We’re big fans of Microsoft’s Surface Ergonomic Keyboard, whose split design and unique ergonomics enable a strain-free typing experience. While the guys from Redmond have had sole ownership of the category for the past few years, it looks like someone’s looking to challenge them going forward. Specifically, we’re talking about the Logitech Ergo K860.
A split ergonomic keyboard similar to Microsoft’s, the peripheral claims to enable “better posture, less strain, and more support.” Seriously, all that from a simple keyboard. They get specific, too, boasting 54 percent more wrist support, 21 percent reduced muscle activity in the trapezius, and 25 percent less wrist bending compared to using traditional keyboards. Use this along with Logitech’s advanced ergonomics mouse from a couple years ago and your desk should have the most comfortable peripherals in the entire office.
The Logitech Ergo K860 uses a fixed-split design, which divides the keyboard into two angled halves, creating a triangle-shaped space right down the middle. So yeah, you’re basically making the illuminati symbol with your fingers while you’re typing, which, we guess, could actually be what’s responsible for the keyboard’s ergonomic benefits. You know… just saying. It has a curved key frame that positions the hands, wrists, fingers, and even your traps in a more natural posture, causing less strain on your small joints and muscles even through extended periods of typing.
An integrated pillowed wrist rest at the lower section of the keyboard places your forearms just above the keyboard, providing the needed support it needs while minimizing the need to bend your wrists in order to reach all the keys. Legs on the wrist rest allow you to raise its height to an extra four or seven degrees, allowing you to find the ideal typing angle, depending on your seating or standing posture. The wrist rest, by the way, combines 4mm of memory foam for personalized support and 2mm of high-density foam to provide the necessary firmness, then wraps it in an outer layer of knitted fabric that’s durable, stain-resistant, and smooth to the touch.
The Logitech Ergo K860 is a full-size keyboard, complete with a dedicated number pad, cursor keys, and special keys, so if you currently use a regular full-size keyboard at work, you should have no problem moving over to this thing, as the only thing that’s really different is the shape. The outfit even claims that the unique shape should force no compromise in either typing speed or accuracy, as it’s strictly designed to affect your typing ergonomics.
It’s a Bluetooth 5.0 keyboard, by the way, so you can easily pair it with any Bluetooth-equipped Windows or macOS computer, although it also comes with a 2.4GHz dongle, in case you’re using it in a desktop without a Bluetooth chip integrated. Like many of Logitech’s newer peripherals, it can pair with three separate devices at the same time and switch between them, so you can switch between three different laptops using the same keyboard and mouse. It powers using two AAA batteries.
The Logitech Ergo K860 is priced at $129.99.