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No longer a Microsoft fanboy.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 31, 2020
Since the release of the first Microsoft Natural Keyboard, I have been a faithful consumer. For work, home computing, and even gaming (for a substantial amount of time) I clung to the comfort and reliability of my funny-looking, split-keyed companion. Earlier this year, ignoring all the negative feedback, I upgraded to the MS Surface Ergonomic keyboard, determined to remain loyal and true. I wanted to love it, and as far as comfort, feel, build materials and typing experience, I did. But like many have said, the MS keyboard is plagued with connectivity issues that render it relatively useless. On a daily basis, it would disconnect, the driver would crash, and freeze my computer. In a work environment, when your giving a presentation to dozens of people, that is just unacceptable. So into the closet it went, and I returned to my old MS wired standby.
Then, I discovered the Logitech Ergo K860. At $130 buckarinos, it was painful to purchase, but I kinda fell in love with the MS Surface Ergonomic keyboard's similar form factor and keys, that I decided to go out on a limb, and give the Logitech a shot. I was not disappointed.
I already use the Logi wireless receiver for my trackball mouse, so I didn't even have to take up an extra USB port to use the keyboard. I simply opened up the logitech software, turned on the keyboard, and boom it connected flawlessly. I haven't had a single disconnect, or issue with mysteriously typing multiple characters, or system lag; all of which were constant with the MS board.
I really like the thickness of the wrist pad and the ability to raise the slope of the keyboard up or down depending on your preference. I have an adjustable standing desk, so that feature comes in handy. The feel of the keys are comparable to the MS, though it is slightly edged out by the Surface keyboard. Same goes for the look, however, I'll take a functioning black keyboard over a slightly more attractive defective gray one any day of the week.
The only thing I would ding this keyboard on is the shape of some of the keys. I won't go into each one specifically, as I expect that I'll eventually get used to all of them with time. Still it's a bit awkward while touch typing training your fingers to move over a few centimeters.
I highly recommend this keyboard for anyone who is disappointed with MS's newest offering, wants to free themselves from a wired keyboard, likes the feel of laptop style keys, and prefers the comfort of a split key, ergonomic design.