Microsoft has been building PC accessories for years and even though Windows 8 is a touch first operating system, it doesn’t mean that the company is looking to move people away from the mouse and keyboard any time soon. A proof of that is recently announced Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop.
From any angle you look at the Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard, it’s unique and beautiful. Right away you’ll notice the split design, the palm rest cushioned, and the “domed” shape, which it is purposely design that way to reduce wrist pain and to promote a natural wrist position.
Of course, the keyboard is optimized for Windows 8, the Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard offers hotkeys to get access to charms. And interesting enough, the number pad isn’t attached to the keyboard, so you can place it on the left or right side of the desk.
The Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is a combination of two products: the keyboard (+ number pad) I just described and the new Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse.
The mouse like the keyboard has an ergonomic design to promote healthy computing postures. The mouse is taller that most mice, it even looks similar to trackball mice, and according to Microsoft is designed that way to reduce the contact between desktop surface and the underside of your hand to help minimize carpal tunnel pressure.
Like with the previous Sculpt mouse, this one also features a blue Windows button to access the Start screen, back button, and four-way scroll wheel.
The Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop (mouse and keyboard) will be available in August 15th, 2013, and the bundled will cost $129.95. If you just want the mouse, Microsoft will also be offering it separately for $59.95. (You can find more product info here.)