Best Ergonomic Keyboards 2017

By Xah Lee. Date: .

This page is a list of the best ergonomic keyboards. They vary in price and build quality. Starting at $70. The expensive ones all feature mechanical key switch. Mechanical key switch is very good for your hands.

〔►see Guide to Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms

Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboards

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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard. Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard

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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Review

TypeMatrix

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TypeMatrix 2030 keyboard Buy at amazon (photo by Isabelle Palatin © by-sa)

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TypeMatrix Keyboard Review

Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard

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Matias ergo pro keyboard. Matias ergo pro keyboard

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Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard

Mistel Barocco Split Keyboard

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Mistel Barocco Keyboard Buy at amazon

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Mistel Barocco Split Keyboard

Truly Ergonomic Keyboard

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Truly Ergonomic keyboard

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Truly Ergonomic Keyboard Review

Kinesis Contoured Keyboard

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Kinesis Advantage2 keyboard. Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard

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Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard Review

Keyboard.io Model 01

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Keyboardio Keyboard.

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Keyboardio Keyboard Review

Size Comparison

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Size comparison. Microsoft Natural vs Kinesis.

Kinesis is about 5cm (2 inches) less wide than standard PC keyboard.

Truly Ergonomic Keyboard size comparison
Size comparison. Truly Ergonomic vs Microsoft 4000.

Which Ergonomic Keyboards is for You?

Taking their price into consideration, the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard is the most easy buy, and is truly excellent. The only downside is that the keys are not thick and not mechanical. If you are a data-entry clerk, typing continuously for hours, this may be a problem.

Which one to chose depends on your needs.

• How many keystrokes you type a day? Are you a programer? A doc writer, journalist, or heavy blogger? Or full-time data-entry clerk? If data-entry level, then you must have mechanical keys and ergonomic shaped keyboard.

〔►see How Many Keystrokes Programers Type a Day?

• Do you already have Repetitive Strain Injury? If so, then i recommend Kinesis Advantage2 or Keyboardio

• Do you need it to be portable?

• How much you want to spend? Under $100, or over, or $200 and up?

• Do you touch type? If not, and don't plan to learn, then you probably prefer flat surface keyboards, and grid-layout doesn't do much for you.

See also: Bad Advice on Typing and Keyboard from Programers