one of the top innovations in present time.
Many brands claim to sport the best possible keyboard design, but many do not have one vital ingredient, it is called comfort. Microsoft’s Ergonomic Keyboard boasts of best possible comfort features, and thereby reducing stress. What’s so good about this keyboard, you ask? The keyboard has a characteristic curved design with a U-shaped split, it was also code named the ‘Manta Ray’, as its design resembled the back of a Manta Ray fish. Apart from being split, the left and right of the keyboard are moderately angled for easier access and pressing of keys, the positioning of the keys is more in relevance with the natural curvature of your hand and length of your fingers. In addition to this, the base of your palm is given a good rest at the bottom of the keyboard.
The Ergonomic mouse also has its own set of comfort adjustments. The structure of the mouse pushes your hand to a tilted angle to reduce wrist strain.
One more noticeable feature is that the number pad is separate. This gives you the liberty to adjust the position of your number pad. What’s new in that? Moving the number pad away allows you to move the mouse closer to the body’s centre to reduce shoulder strain.
A single dongle connects all three parts to your computer. The keyboard uses 2 AAA batteries, while the mouse needs 2 AA batteries to power up.