Product Comparison: Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard vs Microsoft Sculpt


General Specifications
Brand
Microsoft
Microsoft
Model
3RA-00022
5KV-00001
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Surface Ergonomic Keyboard’s double-cushioned palm rest uses a special, ultra-durable version of Alcantara - a unique, proprietary material, sourced only in Italy, with aesthetic, sensory, and technical qualities unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
With its modern, ergonomic design, Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard sets the standard for support and comfort. It keeps your hands and arms in a relaxed position as you work, helping you feel refreshed after a day at your desk without soreness or injury.
Key Specs
Keyboard Type
Ergonomic
Ergonomic
Number of Keys
112
104
Interface
Bluetooth
USB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
Size & Weight
Height
1.36 in.
2.32 in.
Width
18.11 in.
15.4 in.
Depth
9.02 in.
8.96 in.
Weight
35.7 oz.
29.5 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard 3RA-00022
  • The keyboard is thin, yet very sturdy, presumably due to a possible metal frame. I've read it isn't actually metal, but it sure feels like it.
  • From the moment you take this keyboard out of the box, you can feel that it's a much more substantial product than the old Sculpt Keyboard, which was light and entirely plastic. This Surface ergonomic keyboard may not have a metal case but it's thicker, heaver and less flexible.
  • Compressed size -- a lot of keys are not in the position that you expect them to be
  • Bottom part is a cloth type material, and gets dirty quickly.
  • This keyboard includes the number pad attached to the rest of the unit. That makes it larger – and ergonomic keyboards are already larger than standard models – and thus a real desk hog.
Microsoft Sculpt (5KV-00001) Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard for Business
  • Size of keyboard lets me position my mouse 4" closer, meaning I don't have to move my right arm as far to use the mouse.
  • This keyboard is portable enough but not too small - the size feels right.
  • Good feel for my medium sized, but slightly wide, mits. I don't miss anymore keystrokes than on my old Rosewill mechanical keyboard, or my wifes newer Macbrook Pro in comparison.
  • Speaking of hand size - I don't think you'd enjoy this keyboard if you had really big hands or fingers. Not sure about that acutally - I mean, maybe if you had really fat fingers you couldn't have them travel good distances quickly ... in which case, this kb might work well for you.
Keys
Key Type
Membrane
Scissor-Switch
Backlighting
No
No
Rollover
3-key
3-key
Multimedia Keys
Yes
Yes
Integrated Numeric Keypad
Yes
No
What customers say about "Keys"
Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard 3RA-00022
  • The keys have good travel. I don't feel like they bottom out too quickly or easily.
  • The keys are still light and easy to press, but the level of travel and resistance is pleasing enough to create a really nice tactile feel.
  • This keyboard is super quiet (one of the reasons I upgraded).
  • Slippery keys -- the travel of your fingers is not what one would expect
  • The Function, Caps, NumLk, and ScrLk keys all have tiny little white lights that are barely noticeable when lit if you work in an area that has a lot of light as I do. The Sculpt keyboard doesn't have any lights, so I'm already used to that, but wanted to point it out in case you were interested.
Microsoft Sculpt (5KV-00001) Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard for Business
  • It is sleek looking and comfortable to use, I also like the keys and how they "click".
  • Separating the numeric keypad is great. I can center the keyboard and have my trackpad within easy reach.
  • My new favorite keyboard. I like the detached num-pad. The ergo split is just right and the fell of the keys is much better than most of the other keyboards I've tried both in stores and at home.
  • The Esc key and Function keys are about 1/3 the size of the regular keys and they can be harder to press, especially the Esc key because of its location.
  • I do find myself missing the separate Function and media keys. You have a flip a switch to change the Function keys to their secondary functions.
Features
Adjustable Tilt Function
No
Yes
Compatibility
Windows, Windows 10 phone, Android 4.4.2-5.0, Mac OS v10.10.5/10.11.1, and 10.11.4, iOS8.1-9.2.1
Windows, Mac OS X, Android, IOS
Spill Resistant
No
No
Palm Rest
Yes
Yes
Extras
Wireless Range 50 feet, Intersection of design and functionality, Protect your hands and wrists, Carefully crafted experience
Cushioned palm rest, Split keyset design, Natural arc, Domed keyboard design, Separate number pad, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit encryption
Cable Length
3 feet
What customers say about "Features"
Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard 3RA-00022
  • Most important, the keyboard is comfortable to use. I don't feel any strain in my wrists when using for extended periods of time. I simply cannot use normal keyboards for any extended time due to wrist pain.
  • It's nice to have function keys that can be activated with the tap of a dedicated Fn key rather than the switch included in the Sculpt Ergo keyboard.
  • It is bluetooth...I am not sure how long the battery lasts, but I will find out and update my review when the time comes.
  • Doesn't play well with non-Surface systems -- Bluetooth is fully supported with motherboards having a Bluetooth receiver, but it only works in Window's 10. Forget about accessing bios during boot-up
  • The battery door or batteries RATTLE when typing. How can this be with such an expensive keyboard? I shoved in a small piece of paper between the door and the batteries. This seems to stop the rattling.
  • Bluetooth connection instead of wireless dongle connection. For me this is a pro because I lost one of the little USB wireless receivers required with the Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard and Microsoft simply didn't make replacements. So if you lost the USB receiver, you had to buy a whole new keyboard.
Microsoft Sculpt (5KV-00001) Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard for Business
  • The keyboard comes with a riser which tilts the keyboard forward - you may or may not use the riser depending on your chair-to-desk height.
  • The keyboard is wireless. Requires 2 AAA batteries The Numpad is wireless and separate from the keyboard.
  • The cover for the battery on the main keyboard as well as the riser for the keyboard are all magnetic, snapping into place but having no mechanical hinge.
  • It takes some getting used to, which is to be expected. I am still getting used to it, and maybe my opinion will improve as I gain more experience with it.
  • No bluetooth. No backlight
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
FCC, IC
Other Information
MSRP
129.99 $
80.95 $

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