* Long hours typing can result in discomfort and wrist pain
* These ergonomic keyboards may help reduce the strain and fatigue
* Design styles include 3D, folding, wave and LED lit options
If your daily routine sees you sitting at a desk with a computer in front of you all day, you’ll know that the resulting fatigue both mental and physical is real. It may not be manual labour in the literal sense, but continuously staring at a screen and working away on a keyboard are exercises that come with their own potential conditions. And while you may be most used to a standard keyboard, have you ever asked yourself if that’s really the most natural position for your hands?
Standard keyboards weren’t made for the comfort of your hands and wrists, and we aren’t the only ones who think so. The rise in popularity of alternative keyboards suggests more and more people are tired of the wrist pain and fatigue from using their standard keyboards.
Below is a range of ergonomic keyboard styles. There are options for users who prefer plenty of support for their hands, loads of handy extras and even one for gamers who love LED light-up displays.
1. Jelly Comb Folding Bluetooth Keyboard
If you like the idea of a keyboard which is both ergonomically designed and can easily fold down to fit into a bag or pocket for easy transportation, the Jelly Comb Keyboard may be your answer. It features a scissor style design and is ideal for business people or travelers who are always working on the move. This bluetooth keyboard is also compatible with iOS, Windows and Android and sports an internal rechargeable battery, which offers up to 720 hours of standby time.
2. Perixx PERIBOARD
With its slightly raised profile and split-key layout, the Perixx PERIBOARD is made to sit at your most natural hand and arm positions. It also includes an integrated palm rest for additional support for your wrists. The PERIBOARD comes in the choice of black and white, connects via USB and even includes 7 multimedia hotkeys built-in on the top for faster access to controls like muting, emailing and web browsing.
3. Redragon S101 Gaming Keyboard Mouse Combo
With over 1,400 5-star reviews, the Redragon S101 Gaming Keyboard is one of the top reviewed options on our list. Users love the RGB backlit element, which allows you to choose between four color effects and five backlight breathing speeds. Each key is laser engraved and the keyboard connects to your machine using a 5-foot, high-speed USB cable. In addition, the combo includes a gaming mouse. You’ll find the mouse sports 6 buttons, 5 of which are programmable for keystrokes or multimedia functions.
4. Logitech Wireless Wave Keyboard and Mouse Combo
The Logitech Wireless Keyboard sports a unique “wave” design. The ergonomic style provides support and comfort few other keyboards can offer. The design includes a full-size wrist support along with numerous bordering buttons for controlling sound, settings and other handy shortcuts. This combo also comes with a wireless mouse sporting rubber grips to keep you comfortable and in control.
5. Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard
The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard boasts a split keyset design to help maintain a natural position for your wrists and arms during use. You’ll also find a cushioned palm rest to provide support throughout the day and encourage a neutral wrist position. Further adding to the natural positioning of the lower arms is the slightly domed keyboard shape, which helps your fingertips sit in a more relaxed and stress-free way.