Case Study: One Approach to Optimizing Ergonomic Keyboard Layouts

planck manual keyboard

I’m grateful to Reddit user Alexadar who wrote this article for publishing on AllThingsErgo. He describes an approach to resolve some of the keyboard ergonomic issues related to the keyboard layout, and outlines the ideas he used to achieve his ultimate keyboard layout. Thanks for reading! Ergonomic v. “Regular” Keyboards As “regular” I consider all the […]

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First Impression Review of ErgoDox EZ

ergodox ez

Over the past two weeks, I’ve switched out my trusty, well-worn Kinesis Freestyle2 keyboard for an ErgoDox EZ mechanical keyboard. I must say, I may be switching full-time to this keyboard! I am still learning how to use the keyboard and super swamped right now so unable to really dive in and learn how to […]

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The Best Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboards

Dactyl Keyboard

Imagine how pressing the keys of a grand piano feels different than pressing the keys of a high-quality electronic piano. Both types will have a ‘response’ or the tactile feel that a key has when it’s pressed, and ‘travel’ which is the distance and force needed to push the key to make a sound. The grand […]

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Exclusive Sneak Peek Review: X-Bows Ergonomic Keyboard with Mechanical Keys

x-bows keyboard review

We were fortunate to get an early release sample of a new ergonomic keyboard, X-bows, which launches today on Kickstarter. The X-Bows is a USB ergonomic keyboard with mechanical keys. It’s compact but offers a full keyboard experience and works across Macs, PCs, Chromebooks, and Linux machines. What is unique about this keyboard is what […]

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DIY Ergonomic Keyboard

dyi ergonomic keyboard with mechanical keys

Ever thought about making your own ergonomic keyboard? If so this post is for you! I’ve enjoyed checking out the DIY keyboard builds over at the Reddit Mechanical Keyboard community for some time. And from time to time, people share their split keyboards. Why mechanical keyboards? Most manufacturers make keyboards from one circuit board and […]

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Important Note about Buying an Ergonomic Keyboard for a Chromebook

chromebook keyboard

Chromebooks are no longer fringe devices. Way back in 2015, Chromebooks outsold Macs. In the educational market, Chromebooks are dominating and growing quarter after quarter. During the first quarter of 2017 58% of computers sold were Chromebooks. Windows had 31% of the market and Macs 11%. Chances are someone you know is now using a […]

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Top Ergonomic Gifts for College-Bound Students

for College-Bound Students

Want to give the best ergonomic gifts to a college-bound freshmen? Start them now on ergonomic devices. Imagine how much computer time your college-bound freshmen are going to have for the rest of their lives. If a couple of ergonomic devices get them started with good device usage habits, your gift will keep on giving. […]

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Apple’s 1993 Ergonomic Keyboard

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Having used Apples and then Macs continuously since the 1990s, their keyboards are everything you would wish for except for good ergonomics. They sure are beautiful and have incredible engineering to produce good touch feel and spacing. Wonder how many people know that in 1993, a full year before Microsoft launched their first ergonomic keyboard, […]

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When was the first Ergonomic Keyboard launched?

How old are ergonomic keyboards? About as old as the Web. The World Wide Web was launched in 1991. A year later, in 1992 Kinesis Corporation started selling the very first ergonomic keyboard, The Model 100. The pic above is the very first one off the line, serial number 0001 (found via their tweet)! In […]

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Most Popular Ergonomic Keyboards 2017

There’s something to be said about the most popular of anything. While the list below may not be my personal favorite or in any way the most appropriate ergonomic keyboard for you, as of this blog post (June 2017) they are the most popular ergonomic keyboards on the Internet’s largest retailer, Amazon. 1. Logitech Wireless […]

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Best Ergonomic Keyboards for 2017 – Complete Guide with Reviews

We’ve published long form reviews on ergonomic keyboards since 2011. We really know which ergonomic keyboards are the best in the world. So what’s the best ergonomic keyboard? We wish we could point you to one model that would work for everyone. That simply can’t be done. We are all so very different. A chair […]

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Contour Balance Keyboard Review

One minor drawback to my favorite pointing device, the Contour RollerMouse Red, is that it tends to limit your choice of keyboards. A Goldtouch, for example, works poorly with a RollerMouse due to its shape. So does a Microsoft Sculpt, or pretty much anything else with an integrated palm rest. Even plain old straight keyboards […]

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