Microsoft Hardware announced the newest member of its
ergonomic lineup, the Windows 8-enabled Sculpt Comfort
The keyboard includes a number of ergonomic features
including a contoured layout, a detachable padded palm
rest, and a split backspace-spacebar key.
Internal research at Microsoft shows that more than 90
percent of people hit the spacebar with their right thumb,
leaving the left side virtually untouched.
At the same time, the backspace key is the third-most used
on the keyboard trailing only the spacebar itself and the
letter 'e.' These statistics led Microsoft to split the
spacebar and add optional backspace functionality into the
Microsoft also increased the actual size of the space bar,
making it easier to strike, since it?s the most frequently
used key; included a palm lift to straighten and support
wrists; and added Windows 8 hot keys so users can quickly
search, share, access device settings and more with the tap
of a finger.
The Sculpt Comfort Keyboard will be available soon at the
online Microsoft Store and other participating retailers
for $59.95 (U.S.).