Last updated: October 20th, 2019 This Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard and Mouse review details the real-life experiences that I’ve had with these two products.
These items are usually purchased in a “combo” package so I figured I’d give you the truth about this interesting keyboard and mouse set.
First, let’s start with a review of the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard for Business, which is the specific name of the keyboard that comes with this ergonomic keyboard and mouse package deal.
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Review – The Keyboard’s Pros vs. Cons
Here, I’m going to lay out the pros and cons of buying only the Sculpt Ergononic Keyboard for Business on its own (I review the Sculpt Mouse separately in this article).
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard for Business Pros
- The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard for Business is the best ergonomic keyboard on the market as of October 2019
- It’s also a wireless ergonomic keyboard, so you can position it wherever you like in your office and still work comfortably
- After living in fear of carpel tunnel for the past few years, I felt immediate relief once I began typing like a madman again without having to worry about serious wrist pain
- The external number pad is useful for crunching numbers, and actually feels like using a calculator
- It comes with a removable keyboard riser to help you find the most ergonomic rest position for your arms and shoulders
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard for Business Cons
- You need to clear your work schedule for at least a couple of days to get used to this thing, as you won’t be able to type properly while adjusting to the new key positions (it’s difficult at first)
- The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard for Business uses old school AAA batteries rather than modern Bluetooth technology (not a deal breaker, just slightly annoying)
- I still occasionally hit the wrong keys on this keyboard after 6+ months of use (as of October 2019)
- My friends initially freak out when they can’t type on this keyboard (is this a pro or a con?)
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard for Business Bottom Line
- After typing on pain-inducing normal keyboards for thousands of hours of my life, buying this keyboard was a serious relief
- I can honestly say that my wrists feel ten times better typing on the Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard than on my old Lenovo Laptop keyboard
- The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard for Business is the bomb, and you should snag the keyboard on its own if you’re interested in preventing carpel tunnel
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse Review – The Mouse’s Pros vs. Cons
In this section, I’m going to break down the pros and cons of purchasing only the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse (warning: this section is about to get a little bit brutal in terms of my review).
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse Pros
- The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse is ergonomic and gives decent relief for your wrist, since you can rest your hand on its side while using it
- The Sculpt Ergo mouse is still one of the very few functional and affordable ergonomic mouses on the market as of October 2019
- The divot on the left side of the mouse serves as a comfortable thumb rest
- I stopped feeling pain in my pinky finger after switching to this mouse, since your pinky will actually have something to grip onto with this mouse
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse Cons
- The Sculpt Ergo Mouse isn’t very accurate, and is sometimes downright frustrating to use when pointing your cursor
- It’s easy to accidentally squeeze the Windows button (the blue button on the mouse) when you only intended to click the mouse – meaning you will repeatedly open up your Windows start menu by accident
- This mouse is also powered by batteries, not Bluetooth
- While this mouse isn’t exactly uncomfortable, I’ve definitely used mouses that are more comfortable (though not ergonomic) like the Logitech MX Master
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse Bottom Line
- This mouse is probably your best available option in the ergonomic mouse department today, and this is unfortunately a problem
- I do not recommend this mouse because it is too inaccurate to use consistently, although it is satisfactorily ergonomic
- I recommend that you buy a mouse that you can use comfortably, like the Logitech MX Master, until a better quality ergonomic mouse is available for the public to use (please put something out there for us Microsoft)
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard and Mouse Closing Arguments
- Overall, I highly-recommend purchasing the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard for Business on its own, and passing on the “combo” package deal that includes the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard and Mouse
- The keyboard is world-class, while the mouse just isn’t up to par
- Save the $30 that you would spend on the mouse, and apply it towards a regular mouse that feels more comfortable to use
- I personally made the mistake of buying the keyboard and mouse combo package deal, when I should have only purchased the keyboard