Ergonomic Keyboards

Keyboards - ergonomic input devices

Our reliance on computer technology has grown and office workers now spend the majority of their time typing on keyboards that were not designed for prolonged use.

The repetitive reaching and stretching for these devices puts immense strain on the musculoskeletal system that, over time, can cause painful disorders and muscular imbalance.

In fact, keyboard use and repetitive movements were cited by HSE as among the top causes of work-related MSDs in 2015-16.

To combat these risks, it is recommended that you invest in an ergonomic keyboard. Ergonomic keyboards come in a huge variety of styles, from compat shapes designed to reduce your range of movement, to split keyboards that completely rearrange your position for maximum comfort. This page offers information on each different style so that you can find the perfect one for you.

Remember, you do not need to already be suffering from pain or discomfort to benefit from an ergonomic keyboard. Problems can develop over long periods of time. It is far easier to prevent a problem than it is to treat it.

What are the different styles of ergonomic keyboards?

Standard Keyboard

Standard Keyboards

Our standard keyboards are full-sized keyboards (with integrated number pads) designed to improve the experience of using a computer. Whether that’s with high contrast or large font for those with vision problems, or with medical grade materials designed for hygienic use in lab environments.

Mini Keyboard

Mini Keyboards

Mini keyboards are designed to reduce the space between the keyboard and mouse. Ergonomists advise that you arrange your work environment to minimise stretching - as it is these movements that, over time, can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Mini keyboards are great for use with laptops as they can easily be slipped into a typical laptop bag.

Split Keyboard

Split Keyboards

Split keyboards actively change the position of your hands for more comfortable typing. There are a variety of different shapes to suit different people.

Keyboard Accessories

Keyboard Accessories

If you require added comfort then why not try a wrist support with your keyboard? We also stock ergonomic keyboard travel bags to help you get around with your equipment, as well as a whole host of other keyboard accessories.