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Clay
09-14-06, 05:17 PM
Hope this isn't a repost but I think this just now became available.

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=080

http://i10.tinypic.com/3y79bgi.jpg

http://i9.tinypic.com/4brrr10.jpg

http://i9.tinypic.com/2a81fyf.jpg

GlowStick
09-14-06, 05:20 PM
Hm, I wonder if it suffers the bluetooth lag problems like the other bt keyboards/mice.

Clay
09-14-06, 05:22 PM
Good question, haven't seen any reviews of it yet.

saturnotaku
09-14-06, 05:54 PM
Does the 4-way scrolling mean it has the stupid smooth mouse wheel?

Bearclaw
09-14-06, 06:54 PM
Does the 4-way scrolling mean it has the stupid smooth mouse wheel?
I hope it doesn't, it lookes pretty cool.

crainger
09-14-06, 06:59 PM
Does the 4-way scrolling mean it has the stupid smooth mouse wheel?

I'd say so. MS loves them.

LycosV
09-14-06, 08:13 PM
I like my smooth scrolling mouse, but it's crappy for games. They should make one where you could turn the smooth scrolling on or off, it wouldn't be that hard mechanically.

crainger
09-14-06, 08:29 PM
I like my smooth scrolling mouse, but it's crappy for games. They should make one where you could turn the smooth scrolling on or off, it wouldn't be that hard mechanically.

The new Logitech mice allow this. They can go from a click wheel to a wheel so smooth on flick spins it for around 7 secs! Not gaming mice though :(

a12ctic
09-14-06, 09:18 PM
why would you want your keyboard to be curved?

Clay
09-14-06, 09:42 PM
why would you want your keyboard to be curved?
It's personal preference but the curve is more natural. If you place your hands on a flat surface in front of you, your elbows naturally fall slightly outward which makes your hands land at angles to each other (hence the curve). It causes less fatigue over time mostly for your wrists. Again though, this is all highly subjective from person to person.

crainger
09-14-06, 09:44 PM
Once you get used to it. It is a lot better when typing for long periods.

Not the best for gaming, but the girls on our office here swear by their MS Ergo boards.

LycosV
09-15-06, 12:37 AM
The "true" ergonomic keyboards have the split in the middle though don't they?

crainger
09-15-06, 12:51 AM
Yeah. they do. Though they take longer to get used to. This setup it more familiar.

einstein_314
09-15-06, 10:09 AM
Most importantly, it has a huge Windows Vista logo on it ;)
HA! your's right...I guess that means it's Vista compatible :p

nekrosoft13
09-15-06, 10:44 AM
its amazing this is just the keyboard i wanted, and i even made a little drawing of the idea on this board, i wonder if MS copied me haha


here is the post i did before
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=952745&postcount=21