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keyboard suggestions #19054
07/01/15 03:12 PM
07/01/15 03:12 PM
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Hi all,

I have been doing medical transcription for a local cardiac clinic for about 9 years now and have been using a Microsoft Natural split keyboard and really like it but it is time for a replacement. I do notice that I tend to hit the keys hard and by the end of the day my arms, shoulders and hands are sore. I have been looking at a number of different keyboards...Goldtouch, Kenesis Freestyle 2, Matias Ergo Pro and a few more but I am trying not to spend $200 if I do not have to. What keyboards do you suggest.

Thanks.

Re: keyboard suggestions [Re: Glenn] #19055
07/01/15 08:31 PM
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I think you should do some research on the optimal position of arms relative to desktop -- it may be that you just need to adjust the height of your chair. With regard to keyboards, I use a Kensington -- they are about $20 here in Toronto, and the keys are nice and loose (with what I consider a nice click, but that is a preference) -- it is perfect for my small hands, but my son (whose male hands are obviously much larger) says it`s awful. If you need to check the touch on keyboards, the best way to do that is to go to Staples (etc) and try out the ones they have on display.

But if you decide to stick with the Microsoft, do think about adjusting the height of your chair -- that`s probably what`s causing your shoulder and arm pain.

happy weds
carol


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Re: keyboard suggestions [Re: Glenn] #19056
07/13/15 03:23 PM
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I use a Fellowes Microban Split Keyboard, current price about $40. Purchased my last one many, many years ago. Most of the letters are rubbed off, but it still works great and it significantly reduced wrist and finger pain. Shoulder pain became almost nonexistent when I started to type with the keyboard on my lap. I've been doing this for several years, so now it's difficult for me to type on a regular keyboard, especially if it's not in my lap :-) Let us know what you decide on and how it works out for you!


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