Best Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard: Buyers Guide [2018]

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It is one thing to be using an ergonomic keyboard and another to be using a wireless ergonomic keyboard.

 Indeed, there is nothing more “ergonomic” than being able to use your keyboard regardless of where or how you’re sitting.

We took a look at 10 of the best wireless ergonomic keyboards you can get your hands on today and their pros and cons. Scroll all the way down to see what each model has to offer!

Best Wireless Ergonomic Keyboards

Kinesis Advantage2 Ergonomic Keyboard Review

This keyboard from known manufacturer Kinesis is ideal for those looking for wireless ergonomic keyboards for their offices. But of course, you are also free to get this for your super advanced home office if you’d like.

The Advantage 2 is a professional-grade keyboard that is contoured for improved user comfort. Apparently, it is not just any contouring, because according to the company, their design is a patented one. And judging from the number of reviews and the estimated average rating this product has gotten so far, it looks like the design is highly effective.

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Kinesis Advantage2 Ergonomic Keyboard (KB600)
  • Professional-grade ergonomic keyboard with patented contour...
  • Windows, Mac and PC Compatible
  • Mechanical Keyswitches (Cherry MX Brown)

This model is compatible with Mac, Windows, and PC. We think this is super because the number of wireless keyboards out there that have a compatibility range as wide as this is smaller than you imagine.

The Advantage 2 lets you customize with onboard macros and remapping and their so-called SmartSet Programming Engine. The size of the keyboard is not bad either. It is more or less standard and should be fine with most standard-sized desks.

In general, we think the Advantage 2 justifies its hefty price tag well. Sure, there are complaints here and there, but they are a lot fewer than the positive comments, and that speaks a lot about the quality of this keyboard.

PROs

  • Designed for professional use
  • Patented Contour Design
  • Works with Windows, Mac, and PC

CONs

  • Premium Price
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    May not be ideal for those with small hands

Perixx PERIBOARD Ergonomic Split Keyboard Review

The Periboard-512, just like many of the models on this list, comes in a split key design. This is intended to enhance your typing while keeping your hands and wrists comfortable and in their natural positions.

It has an integrated palm rest that is optimized for individuals suffering from RSIs. According to the company, the tactile keys are designed to alleviate pressure when pressing. Moreover, the keys are laser-printed, so there should be very little fading (or none at all) even with heavy use.

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Perixx PERIBOARD-512 Ergonomic Split Keyboard - Natural Ergonomic...
  • Split-key and 3-D design conforms to your natural arm and hand...
  • The tactile keystroke is designed in order to reduce pressure...
  • Plug and Play keyboard with USB interface and 6.0 Ft cable;...

There are seven multimedia keys, and these give you access to your email, browser, mute, volume up and down, sleep, and search. Everything looks good so far, but we do hope it had legs in front so we can adjust the height for added comfort. There are legs in the back, but we find it hardly useful.

All in all, we recommend this model for individuals looking for a good ergonomic keyboard within a reasonable price range. This is on the low end of the price spectrum, but the features and the performance are not bad at all. They are even comparable with those of some of the more expensive models out there.

PROs

  • Has multimedia hotkeys
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    Split curve design
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    Integrated palm rest

CONs

  • May not suit those with long hands

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    Some comments about keys being noisy

​​​​​​​​Logitech MK550 Wireless Wave Keyboard Review 

If you are used to conventional keyboards and are looking to try out ergonomic ones without having to train yourself to a completely different layout, we advise that you try this one out. The MK550 sports the manufacturer Logitech’s layout called “Constant Curve.”

This design is meant to reduce fatigue, stress, and strain while remaining somewhat close to the design of traditional keyboards. This means there isn’t a lot of getting used to, so this is a good choice if you are not a fan of radical changes.

There is a built-in palm rest here, and the keyboard height can be adjusted along three height positions. These are meant to improve comfort and let your hands and wrists remain in their natural positions even as you type.

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Logitech MK550 Wireless Wave Keyboard and Mouse Combo —...
  • ERGONOMIC WAVE DESIGN - The MK550 uses Logitech's Constant Curve...
  • INTEGRATED PALM REST - Experience lower wrist fatigue with the...
  • PRECISION-LASER MOUSE - Say goodbye to your touchpad with the...

The keyboard and the mouse each come with two AA batteries. The battery lives of the keyboard and the mouse are 3 and 2 years, respectively. This is a great model then for those who do not think they have the memory capacity to always remember to charge keyboards with rechargeable batteries.

Overall, we think the MK550 is a great entry-level wireless ergonomic keyboard for those who are on a budget and want to get the most value for money. This keyboard does what it is supposed to do, and we are hearing only very few complaints so far.

PROs

  • Resembles conventional keyboards
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    Built-in palm rest
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    Long battery life

CONs

  • Encounters noticeable interference when used with wireless headset
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    Few complaints about malfunctioning keys

Kinesis Freestyle2 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard Review 

The Freestyle 2 from Kinesis could not have been named more appropriately. It is called “freestyle” because unlike other split-type ergonomic keyboards, the two sets of keys in this model are not part of a single rigid body, if that makes sense. Imagine two square-ish keyboards joined by a teeny wire on top that you can stretch or fold as needed.

There are no fancy arcs or obvious sloping. It is basically a conventional keyboard cut in the middle. The good thing about this kind of layout is that it does not require a lot of adjustment. If you are using ergonomic keyboards for the first time after using conventional ones for a long time, you will not have a hard time changing your typing patterns and hand movements.

Kinesis Freestyle2 Blue Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard for PC (9"...
  • Split-adjustable design allows the Freestyle2 to adjust to your...
  • Multichannel bluetooth for pairing with any bluetooth enabled...
  • Compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10, Linux & Android

The Freestyle 2 is compatible with Linux and Windows 7, 8, and 10. According to the company, the keys are low-force ones, so it should be easy to register commands even without too much effort.

There are hotkeys for several commonly executed commands, tent settings, palm supports with gel pads, and lifters, among other common ergonomic keyboard features.

In summary, although we are not big fans of the Freestyle 2’s appearance, we are giving it a thumbs up nonetheless. We understand its utilitarian nature and appreciate the reason behind the design.

All in all, we like this sleek fold-able keyboard. It is not every day that we come across something like this, and if it meets your needs, we highly encourage you to buy it.

PROs

  • Adjustable split width
  • Compatible with Linux also
  • Requires little force

CONs

  • Some keys are hard to reach
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    Few issues with keys malfunctioning

EC Technology Foldable Ultra Slim Portable Wireless Keyboard Review

Let us begin by reiterating that this is a foldable keyboard and hence is not as large or bulky as most of the ergonomic keyboards available right now. This is good news for those looking for a highly portable keyboard and have small hands but bad news to those of larger build and/or looking for a keyboard with high stability.

Despite the low price, this model is, according to the manufacturer, made of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy. Aluminum alloy is known for its impressive strength and light weight. This keyboard might be strong after all despite the size and weight.

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Bluetooth Keyboard EC Technology Foldable Ultra Slim Portable...
  • Foldable bluetooth keyboard: folding and ergonomic bluetooth...
  • Compatible 3 major operating system: iOS / Android / Windows....
  • Made of Aircraft-grade aluminum for superior rigidity, anodized...

This keyboard is designed to work well with Android, Windows, and iOS devices and is compatible with most devices with Bluetooth. The life span is 3 million keystrokes. We are impressed with the short charging time, which is 2 hours. On a single charge, the keyboard should continuously work for up to 30 days.

According to the company, the caps lock indicator sometimes does not light up on Android 4.4 devices but should work fine. Also, the keyboard has a neat power saving feature, which the keyboard automatically switches to after 10 minutes of inactivity.

All in all, we like this sleek fold-able keyboard. It is not every day that we come across something like this, and if it meets your needs, we highly encourage you to buy it.

PROs

  • Foldable
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    Made of aircraft-grade aluminum
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    Short charging time (2 hrs)

CONs

  • Too small for some
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    Some issues connecting with certain devices

Logitech K350 2.4Ghz Wireless Keyboard Review

This ergonomic wireless keyboard is highly recommended for those users who are highly sensitive to the joint strain caused by the poor wrist positioning and excessive finger curl.

The key rows are curved to keep your wrists entirely straight . The built in wrist pad is cushioned and makes long term use more comfortable. The keys are suitably responsive with a tad of resistance and noise.

 The two-level angle adjustment of the keyboard makes it easy to change height as per one's convenience especially after long typing sessions. 

Functions such as volume control, calculator etc. can be accessed, right from the keyboard. The music button comes in handy as short-cut to open Windows Media Player. 

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Logitech K350 2.4Ghz Wireless Keyboard
  • Wave design with Constant Curve layout: Curved layout guides...
  • Ease and comfort: Cushioned palm rest makes work easier and fun...
  • Longer battery time: This feature gives you up to three years of...

If you are a heavy user, you may be pleased with long battery life.

You can customize the function of keys with the help of a specific software available on Logitech website. It can be used with a Mac but none of the keys can be customized the same way it can be done for Windows. 

Some users have reported of the paint rubbing off from keys and typical keyboard rattle after long use. 

PROs

  • Curved Design
  • Built-in cushioned wrist rest
  •  2-level height adjustment
  • Long Battery Life

CONs

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    Stiff Keys
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    Low durability

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Wireless Desktop Keyboard Review

One of the things that drew our attention toward the Sculpt is the fact that Microsoft made it. If you have been shopping around for wireless ergonomic keyboards for a while now, you may have already noticed Microsoft’s dominating presence.

The Sculpt is a cousin of the Naturals, another Microsoft line of ergonomic keyboards. This one has a cushioned palm rest, similar to other ergonomic keyboards. Another cool feature is Microsoft’s so-called Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) technology, which encrypts your keystrokes!

The keys are arranged in a split layout, so you can type comfortably without having to huddle your shoulders, elbows, and wrists together. The alignment of the keys follows the natural arc of the fingertips (index/middle to pinky is tallest to shortest), so the movement of the hand is minimized.

The number pad of the Sculpt is separate from the rest of the keyboard, so you have a lot more flexibility in terms of placement. You can put it wherever you can comfortably reach it or put it out of sight when you don’t need it.

All in all, we think this is a good product from Microsoft. We also want to highlight the keystroke encryption technology, which is something you do not normally find in wireless keyboards nowadays.

PROs

  • Separate number pad
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    Keystroke encryption

CONs

  • Early appearance of wear and tear on rubber parts

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    Irreplaceable, fragile USB receiver

Adesso Tru-Form 150 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard Review

If you are a Windows user needing an upgrade to a wireless ergonomic keyboard, we think you will like this. The Tru-Form 1500 works well with Windows 2000 up to 8 and comes with a laser mouse.

The keys are split into two blocks (left and right), so you should be able to type with your hands at about shoulder-width apart. If you look at the keyboard from the side, you will notice that the area between the topmost part and the exact middle is raised. It is just the right arch for average-sized hands.

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Adesso WKB-1500GB - Wireless Ergonomic Desktop Keyboard and Laser...
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Technology - With 2.4GHz RF wireless technology...
  • Ergonomic Design - The design of this keyboard with splitted key...
  • Internet & Multimedia Hotkeys - Get instant access to your...

The Tru-Form 1500 also has quiet membrane key switches. According to the manufacturer, this gives good tactile feedback and should allow for quiet typing. Adesso also says that the lifespan of the keyboard is 5 million keystrokes.

It comes with a mouse that uses advanced laser sensor technology. This mouse is expected to work fine on most common work area surfaces with great speed and accuracy.

In summary, we like the Tru-Form 1500 from Adesso. We also find the working range, which is 30 feet, impressive. There are more hotkeys for multimedia and Windows control, and the keys are quiet. There are negative comments, of course, but they are issues that mostly naturally occur with time. This is a good mid-range option in our opinion.

PROs

  • Long working range (30 ft)
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    Many Windows and multimedia hotkeys
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    Quiet typing

CONs

  • Isolated problems with mouse

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    Some complaints about letters fading with frequent use

Microsoft 3RA-00022 Surface Ergonomic Keyboard Review 

This Surface keyboard from Microsoft is more expensive than most of the other ergonomic keyboards you can find on the market now, but we think the markup is justified. From the looks alone, this keyboard is truly a premium one.

As the name suggests, this keyboard is optimized for Surface users. To be specific, this model works well with the Surface Pro 4, Surface Studio, and Surface Book. even the appearance of the keyboard is in sync with the designs of the computers mentioned.

The keys follow the arc of the fingertips, and the keys are in a split arrangement. The palm rest is built in, double-cushioned, and covered in Alcantara, a high-quality microfiber material. Overall, the appearance is very stylish, sleek, and even business-like.

Microsoft 3RA-00022 Surface Ergonomic Keyboard
  • Compatible with Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Surface Studio
  • Natural arc and slope
  • Double-cushioned palm rest covered in stunning Alcantara

It uses Bluetooth 4.0 and 4.1 to connect and should work fine with devices that are Bluetooth Smart-ready. The downside is that you can’t use this for computers running on anything older than Windows 10. Furthermore, according to Microsoft, the keys are crafted for maximum grip, adequate stiffness and texture, and quiet sound.

In general, we love this super sleek ergonomic keyboard from Microsoft. We believe it is designed not just to look good but also to perform well (and quietly at that!), so we think the price adjustment is well worth it.

PROs

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    Optimized for Surface users
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    Double-cushioned palm rest
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    Requires Windows 10 and up

CONs

  • No stand (for increased height)
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    Difficult to get rid of dirt

Eagletec Wireless Keyboard Review

This keyboard from Eagletec is meant for use with PCs and other computers running on Win XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. Its USB receiver is for mini USB, and it comes with a 5-button mouse. This mouse can be used by both left- and right-handed users, and two of the buttons can be remapped by you, a rare feature that we absolutely love.

This is a full-size US keyboard with 12 single-touch hotkeys. You can use these to access commonly used programs. There are rear feet, and you can adjust these until you find a good typing angle.

Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo for PC, Computer and Small...
  • WIRELESS MOUSE AND KEYBOARD COMBO; for Office or Home use. Strong...
  • 6 BUTTON WIRELESS MOUSE, portable mouse with user adjustable DPI...
  • ERGONOMIC 104 KEY LOW PROFILE WIRELESS KEYBOARD; Full-size splash...

The keys are concave, just like on most other traditional and ergonomic keyboards nowadays. This design helps your fingertips glide easily, smoothly, and quietly from one key to another.

Another feature we like is that it is splash-resistant, something we honestly think is now a necessity. In general, we think this is a good option to try out. We like what it offers, and thousands of other users have the same opinion. It also does not require a lot of adjustment in terms of layout. Therefore, we think this is a safe choice.

PROs

  • Mouse with 5 buttons (some programmable)
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    Stable and responsive
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    Splash-resistant

CONs

  • Few reports of some keys requiring too much force
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    Isolated complaints about lag and other connection issues

Wired vs. Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard: The Difference

There are many differences between wired and wireless ergonomic keyboards aside from the presence and absence of wires.

Let us take a look at where each type excels to clearly distinguish them.

Wireless keyboards win at cleanliness and mobility

The most noticeable difference between wired and wireless ergonomic keyboards is that wireless ones allow you to have a clutter-free desktop.

Come to think of it. What is the point of having an ergonomic keyboard if there is always a likelihood of tripping or you are forced to work in a cramped space because wires are sticking out all over the place.

Wireless keyboards suffer from lag or latency and interference

This one is especially important for gamers. Even the shortest duration of lag can mean a loss in a fast-paced game. Meanwhile, this is never an issue with a wired ergonomic keyboard.

However, this problem is no longer that bad in new and/or relatively expensive wireless ergonomic keyboards, thanks to recent technological advancements.

As for interference, you will notice this in wireless keyboards that use RF for connection. There will always be signal interference to a certain extent.

It also happens to Bluetooth keyboards, but it is rare. Interference is not a big deal if you are a regular user, but it makes a lot of difference among gamers.

Wired keyboards mean one free USB port

If you use a lot of accessories that use USB ports, the use of a wireless keyboard is a big deal because it translates to one more direct connection to your computer. There is no argument here. 

Wired keyboards do not need to be charged

Needless to say, wireless keyboards need to be charged because they are not connected to any power source during operation. If you are the forgetful type, you may often find yourself switching to a wired keyboard anyway.

Wireless keyboards give you flexibility in terms of positioning your body

There are only two reasons to buy an ergonomic wireless keyboard. It’s either you are trying to prevent RSIs or you already have one and you’re just trying to alleviate the symptoms. Using a wireless ergonomic keyboard means you’re free to sit whenever and wherever you’re comfortable.

The prices are roughly the same

Wireless ergonomic keyboards started out more expensive than wired ones, but nowadays, the difference is no longer that large. Don’t go for a wired one because you think they are cheaper or for a wireless one because you have some extra cash to spare. Judge individual models by their features. As with other products, the more expensive the keyboard, the better the features may be.

Factors to Consider Before Buying a Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard

Here are the first things you need to think about before you place an order for a wireless ergonomic keyboard.

Wired vs. Wireless

First, make sure that you truly need a wireless keyboard. In the previous section, we discuss the difference between wired and wireless ergonomic keyboards. The two are polar opposites in a lot of factors, and getting the wrong one can mean seriously degraded performance and satisfaction, especially if you’re a gamer.

Layout

The design and layout of keys on keyboards are important in ergonomics. You need to use one that alleviates any existing condition you may have while preventing other possible injuries. There are only a few common styles to choose from: split, angled split, contoured, and handheld wireless ergonomic keyboards.

Price

This should be a no-brainer, and you can go about your shopping in two ways. Find the ideal keyboard and save up for it, or get the best available one for the cash you have ready. While it is true that higher cost generally translates to better features, there are still relatively inexpensive models out there that can deliver good performance and last long.

Conclusion

We hope this list helps you a lot in finding the right backlit ergonomic keyboard because it means you can now type for long hours while remaining infinitely comfortable and keeping your hands, arms, and shoulders in good shape. Happy typing!

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