Xah Lee's Best Ergonomic Keyboards

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Here's 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

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Kinesis Freestyle Edge

Also known as Kinesis gaming keyboard, because it is heavily marketed to gamers.

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Kinesis Freestyle Edge

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Ultimate Hacking Keyboard

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Ultimate Hacking Keyboard

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SmartYao

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Koolertron

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Mistel Barocco Split Keyboard

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Mistel Barocco

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X-Bows Keyboard

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

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X-Bows

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Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard

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Kinesis Advantage 2

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Keyboardio Model 01

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Keyboardio

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Esrille New Keyboard

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Esrille New

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Size Comparison

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Size comparison. Microsoft Natural vs Kinesis

see Ergonomic Keyboards Size Comparison

Which Ergonomic Keyboards is for You?

All keyboards listed on this page are great ergonomic keyboards. Buy any one of them will be good.

People often ask me which is the best?

Which one to chose depends on your needs and your hand.

How many keystrokes you type a day? Are you a programer? A heavy blogger? Or even full-time data-entry clerk? If heavy writer or data-entry level, then you must have mechanical keys, and ergonomic shaped keyboard (this excludes 1-piece flat ones that cannot have middle area higher than sides.).

[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 flat keyboard is probably better, and grid-layout won't be much useful.

See also: Bad Keyboard Advice from Programers

If you have a question, put $5 at patreon and message me.