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Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 806 reviews of Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and reliability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the size.

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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 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 743 user reviews of Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.com. Comments about the durability and reliability are overall positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the size.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Natural Keyboard EliteMicrosoft Natural Keyboard Elite

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: Hillbilly Lovechild (newegg.com)

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

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Jeff (newegg.com)

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...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: rush1000 (tigerdirect.com)

cool deal

 

good keyboard

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: ncMeredith (tigerdirect.com)

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...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: clint (tigerdirect.com)

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...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Anthrit (tigerdirect.com)

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.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Clay (tigerdirect.com)

This one is done right

 

I have had a love-hate relationship with MS products over the years, but this is one they really got right. The one I bought here was the second one, a replacement for one I finally wore out after years of hard use. Once you get used to not having to...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: G27 (newegg.com)

Top Notch

 

You can find this thing all over for free or a nominal price as a used item... and they're virtually indestructible so no worries! If I couldn't I would gladly pay full retail but lets face it, Bill doesn't need the money! New Egg Rocks!!!

I've used this keyboard since it first came out and it has never let me down. I have three of them and wouldn't trade any of them for any other keyboard. I've tried just about any keyboard you can imagine (worked in a repair shop) including some very...

Price: Yes its worth it ; But come on! This thing has been around for over a decade

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Dean (newegg.com)

Simpley the best

 

there is a pro version but newegg dose not stock it

I have 6 of these on all the house computers they are comfortable to use with great action and quite. my 18 16 and 14 year old sons me and wife wont use any thing else but this keyboard nothing ells compares to this keyboard. our house has been using...

only available in white not cordless if that's a con

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Trinkaus Electronics (newegg.com)

Memphis warehouse problems

 

Shipping from Newegg's Memphis warehouse continues to be a disaster. They throw the items into the bottom of the box and then packaging materials on top. The last keyboard I ordered, I had to fix the feet because they were broken off due to the...

I have been selling these ergonomic keyboards for years - they are the best on the market

NONE

Jun, 2009

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

Depth:9.2in
Height:2in
Width:19.1in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Europe/North America/United States
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Model:Elite
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
Type:Keyboard

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/White
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