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Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite

Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite
alaScore 78

379 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 379 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and build quality. The usability and design also get good feedback.

value for money, design, usability, build quality, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 379 reviews)

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Its ok, Dont focuss on my rating, just read the review


Its ergonomic! Heh, yeah thats the main point I'd like to get across no matter how bad the keyboard is, its way better than a normal one. Plus, if you have a keyboard with similar arrow keys ("+" style rather than "T") then this is the keyboard for you

Now i dont personally own this model, the "elite", but just from looking at it you should notice that it doesn't have a "T" style arrow key, nor the usual 2 row of 3 (home,insert,delete,end...etc ) keys Not only that but it doesnt have any programmable k

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Amazon review summary for Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite


alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 user reviews of Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on

value for money, design, build quality, usability, reliability

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Natural Keyboard EliteMicrosoft 286-00082 Natural Keyboard Elite 2.0Microsoft Wired Natural Keyboard Elite Win PS2/USB English North America Black

Consumer review by:

my standard kb


I have used this model for going on 10 years. I ordered and bought a new one from newegg about 1 yr ago. The best keyboard for long term typing. Also the best keyboard for big sausage fingered relatives.

big, comfy, easy on the ole carple tunnel, less wrist pain after long typing sessions

big: not gonna fit in a student sized keyboard tray. comes in white...and ...white


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I echo Bill in Kansas's comments


I own 3 of these keyboards and I plan on purchasing more as soon as I can. They are, hands down, without doubt, the best keyboard ever made. Mine has survived for at least 8 years and two tours to Iraq. Sand, hair, dust...this thing just keeps going....

Not really a con, but all of the ones I own are PS/2 connectors. They come with a PS/2 to USB adapter, so it's no big deal...but a pure USB keyboard would be nice so I don't have to carry the adapter when I use this with my laptop (yes...I love it so...

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I have been using this keyboard for 2 days and so far I sems to really like it. It already feels better then my last keyboard and the regular keyboards suck compared to this one.

Durable,Easy Connectivity,Ergonomic,Fast Connection,Versatile


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Highly recommend...


I have been using this keyboard for years at the office and at home. It has accelerated my typing speed and I feel "right at home using it". The only way they can improve this is to make it smaller.

Ease of use,Ergonomic,Perfect design,Touch-type perfect

No cons for me

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cool deal


good keyboard

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compared to the original...


I reviewed the original Natural when it came out years back. I wish the new one had the option to raise the front of the keyboard instead of the back, like the original. The new one has excellent tactile feedback like the original but was missing in...

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Good deal, fine delivery time...


I purchased this Microsoft keyboard to replace my old Microsoft Natural that I have been using since I had Windows 95! Both of my wrists have been broken in the past (work and motorcycles) and are very much limited in range of motion. This style of...

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Best Keyboard EVER :)


I been using this keyboard for year, but spilled beer into it and it was done for. I am glad they still make this keyboard, my new one works better then the old one, and will be careful with the beer this time lol.

Product Specifications

The Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite is the second in a series of ergonomically designed keyboards from Microsoft. Its split, gently sloped design allows you to place your hands, wrists and forearms in a natural position for greater comfort while typing. With its improved space-saving design, the new keyboard takes up less room on your desktop and fits easily into keyboard trays. The intelligent, ergonomic design of the Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite allows you to type in a more natural relaxed position. The Natural Keyboard Elite is both PS/2 and USB compatible. The USB adapter (included) allows you to use your Natural Keyboard Elite with the latest PC technology. Designed for your comfort!

Dimensions & Weight



Country Kits:Europe/North America/United States
Packaged Quantity:1/5
Product Line:Microsoft Natural

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Ergonomic Design: Yes
Form Factor:External
Interface (DA):PS/2/PS/2 / USB/PS/2 / USB
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY/QWERTY


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:1 month money back guarantee/1 year warranty /2 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft DOS 3.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later / Microsoft Windows Vista/Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51 or later / Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later / Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51 or later / Microsoft DOS 3.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP/None