This was me describing to a friend that, because it was going at a reduced price, on a whim, I bought an ergonomic keyboard.
His reply was that my description almost sounded like I was describing my first experience of LSD or Ecstasy something!
I it just a computer keyboard. It is good though. I now wonder, after about 35 years of typing daily, why I never invested on one before. Mine is about the cheapest one currently on the market (£29) and is the Microsoft Natural Keyboard 4000.
Big and ugly it may be, but it is a dream to type on. I had expected comfort but it is even more comfortable than I had anticipated. What I had not expected was that my touch typing would be so much more accurate, and therefore quicker.
Now of course I am trying not to covet the other even more appealing ones out there such as the TEK Kinesis or the ErgoDox. All of which are considerable more expensive.
The TEK “Truly Ergonomic Keyboard”
I know the Kinesis looks weird but having watched people using one on YouTube it looks very comfortable. I particularly like the idea of the keys that are worked by the thumbs.
Which brings me to the ErgoDox with is only available in kit form and consists of two separate keyboards, one for each hand.
Perhaps I should set my sights on something not as expensive as one of these exotic variants. The updated Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard looks nice but I have not had an opportunity to try one to see how it feels.