Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000...


Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000

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Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 has been expertly crafted to allow you to work in a more natural position. The new Gull Wing design features a 14-degree gable, a natural arc and a curved key bed - bringing the keys closer to your fingers to reduce reach and unnecessary motion, while encouraging a more natural typing position. It also comes equipped with an optional palm lift for a seven-degree reverse slope and a cushioned wrist rest that encourages better arm and wrist alignment.



Product Description
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 - keyboard - UK QWERTY
Device Type
Keyboard - wired - ergonomic
Keys Qty
Hot Keys Function
Internet browsing, multimedia, programmable, calculator, zoom, e-mail, volume, search, mute
Palm rest, spillproof, zoom slider
Black, silver
Dimensions (WxDxH)
26.2 cm x 50.3 cm x 8.3 cm
1.3 kg
Microsoft Certification
Certified for Windows Vista
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years warranty



Device Type
Keyboard - wired - ergonomic

Input Device

Keys Qty
Hot Keys Function
Internet browsing, multimedia, programmable, calculator, zoom, e-mail, volume, search, mute
Palm rest, spillproof, zoom slider
26.2 cm
50.3 cm
8.3 cm
1.3 kg

Expansion / Connectivity

1 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A


Black, silver
Cables Included
1 x USB cable - 1.5 m
MS Windows XP Media Centre compatible
Compliant Standards
Certified for Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Software & System Requirements

Included Software
Microsoft IntelliType Pro
OS Required
Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, Apple MacOS X 10.2 - 10.4.x

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
3 years warranty
Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 3 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
35 °C
Humidity Range Operating
5 - 80%

Customer reviews

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5* Not spill proof!
Reviewed by on 09/03/2009
A great keyboard to use, buy it fails totally at the first split of water on the keys. The MS Comfort Curve 2000 is less than half the price and "Split-Proof". For such an expensive keyboard, would it be too much to make is split proof???
5* Excellent Value and performance
Reviewed by Paul on 28/04/2008
This keybord is the best keyboard I have ever used. I have the original Maicrosoft Ergo in cream and this just about beats it. I play COD4 in a clan and this is the best keyboard for gaming by a country mile. Forget Saitek or Logitech and all the other "gaming" keyboards, this is by for the best and most comfortable. Buy one you won't be disapointed.
5* Great keyboard, highly recommended
Reviewed by Paulo on 02/04/2008
This must be the best keyboard I've ever tried! Perfect ergonomic design, feels great and is extremely responsive. Only negative so far is the Space key, which feels a little stuck, and you have to press it a little harder when hitting it on the sides, as in the middle it just presses down smoothly.

Highly recommend it!
5* Superb piece of hardware
Reviewed by Evangelion on 16/11/2006
Comfortable, well-equipped, and solidly built. A worthy successor to Microsoft's previous egonomic models.

Pros: attractive; value for money; plenty of user-defined options; keys are soft but responsive.

Cons: the CD provided keyboard did not work (but I was able to download Intellitype 5.5 from the Microsoft site); "Enter" key is far too small and easily missed.
5* Great for the touch-typist.
Reviewed by PenPal1999 on 12/04/2007
This is a great for anyone who can touch-type even if they have never used an ergonomic keyboard before.

I'm a software developer so I rely on my keyboard every day. Because I felt the first signs of RSI I got this for home and now I have one on order for the office.

The ‘Zoom Slider’ and ‘Previous / Next’ keys can be operated by the thumb without moving your fingers from the home-row keys. This is important if you find that you reach out for the mouse often just to scroll page up and down. The 5 programmable keys are also great and easy to set up, and if you forget what they are set as, just press the favourite button to display or edit them.

The only slight gripe I have is with the size of the enter key that I kept missing when I first started using the keyboard. This is no longer a problem as I’m now familiar with it. Also I don’t think it is suitable for the single finger typist because the front of the keyboard is very high.
5* Takes getting used to!
Reviewed by L33 on 22/09/2005
As a Microsoft Natural Elite keyboard user currently, when I saw Microsoft's announcement stating "first true breakthrough in ergonomic keyboard design since the Natural keyboard came to market over 10 years ago" I thought I’d get one and see for myself. As a software developer I rely on my keyboard - it’s my tool and as I spend so much time in front of a PC I want to ensure my wrists and hands are looked after. My original keyboard (which I've had for 8 years now) has been fantastic and I expected to switch to the new one with no problems... however I quickly realised that it wasn't so easy. If you're currently a natural keyboard user already you'll soon get used to it but Microsoft have made changes that you have to adapt to – for everyone else its going to be weird! Overall it’s a lovely keyboard and the build quality once again is superb. I'd advise anyone wanting to reduce the risk of RSI try a natural keyboard for a couple of weeks – and this is the best of the bunch!
Reviewed by Anonymous on 15/11/2005
Great Keyboard. Good for games and general use. Best Keyboard around A+++++
5* great keyboard
Reviewed by Czeshirecat on 30/11/2005
Back to the raised wrist rest and horizontal navigation button layout of the original ergonomic keyboard. Heaven for the programmer who only buys ergonomic.
Quiet to use but the space bar feels a little spongey on use. Maybe this will improve with age.
Nice feature is the foamed wrist support covered in soft leatherette.
The FLock key bootup state seems to have been fixed with this model.
5* Probably the ultimate wired keyboard available
Reviewed by Stuart on 21/02/2006
Brilliant product - excellent comfort and super soft touch keys. Ergonomic style may not suit a trained typist, but wholeheartedly recommended for serious pc users.
5* Fantastic
Reviewed by Marie Lucchetta on 09/03/2006
If you're a hard-core computer user like me (typing sometimes over 12 hours a day) this is what you need. No back pains, no wrist pains, just sheer comfort. The keys get better and better with time. Don't be put-off by the shape, you'll get used to it and you'll never go back to straight keyboards! The wrist pad is a dream. A must.

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