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How to Type with Ease: The Benefits of Ergonomic Keyboards and the Top 3 Picks for 2024

Choose an ergonomic keyboard because, let's face it, no one wants the hump.

Story Highlights
  • An ergonomic keyboard's design should follow the natural positioning of your forearm and wrist.
  • The right keyboard will allow you to spend the day typing, organizing spreadsheets, or hitting the keys to use those bonuses.

There’s nothing worse than aching wrist and fingers, especially if how you make your money depends on the dexterity of your hands. When your hands are hurting, this often means your arms arch, and the knock-on effect is tired elbows, sore shoulders, and, in the worst-case scenario, an outward curve of the thoracic vertebrae in the upper back or dowager’s hump.

Years of looking at your phone and working on an old-style keyboard can create back problems and, what’s more, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS is a syndrome that pressurizes the main nerve in your wrist, leading to irreparable damage) that can last a lifetime. So what’s the answer? An up-to-date ergonomic keyboard, of course!

An ergonomic keyboard’s design should follow the natural positioning of your forearm and wrist. The keyboard is narrower than most regular keyboards, and this positioning reduces the chance of strain. So, whether you’re typing up reports or hitting an online casino for online bonus slots, you never have to worry about straining yourself. The right keyboard will allow you to spend the day typing, organizing spreadsheets, or hitting the keys to use those bonuses.

Everyone’s needs differ, and people find comfort at work through adjustments like an ergonomic keyboard, but no one-size-fits-all. However, the Logitech Wave Keys compromises ergonomic design and affordability, solving many aching arm and wrist problems.

Logitech Wave Keys

Made by logitech.com in late 2023, the innovative keyboard comes in off-white and dark gray/black and will be made in pink in 2024. The Logitech’s Wave Keys offer a gentle wave shape across the center, guiding your wrists and hands into a restful ergonomic position. Also, the keys are angled outward in the broader arc, which creates a comfortable position for the shoulders, lessening the chances of a tech neck or dowager’s hump.

Next, we loved the Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB…

Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB

The Kinesis Freestyle has a split keyboard (two parts) that allows you to arrange its two halves independently on your desk to create a wider stance and reduce shoulder or neck strain. The Kinesis Freestyle looks great and hi-tech, but the mechanical key switches are larger and more rigid to press, giving off quite an unsettling noise when pressed.

We know some users prefer the feel of a more clunky keyboard, and a split keyboard takes a while to get used to. So, if you want to grab and go, this keyboard is not for you. The design appeals to creative types and those whose left-side brain dominates.

ErgoDox EZ by ZSA

If you’re looking for a real investment buy that offers the most customizable and adjustable keyboard available, we recommend the ErgoDox EZ. This ergonomic keyboard isn’t an easy buy-in that it takes some getting used to, and it’s not the cheapest either, but for style and eventual useability, this is a gem. Designed for extraterrestrials who might need to tent the keyboard (raise the inner edges to keep your wrists at a neutral angle) or negative tilt preferences, the ErgoDox EZ offers 12 adjustable switches.

The keycaps and switches are replaceable for keyboard pounders, and the modifiable backlight can be changed to your liking with the open-source firmware that lets you remap keys. The ErgoDox EZ adopts an unusual layout (that’s why ET likes it), and blank modifier keys take time to learn, so it’s not for folks who want to plug in and play — in that case, go back to the top with the Logitech Wave Keys.

Choose an ergonomic keyboard because, let’s face it, no one wants the hump.

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