All good things come to an end and today saw the retirement of my good friend the Microsoft Internet Keyboard Pro. The Microsoft Internet Keyboard Pro has been a faithful keyboard over the last five or so years. It has seen a hell of a lot of typing, a lot of gaming and has gone swimming more than once. Even after that period of time (and abuse), the keyboard is still in perfect working order – which really is a testament to the build quality of the Microsoft keyboards.
Though functioning perfectly, my existing Microsoft keyboard was getting a little long in the tooth so a replacement was sought. After having a look around for a replacement, I ended up going with the new Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000.
So, why the Comfort Curve 2000 keyboard over top of the others?
- The comfort curve keyboard is a small form factor
- It uses laptop style short key depression, so you don’t have to press the keys as far as a traditional keyboard
- The keys don’t "click" when you press them, they are nearly silent
All and all, I’m very impressed with the new Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 keyboard and for a whopping $40; they were practically giving it away. I’m just disappointed I wasn’t lucky enough to pick it up the weekend before last for around $28!