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How to Find the Best Keyboard for Typing

Top features to choose a comfortable keyboard for typing all day.

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Why keyboard wrist and palm rests can be helpful

They may help prevent RSIs

Typing is one of the leading causes cited for repetitive strain injuries (RSIs). Thoughtfully using wrist and palm rests, as well as other postural aids such as adjustable chairs and desks, may help you.

They can improve your comfort

You shouldn’t have to accept feelings of soreness or stiffness as part of using your computer. Adding appropriate wrist and palm rests to your setup can help you make the best keyboard for typing all day.

They’re a fun personalization option

Many modern keyboards give you a bevy of personalization options: keycaps and mechanical keyboard switches to name a few. Wrist rests come in a variety of sizes, textures, and designs to complement your perfect build.

Did You Know? The HHKB layout was created to minimize wrist and finger movement while maximizing comfort and speed. Click here to learn more.

Helpful tips for more comfortable typing

Minimize movement

Cutting down on repetitive motions gets you closer to the fastest keyboard for typing. It also gives your hands more time to rest. Use built-in shortcuts or customize your own where possible.

Take stretching breaks

The Mayo Clinic offers a quick stretching routine for your forearms, wrists, and fingers that you can do several times a day.

Evaluate your ergonomics

How typing feels is influenced by every part of your setup, not just your keyboard. Ensure your desk, keyboard, chair, and monitor are positioned correctly for your body.

Read more about keyboard comfort in 5 Best Keyboards for Carpal Tunnel.

Reasons to use a keyboard with a built-in pointing device



Placing your mouse or trackpad as close to your keyboard as possible is a great way to help reduce discomfort. If your keyboard has such a device built-in, you’re already on the way to more comfortable computer use.


Rather than needing to carry a separate mouse and keyboard for your travels and then spend time setting up and re-packing each, consider a keyboard with both feature sets built in.


Many mice are created specifically for right-handed users; they require lefties to either adapt or use a more limited range of products. Many keyboards with their own pointing devices are ambidextrous by design.

Read more about keyboard pointing devices in 7 Reasons To Have a Keyboard With Touchpad.

Did You Know? Our range of HHKB Studio accessories can help you make your new favorite keyboard an even better fit. Click here to learn more.

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