Choosing a keyboard is a matter of personal taste. Granted, how you use your keyboard depends on what you plan on using it for. For gamers, programmable keys are a must. For music fans, media keys are a requirement. However, there are some keyboard models that do stand out, some which probably came with a computer.
The following are top 3 picks when it comes to best office keyboards:
Apple Wired/Wireless Keyboards ($49/$69)
The Apple Wired and Wireless Keyboards are top favorites among Windows and Mac users. Its space-saving and slim design, silent scissor keys, and built-in USB port, make long hours typing seem like a breeze without the distraction of the proverbial “click clack” sound. Apple’s keyboards have become so popular that have apps have been developed to enable use in Windows and Linux systems. Apple’s Wireless model takes up minimal desk, acquires great range, and is portable enough that it can be easily slipped into your bag. It does not however have the full arrow or numeric keys which can be found in its wired counterpart, but both options are excellent depending on your requirements in a keyboard. Hey, and the price is fantastic too!
Microsoft’s Natural Keyboard Series
The Natural Keyboard series includes the Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 ($120) and the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 ($50). Both are equipped with a functionally designed split keyboard that protects your hand and wrist health, making it easier to game or work for longer periods. Both models also feature function and media keys, a wireless mouse, a prominent bump in the center of the board which enables you to rest your hands, and adjustable feet to level the keyboard or to lift the back or front of the keyboard off the desk surface. Both models are fully functional keyboards with arrow keys, standard-membrane keys which promote silent typing but with a firm feedback, and full numpads.
Logitech K-Series (K750/K800)
Logitech’s K-Series includes the K120, K270, K750, K750 for Mac, the design-focused K360, range in price from $15 up to $100, which is still affordable. All models are focused on increasing productivity and promote regular use. The price of the keyboard determines its features. Some are simple, bare bones while the wireless t ypes have USB hubs. Some are wired and some such as the K750 are Mac compatible. The K800 is a wireless model with low profile membrane keys, hybrid scissor, and a super thin design. This keyboard is great for playing, working, and general day to day use. It’s focused on saving space rather than providing you with bells and whistles.
Adresso Tru-Form Pro Contoured Ergonomic Keyboard
This ergonomically designed keyboard offers a natural wrist, forearm, and hand position while typing. Users will rely on a touchpad instead of a mouse, with right and left mouse buttons that are built into the board. There’s also a built-in support for your wrists and a split space bar for quick typing. The Tru-Form Pro is ideal for Windows systems and retails for $59.99.