Best Ergonomic Keyboards 2017

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This page is a list of the best ergonomic keyboards. They vary in price, shape, features. 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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[see 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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[see TypeMatrix Keyboard Review]

Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard

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Matias ergo pro keyboard. Matias ergo pro keyboard

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[see Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard]

Mistel Barocco Split Keyboard

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Mistel Barocco Keyboard Mistel Barocco Keyboard

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[see Mistel Barocco Split Keyboard]

X-Bows Keyboard

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x-bows keyboard

If you are looking for a 1-single piece flat compact ergo keyboard, this is the one.

see X-Bows Keyboard Review

Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard

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Kinesis Advantage2 keyboard. Model Advantage2 QD, where the keys are labeled with both QWERTY and Dvorak. Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard

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[see Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard Review]

Keyboardio Model 01

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keyboardio m1 rgb 〔image source flickr, by Eric Sorenson, 2017-07-22〕

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As of 2017-06-08, this keyboard is not out yet.

[see Keyboardio Review]

Esrille New Keyboard

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Esrille New Keyboard

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[see Esrille New 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?

Any keyboard listed on this page are great ergonomic keyboard. Buy anyone of them, will be good.

Which one to chose depends on your needs.

• How many keystrokes you type a day? Are you a programer? A writer 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 hand discomfort due to keyboard use? If so, then i recommend one that has all of the following features:

• Do you need it to be portable?

• How much you want to spend?

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

See also: Bad Advice on Typing and Keyboard from Programers