Several years ago I broke my arm, and was in a cast up to my elbow. The cast prevented me from rotating my wrist to the proper angle for typing on a regular old keyboard. I went out and got a Logitech Ergonomic Keyboard. Not only are the left and right sections of the keyboard angled to a more natural position for your hands, but the keyboard itself isn’t flat — each side angles up a bit toward the middle.
It took a bit of getting used to, but it was perfect for my injured arm. The cast stayed on for 6 weeks, and after I got it off I found returning to a standard, flat keyboard exasperating. I realized I actually typed much faster and much more accurately using the ergonomic keyboard.
These days, I work on a laptop 90% of the time, and the keyboard has been hell on my wrists and arms. Fingerworks offers an interesting keyboard replacement for Mac laptops, but it’s still flat.
I know, I know, I can still use the Logitech keyboard with my laptop, but I don’t want to. I carry my laptop around a lot, and don’t want to carry an external keyboard around as well.
Lately I’ve been drooling over some of the new dual-screen laptops that are showing up on the market. All I can think is, if this is possible, surely an ergonomic laptop keyboard is possible. One that was split in the middle, and could be lifted and angled for comfort.
Come on, all you clever people out there. Make it so!