Microsoft has a new keyboard, a Batman Keyboard. Amazing.
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Here's some interesting points:
It is wireless, via a USB transceiver.
• no charger. You'll have to buy standard battery charger yourself.
• the battery door on keyboard ＆ mouse are both using magnet for attachment.
See: Secretly Sniff Anything Typed from Microsoft Wireless Keyboard.
• the detachable tilt bar is also using magnet, not some hooks and fits.
Overall, this is a major innovation.
Here's more photos.
the mouse isn't that good, if you are a finger-tip gripper. Note that finger-tip grip gives you most precise control of the mouse, with minimal energy. For me, finger-tip is least RSI, because you just nudge, push, contact the mouse for a few second. While with the palm grip, your whole palm is to cover the mouse, and your arm is used to move it.
the mouse has 2 extra buttons for thumb. That Windows logo is a button. Below it, is a invisible button for browser previous page.
Note that this is the next generation of the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (2005) and Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard (2013). The Sculpt Comfort isn't good. And i think this might be better than the 4000. It should be better, except the flat keys. I don't think flat keys are good if you type continuously for several hours a day.
Note: you can buy just the keyboard, or the keyboard ＆ mouse set. With the mouse, it's about $40 more. I recommend just the keyboard, because there are many mouses for $40 that are far more functional such as gaming mouses with 10 or so programable buttons. But if you are concerned about Repetitive Strain Injury, you can get many alternative input devices such as pen tablet, huge touch pad, or trackball. 〔➤ Input Devices: Mouse, Jog Wheel, Touchpad, Pen Tablet, Trackball, Joystick〕
Here's a review by a friend. https://plus.google.com/+RyuuteiSebastienBLANC/posts/EBEptKPSy85
For the mouse, you can buy it separately Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse 6000
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