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There are many different keyboard options that claim to ergonomic. Many are not appropriate. It is important to choose a keyboard that fits your body. Otherwise, you will probably experience arm, wrist, or hand fatique over time if you spend lots of time at the computer. To use a keyboard safely, maintain a straight wrist, in all directions, relaxed arms and shoulders, and 90 degree or greater bend in the elbow. Detailed guidelines on selecting a keyboard are provided to enable you to select and adjust your keyboard. General guidelines are given below.

If you do not know how to type without looking at the keys, you may develop neck and shoulder problems. We suggest that you learn to type. There are lots of fun typing programs online you can choose from on www.freetypinggames.us/. It makes learning to type into a game!

Some individuals cannot tolerate the arm pronation and wrist deviation required with the use of a conventional keyboard. To determine whether you can use a straight keyboard or if you should use a split or contoured keyboard, place your hands on the keyboard with your fingers on "home row" (i.e., "asdf/jkl;"). If your wrists are bent sideways when your hands are on these keys (ulnar deviation), you have a wide elbow angle and you might be more comfortable using a split or contoured keyboard. If your wrists are straight, you can most likely use a conventional straight keyboard without discomfort.


Your keyboard should be no higher than your sitting elbow height. Unless specifically manufactured for the Macintosh, keyboards have PC control keys Macintosh-specific control keys.

PC Standard Keyboards
PC/Android Based Portable Keyboards
Mac Standard Keyboards
Mac/iPad Portable Keyboards
Adaptors/Cables

The latest connection for wireless keyboards, mice, and other peripherals is Bluetooth technology. New PC's and all Macs come equipped with the necessary Bluetooth adapter to be able to communicate with Bluetooth devices, though older PC's require an exteral "dongle" which is plugged into a USB port. Use of Bluetooth technology allows the computer to communicate with peripherals that are within proximity to the computer and it was designed primarily because it requires extremely little power, within a short range and uses low-cost transceiver microchips in each device. PC operating systems with Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later have native Bluetooth support. Mac OS X has supported Bluetooth since version 10.2 released in 2002.

USB connector PS2 connector Mac ADB connector
USB connector PS/2 connector Macintosh ADB connector
Keyboards
Goldtouch Keyboard (white), USB (GTU-0033), $99.75
Goldtouch Keyboard (black), USB (GTU-0077), $100.25
10-key Numeric keypad (white), USB (GTC-0033), $47.91
10-key Numeric keypad (black), USB (GTC-0077), $46.97
  • Small footprint allows the mouse to be within your "comfort zone".
  • Adjusts vertically and horizontally to create more neutral hand position and relaxed shoulders.
  • Large space bars for easy thumb use.
  • Only available in "corded" version.
  • All keyboards come with a PS/2 adaptor for use with older computers.
  • Note: An Apple-compatible Goldtouch is available. Please refer to the Macintosh-specific Keyboards section below.
ProVantage.com
Goldtouch keyboard
Goldtouch keypad
Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Desktop Keyboard
Contoured keyboard with numeric keypad. The wristrest is removable, which we recommend to allow you to move the keyboard closer to you and avoid resting your wrists.
Windows compatibleWindows 7, RT1, 8, or Vista compatible.
$60(L3V-00001)
Provantage.com
MS Sculpt Comfort
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop
Domed split keyboard with separate number pad. Available with or without domed mouse. Unfortunately, it has a non-removable soft wristrest which we do not usually recommend.
Windows compatibleWindows 7, RT, 8, or 8.1 compatible.
$62 without mouse (5KV-00001)
$96 with mouse ( L5V-00001)
Provantage.com
MS Scuplt Ergo Kybd Set
Kensington Comfort Type Keyboard (64338)
Comfort type keyboard enables people with wider bodies, but narrow elbow angle, to type without wrist deviation. Keys are angled, but positioned in the same location and spacing as a regular keyboard. Split keyboards are not required for people with a narrow elbow angle, but traditional keyboards can require wrist deviation for people with larger frames.Mac and PC compatible, but has traditional PC key layout.
Windows compatiblemacintosh compatible
$15.85
ProVantage.com
Kensington
Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350
Wave shaped wireless keyboard with cushioned palm rest. Plug the USB unifying receiver into your computer for connectivity to this keyboard and other external Logitech devices.
Windows compatible
Logitech K350 Kybd
Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
Solar power keeps your keyboard powered, even indoors, with an app that lets you see how much battery power is left. The keyboard is just 1/3" thick, keys are comfortable and quiet, and wireless is 2.4 GHz. Plug and play.
Windows compatible
From $58
ProVantage.com or BHPhotoVideo.com
Logitech solar keyboard
Zeomi ZTab Keyboard ZKB-0501 Black
This keyboard was specifically designed for people who do a lot of data entry. Below the arrow keys is a large triple-width tab key that enables quick tabbing with the thumb while entering data with the numeric keypad.
$49.95
Zeomi
ztab keyboard
Matias One Keyboard for PC and iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android 3+, or other Bluetooth devices
Full keyboard with numeric keypad connects to the computer with a 5 ft. USB cord and with portable device via wireless Bluetooth connection. One button controls whether you input to the computer or to the portable device. Function keys allow you to control the iPhone's screen brightness, navigation, volume, and audio track selection. 2 USB 2.0 speed hubs in the keyboard allow connection to your mouse, flash drive, or other USB device.
PC USB keyboard for iPhone, Android 3+, or other bluetooth devices (FK301PI)- $91
PC USB keyboard for Blackberry (FK301PBN)- $91
ProVantage.com
Matias One Keyboard
Mini and Portable Keyboards BACK TO TOP
Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 and K400 Plus (Y-R0019 and Y-R0055)
Lightweight and compact, nice keys, and touchpad works well. The total dimensions including the touchpad is only 14 inches long x 5.5 in wide. This keyboard was intended for controlling a TV with a laptop computer from a distance, but it works well as a regular input device also. The "Plus" model can also operate Windows 10, Android, or Chrome operating systems. Both models feature a 3.5 inch touchpad, 10 m (33 ft) wireless range, and plug-and-play design. Unifying receiver and software allow you to turn on and off devices that can be controlled with the keyboard. Uses 2 AA batteries.
  • The K400 model works with Windows XP through Windows 8 and 8RT, and Vista.
  • The "Plus" model works with Windows 7 or higher including Windows 10, Android, or Chrome and it has 3 buttons above the touchpad for volume/mute control.
Windows compatible
$30
Amazon, ProVantage.com
Logitech K400 Plus
Microsoft Arc Keyboard
Arched keyboard is very lightweight. Nanoreceiver can remain plugged into the computer or snapped into the magnetic holder in the bottom of the keyboard. Doesn't have Macintosh-specific keys.
Windows compatiblemacintosh compatible
$46-$50
ProVantage.com or Rakuten.com
Microsoft Arc Keyboard
Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile 6000 Keyboard
Curved flat keyboard with separate keypad. Bluetooth requires no receiver. Doesn't have Macintosh-specific keys.
Windows compatiblemacintosh compatible
$52
Rakuten.com
MS Bluetooth Mobile 6000 Keyboard
Matias Folding Keyboard

Full-sized keyboard for Mac or PC that folds in half for easy portability. Mac version is available in Bluetooth (FK304). The other USB keyboards are not wireless (FK204 for Mac, FK205 for PC). Volumne control keys, mute key, function keys, page navigation keys and cursor keys. Numeric keypad has a tab key for easy, quick numeric entry. Fn key allows quick and easy access to frequently used keys from the home row: arrow keys, page up and down, delete and others. These keys are also in their usual places on the keyboard, but using the Fn key is quicker.

Windows compatiblemacintosh compatible
ProVantage or B&H Photo
USB for Mac (FK204) $56.82
USB for PC (FK205) $48.03
Bluetooth for Mac (FK304) $70.13
Matias Folding Keyboard
Goldtouch Go! Travel Keyboard (GTP-0055). USB
Has a similar typing feel and touch as the traditional Goldtouch keyboard with smaller key size similar to 14" notebook computers. The two halves of the keyboard separate up to 30° with splaying and tenting just like the traditional Goldtouch keyboard. Key cover protects keys when packed and stows under the keyboard when in use. PC or Mac compatible with both PC and Mac function key markings. This keyboard is not cordless.
Goldtouch Go Instructions

Windows compatiblemacintosh compatible
$99.00
The Human Solution
GoldtouchGo
Goldtouch Go Keyboard
Adesso SlimTouch Wireless 2.4 GHz RF Mini Touchpad Keyboard (WKB-4000)
Very thin, lightweight and portable, this keyboard is an excellent choice for use with your laptop. Connectivity up to 150 ft. away from computer. Mini USB Receiver. Plug and play.
$74.28, www.ProVantage.com
Adesso slimtouch wireless
Evoluent Essentials Full Featured Compact Keyboard (wired: EKB - wireless: PRS113)
No number pad so mouse can be closer to the keyboard. Full sized arrow keys and F1-F12 keys. Twelve 1-touch hotkeys for Windows. (Hot keys do not function with Mac, Linux, or Unix. Very low profile with high quailty scissor keys with crisp action (not membrane keys). Both version are plug and play with no software. For reprogramming keys, use: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/bb964665.aspx or http://www.randyrants.com/2011/12/sharpkeys_35/
Windows compatiblemacintosh compatible
Wired: $49.95
Wireless: $69.95
www.TheHumanSolution.com
SIIG USB Mini Multimedia Keyboard (JK-US0312-S1)
86 keys with 5 hot keys. 12.5" wide x 6" high x 0.875" deep. Lightweight.
Windows compatible
$18 - $22,

Frys.com
SIIG mini keyboard
EasyReach TypeMatrix 2030 Mini Keyboard, (switchable Querty or Dvorak with keyboard skin available)
The keys are in straight vertical columns rather than staggered which takes a little time to get used to, but may result in greater comfort, speed and accuracy. The commonly-used "enter", "backspace", and "delete" keys are in the center of the keyboard placed so that you don't have to deviate your wrists to reach with the pinkie, using stronger fingers, and greatly reducing strain on the hands. The hands are slightly separated on this mini-keyboard due to the center keys, making it somewhat more comfortable for people with a wide elbow angle. USB for PC, Mac, or Sun.

Note: This image is not enlarged to imply that we recommend this keyboard over others, but to allow viewing of the key layout and labeling.

$110, www.TypeMatrix.com
Type Matrix 2030 keyboard
VioMax Foldable Keyboard
Full-sized keyboard folds, wraps, or rolls to fit into your laptop case. Multiple colors available. Key action requires some practice because keys are flexible.
$17, PC Parts Collection
laptop keyboard
USB (with PS/2 adaptor) Flexible Keyboard
Silicon rubber based flexible keyboard impervious to most liquids and oils, and acid and alkali proof. Washable. Full keyboard with keypad. Compatible with Windows 98/2000/Me/XP.
$14.40, PC Parts Collection
Flexible rubber keyboard

Macintosh-specific Keyboards BACK TO TOP
Goldtouch Apple Compatible Keyboard and Keypad
One of the best adjustable split keyboards available is also available for the Mac. All Mac keys and functions. Keypad is available as a separate item.
  • Small footprint allows the mouse to be within your "comfort zone".
  • Adjusts vertically and horizontally to create more neutral hand position and relaxed shoulders.
  • Large space bars for easy thumb use.
  • macintosh compatible
    Black Keyboard (GTU-MACB), $92.34
    White Keyboard (GTU-MACW), $97.75
    Black Keypad (GTC-MACB), $48.17
    White Keypad GTC-MACW), $55.70

    ProVantage.com
    Goldtouch Mac keyboard
    Goldtouch Mac keypad
    Macally IceKey Slim Keyboard
    Low profile Scissor keys reduces key stroke travel distances and eases pressure on your finger tips. 104 key slim USB keyboard. Mac OS 9.2, Mac OS X v10.28, Mac OS 10.3x and above. Black or white.
    macintosh compatible
    $22-$33, ProVantage.com
    Macally IceKey Slim Keyboard
    Macally BTkey bluetooth keyboard for Mac
    Low profile Scissor keys reduces key stroke travel distances and eases pressure on your finger tips. 108 key slim USB keyboard. Mac OS X v10.2.8 or higher.
    macintosh compatible
    $41.04, ProVantage.com
    Macally BTKey
    Matias One Keyboard for Mac and iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android 3+, or other Bluetooth devices
    Full keyboard with numeric keypad connects to the computer with a 5 ft. USB cord and with portable device via wireless Bluetooth connection. One button controls whether you input to the computer or to the portable device. Function keys allow you to control the iPhone's screen brightness, navigation, volume, and audio track selection. 2 USB 2.0 speed hubs in the keyboard allow connection to your mouse, flash drive, or other USB device.
    MAC USB keyboard for iPhone, Android 3+, or other bluetooth devices (FK301PI)- $91

    ProVantage.com
    Matias One Keyboard
    PORTABLE AND MINI KEYBOARDS FOR MAC BACK TO TOP
    Apple Wireless Keyboard (MC184LL/B)
    Small, very thin bluetooth wireless keyboard works to 30 ft. from computer. No numeric keypad. Hot keys to control screen brightness, multimedia, expose, and dashboard. Powers down when not in use. Works with Mac computers, iPad, and iPhone.
    macintosh compatible
    $62.21,

    Provantage.com or B& H Photo and Video
    Apple Wireless Keyboard
    Goldtouch Go! Travel Keyboard (GTP-0055). USB
    Goldtouch Go! Travel Keyboard & Notebook Stand (GTLS-0099). USB Has a similar typing feel and touch as the traditional Goldtouch keyboard with smaller key size similar to 14" notebook computers. The two halves of the keyboard separate up to 30° with splaying and tenting just like the traditional Goldtouch keyboard. Key cover protects keys when packed and stows under the keyboard when in use. The keys are marked with both PC and Mac function key markings. This keyboard is not cordless.
    The combo offers both the folding keyboard and the Goldtouch Go Notebook Stand.
    Goldtouch Go Instructions
    Windows compatiblemacintosh compatible
    $91.49 Keyboard
    $115.46 Keyboard & Stand Combo
    Provantage.com
    GoldtouchGo
    GoldtouchGo Keyboard
    GoldtouchGo Combo
    Logitech DiNovo Edge Keyboard (MAC edition - 967685-0403)
    Bluetooth wireless keyboard with circular touchpad for horizontal and vertical scrolling. Rechargable battery. Full size standard keys. Keyboard measures 11mm (H) x 410mm (W) x 210mm (D).
    macintosh compatible
    $149.99, Rakuten.com
    Logitech DiNovo Edge Mac Edition


    ADAPTORS/CABLES
    Kensington 4 port USB Pocket Hub 2.0
    High speed USB 2.0 with downward compatibility to USB 1.1 laptops and peripherals. 4-port connector enables connection of USB keyboard and mouse to a USB laptop port.

    $21, ProVantage.com

    Kensington pocket hub
    Belkin 4-port Ultra Mini Hub (F5U407)
    The Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Ultra-Mini Hub provides four downstream USB ports for Plug-and-Play connectivity to your USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices. A perfect lightweight travel tool, this compact Hub tucks easily into the pocket of your laptop bag, and requires no extra power supply.
    $10, Amazon.com

    Belkin USB 4-port travel hub
    Targus 4-Port Bend-a-hub (ACH103US)
    USB 2.0 hub allowing connection with 4 USB devices, especially those with wide or large connectors. Rolls up for easy storage during travel.
    $19.99, Targus.com

    Targus bend-a-hub
    Bluetooth Dongle

    For wireless communication with a full range of Bluetooth devices. Computers equipped with microphones and speakers can also pick up and dial out, and wireless stereo music transmission. There are many manufacturers of bluetooth dongles, though most recent computers and other devices come equipped with bluetooth capabilities and do not require a dongle adaptor.
    Approx. $20, ProVantage

    bluetooth dongle
    Adesso PS/2 to USB Adaptor for Keyboard and Mouse

    Allows you To connect a PS/2 mouse and keyboard through the USB port on any computer. Good for laptop users and to connect PS/2 devices to newer computers without PS/2 ports.

    ADP-PU21 $7.73
    ProVantage.com
    Adesso PS/2 to USB adaptor
    Y-Mouse PS/2 to USB adaptor (WHYM-271-R)
    Used to convert a keyboard and/or mouse with PS/2 connector to a USB computer connection.

    $60
    P.I. Engineering
    PS/2 to USB Y-Mouse
    IOGear 2-port MiniView Micro USB PLUS KVM Switch with Audio and Cables (GCS632U)
    Use one keyboard, monitor, USB mouse, and speakers to connect to 2 computers. Plug and play with no special software. Full support for PC, Mac, and Sun systems including special keys.
    Windows compatiblemacintosh compatible
    $30, Amazon.com

    IOGear KVM Switch

    Vendor Information

    Amazon.com

    B & H Photo and Video, bhphotovideo.com

    Fentek, www.fentek-ind.com/

    Fry's, frys.com

    The Human Solution, www.thehumansolution.com
    1-800-531-ERGO

    TheNerds.net, www.thenerds.net
    1-888-566-NERD

    PC Parts Collection www.pcpartscollection.com

    P.I. Engineering www.ymouse.com

    ProVantage.com, www.provantage.com
    1-800-336-1166

    Rakuten.com

    Ritz Camera, www.RitzCamera.com

    ShopperWiz.com, www.shopperwiz.com
    1-305-274-2162

    Source 1 Ergonomics, www.source1ergonomics.com
    (650) 369-8288

    Targus, www.targus.com

    www.TypeMatrix.com
    (866) 439-7322

    www.Zeomi.com
    877-836-0008



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