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The Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard was already one of the best in its class, and now it's only $30

Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 2019
Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 2019 (Image credit: Dan Rubino / Windows Central)

Microsoft has a long history of making ergonomic keyboards. Dating all the way back to 1994, Microsoft has released keyboards like the Sculpt Ergonomic, Surface Ergonomic, and the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. The Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard follows in those footsteps and is down to one of its lowest prices ever. Right now, you can purchase the Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard for just $30, which is half off of its normal price.

The Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard was our pick as the best ergonomic keyboard before its price drop. It has deep key travel and large keys to provide a comfortable typing experience. Its keys are designed to bounce back, lessening the effort needed to type.

Our executive editor Daniel Rubino has used several ergonomic keyboards from Microsoft and gave this one a 4.5/5 in his Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard review. It earned high marks for its improved layout, larger keys, and consistent key travel. Rubino also praised the keyboard for its price, and that was back when it cost $60.

"Microsoft's Ergonomic Keyboard for 2019 is an excellent follow-up to the legendary Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000," said Rubino. "With larger keys, better key actuation, fixed spacebar, and now dedicated keys for the Windows 10 emoji picker, Office, and Windows snipping tool, it's also the most useful."

The biggest drawback of the Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard is that it lacks backlighting. Many would excuse this due to the keyboard's low price tag, but it's a noteworthy omission.

While the Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard is an excellent option, it isn't the only ergonomic keyboard on the market. In fact, Microsoft makes three of the best ergonomic keyboards you can buy. They're all a bit different when it comes to design, so you may prefer one over the other. Logitech, Razer, and Kinesis also make solid ergonomic keyboards that are featured in our roundup.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

4 Comments
  • What's UK done wrong? - it's still full price! I would have got one :/
  • When I saw the deal I was ready to buy one, but as you said, the UK doesn't have the discount atm :(
  • i'd rather stick to the msek4k tbh. the little arrows keys, that can be easily pressed with thumbs without taking the hands of the middle row of keys are super useful
  • How does the new one compare to the 4000? I didn't like some of the sculpts as much as the 4000 and I wonder if this one is any better.