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Buy an ergonomic keyboard – Which, Who, and Why

Updated on July 12, 2011
Kinesis Freestyle Ergonomic Keyboard - Best Split Keyboard
Kinesis Freestyle Ergonomic Keyboard - Best Split Keyboard

If you are searching for which ergonomic keyboard to buy, I recommend you to buy Kinesis Freestyle Ergonomic Keyboard, read more information here: This keyboard called Kinesis Freestyle is not like an ordinary keyboard. It always has the keys but, as you see in the picture, not like the others, it is split into two separate halves, which makes a person more comfortable while keyboarding or typing due to the freedom of movement that remains to our arms and hands. The Kinesis Freestyle also offers some accessories such as a tilt stand to change the angle of the keyboard and one accessory called VIP, which seems to be a support for the hands that allows some adjustments and prevents repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. Also, you can buy Kinesis advantage Pro Metallic which also has a footswitch and Kinesis Maxim Ergonomic - PS/2 but both these keyboards are costly than the basic model which only cost 89 $US at Amazon Store.

In my previous article, What are ergonomic keyboards? Where to buy ergonomic keyboards?”, I talked about basic knowledge of ergonomic keyboards in some detail and in this article which is a continuation of my previous article, I will talk about who and why to buy an ergonomic keyboard.

So let’s start over:

Also you can buy Microsoft Ergo which is the bestselling ergonomic keyboard if your doctor has not recommended a split keyboard like Kinesis Freestye diplayed a

Who should buy an ergonomic keyboard?

People working on computers on a full time basis like full time typists, full time content writers, full time data entry professionals, research analysts, medical transcriptionists, call center employees, people working on computers in BPOs and MNCs, etc. should buy a natural ergonomic keyboard to prevent developing carpal tunnel syndrome in the future and for health and safety reasons at your workplace. If you are using a laptop, then also you can use an ergonomic laptop keyboard which is also wireless and you can take it to any place you want.

Why to buy an ergonomic keyboard?

When talking about the ergonomic keyboard, orthopedic doctors advise the patients suffering from repetitive strain injuries to buy and put the ergonomic keyboards into a specific area to the elbows, so you do not have to bend your wrists sideways to prevent further repetitive strain injury. Positioning your body in this way will also improve your overall ergonomic posture and provide safety at your workplace. Also, wireless ergonomic keyboards help in preventing pain in the wrists because it is very easy to move them according to your comfort preventing further repetitive strain injuries. Also, not only patients suffering from these strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. should buy an ergonomic keyboard but also any person who is working on the computers all day long, like 6 to 10 hours on a daily basis should buy them because working for so much long time on the keyboard can cause problems to your wrists and hands and to prevent a repetitive strain injury from happening in the future, a person should buy a split ergonomic keyboard.

Ergonomic mouse helps in preventing carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist pain.
Ergonomic mouse helps in preventing carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist pain.
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Latest technology ergo mouse
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Laptop cushion for comfort and support
Goldtouch ergonomic keyboard for laptops.
Goldtouch ergonomic keyboard for laptops.
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Healthy and safety guide for workstation ergonomics.

Difference between a split ergonomic keyboard and a basic keyboard

The difference between a split ergonomic keyboard and a basic keyboard is that the split ergonomic keyboard is a new model of keyboard, which is mostly wireless and can be divided into separate halves. The split ergonomic keyboards use a plug into a USB port while the older and basic keyboards used a PS2 port. In the case of wireless ergo keyboards, these peripherals connect to the PC via infrared or bluetooth connection.


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    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Sarah, can you please tell me what is the minimum and maximum cost of your ergonomic keyboards? I had a look into them. The first one was the free style solo at 99.95 dollars. I want to write a new article comparing amazon, ebay, and other brands of ergonomic keyboards.

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      Sarah Tanner 

      9 years ago

      Great info....those are some really cool looking they have the first one and some other accessories you can use for that keyboard as well.


    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Veronica.

    • Veronica Allen profile image

      Veronica Allen 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      This is very informative Sonni. Thank you for the valuble information


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