Ergonomic keyboards provide the same functions as standard keyboards. The key distinction is that an ergonomic alternative will give varied amounts of support to your wrists, hands, or fingers to make typing more comfortable. They’re designed to maintain your hands and wrists in a natural posture, reducing muscular strain and injury.
Having said that, there are several varieties of ergonomic keyboards on the market. There are many types to choose from, and you should think about what you want in an ergonomic keyboard before purchasing one.
Most ergonomic keyboards come into one of two groups. The split design keyboards, as the name suggests, divide the keys in half for a more natural wrist posture. When it comes to split keyboards, you may choose between two entirely removable pieces or keys that are separated but still function as one unit.
The second style is a concave design, in which the keyboard is curved and concave, ideally reducing total finger movement. If you don’t like having your keys separated, these are a better option for you.
Thumb clusters, which are groupings of high-frequency keys (enter, space, control) that are closer to where your hands naturally rest and need less movement and effort to activate, are another element of ergonomic keyboards.
You should also evaluate your connection preferences—for example, would you prefer a Bluetooth keyboard or are you OK with cables that connect to your laptop or desktop? Furthermore, certain keyboards are better suited to Windows devices, but others may be used on both Windows and Mac computers.