What is an Ergonomic Keyboard?
An ergonomic keyboard is an excellent choice for your work and one that will help you avoid discomfort and pain in your wrists, shoulders, neck and back if you spend many hours typing. The ergonomic keyboard has a smooth design, angled and divided, contributing to comfortable positions and relaxed for the whole arm. An ergonomic keyboard corrects the forearm and hand's excessive pronation and ensures a more natural posture that helps minimize muscle tension. Ergonomic keyboards have been around for years, decades actually, but for some reason, they have never achieved the popularity they deserve despite being perfect for our health. That is why we offer you some options of the best ergonomic keyboards that you can buy right now - the Ultraboard 950, Ultraboard 960 and the S-Board 840.
Features of the ergonomic keyboard.
These keyboards are usually designed by separating half the keys, some for one hand and some for the other hand, at the same angle as your arms so that you don't have to twist your wrists. Some of them have design details where the keys are lower than the first keys, such as the space or buttons for Start, Control, Alt, etc. This is done so that the fingers do not have to maintain a retracted position. Contrary to popular belief, ergonomic keyboards are not as expensive as they may sound, but they are slightly larger, and there is usually not as many varieties of layouts. But if you are concerned about the strain on your wrists and fingers, it is undoubtedly one of the best investments you can make.
They also offer multiple benefits; wired or wireless options to attach to laptops are incredibly lightweight, making them convenient for travel. Many are also ultrathin, which enables you to use multiple types of equipment on your desk at once.
Reverse tilt design relieves tension.
Arms at the correct angle obtain an aligned and neutral position. The layout of the keys favours natural finger positioning. Ergonomic keyboard design ensures a comfortable and relaxed arm position that allows you to work for extended periods more safely and comfortably. The keys have a pleasant touch, and it offers a good sensation while typing. A 100% matte finish keyboard and mouse is an appropriate choice, to avoid possible glare and improve touch and cleanliness. Choose a padded wrist rest, which is stable and comfortable. This angle of inclination favours the alignment of the forearm, wrist and hand.
Compact ergonomic vs standard keyboards.
Ergonomic keyboards often come with multiple additions, but a compact, ergonomic keyboard is slim and small. Here are some advantages that come along with purchasing a compact, ergonomic keyboard:
Everything is nearer and within reach, which reduces the amount of time stretching and twisting your wrists to move the mouse.
A comfortable and effortless move
There is less pressure on the shoulders, which allows you to work at a good pace without straining any upper body area.
They help prevent typing injuries, and if you have a pre-existing condition, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, it can be incredibly beneficial.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
One of the most common symptoms in people looking for an ergonomic mouse is carpal tunnel syndrome. It can appear in several ways but mainly results in wrist pain caused by prolonged use of a conventional mouse. An ergonomic mouse will change your hand and wrist's orientation and position and maybe a suitable solution for treating carpal tunnel syndrome.
An adapted keyboard is essential for people with other health problems, such as musculoskeletal disorders and conditions such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis.
An ergonomic keyboard can assist people with poor posture when sitting at the computer. It's so easy to slip into a slouching position when typing. These keyboards assist in releasing shoulder tension and allow the arms to remain in a comfortable position. If your chair is adjusted to the correct position too, good posture will occur naturally and in conjunction with your keyboard should benefit your overall posture immensely.
Here are the things you need to watch out for when looking to acquire an ergonomic keyboard:
It should allow your forearms to remain in the correct position in front of your workstation. Ideally, your forearms should stay perpendicular to your bust.
Some keyboards can be split in half at the centre so that the keys can be better aligned with your forearms.