What is an Ergonomic Split Keyboard?
Split keyboards are designed to specifically fit the natural position of hands and wrists while typing. It’s the approach of the keyboard fitting the person, not the other way around.
Benefits of Split Keyboards
Benefits start with the fact that you don’t have to strain your wrists or hands while you type. Split keyboards keep the natural position of a straight line between your forearm, through your wrist and then middle finger.
Thumbs do not have to be held as rigid, and your pinkie fingers don’t need to be held up or outward. As well, the keys don’t require the user to use as much keystroke pressure.
Some of the two and three key combinations are much easier with a split keyboard.
In summary, most users benefit from the resulting reduction in stress to their fingers, hands, and wrists. But most find that once they adjust to the new design, that there typing speed often increases substantially.
Ergonomic Keyboards in General
Think of it like a pair of shoes. The ergonomic keyboard is like a custom made pair. It's like those shoes that take the pressure off your knees, and don't leave your feet hurting at the end of the day.
Why Ergonomic Keyboards?
Ergonomic keyboards are engineered to offset repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. Thus, they improve the health and safety of any work environment. Why not take measures to reduce discomfort and fatigue?