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The 4 Best Ergonomic Keyboards - Fall 2023 Reviews

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Best Ergonomic Keyboards

Using a keyboard can be uncomfortable and hard on your body. Conventional, straight keyboards require you to bend your wrists in a way that can be painful for some, especially for long periods. Thankfully, many manufacturers are experimenting in bold new directions to create a more comfortable typing experience. These boards may look unusual and take some time to get used to, but they may be just what you're looking for. We factor in a keyboard's size and profile, incline settings, wrist rest, overall comfort level, and price to help you choose an option that best suits your needs.

We've tested over 200 keyboards, and below are our top picks for the best ergonomic keyboards. If you prefer a more typical straight design, check out our recommendations for the best keyboards, the best keyboards for writers, and the best mechanical keyboards.


  1. Best Ergonomic Keyboard

    For most people looking for the best ergonomic keyboard, we recommend the Logitech ERGO K860. It has a very comfortable plush wrist rest and a wave-like shape that effectively creates two separate key clusters on either side of the board, one for each of your hands. This shape aligns your hands, wrists, and elbows in a neutral position that isn't as taxing on your body as a conventional keyboard and can help you stay comfortable while typing, especially if you use your keyboard for long stretches.

    While it's made entirely of plastic, it feels high quality and sturdy overall. The switches on this keyboard are light to press, so you don't need to worry about tiring out your fingers while you type. These switches are also very quiet, which is great if you're worried about bothering those around you in the office or at home. Also, you can connect this keyboard wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth, so you don't need to worry about a cable getting in the way of placing your keyboard in a position that's most comfortable for you.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range Ergonomic Keyboard

    We recommend the Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard if you want a mid-range option. Like our best pick, the Logitech ERGO K860, this keyboard has a wave-like design with two separate clusters of keys and an integrated wrist rest to support your palms as you type. Unsurprisingly, given its lower purchase price, the low-density wrist rest is less plush than the Logitech's and feels noticeably less sturdy.

    One of the major ergonomic differences between this and many similar-looking options is this keyboard's feet. While most keyboards have inclined feet towards the top of the board, this keyboard has feet on the side closest to you, meaning you can tilt the board downwards away from you. While this may seem unusual, this feature can significantly relieve upward strain on your wrists. Like our top pick, this wireless keyboard connects with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget Ergonomic Keyboard

    The best budget ergonomic keyboard is the Logitech K350. The price of this keyboard changes often, but it frequently goes on sale and is at its best value when it's around a $35 price point. While this keyboard has a slightly more conventional layout than the other picks on this list, it's also a great choice if you're new to ergonomic designs. Its design features curved rows of keys and a wave-like shape that raises slightly in the middle, so your wrists are curved slightly outwards, which is a more comfortable position for most people when using a keyboard for extended periods. It also has a sizeable integrated wrist rest that provides added support while you type.

    Considering its price point, this wireless model has an impressive array of extra features, including a full set of dedicated media buttons. That said, there are a couple of minor downsides. Firstly, it doesn't support Bluetooth, so you'll need a free USB port on your computer for the wireless receiver. It isn't as quiet to type on as the slightly pricier Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard. It's large, and you can't remove its wristrest, so it also takes up considerable space on your desk.

    See our review

  4. Best Ergonomic Keyboard For Enthusiasts

    If you're an ergonomics guru looking for a keyboard you can fine-tune to best suit your body, we recommend the MoErgo Glove80, the best split keyboard and the best for enthusiasts we've tested. This mechanical unit is fully wireless with two halves that you can connect via Bluetooth and pair with up to four devices simultaneously. Each side also has dedicated thumb clusters, a detachable wrist rest, and a concave key well with a columnar key layout. Overall, this design aims to minimize the distance your fingers need to travel while typing, which can reduce the overall strain and fatigue you experience while typing. You can also tent both halves of this keyboard between 10 and 30 degrees to reduce forearm pronation.

    In addition to the ergonomic adjustments, this keyboard allows you to customize layouts and record complex macros using ZMK firmware or MoErgo's web-based layout editor. While these configuration tools are powerful, they're less user-friendly than the more basic configuration software used by our top pick on this list, the Logitech ERGO K860. Altogether, as far as the best split keyboards go, this is a standout option if you're a true ergonomics devotee. Still, it's considerably more expensive than the other options on this list.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Keychron Q8: The Keychron Q8 is an Alice-style mechanical keyboard. The Alice layout angles your hands more naturally while you type. It also has a gasket-mounting style that offers a soft, almost springy typing experience. Overall, it provides a more premium feel than the typing experience provided by the Logitech ERGO K860, but it's more expensive and doesn't include a wrist rest. See our review
  • ErgoDox EZ: The ErgoDox EZ is a fully-split alternative that's more affordable than the MoErgo Glove80. It's also a mechanical unit with a hot-swappable printed circuit board, meaning you can change the stock switches without having to solder. That said, it isn't a wireless model like the MoErgo. It also doesn't have unique concave key wells, has higher latency, and isn't as lightweight. See our review
  • Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB: The Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB is a wired-only and considerably cheaper alternative to the MoErgo Glove80 but has more limited ergonomic features. It doesn't have concave key wells, and you can't adjust the tenting angles without a lift kit that Kinesis offers for a separate purchase. It also isn't as lightweight and has higher latency. See our review
  • ZSA Moonlander: The ZSA Moonlander is a fully split keyboard with a staggered columnar layout; it's less expensive than the MoErgo Glove80. It also has a hot-swappable PCB, which the MoErgo lacks. That said, it's only a wired-only model, and while it offers tenting angles, it doesn't have concave key wells, has higher latency, and isn't as lightweight. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Sep 27, 2023: We've audited this article and haven't changed our primary picks. Still, we've made a small adjustment to the text of our 'Best Budget Ergonomic Keyboard' entry to reflect the current price trends of the Logitech K350.

  2. Aug 29, 2023: Minor in-text changes to further clarify product information.

  3. Jun 30, 2023: We've replaced the Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB with the newly-reviewed MoErgo Glove80 as our recommendation for the 'Best Ergonomic Keyboard For Enthusiasts', as it offers more comprehensive ergonomic features and customizability.

  4. May 01, 2023: We've gone through this article and confirmed the availability and pricing of all our picks. We haven't made any changes to our lineup with this update as all our picks continue to represent the best choices for their categories.

  5. Mar 02, 2023: We've moved the Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB from its position as our 'best' pick into a new 'Best For Enthusiasts' category and replaced it with the Logitech ERGO K860. We've also added a new 'Best Budget' pick, the Logitech K350.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best split and best ergonomic keyboards for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper product wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no keyboard that is difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our keyboard reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no keyboard is perfect for every use, most are good enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.