Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard Keyboard Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Mar 09, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard Picture
Mixed usage
Connectivity Wireless
Full-size (100%)

The Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard is a great keyboard for the office if you're looking for an affordable curved board with a split-key layout. The board is entirely made of plastic and doesn't have the most durable keycaps, but it offers amazing ergonomics with a comfortable wrist rest and the possibility to use its feet to create a negative angle. This wireless keyboard supports multi-device pairing with its receiver and via Bluetooth, which makes it very versatile, and it can be used with practically any operating system, whether computers or mobile devices.

Our Verdict

7.0 Mixed usage

The Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard is a decent overall keyboard. It offers amazing ergonomics, which is great for the office. Its rubber dome switches won't be suited for gaming, but offer a decent overall typing experience. Also, although it supports Bluetooth, it's very bulky and won't be the most portable to use with mobile devices.

  • Amazing ergonomic design.
  • Decent typing quality.
  • Can be used via Bluetooth and with its receiver.
  • Cheaply built.
  • Wobbly and cheap keycaps.
  • Bulky design.
5.9 Gaming

The Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard is a sub-par gaming keyboard. Although its keys are very quick to actuate, the board feels flimsy and doesn't have any backlighting. This keyboard isn't designed for gaming.

7.0 Mobile/Tablet

The Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard is compatible with most mobile devices thanks to its Bluetooth connection, but it's a very bulky keyboard, which means it isn't the most portable option and might not fit in backpack due to its design. On the upside, all alphanumeric keys work on all operating systems.

8.3 Office

The Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard is a great keyboard for the office. Its design offers amazing ergonomics thanks to a curved board, split-key layout, and negative-angled feet. It also has a very comfortable wrist rest and isn't too noisy for an open office, although the spacebar is noticeably loud. Unfortunately, the board feels rather cheaply made due to the all-plastic design.

6.1 Programming

The Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard is a mediocre option for programmers. While its typing quality is decent, the keyboard doesn't support macro programming. It also lacks backlighting, and its overall design feels a bit cheap. On the upside, it's a very comfortable keyboard to use thanks to its ergonomic design and great wrist rest.

  • 7.0 Mixed usage
  • 5.9 Gaming
  • 7.0 Mobile/Tablet
  • 8.3 Office
  • 6.1 Programming

Test Results

perceptual testing image
1.3" (3.2 cm)
Width 18.1" (46.0 cm)
Depth 8.7" (22.0 cm)
Weight 1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)

The Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard is rather big. It has a fixed wrist rest, which increases its footprint when compared to some other keyboards.

Build Quality

The build quality of this keyboard is decent. It's a rather cheap board that has a lot of flex to it but doesn't feel like it's going to break at any moment. The keycaps are fairly wobbly and feel cheaply made. On the upside, the wrist rest is covered by a nice leather textured fabric, and the overall build feels similar to other ergonomic curved boards available. If you want a similar keyboard with a better build quality, take a look at the Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard.

Board Design
Incline Settings
Wrist Rest Fixed

The ergonomics of the Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard are excellent. This ergonomic design has a nice curve to its board, reducing the pronation of your wrists, which might help with wrist strain over time, although we don't test this. It also has three feet that create a negative angle, putting your wrists in a more natural typing position. The board also features a split keys layout. If you prefer a true split-keyboard design, check out the Kinesis FreeStyle Pro.

Backlighting No
Color No Backlighting
Brightness Settings
Individually Backlit Keys

This keyboard doesn't have backlighting, which might be an issue if you work in a darker environment.

Length N/A
Connector (Keyboard side) No Cable

The Kensington Pro Fit Ergo is a wireless keyboard and can't be used wired.

Wireless Versatility
Proprietary Receiver
Multi-Device Pairing
Battery Type
2x AAA

The Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard is very versatile since it can be used via its USB receiver or with a Bluetooth connection. You can connect one device with each connection and easily switch between them, although the switch is on the underside of the keyboard, which isn't the most practical spot. Also, the receiver is rather unreliable as it can stop working if you plug a USB stick in a port, which happened during our testing procedure.

Extra Features
Media Keys
Hot Keys
Macro Programmable Keys
Extra Controls
USB Passthrough
Numpad Yes
Windows Key Lock

This keyboard has a few extra features, but most of them can be found on the vast majority of keyboards. Its media keys are hotkeys on the F-row and you also get a dedicated calculator button and one to lock your computer.

In The Box

  • Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard
  • 2x AAA batteries
  • USB receiver

Typing Experience
Typing Experience
Key Switches
Rubber Dome
Actuation Force
32.3 gf
1.62 mm
Total Travel
2.38 mm

The Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard features rubber dome switches that are fairly light to type on, but you need to apply a decent amount of force to get over the tactile bump. The keys have a fairly low total travel distance and actuate quickly, which can lead to some typos.

Typing Experience
Typing Quality

The typing quality offered by the Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard is decent. It's not particularly different from most keyboards and doesn't offer anything too special. The keys are fairly mushy due to the rubber dome switches and the keycaps feel slightly cheap and a bit wobbly. On the upside, you shouldn't feel too much fatigue typing on it when you get used to the keyboard's layout.

Typing Experience
Typing Noise
Very Quiet

Typing on this keyboard isn't noisy and should be fine for an open office environment. However, the spacebar is noticeably louder than the other keys.

Software and Operating System
Software and Operating System
Software No Software
Account Required
No Software
No Profile
Onboard Memory
Cloud Sync
Backlight Programming
Macro Programming
Software Windows Compatible
Software macOS Compatible

This keyboard doesn't have any customization software.

Software and Operating System
Keyboard Compatibility
Windows Full
macOS Partial
Linux Partial
Android Partial
iOS Partial
iPadOS Partial

This keyboard has excellent compatibility and is extremely versatile thanks to its Bluetooth connection. However, while it's fully compatible with Windows, there are a few keys that don't work depending on which OS you're using, although all alphanumeric keys work. On mobile, you'll have to use the Bluetooth connection to use the keyboard.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

This keyboard is available in two colors, but we don't expect any differences between them. Our review should be valid for both colors.

Compared To Other Keyboards

The Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard is a decent overall keyboard, but it doesn't really stand out from its direct competition. It's a more affordable alternative to some similarly-designed keyboards like the Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard or the Logitech ERGO K860, but it feels noticeably cheaper. For more options, check out our recommendations for the best keyboards, the best keyboards for writers, and the best ergonomic keyboards.

Logitech ERGO K860 Wireless Split Keyboard

The Logitech ERGO K860 Wireless Split Keyboard is a better ergonomic keyboard than the Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard. It's slightly better built and offers an overall better typing experience. It also has software that lets you reprogram certain keys and can be paired with up to three devices simultaneously. Other than the price, the Logitech is the best option.

Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard

The Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard is a better ergonomic keyboard than the Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard. The Microsoft is noticeably better-built and feels more durable. However, it doesn't have any feet to create a negative incline as the Kensington does. On the other hand, the Surface Ergonomic Keyboard offers a noticeably better typing experience thanks to its more stable keys.

Kinesis Freestyle Pro

The Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard is very different than the Kinesis Freestyle Pro. It features a curved board with a split-key layout while the Kinesis' board is separated into two halves that you can place how you want. The Kinesis also uses mechanical switches, which feel more pleasant to type on than the rubber domes of the Kensington. The Kinesis also feels a bit better-built, but office workers might not like the fact it doesn't have a NumPad.

Matias Ergo Pro

The Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard and the Matias Ergo Pro are both great ergonomic keyboards, but with two very different designs. The Pro Fit Ergo is curved with a split-key layout while the Matias has two different halves that you can position however you want. The Matias is wired while the Kensington is wireless. Also, the Matias uses mechanical switches, which offer a better overall typing quality than the rubber dome switches of the Kensington.



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