The best ergonomic keyboards for 2020

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Many people discover that their hands and wrists hurt after writing a lot, since typical keyboards force users to pull and straighten their arm positions, bend their wrists and maintain that position for hours and hours. To reduce that pain, you can consider investing in one of the ergonomic keyboards on our list of the best in the market. Check out our main selection: The Logitech Ergo K860 has a padded palm rest and a unique split-curve keyframe design to help make writing easier.

It is not yet known whether ergonomic keyboards preserve users’ wrists or not, but many people find them more comfortable. And if the Logitech Ergo K860 is not right for your hands, be sure to check out the other options on this list.

The best

Logitech Ergo K860

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The best ergonomic keyboard you can buy right now is the Logitech Ergo K860. Unlike other keyboards on this list, it has what Logitech calls a “split curved keyframe.” This means that the keyboard is not flat on your desktop. In contrast, the K860 is elevated both at the front and at the rear, which allows for greater comfort and allows you to place your hands in a natural position when writing.

It also has a super comfortable wrist pad that has three layers of material to help reduce wrist strain when writing. The keyboard is wireless like most, but it is even cross-platform and, thanks to Bluetooth, it can be used with three devices simultaneously, surpassing the others on our list.

The rest

Microsoft Sculpt ergonomic desk

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While the Microsoft Sculpt ergonomic keyboard may not be the most elegant keyboard, it is easy to use on the arms and sports a curved and padded palm rest to support users’ wrists as they type. The keyboard is angled to keep the wrists in a neutral position, and the keys are arranged in curves to emulate the curvature of human fingers.

The Microsoft keyboard lacks customization options, but it is a simple and reliable option, which is quite economical to boot. It is currently as low as $ 66 on Amazon, which makes it even better.

Logitech K350

If you want a keyboard with some more bells and whistles, the Logitech K350 may be the right choice. This keyboard is wireless, eliminating at least one of the annoying cables that cover the surface of your desk. The padded palm rest and the wavy keys gently cradle your hands and are complemented by a solid construction that ensures that the keyboard will survive frequent trips.

The K350 is based on just two AA batteries, but promises an “extended” battery life of up to three years. The F keys are also fully programmable using the free Logitech software.

Kinesis Freestyle2

For those who want even more comfort combined with an extremely unique design, the Kinesis Freestyle2 is your ticket to ergonomic goodness. Available for Mac and Windows, it offers a completely divided design, allowing users to place their hands as they see fit.

The Freestyle2 connects wirelessly to your PC via Bluetooth and will even pair with Android or iOS devices. Although it does not have the best keys, the freedom to adjust the two halves is a pleasant (and unique) feature. These two halves are connected by a single cable that measures nine inches by default, but Kinesis offers a version with a separation of 20 inches too.

Adesso Tru-Form 150

Backlit keyboards are definitely excellent for low light conditions, since they eliminate the painful process of finding keys for photo / video editors, players and cave dwellers in general. Some people find the colorful keys a bit flashy, but there is a large market for customers who consider white lighting to be boring. If that’s you, the Adesso Tru-Form 150 will make you feel at home with a green, red or blue backlight option and adjustable brightness.

The keyboard lacks a padded palm rest, but at least it is curved, keeping the wrists in a neutral position. The Tru-Form also has special function keys to adjust the volume and such. It is not the most comfortable keyboard, but for those who should have lights, it should be enough.

Matias Ergo Pro

While some people despise the loud click of mechanical keyboards, those who love it, and the exciting sound of a key pressing against the switch below, may not be able to return to standard keyboards. If you need a keyboard that is mechanical and ergonomic, the Matias Ergo Pro offers everything you want.

Like the Freestyle2, the Matias is a fully divided keyboard, so you can maneuver the two halves in the positions that you find most comfortable. This keyboard also has a padded palm rest for maximum comfort and an uncomfortable price of almost $ 200. But hey, the Ergo Pro definitely has many virtues for the price.

Ergonomic Surface Keyboard

The best ergonomic keyboards

Finally, we complete this batch with another ergonomic keyboard from Microsoft. It’s wireless, it’s pretty, and it’s quite cheap compared to the Matias Ergo Pro. It works with any Windows 10 device that supports keyboard-based input via a wireless USB dongle or Bluetooth Low Energy (4.0 / 4.1 or later ). It has a natural arch and a slope that is complemented by a two-tone gray palm rest to relieve the pressure of the wrists and elbows, and its key mechanism is crisp and precise.

It is also extremely thin, measuring up to 1.36 inches at the height of its arch. Other notable features include a key switch lifespan of 500,000 to 10 million presses, promising battery life of up to 12 months, multimedia keys, 128-bit AES encryption and more. It should be noted that Surface’s ergonomic keyboard is purely wireless and should be charged with AAA batteries.

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