An ergonomic keyboard is a computer keyboard designed to minimize muscle pain, fatigue & strain. They are typically constructed in a ‘V’ shape to allow the hands to rest. It is basically a simple solution to upgrade your comfort while working on it. It reduces the chances of having wrist pain and carpal tunnel. The keyboard is designed to ‘fit’ the user and not vice-versa. One would experience convenient typing while using such keyboards.
Ergonomic keyboards are usually ‘split’ between the two sides of the keyboard. Some of the perks of using such keyboards are:
- Easy to use
- Helps in proper posture
- Increased typing speed
- Reduces the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome
- Saves money and energy
We have tried to list some of the best ergonomic keyboards available in India, keeping in mind the budget and quality of the same.
1. Logitech K230 Compact Wireless Keyboard for Windows
This compact keyboard has all the standard keys and is about 36% smaller than a standard keyboard. It has a reliable connection of up to 10 m with an advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity. One can add up to 5 compatible devices. It comes with a 2 yr battery life and auto sleep. It is compatible with Windows-based PCs.
2. Chiptronex Kranos RGB Backlit Gaming Keyboard
For all the gaming enthusiasts, this ergonomically designed gaming keyboard allows your hands to be comfortably placed on it which maximizes the comfort of your hands for typing and gaming for long hours. The space-saving design and the compact key layout offer an enjoyable user experience. It has 7 RGB color modes and 5 Backlight level changeable with 3 speeds of lighting backlight and it comes with 10 multimedia keys and 1.8m braided cable. It is also easy to access frequently used functions such as My Computer, calculator, email, web browser, etc.
3. Logitech MK345 Wireless Combo
This Logitech combo with generous palm rest and a comfortable right-handed mouse is a perfect combination of wireless freedom and great comfort. It has a robust wireless connection of 2.4Ghz with an extended 3 yr battery life for the keyboard and an 18-month mouse battery life. It has a spill-resistant design with easy access to media keys. Works with Windows and Chrome-based PCs.
4. Logitech K480 Wireless Multi-Device Keyboard for Windows, Apple iOS android or Chrome
A wireless Bluetooth multimedia desk keyboard has a cradle to fit most of the phones and tablets at a right angle to read and type at the same time. The Easy-Switch dial lets you switch typing between three connected Bluetooth wireless devices. Works well with PC, MAC, Android, and iOS. It has a familiar keyboard layout with all the shortcut keys one uses. It comes with a 1 yr warranty.
5. Logitech K380 Wireless Multi-Device Keyboard for Windows, Apple iOS, Apple TV Android or Chrome
This slim, lightweight multi-device keyboard is easy to carry and seamless to work with Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Android, iOS, and even Apple TV. Can connect up to three devices—even with different operating systems— and switches between them with just a tap. The low-profile scissor key with scooping that matches the shape of your fingertips, provides a fluid, quiet and familiar laptop-style typing experience. It comes with a 2 yr warranty and an auto-sleep technology. It comes in a variation of 4 colors to suit your mood and your favorite accessories.
6. Macally Full-Size USB Wired Keyboard for Mac Mini/Pro, iMac Desktop Computer, MacBook Pro/Air Desktop
The perfect companion to your MAC computers & MacBooks. With 104 keys, 16 Apple-specific shortcut keys, and a numeric pad, this keyboard is a perfect and sleek external kb match to your Apple. Full-sized keycaps with slight indentations allow you to type comfortably, quietly. With ergonomic comfort, the keyboard can be tilted or flat with a foldable kickstand. Anti-slip rubber pads keep it firmly in place when typing. It comes with a 1 yr warranty.
7. Logitech MK850 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo
This wireless keyboard and mouse combo have the next level of comfort and productivity. The oversized cushioned palm rest and curved keyframe give you the support you need, while adjustable tilt legs offer the perfect all-day typing angle. Easy switch technology allows you to pair up to 3 devices. The soft rubber surface of the mouse fits comfortably in your palm.
8. Perixx PERIBOARD-512 Ergonomic Split Keyboard
The design offered conforms to your natural hand position. The tactile keystroke is designed to reduce pressure when you press the keys and to give you the benefit to type more comfortably. The design is different from a traditional keyboard, therefore it may take a few days to get accustomed to this type. The keys are arranged in curves to emulate the curvature of human beings. It reduces the pain in the shoulder and arms.
9. Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard
An ergonomic keyboard from Microsoft offers good quality and reliability. It is a wired keyboard with a quiet key feature. It even has the pause/play and skips forward/back media buttons! Unfortunately, it does not offer any warranty.
10. Microsoft Surface Pro Type Cover Keyboard
The surface Pro type cover clicks easily into place and adjusts to any angle so that you can work at your comfort. It easily transforms your Surface Pro from a tablet to a laptop. It has the best of Microsoft technology with LED backlighting. It has optimal key spacing for fast, fluid typing and an enlarged glass trackpad for precision control. Comes with a 1 yr warranty.