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Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 - does it get smoother to press buttons?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Just got a Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 from BestBuy for $27 and it's really not comfy to type out of the box. Buttons are really tough and Space is even worse from the right side.

All the buttons are resisting and then just drop down.

Really disappointed. Do the buttons get a smoother press with use?

 

My Corsair K70 browns got me hooked on silky typing so this MS experience is not feeling alright.


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11 minutes ago, FIXXX said:

Do the buttons get a smoother press with use?

Usually, yes. I use plenty of cheapo Logitech keyboards with various computers, and the switches tend to get less stiff over time.


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4 minutes ago, Geography said:

Usually, yes. I use plenty of cheapo Logitech keyboards with various computers, and the switches tend to get less stiff over time.

Happy to hear. Will have to suffer some more then.


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On 3/17/2019 at 8:10 AM, FIXXX said:

Just got a Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 from BestBuy for $27 and it's really not comfy to type out of the box. Buttons are really tough and Space is even worse from the right side.

All the buttons are resisting and then just drop down.

Really disappointed. Do the buttons get a smoother press with use?

 

My Corsair K70 browns got me hooked on silky typing so this MS experience is not feeling alright.

I used that exact keyboard for many years before discovering mechanical keyboards. 

 

What you are describing is how the membrane moves as you press down on the key. It can become a little softer as it wears out, but will never be smooth like a mechanical switch. 

 

To this day i still wish that MS would make a version of that with Cherry MX blue switches because i miss the wrist position but found that tactile mechanical switches help me more than proper wrist alignment. 


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1 hour ago, Kalm_Traveler1 said:

I used that exact keyboard for many years before discovering mechanical keyboards. 

 

What you are describing is how the membrane moves as you press down on the key. It can become a little softer as it wears out, but will never be smooth like a mechanical switch. 

 

To this day i still wish that MS would make a version of that with Cherry MX blue switches because i miss the wrist position but found that tactile mechanical switches help me more than proper wrist alignment. 

Wanted to get this one as it is generally considered quieter, so a more quiet backup kboard is a good thing to have.

So I'm getting used to it for a bit. Typing sure is though both mechanically and tactile-memory wise. 


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