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The Best Computer Peripheral Devices

Updated on September 10, 2014

Choosing The Best Computer Peripheral Devices

When you first get your brand new computer, it's very likey that you will get the majority of the Computer Peripheral Devices that you will need to get started.

By this I mean that you will be provided with a monitor, keyboard and a mouse so that you can started using your computer.

However, all of them will be the basic computer peripheral devices that are designed to get you started with your new computer and nothing more.

The basic mouse and keyboard computer peripheral devices that arrive with your computer are generally going to be the cheapest options available.

They are not intended or designed for your comfort, and although they would be fine if you were only going to be using your computer for the short term.

However, for longer term or lots of daily use you are going to need to get better Computer Peripheral Devices that will not lead to you possibly getting hand and wrist pain that may be long lasting.

Choosing An Ergonomic Mouse

An Ergonomic Mouse is a Great Computer Device To Have!

You will find that there are a range of different designs when it comes to choosing an ergonomic mouse.

You will find that a shape that fits more easily into the hand may surround the traditional roller ball. Alternatively the roller may be replaced by a trackball.

A Trackball ergonomic mouse has a very large ball which is controlled by your thumb. So instead of moving the mouse around the desktop as you would normally do, using the wrist, both the hand and the mouse sits still, and just the thumb moves.

Using your thumb you push or spin the large ball with the other buttons being placed where they can be easily reached in a natural position.

The Best in Ergonomic Keyboards

More and more people have become aware that badly designed workplace computer equipment is responsible for aches and pains. Which is why ergonomic keyboards are becoming more popular as they are designed to prevent these problems and hopefully increase productivity.

A simple explanation of Ergonomics is that it is the design of equipment to fit the user. When equipment is designed to meet the needs of the user it means that keyboards and mice don't cause a strain in the wrist. You will probably be aware of Repetitive strain injury (RSI) which is increasingly common wrist injury for workers who spend a lot of time typing each day.

When you see an ergonomically designed keyboards you will notice that they are curved to help the user reach the keys more easily. Rather than the flat and straight keyboard you are probably familiar with which needs users to bend their wrists in order to reach the keys.

With an ergonomic keyboard you will notice that it is split down the middle and bends outwards. Some will have an increase in height towards the middle, or they may curve up and down. Some of the function keys will be placed in what is termed "dead space" rather than the normal places, which makes them easier to reach.

Microsoft offers a range of Natural keyboards some of which can look quite severe! These include a media keyboard, the Natural Elite, and both wired and wireless models. They also offer a less extreme version of their ergonomic keyboard. This is the Comfort Curve keyboard which has no split in the keyboard a gentle curve to the line of keys.

Alternatively the Logitech Wave keyboard does not split in the middle. Instead it has an upwards curve towards the ends of the rows. It has a gentle wave which forms a hollow where the hands sit when you are typing. This approach keeps the keys closer to your fingers.

© 2011 pkmcr

Which Are Your Favorite Computer Peripherals?

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    • Arachnea profile image

      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      I need to upgrade my mouse and keyboard. This gives me a starting point for making a decision.

    • TransplantedSoul profile image


      6 years ago

      There are so many cool things out there. I love my wacom tablet.

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      7 years ago

      Impressive array of peripherals! Some luxurious and grand and many are a need!

    • nadjaiskeniskie profile image


      7 years ago

      G13 all the way.

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      7 years ago

      Lots of cool options here! Like the mini keyboard. Blessed by a gadget loving Squidoo Angel on 2/9/2011. Have a great day!

    • Hairdresser007 profile image

      James Jordan 

      7 years ago from Burbank, CA

      wow who knew there were so many options!

    • fashionality lm profile image

      fashionality lm 

      7 years ago

      Good stuff here. I'm in the market for a new keyboard.

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      7 years ago

      like the pro-mini wireless bluetooth keyboard looks cool thanks and your lens is really helpful

    • TonyPayne profile image

      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Great information. I had an ergonomic keyboard once, and it sits today gathering dust. Because I use keyboards at home and at work, the different positioning of the keys on the ergonomic one left me struggling to type on either, since my fingers had to be in different positions. It was very frustrating. I do have a bluetooth keyboard, which is nice, if you don't want to have your keyboard plugged in, and a bluetooth mouse is also good, especially if your computer has bluetooth onboard and doesn't need a dongle.


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