Keyboard Tilt, Tenting, Orientation

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

keyboard ergonomics: angles of ergonomic keyboard.

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ergonomic keyboard angles.


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Front riser. Excellent. No more up-bent wrist. Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard


Tenting is raising the middle of the keyboard higher. This is good for preventing hand pronation problem. [see Is Keyboard Tenting Important (Wrist Pronation)]

Split 2-pieces ergo keyboards use legs or stand.

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Darknight Keyboard
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Eucalyptus Keyboard

Single-piece ergo keyboards may have tenting builtin.

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Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard
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Esrille New Keyboard
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Lime40 Keyboard


Orientation is about how you have to bent you wrist to the left or right. This is most common in single-piece ergo keyboards, having a inverted V shape. Typically 10 to 20 degrees.

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X-Bows Keyboard
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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard

Keyboard Ergonomics

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