Microsoft's new ergonomic keyboards and mice will keep your wrists happy

Microsoft has a long history of helping to keep you comfortable while you work. From enhancements to its software products to physical goods such as keyboards and mice, Microsoft, like many of us, knows what it feels like to be sitting at a desk all day long while you try to make ends meet.

In the past, we have seen several ergonomic products come from the company including several mice and keyboard, and today Microsoft is looking to expand that product line with the new Sculpt Comfort Desktop and Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop.

The Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is designed to offer a modern take on the ergonomic layout.  The keyboard has a split design, cushioned palm rest and domed shape to help keep your wrists at a natural angle; optimal mouse height helps prevent carpal tunnel, as the mouse is angled to be in a more relaxed position. Add all this up, and it looks like Microsoft has created yet another wrist-friendly keyboard that the ergonomic faithful will enjoy.

The keyboard and mouse combo will be available in August with an MSRP of $129.95 but will also be sold separately with the keyboard ringing up at $80.95 and the mouse at $59.95.

The Sculpt Comfort Desktop is a conservative approach when compared to the Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop but features a contoured design, detachable padded palm rest, split spacebar with backspace functionality and is, of course, optimized for Windows 8.  The mouse has the ability to scroll in any direction and designed to be comfortable over a full day of work.

The Sculpt Comfort Desktop will be available in August of 2013 with an MSRP of $79.95 but the keyboard can be purchased for $59.95 and the mouse for $39.95.

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