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Looking for the best ergonomic keyboard? You're in luck! We've put together this list of the most comfortable ergonomic keyboards on the market. According to a study carried out by Microsoft, a worker spends at least 7 hours in front of a computer, while a normal person only spends 2.

It is obvious that during that time the keyboard will receive a very constant use. If you are thinking of investing in a keyboard that will help you avoid typing fatigue for a long time, check out this list where we will show you in detail how to choose the best ergonomic keyboards.




Summary

  • Ergonomic keyboards come in a variety of different designs to suit different tastes.
  • Some can be split so that the wrists adopt a more natural position.
  • Some models come with Bluetooth and are compatible with smartphones and tablets.

The Best Ergonomic Keyboard: Our Picks

Buying Guide

No matter how many hours a day you have to be at the computer, an ergonomic keyboard will always be one of the best solutions to avoid pain in our joints after our working day. An ergonomic keyboard will always be one of the best solutions to avoid pain in our joints after our working day. Read on and find out more about them!

Some can be split so that the wrists adopt a more natural position.
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What are Ergonomic Keyboards and what advantages do they offer?

An ergonomic keyboard is a keyboard that is longer than normal keyboards, they have a design that forces the arms to move slightly away from each other in order to give the user a more comfortable and natural typing position.

Let's do an exercise: while standing, let both arms fall down, they are parallel to your hips, right? That is the most natural resting position for them. Now if you bring your arms close to a normal keyboard you will see that your arms come together, exerting some tension in the neck area.

If you use a regular keyboard for a prolonged period of time it will build up tension in certain parts of your body, so if you are someone who works long hours in front of a computer, it might be a good idea to buy an ergonomic keyboard.

Advantages
  • They make the body adopt a more natural position
  • They prevent tension from building up in the neck area during use
  • They allow you to type for long periods of time without problems
Disadvantages
  • They take some time to get used to
  • They can take up a lot of space
  • Many are designed with the English-speaking market in mind (they don't usually have the ñ key)
  • They are rarely compatible with Apple computers
  • They have a somewhat high price

Normal Ergonomic Keyboard vs Divido Which is better?

While you are looking for ergonomic keyboards you will notice that some come in one piece and others are two separate keyboards, the one that suits you best will depend mostly on your taste and to a lesser extent the size of your desk, check this list:

Bluetooth keyboard USB keyboard
Has a fixed position Both halves can be moved at will
Forces the wrists to stay in one position Gives the wrists a little more freedom to move
Has a long size Can be moved away from or together, adapting to the desk

Although separate keyboards may look better at first glance, the truth is that the two have different advantages and it is up to the user to choose which is best for them. If you tend to adopt a favourite position, then buy a normal one, if you like to change position as you go along, then buy a split one.

Ergonomic keyboards come in a variety of different designs to suit all tastes.
(Photo: Melnikov/ 123rf.com)

Some models come with Bluetooth and are compatible with smartphones and tablets.
(Photo: Demydchyk/ 123rf.com)

Buying criteria: What to look for in an Ergonomic Keyboard

Before you buy one of these keyboards, it's a good idea to have a clear idea of what you want or need before you buy one - after all, you will have your hands on it every time you use the computer.

It's always good to know a bit about the things you're going to buy, so we bring you this list of the main features so you know what to look for in ergonomic keyboards:

Design

Ergonomic keyboards are divided (literally) between one-piece keyboards and split keyboards. One-piece keyboards are long and have an inverted V-shaped division in the middle, some add web navigation keys in that division and others simply leave that space empty.

The split ones tend to be much more expensive than the one-piece ones, but they have the advantage that you can change their position and height independently to suit each hand, and they can be used in slightly smaller spaces.

Both versions usually have keys designed to be pressed with less effort and a slight angle along the keyboard that allows your wrists to rest when you are not typing.

If you like to change your position regularly then try to look for a keyboard with a height adjustment or wrist rest, so that you can accommodate your hands between typing breaks.

Wireless connection

Certain models of ergonomic keyboards can connect to other devices wirelessly, some use Bluetooth and some use wifi. If you need to type on your tablet or phone regularly, then an ergonomic keyboard with Bluetooth would be very convenient for you. Keep in mind that these keyboards are usually battery operated when you buy them.

Numeric keypad

Some ergonomic keyboards often come with a separate number pad to save space when not in use, these are a good choice if you have a very small desk.

(Featured image photo: Sergey Soldatov/ 123rf.com)

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