2 Powerful Ergonomic Keyboard & Mouse Picks

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If you put your hands to a keyboard for more than an hour a day (for most of us, its upwards of 4-5 hours a day), you need an ergonomic keyboard and comfortable mouse that is contoured to your hand.

For anyone who types a lot, a small keyboard doesn’t make sense, nor does a
wired one for that matter. We have two favorite brands in the keyboard and mice category — we’ve reviewed them before and they remain our top picks: Logitech and Goldtouch.

These brands are probably not new to you and chances are you’ve used their products in the past. If you haven’t, here’s more info on two ergonomic keyboard and mice picks and why we love them so much.

Logitech MK850 Performance Keyboard & Mouse Combo

The Logitech MK850 combo is all about comfort and productivity with its cushioned palm rest, curved keyframe and contoured mouse. You can easily switch between screens on both your keyboard and mouse for seamless multi-tasking, which I do countless times an hour.

 The ergonomic keyboard is not divided like some of the more traditional ergonomic models you may have seen in the past, both from Logitech and Microsoft. I absolutely love the Logitech K350 wireless keyboard, which we hear they may stop making — oh no, please don’t! We LOVE the curvy shape and size of the K350 and it is still my favorite of any keyboard I’ve ever used – period.
The K350 is a little larger than the MK850, so one of the benefits of their latest performance ergonomic keyboard for avid travelers is in fact its size. While I love the K350 for home use, the MK850 is such a flexible size that its comfy enough for home use but could be taken on vacations, particularly if its a rental or long term stay and you’re not moving around a lot.
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The cushioned palm rest and curved keyframe gives you support for all-day typing. It has an elegant design, something we always applaud. So many tech products are ugly to look at and designed by men for men – how many times have you been forced into a tech product because it’s the best or a great price, but its an eyesore at home? The Logitech MK850 has a slender design and it’s accompanying mouse is also sleek.
We also love that they keyboard raises up if you want it a little higher or can lay flat depending on your preference. Its adjustable tilt legs make it easy to swap back and forth from flat to 4 or 8 degrees easily and seamlessly.
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They tout well-scooped keycaps to help guide the fingers to the center of the key for a clean stroke. What does that mean in a real live scenario? Simply put, more comfort. Designed with a slight wave to help create a natural typing position, its keyboard size is still a full-size so no need to cramp your hands into a size that isn’t healthy if you type all day long (like I do, sigh :-)
The cushioned palm rest is made of soft yet resistant material, so it provides wrist support while typing and helps to reduce pressure and hand fatigue. Be sure to check out all their keyboard options as they have a wide array of choices and we’ve been happy with the quality of the Logitech brand for years.
Their mouse, while not one of the extra large sized ergonomic mice that Logitech also makes btw, is contoured and is comfy in the palm of your hand.  It has a nice grip and because it’s wireless, it makes it easy to pop into your bag if heading off on a long trip.
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This ergonomic keyboard offers Split Key Labels: Above the split line shows the modifier sent to a Windows, Android or Chrome device and below the split line shows the modifier sent to an Apple Macintosh, iPhone, or iPad.
The Alt Gr (or Alt Graph) key that appears on many international keyboards replaces the right Alt key normally found to the right of the space bar. This is particularly useful if you spend a lot of time traveling out of the U.S. Check out Logitech’s great mice options for the traveler and for a myriad of other uses.
Pros: wireless, sleek design, elegant, comfortable rest while typing, that it comes as a combo with a wireless mouse, tiled legs.

Goldtouch Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard

Next up is another ergonomic keyboard and mouse brand we absolutely love — Goldtouch. We got their second generation Goldtouch V2 Adjustable Comfort Keyboard in around the same Logitech sent us the MK850 to review.

While they don’t offer a wide range of wireless keyboards, they do have plenty of overall keyboard and mouse choices to choose from. The one wireless ergonomic keyboard option they do offer couldn’t be a better fit for travelers however, so let’s take a look!

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We LOVE the size of this keyboard for not just long hauls when you can toss it in a car for a long term rental stay, but this ergonomic keyboard gem is small enough to toss in your purse.

Unlike some of the more traditional ergonomic keyboard models you may come across, the Goldtouch offers complete adjustability with 0°-30° of adjustments on the horizontal and vertical planes.

This super Comfort Keyboard will straighten your hands, wrists, shoulders, and back, helping to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome and other RSIs. Bravo – a traveler’s best friend. It is also useful for anyone who does a lot of typing and moves around a lot between a home work and an office work environment.

Want to push the keyboard together? No problem.

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The keys are super soft and there’s a low activation force yet with a full key travel distance, it helps reduce the strain of long sessions on the keyboard.

While the keyboard supports both PC and Mac, in order to switch between PC and Mac mode, you will need to move the switch located on the back of the keyboard to your desired operating system.

Once you select your operating system, and plug your keyboard into an open USB port, the keyboard will automatically install the necessary driver software. We tested this out btw, and it works as instructed.

The Goldtouch ergonomic mouse collection is extensive – bravo!  From classic to vertical fits, their ergonomic mice will gently guide your wrists and forearms into a natural position to decrease strain on your forearm and joints. They even have a handy mouse sizing guide.

The Goldtouch Semi-Vertical Mouse, which they sent to us to review as well, was created with an optimal slope of 66 degrees for the user who wants a mouse that is midway between a traditional ergonomic mouse and vertical mouse. Alongside their ergonomic keyboard, it makes a great choice.

Unlike vertical mice, you don’t have to use as much movement between the thumb and fingers (which in turn can require more pinching of your muscles and nerves).  They include an add-on as well (they refer to as a detachable ergo-grip flange) which keeps the palm off the surface of the desk, making for a smoother ride, aka less pain, more productivity.

It has an anti-slip texture grip and rubberized coating as well and like some of the  more advanced mice on the market today, you can page forward or back with your thumb.

They even include four detachable 5 gram block weights for customized weighting. Yes, really!  They have a ton of ergonomic mouse options, so be sure to check out their offerings and select one that works best for you – we really love their ergonomic mice. Two thumbs up!

Goldtouch has a useful article on creating an ergonomic workstation easily and quickly on their site worth checking out.

Pros: its split keyboard functionality makes packing it a breeze — also great for ergonomic keyboard design making it easier on the hands, reduced size makes it easy for travelers, works with Bluetooth or with a dongle if your laptop doesn’t have Bluetooth functionality, soft to the touch.

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