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The Best Ergonomic Keyboards
 

Three ergonomic keyboards to soothe aching wrists

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It's hard to pick a comfortable keyboard, not least because different computer users can have different needs. We asked Alan Hedge, director of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory at Cornell University, to pick three of the best keyboards for aching wrists.

GOLDTOUCH GO!

Weighing just over a pound, the Go! is ideal for road warriors who don't want to sacrifice ergonomics. It has a split design: The keyboard is divided into two angled halves, which naturally straightens the hands and wrists. The two sides can be pulled apart for larger users. COST: $139

KENSINGTON COMFORT TYPE SLIM KEYBOARD

The Kensington looks like a traditional keyboard, which makes it easy to use. But the keys are angled toward the center, which allows for a straighter and more relaxed wrist posture. The extralow price is an added bonus. COST: $20

JASPER FREEBOARD

Most people spend almost twice as much time mousing as typing, Hedge says. The freeBOARD has a mousepad built in, which prevents overextension and straining. There's a snap-on attachment for lefties. COST: $149

Last updated: Oct 1, 2009




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