Sometimes we tend to overlook the importance of the humble keyboard when it comes to choosing our computer peripherals. Most people tend to place an importance on hardware and memory specifications of their computer without giving a second thought to their keyboard. Few realise that the keyboard is the main input device into your computer and many hours are spent banging away at the keys.

Discomfort from extended usage of regular keyboards can result in wrist pain which can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) which is caused by the compression of the median nerve through the wrist.  You would do well to spend a little on a good ergonomic keyboard to ensure your wrists stay healthy as CTS can be a debilitating medical condition.

A comfortable keyboard also increases your work performance and you can spend longer hours typing. So, to help you we have made a list of some of the best ergonomic keyboards available on the Malaysian market.

1. Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard
Best ergonomic keyboard with wrist support
Buy from RM200.00

This offering from Microsoft has received numerous industry awards as the best ergonomic keyboard on the market. The split keyboard design with arched keys provides instant relief in the positioning of the wrists and fingers of the user to ensure a natural posture less prone to injury.

The sculpt comfort has been designed for comfort with the palm lift and detachable cushioned palm rest for added wrist support and extended usage. The keyboard is also especially suited for users of Windows with the one-touch hotkeys especially built for Windows 8.

All in all, it is a comfortable, sleek and good-looking product at a reasonable price which deserves all the plaudits it received.

2. Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop Wireless
Best split keyboard
Buy from RM589.00

Featuring the similar outlay of their award-winning series of keyboards with some new extra features. This keyboard features advanced ergonomic principles with a split keyboard design which keeps the wrists and forearms relaxed, with the cushioned palm rest providing extra support.

The two sides of the keypads are arched in a natural flow to the middle in a domed shape that is proven to help reduce pain and injury from continuous typing. The keyboard also features Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) technology, which increases security by encrypting keystrokes.

3. Logitech MK520R Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo
Best wireless ergonomic keyboard
Buy from RM239.00

The MK520R from Logitech offers exceptional comfort with a slim design and curved keys to ensure no injuries to your fingers. The battery life of the keyboard is claimed to last for up to 3 years plus you get an ergonomic laser mouse in this combo too.

4. AVF AKB-GK3 Gaming Keyboard
Best backlit ergonomic mechanical keyboard
Buy from RM179.00

The AVF AKB-GK3 Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard provides ergonomic comfort with pure gaming technology. It features ergonomic keycaps which reduce fatigue and facilitates easier cleaning. The mechanical design is tough and sturdy and allows for precise input and the 7-backlight colour mode allows you to customize the colour of your keyboard.

The keyboard also provides an adjustable stand which allows users to adjust the keyboard to suit their comfort.

More: Type Quickly and Accurately with these 8 Mechanical Keyboards

5. Apple Magic Keyboard
Best for Mac
Buy from RM469.00

The Magic Keyboard is the latest offering by Apple. An update over its predecessor, it provides an ergonomic design with improved scissor mechanism beneath the keys to increasing stability and a lower profile than before.  This genuine Apple product works automatically with your Mac and provides an incredibly comfortable and precise typing experience.

The battery also lasts a long time at around 30 days between charges.

6. HP C2500 Keyboard
Best cheap ergonomic keyboard
Buy from RM53.00

Even if you don’t have much to spend on an ergonomic keyboard, the HP Desktop C2500 combo provides supreme value for money offering a keyboard mouse combo to increase your comfort and work productivity. It features spill-resistant construction and adjustable legs for you to adjust the height according to your wrist comfort and preference.

It comes bundled with a free 3-button optical mouse with a 1200dpi sensor.

More: Get Comfy With These 10 Ergonomic Computer Mice

7. Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 Wired Keyboard (B2M-00009)
Best ergonomic keyboard for Windows
Buy from RM239.00

This is the latest addition to Microsoft’s award-winning line of ergonomic keyboards. The natural line is proven to reduce incidences of carpal tunnel syndrome significantly. It features a plush palm rest, curved key bed, ergonomic arc and reversed slope. The keys are especially customizable for all the latest version of Windows and even provides a zoom slider to zoom in and out of the display screen.  

8. Razer Ornata Chroma
Best for gaming
Buy from RM439.00

This one was built with the gamer in mind, designed especially for long hours of gaming it features tough but cushioned mecha membrane dome to provide tactile mechanical feedback while still being comfortable. The fast response time has been improved through the custom keycap design and the ergonomic wrist rest is ideal for long hours of gaming sessions.

More: 9 Gaming Keyboards to Bring Your Team to Victory

9. Dell WK415 Bluetooth Keyboard
Best mobile ergonomic keyboard with Bluetooth
Buy from RM169.00

This Dell Bluetooth Keyboard works with most mobile devices which have Bluetooth. The diminutive keyboards sports ergonomically designed chicklet keycaps with good spacing to allow for comfortable typing on the go. The ultra-thin, lightweight design and fast pairing allow for mobility wherever you may need to use it.

Although it’s not a full-featured keyboard you will be able to enjoy fast and comfortable typing on the go with this useful mobile keyboard.

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