Is it helpful, or just different?
Most 'ergonomic' keyboards work very much like hitting your
thumb with a hammer to make you forget about a headache. Sure,
you forget about the headache, but didnt you just trade
your old problem for some new ones ?
Whenever you try out a new ergonomic keyboard,
pay particular attention to where your elbows are. Do you
have weightless, floating arms? Most of us dont. That
means if the design causes your elbows to be spread out in
order to straighten the wrist, you are going to have to support
those upper arms with straining muscles, because they can
no longer relax and hang effortlessly from the shoulder. See
an example by moving your cursor over the indicated area on
the graphic below:
Many split and angled designs simply move the problem from
your wrists to your neck and shoulders. Do you need more tension
in your neck and shoulders?
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