The first computer I owned came with a Microsoft Intellimouse serial mouse. It was a three button scroll wheel mouse which I really liked for its perfect shape and comfort in using it. I was even able to get it to work with GNU/Linux, though with some tweaking.
Almost all people, when they hear the word Microsoft, equate it with substandard bug ridden OS, monopoly and unfair trade practices. But a little known fact about Microsoft is that for a company with such a big negative image, it surprisingly manufactures robust, well designed, ergonomic hardware. A case to the point being the keyboards, mice and XBox. And the hardware is surprisingly compatible with GNU/Linux. Not that Microsoft went out of their way to support Linux.
Gizmodo - a gadget blog introduces the latest hardware offering of Microsoft which is an aesthetically pleasing, ergonomic keyboard. It is a top of the line Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 keyboard.
Gizmodo recommends this keyboard only for people like bloggers, programmers or chat maniacs who are at their computer for 10+ hours a day. If you can deal with the difficult function keys, the lack of a num-pad, the small arrow keys, the weird Windows key placement and the gigantic price of $249, you'll definitely feel like you're typing on the ultimate keyboard.
But the big question that has gone unanswered is this. Is this beautiful thing GNU/Linux friendly ?