We supply one of the most comprehensive ranges of ergonomic keyboard input device solutions in New Zealand.
Our reliance on computer technology has grown, and office workers now spend the majority of their time typing on older keyboards that were not necessarily designed for prolonged use. The repetitive reaching and stretching for these devices puts immense strain on the musculoskeletal system that, over time, can cause painful disorders and muscular imbalance.
To combat these risks, it is recommended that you invest in an ergonomic keyboard. Ergonomic keyboards come in a variety of styles, from compact shapes designed to reduce your range of movement, to split and tenting keyboards that completely rearrange your position for maximum comfort.
Remember, you do not need to already be suffering from pain or discomfort to benefit from an ergonomic keyboard. Problems can develop over long periods of time. It is far easier to prevent a problem than it is to treat it.
The main feature of ergonomic keyboards is their size and shape. Compact keyboards are the new norm. Some shapes such as the Microsoft Natural 4000, while not conforming to the definition of compact, do provide a sweeping shape which provides a degree of comfort. OOScare Ergonomics uses a figure of no more than 400mm wide to classify as compact.
Compact keyboards are designed to reduce the space between the keyboard and mouse and the depth from the screen. Ergonomists advise that you should arrange your work environment to minimise the overextension of your - as it is these movements that, over time, can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Compact keyboards are great for use with laptops as they can easily be slipped into a typical laptop bag. A unique and popular keyboard is the Posturite, which has a slide-out numeric section, allowing a narrower width when the number section is not required.
SPLIT AND TENTING KEYBOARDS
Split keyboards actively change the position of your hands for more comfortable typing. There are a variety of different shapes to suit different people. We supply the Kinesis and Goldtouch brands with this feature. The split is particularly useful with larger chests as the split process allows the arms to come more naturally to each side of the split. Tenting is the lift from horizontal at the centre of the keyboard. It emphasises the natural vertical approach to the keypads.
Browse and order from our full range of ergonomic keyboards and accessories shown below.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone within New Zealand 0800(OOSCARE)667227 Overseas +64 4 4736620
All prices shown exclude GST and delivery and prices may be subject to change without notice.