Logitech has renewed its range of ergonomic keyboards with a new model that can alleviate some of the effects of being in front of the computer all day
We’re used to the keyboards we work with having worn keys, half-bent legs, and even dirt on top because totally, it’s an office keyboard, why bother with it? Big mistake, dear reader.
Since the keyboard and mouse are fundamental pieces of our day-to-day work in an office, they should be the jewel in the crown of our team, almost ahead of the power of the computer or the size of the screen. The ergonomics of both devices should be much better than what we are normally used to using.
This is where Logitech comes in, perhaps the world’s leading manufacturer of keyboards and mice, revamping its range of ergonomic devices for the workplace. It has nothing to do with your gaming keyboards or mice, which require other features – these devices are more comfortable, larger, and easier to use.
LOGITECH ERGO K860 KEYBOARD – 110 EUROS
The keyboard certainly has a strange shape, but if you stop for a moment to think about it, it makes all the sense in the world: your arms are supported and not in the air, your hands rest on the keys and they are the ones that adapt to the natural way to rest your wrists, and not the other way around.
Logitech has studied with numerous experts what materials and what shapes are the most pleasant for the long hours of work that we spend with our hands resting on a keyboard and this is the result.
From my experience with him for several weeks, although I have not finished fully adapting to his curves, I have to say that I understand perfectly where the shots go and how, if you propose to adapt to him, you can receive a great benefit for your wrists .
Although it is a more ergonomic keyboard, it is still advisable to stop for a few minutes every hour and stretch occasionally to strengthen and reduce the impact on the joints.
TRACKBALL ERGO M575 MOUSE – 48,55 EUROS
Logitech’s ergonomic product line has possibly the rarest mouse you will find on the market, as it is not operated by moving the wrist, but by using the thumb on a ball that traces the path of the cursor on the screen.
It is a ‘trackball’ mouse, as they are commonly known, and is intended for people who may have developed carpal tunnel problems or for those who simply want to avoid wrist problems. Given its design, the hand rests completely on the body of the device and you only have to use three fingers: index for the left button and the wheel, heart for the right button and thumb to move around the screen.
Unlike the keyboard, whose learning curve is minimal, with the trackball mouse it is difficult to get to work instantly and the advantages do not seem so obvious at first, but studies show that there they are: the wrists suffer much less.
LOGITECH MX VERTICAL – 89 EUROS
If this mouse is not for you, there is another solution that may also help reduce wrist pain. The MX Vertical provides a more natural grip, and while it still needs to be moved with your arm, your fingers may benefit from its shape. It is reduced to 89 euros.