We don't often recommend value-priced compact keyboards to those for whom typing comprises most of their daily activity, but here's an exception: Bakker Elkhuisen's S-board 840 USB Ergonomic Keyboard. Its scissor mechanism gives the S-board 840 a light, tactile keystroke, and its compact sizing eliminates unnecessary stretching and reaching for your mouse. 12 built-in hot keys feature basic copy-cut-paste and volume functions in small format--something you rarely find in a keyboard this compact. Of particular note is the black-on-white keyboard which makes the characters easier to read.
High-volume typists will appreciate its smooth scissor key action which provides feedback for optimal typing speed. Dual USB ports allow you to add multiple devices like your phone charger or optional keyboard unit. And as with all Bakker Elkhuisen's ergonomic products, the look is sleek, elegant and expensive.
Handy: Multimedia keys and 2 USB ports.
Optimal layout: Full size keys, extra wide space-bar and easy access arrow keys.
Numeric: Optional numeric pad available.
Research shows that 90% of keyboard users seldom, if ever, use the numeric pad. This section is removed for Compact keyboards meaning the mouse can be placed closer in. This results in greater comfort because it reduces the reaching distance to the mouse (Cook, C., et al., 1998). This puts less strain on the shoulder and forearm. Dark letters on a light background make them easier to read (ISO 9241) and contribute to increased productivity (Snyder, 1990).
|Name||S-board 840 Design USB|
|Cable length||150 cm|
|Drivers||Plug & Play|
|Width||305 mm (12.01 inches)|
|Height||20 mm (0.79 inches)|
|Depth||165 mm (6.5 inches)|
|Weight||480 gr (16.93 ounces)|
|Sort||Compact / Mini|
|With USB Hub||Yes|
|Key stroke||Laptop keys|