MaximumPC takes a look at some user input devices that may help you to work safer and with less pain, in their recently-published Ergonomic Keyboard Review Roundup:
All of us spend hours and hours at our computers, but we rarely stop to think about ergonomics until it’s too late. The keyboards that most of us use don��t help things either.
There are options—this roundup is filled with ergonomic keyboards of all types: mechanical, split, tented, and even contoured. They may look different, but they’ve all got one thing in common: they’re a helluva lot more comfortable than what probably came with your first computer.
Keyboards examined in this roundup include:
1. The Goldtouch V2 Adjustable Comfort Keyboard, a split keyboard design that is adjustable in three dimensions, for a fit you can customize to your own needs. $110, goldtouch.com
2. The Kinesis Freestyle2 is another split keyboard design, which allows wide separation between the halves, for even more adjustability. $100, kinesis-ergo.com
3. The Kinesis Advantage USB features a unique layout, with widely spaced keys and a contoured design with high-quality keys. $300, kinesis-ergo.com
4. The Truly Ergonomic Keyboard also has a unique design, though it looks much more like a standard keyboard, but with a wedge-shaped semi-split layout. $250, trulyergonomic.com
I’ve not tried any of these designs, though all look intriguing, in different ways. If you’ve used any of these, feel free to share your impressions!