October 1st, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Computer Accessories, Computer Tips and Help, Keyboard Tips

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Ergonomic Keyboards – The Benefits Of Using An Ergonomic Keyboard

If you’ve ever experienced pain in your hands, wrists or forearms that seems to be associated with current or past keyboard use, one thing you should consider investing in is an ergonomic keyboard.  Ergonomic keyboards have been around for quite a while and they are specially contoured and designed to reduce the amount of stress that is put on your wrists and hands while typing, and although they can be a bit more expensive, an ergonomic keyboard can be a worthwhile investment.  If you are a regular computer user and especially if you do a lot of typing, you can save yourself from the major discomforts that are caused by using a traditional keyboard.  Regular use of a traditional keyboard tends to cause poor posture of the wrists, hands, shoulders and neck, all of which can and most often will lead carpal tunnel syndrome or other “repetitive motion injuries”.  Using an ergonomic keyboard can provide its user with a healthier, and therefore, more constructive, efficient, and productive style of typing.

Ergonomic keyboards can basically be classified in to two different styles, adjustable or set.  With the adjustable model, even though it’s more expensive, you have the ability to adjust and set the angle of the keys to your own personal preference.  The set or fixed models aren’t as expensive as the adjustable but work in a similar fashion where the board seems to be split in half but in a fixed position where the keys are at an angle to match the shape of your wrists.  The set models tend to be more popular due to choice but if you are a daily computer user, an adjustable model will pay for itself in no time.

The advantage of using an ergonomic keyboard is that it provides the user a proper, relaxed, and more comfortable position for the hands, wrists, neck and shoulders.  Also, by allowing all of the fingers the ability to flex and extend, you greatly decrease your risk of suffering from a “repetitive motion injury”.

Having been a long time sufferer of carpal tunnel and going through the surgery to correct it, I have to say that purchasing an ergonomic keyboard is a great investment and it will save you in the long run.

Here at Geek ABC we strive to provide you with the best information we can to help make these types of decisions easier.  If you do decide that you want to purchase an ergonomic keyboard, Geek ABC’s experienced technicians are here to help you from beginning to end, just give us a call at 1877-GEEK-ABC  (1877-433-5222) to set up an appointment and we will be there every step of the way, from helping you decide which style of keyboard best suits your needs to installing and the set up of your new keyboard.

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Ergonomic Keyboards are only the beginning to what you can use to ease the stress of and reduce the chance of injury from working on computers these days.  There are different Mouse options as well and I hope to touch on that subject in a blog in the near future.

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