Best Ergonomic Keyboards For Writers

Jonathan Sandoval

If you spend a long time in front of the computer writing during the day, then I will recommend you the best ergonomic keyboards that you can buy this year so you can write more comfortably. Let’s get started with the list.

Which Is The Best Ergonomic Keyboard?

5. Logitech K350

Best Affordable

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
70%
Value
70%

Keyboards are an important element for a lot of users, especially for programmers and writers who need to be on the keyboard for prolonged periods, and you have to be cautious since not having the optimal setup might result in injuries on hands and general discomfort. For that reason, I would recommend an ergonomic keyboard that will allow your hands to rest properly on the keyboard and not cause any injury as a result, and for those that want a rather affordable option that still delivers a performance, I would recommend the Logitech K350. This keyboard is in production for a long time now, but it still delivers excellent performance with its superb ergonomics, wireless performance with long battery life and a lot of value for its price.

I have to say that the Logitech K350 is a beast, one of the largest keyboards I have seen in a while. It measures about 19x10x1.5-inches in total and the height goes up to 2.5-inches when raised and it will cover tons of desk space, while it weighs about 2 pounds and 3 ounces, pretty hefty compared to most keyboards in the market. Under the keyboard, you will see the set of feet on each side that put it on an angle and raise it to a comfortable height.

I have to say that the palm rest has some padding to deliver comfort with its slight curve giving it the overall Wave shape. The biggest selling point of this keyboard is its caving in the ASDF and JKL keys to deliver more support to your hands and push them to a more natural position. There are also tons of dedicated media keys and hotkeys that are designed for Windows users for excellence.

For connectivity, the Logitech K350 uses wireless 2.4GHz USB dongle that connects the keyboard to the PC and the overall connectivity is pretty much perfect overall, without any input lag and nuisance. The battery life is provided by two AA batteries that are already installed and they provide a life of about 3 years, which is perfect.

If you haven’t tried ergonomic keyboards before this, it will take some time getting used to it, as some users have found it gimmicky at first. However, once you get used to its performance and shape you will start enjoying the wave design of this keyboard, which will take away the strain and pain from your wrists and hands. On top of that, the comfort levels are over the top. The keys are pretty good as well delivering a super solid experience with a tactile bump in the middle of each keystroke which combines perfectly with the nice spring, for membrane keys these are great.

If you want a budget ergonomic keyboard the Logitech K350 is your best bet, tons of features and performance packed in one package.

4. Goldtouch V2

Most Adjustable

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
80%
Value
85%

Up next we have an excellent ergonomic keyboard, from a company that has a great experience on the ergonomic keyboard market, it is the Goldtouch V2. The company has been going strong with the mindset that says if it isn’t adjustable it is not ergonomic, and from there you can see that they have delivered a super adjustable keyboard that will allow you to always find the right position for your hands.

As I mentioned earlier the biggest selling point of the Goldtouch V2 is its adjustability. Keyboards and ergonomic keyboards as well in terms of adjustability offer tilt adjustment at best and besides that, you are stuck with the manufacturer’s intended position, which is set up for the average user, but that average user might not be you in all the cases. For that reason, the company has designed the Goldtouch V2 to be adjusted in millions of positions and be fixed there so you always have the best setup.

The keyboard comes in two halves that are connected by a locking ball at the top part. You release the ball joint via a large handle that is located on the top left-hand side of the keyboard and when you find the preferred position you just lock it in. The manufacturer recommends finding the best position by testing it out flat at first, and then gradually adjusting it toward the best possible solution for your preference and body type.

The Goldtouch V2 is also equipped with rubber dome key switches which might not be the most ideal choice however, the price also is lower for that reason. I have to state that the membrane switches used in this keyboard are better compared to most that I have tested until today, as they don’t feel mushy at all. Light to press, clicky with a tactile feel, and tons of spring to them delivering a performance close to mechanical keyboards. This keyboard also has tons of media control keys making everything easier for you.

I have to say that the Goldtouch V2 is compatible with most systems, and one of the biggest features of it is that it is compatible with both Macs and PCs. With its excellent negative tilt, adjustability and wide range of features, the Goldtouch V2 solidifies its spot as one of the best in its branch.

3. Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic

Best Value

Our Ratings:

Durability
85%
Quality
85%
Value
95%

Next up I have one of my favorite packages in the market, the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic. This package comes with a super ergonomic keyboard and mouse from Microsoft that work so well in tandem with each other. This keyboard is pretty much the same ergonomic design s the Natural Ergo 4000 that we will talk about later, and it is pretty much more stylish, thinner, with chiclet-style keys, and overall looks better than its predecessor. Let’s take a closer look.

In terms of design and aesthetics the whole package, but especially the keyboard looks very futuristic and excellent with its curved design that creates some pleasing angles throughout the body of this keyboard. There is a teardrop cutout where the keys are separated and it just makes everything click in terms of aesthetics, Microsoft has put some thought on this keyboard. On each side, the keyboard seems pretty flat and it inclines toward the middle to deliver a more natural experience. The Numpad also looks pretty good as a small unit that you can make use of when needed.

There is soft padding on the bottom end of the device that guides your hands with its negative tilt to guide your hands to the home row, and I like that the wrist padding is attached, as it doesn’t let you slide into bad positioning habits. In the package of the device, you will also find the riser bar that attaches to the bottom of the keyboard, giving you a more ergonomic feel and positioning. The riser and the battery compartment have magnets on them that snap on to the keyboard without much hassle. In the package of the device, you will also find batteries for all the devices, meaning that you can get going right out of the box.

Throughout testing, I found out that the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard delivered a pretty much great experience in terms of speed and comfort. That is beside the keyboard rocking chiclet-style keys that have short travel distance and low actuation force, but it allowed for plenty of speed which was nice to see. It has all the Windows dedicated media buttons and you will get a pretty great experience in terms of connection with all the devices that are included in the package.

2. MS Natural Ergo 4000

Best Runner-Up

Our Ratings:

Durability
95%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

Coming up next we have one of the best ergonomic keyboards in the market, the MS Natural Ergo 4000. This keyboard delivers everything you may wish for in an ergonomic keyboard, natural position, comfort, speed, a great set of keys, and so much more. ON top of all this it is pretty affordable to buy and delivers tons of value for its price. Let’s find out more about it.

The first thing you will notice about this keyboard is its size, and I have to say that this keyboard is a behemoth. It is large even in comparison to the Logitech K350 that I talked about at the beginning of this list and I stated that it is one of the biggest keyboards I have ever used. It is the only disadvantage that this keyboard has to be honest. The build quality of this beast is pretty much unprecedented, it is super sturdy and extremely durable built from the best materials. It is not much of a looker though, rocking a dark gray and titanium gray color on its body, which is utilitarian.

The handrest of this keyboard is great as well, as it has a soft matte surface that has some nice padding with an artificial leather on top of it that delivers tons of comfort. I found that the leather was pretty easy to clean up as well and stayed pretty clean overall. It is a cabled model and comes with a strong cable that has a length of about 6.5-feet which is more than adequate. In the package of the device, you will also find a front stand that attaches easily to the main body and delivers a great ergonomic solution against RSI related hand and arm problems.

I am also extremely impressed with the keys of the MS Natural Ergo 4000 as they delivered plenty of travel, a tactile bump, and a good actuation force despite being membrane-based keys. They weren’t the quietest around but every typist likes the clicky sound that a keyboard makes, right? Despite being a pretty old keyboard the MS Natural Ergo 4000 came with tons of media focused keys that delivered an amazing experience and it decreased the need for the mouse.

1. Kinesis Advantage2

Best Overall

Our Ratings:

Durability
100%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

Coming up next we have the definite best ergonomic keyboard in the market the Kinesis Advantage2. This keyboard has one of the most interesting designs in the market with a dual concave shape and layout that takes all the strain from your hands. It is packed with Cherry MX Brown key switches, a 2Mb memory to store all your macros, and a whole lot more in this ergonomic design.

In the package of the Kinesis Advantage2, you will find the keyboard itself, adhesive wrist pads that are extremely useful, and some extra keycaps for those that use Mac systems, making itself a versatile tool. I liked that switching from Windows to Mac or vice-versa requires just a keystroke. Looking at it from the side you will notice that it has a half-bowl shaped curve where the keys rest. On the back, you will find the RJ-style phone connector for utilizing the Kinesis foot pedals that are sold separately. On the inner side of each concave bowl are located the rest of the buttons that include the space, enter, control, backspace and much more.

The keyboard itself is a little large but not a lot, and I have used it for a while now to see if it is worth all the fuss. I can say that this keyboard is worth it all if you can get used to the setup that is. For this, I tried hard and didn’t give up on this keyboard and in the end, it paid off. The palm support and the angle that your hands rest on this keyboard made the difference and despite taking about a month getting used to it, it delivered a nice experience.

The Cherry MX Brown switches also made a great difference as they have the tactile bump and deliver a great mechanical feel, however, you can also get the Cherry MX Silent switches if you prefer no noise, or the MX Blues that deliver a true typewriter feel to the keyboard. If you want the best ergonomic package for comfort and speed the Kinesis Advantage2 is your best bet.

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