Contour Balance Keyboard

  • Slight built-in negative tilt helps keep typing hands in a more restful posture.
  • Dual-level tilt feet can neutralize negative tilt if desired, or create slight positive tilt instead.
  • Wireless convenience.
  • Durable and attractive chassis includes holder for wireless receiver - great for on the go.
    • F-key row defaults to media keys, with a special function key required to hit F1-F12. This could be a serious issue for developers.
    • Chiclet keys are not generally considered the best action for ergonomic purposes.
    • No special shape or adjustability other than tilt for typing position.
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    Editor rating

    3.2/5 on 17 February 2018

    User's rating

    5 reviews

    PROS

    • Thin profile matches any current RollerMouse model without the necessity for RollerMouse "lifters."
    • Slight built-in negative tilt helps keep typing hands in a more restful posture.
    • Dual-level tilt feet can neutralize negative tilt if desired, or create slight positive tilt instead.
    • Wireless convenience.
    • Durable and attractive chassis includes holder for wireless receiver - great for on the go.

    CONS

    • F-key row defaults to media keys, with a special function key required to hit F1-F12. This could be a serious issue for developers.
    • Chiclet keys are not generally considered the best action for ergonomic purposes.
    • No special shape or adjustability other than tilt for typing position.

    VERDICT

    Works well as a matching keyboard for Contour's RollerMouse. Not especially helpful for ergonomics in any other sense but negative tilt, and not recommended for developers due to the way the F-key row is implemented.

    See our full review here. Here is a short video review.