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Tips for picking the right keyboard online

Tips for picking the right keyboard online

Tips for picking the right keyboard online

You’ve probably heard that choosing the right keyboard is essential for ergonomic comfort.  The fact of the matter is that the right keyboard (i.e. the one that fits your work space and style) can help you avoid stress-related injuries and be more productive at the same time.  That said, you will need to consider several factors as you choose the most effective keyboard for you.

 

1. Evaluate your work area

Look at the surface space you have to work on.  How much room do you actually have to house both your keyboard and your mouse?  It’s important to keep the keyboard in the right position so you are not reaching to get to it and where your wrists are in a neutral (not bent or angled) position.  Lastly, keep your mouse on the same height surface as the keyboard and close to the keyboard.  

 2. Think about what keys you really use

Think about how much you use all those extra keys on your keyboard. How often do you really use your 10 keys, arrow keys, home keys?  It may be that you don’t really need them, at least not regularly enough to prioritize them.

 

3. Consider your keyboard vs. mouse usage

Think about how much you use your keyboard in comparison to how much you use your mouse. Users who don’t use their mice much can usually employ a keyboard with an Integrated Pointing Device, which cuts down on shoulder and hand pain as well as work space.

Those who use their mice frequently need to take care in not over-extending their arms too much when using mice.  It might be wise to consider an Ergonomic Mini Keyboard to bring everything close together. If, however, you still need your 10 Key, then try a standalone 10 key to use when needed. 

4. Try it out

If you really can’t quite decide, try to narrow it down to two keyboards and purchase both. Use our 30 day money back guarantee and try them both for a week and see which one benefits you the most. 

 

Summary

The main goal is to assess your specific needs and find the keyboard that fits them and ultimately you.  Be careful to maintain good posture, especially by not over-extending your reach for either your keyboard or your mouse usage.  Finally, if you are not using those extra keys, switching to a Mini Ergonomic Keyboard may be the right decision for you, thus bringing in your work area so your mouse can easily be used without the extra reach.