Three Important Keyboard Features

The following three important features should be considered before buying a keyboard.

1. Ergonomics
If you’re going to spend long hours typing on this keyboard, the real ergonomic features should be checked out. Some keyboards split the keys, some have curves, and some are even motorized.

True ergonomic keyboards are able to reduce the amount of stress placed on our hands and wrists while we type. Other ergonomic features found in keyboards can include wrist rests and the ability to raise or lower the device

2. Wired or Wireless
Wired keyboards limit your distance range, but you’ll never search for batteries. Wireless keyboards enable you type while lounging on the couch and you’ll never get tangled in that pesky cord.

Most keyboards use either USB or Bluetooth technology for wireless connectivity. If you’re going the Bluetooth route, be sure that your computer has built-in Bluetooth technology. If it doesn’t, you will need to pick up a Bluetooth receiver and pair the device. Solar-powered keyboards are also available in the market.

3. Hot Keys and Media Keys
Unless you’re purchasing a travel keyboard, most keyboards come with a variety of hot and media keys. Media keys, which include such tasks as volume and video control, are invaluable for people who will use their keyboard in the living room to control their media system.
Hot keys allows you to complete certain tasks by pressing a combination of buttons, and many keyboards replace these combinations with one-touch buttons that can save lots of time.

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