Heavy keyboard and mouse users know how important it is to have a comfortable desktop pack. And when clients ask, Microsoft executes, or so they’d like us to think.
To answer all our comfort woes, the company has unveiled two sleek, sexy desktop packs: Sculpt Ergonomic and Sculpt Comfort, so that we don’t have to worry about wrist injuries or carpal tunnel syndrome ever again. The new Microsoft Sculpt packs are out now, so let’s take a closer look at both.
Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop
Microsoft’s Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is a full mouse and keyboard setup with a striking design. It provides most of the features other ergonomic products offer, but the keyboard is split in the middle so as to allow the users to keep their hands in a more natural position. This design change is what brought the keyboard the nickname “Manta Ray,” as it looks very similar to the aquatic creature.
But this is not the only change the keyboard went through. In order to give users more options in terms of desktop layout, Microsoft decided to completely separate the number pad from the main unit.
The entire ensemble is designed for comfort, with curved keys and a large, cushioned palm rest that will not strain the users’ wrist during prolonged use.
As for the mouse, it is almost ball shaped and designed for maximum comfort. But its most useful feature will undoubtedly be the built-in button that can take you straight to the Windows 8 Start screen.
The Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop bundle would make any desk look good. But you will have to take $129.95 out of your pocket to buy one. The mouse and keyboard are also available separately, for $59.95 and $80.95, respectively.
Sculpt Comfort Desktop
The other product in the line of Microsoft Sculpt packs is the Sculpt Comfort Desktop bundle, which is also made up of mouse and keyboard.
This keyboard’s design is more traditional, being similar to Microsoft’s Arc line, with a flat number pad and a curved typing area. It is also provided with a split spacebar and a detachable palm rest. All the keys are designed to match the shape of fingers.
The Sculpt Comfort Mouse is also equipped with a Windows button that allows easy access to Windows 8 tile menu. It however has a more traditional design than the Ergonomic mouse.
The Sculpt Comfort Desktop bundle retails for a more affordable $79.95. Sold separately, the mouse is priced at $39.95 and the keyboard at $59.95.
What do you think of the Microsoft Sculpt Desktop line? Which of the two products do you like more?