Do ergonomic keyboards actually help make typing more comfortable?

MrsMith

I find that my forearms and wrists start to get uncomfortable by the middle of the afternoon when I spend the day at my desk. I know they have been around for years, but I’ve never tried an ergonomic keyboard other than for short periods at a time. Since it takes hours for me to notice any discomfort, this isn’t long enough for me to tell whether it would help, but it is long enough for me to tell that it would take some readjustment to get used to typing on them. Do people that have tried them find they actually help, or do they mainly just look cool/different?

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dthomas
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It can help, since it changes the angles that you hold your hands and wrists. Of course, there is always a chance that you will find the new angle uncomfortable. Each person is different, so it’s hard to say whether a keyboard I like would be the same one that you would. Another thing that you might want to try is those gel cushions that you can place in front of the keyboard to rest your wrists on. 

dthomas
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It can help, since it changes the angles that you hold your hands and wrists. Of course, there is always a chance that you will find the new angle uncomfortable. Each person is different, so it’s hard to say whether a keyboard I like would be the same one that you would. Another thing that you might want to try is those gel cushions that you can place in front of the keyboard to rest your wrists on. 

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