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Review: Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000

Perhaps you aren't looking for a new mouse, or a combo pack, but are looking for a comfortable, ergonomically friendly keyboard. Microsoft offers consumers a cheap, very comfortable and easy-to-use ergonomical keyboard. Based on the images of the keyboard, I wouldn't have thought it would have such a big curve to it, but the image above doesn't show the true curve of the keyboard.

The Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 definitely takes some getting used to if you're not used to using an ergonomic keyboard. The curvature of the keys takes some practice to accurately hit each time, but eventually the keyboard feels very comfortable under your fingers.

One thing I really loved about this keyboard was the sound the keys made: none. This is hands down the quietest keyboard I have ever typed on, they don't make a sound.

The Basics:

  • $24.95 MSRP
  • Ergonomically-friendly keyboard
  • USB wired keyboard

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Very comfortable and ergonomically friendly
  • Very silent keyboard
  • Easy to use multi-media keys

Cons:

  • Wired keyboard
  • The shift, caps locks and tab keys are huge
  • Palm rest is very small
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This is a pretty lazy review. Mean, I get it's a keyboard, but still, some more information or pictures would have been appreciated. Hell, there's not even a shot of the entire device. The "art" shots are nice, but they don't give any perspective and definitely don't show the full thing.

I just started using the Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 and I like the silent keys and the feel back. Personally, I don't want to go back 25 years to the big heavy click/clack IBM keyboards. At that point, I'll go back to a manual typewriter if I want to "true typing". Gesh. And yes, wired is a con? I just gave up my wireless keyboard after 4 years cause it kept dropping the connection.

A picture of the full keyboard would have been nice. As it is I have a good idea of what the leftmost 25% of the keyboard looks like, but nothing else.

I'm waiting for a new version of the ergonomic keyboard 4000. Have had it for a few years now and it's due for replacement, but don't want to just buy another 4000.

I bought one of these from Amazon and have been using it for about a week. I would have to agree in that it is comfortable with the near silent keys. In comparison, I have the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and Comfort Curve 2000. It is more like the Comfort Curve in that it has the glossy plastic bezel and the same near silent keys. While it may not be as ergonomic as the 4000 (which has feet as well as a reverse tilt attachment), it is still a good balance in between.

acaurora said,
I would have to agree in that it is comfortable with the near silent keys

Why do people like silent keys? I'd look at that as a major con. I'm still using an old IBM keyboard from the 80s (with a PS2->USB converter), partially because of the great tactile response and clicking sound - you know when you pressed the key. This thing is indestructible too.

The shift, caps locks and tab keys are huge

They seem to be the same size as all the other keyboards in my house (mix laptop and standard keyboards, none of them from Microsoft).

Hmmm this looks like a low-end model I wonder if they'll do an update to the 6000 v3. I'm tempted by the arc keyboard but I need a numpad.

Not bad but I'll stick with my ms natural keyboards. Not being split down the middle would make it hard for me type on.

I was hoping my keyboard review I posted a while back would make the Member Review front page posts, but those seem to have stopped.