Select the right Keyboard for your Computer - Have you seen an office secretary or a freelance writer typing? Could you believe the speed they are typing at? Typing comes with practice so that is okay. But what about the tool with which they work, with which they type.
However good you are at typing and whatever speed you are typing, it is the function of your keyboard to get those inputs correctly, isn’t it? So selecting a keyboard for your computer is extremely important.
It is not only the word per minute count with keyboard but also your health. The right keyboard maintains healthy hands and wrists. The keyboard should be ergonomically designed for the user’s comfort.
There are various studies and researches conducted to study the impact of various designs of keyboards on human health.
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Those studies reveal that a fixed keyboard which has a 12 degree split angle compared to standard keyboard has more neutral hand position and reduces the potential for trauma in wrist.
So, the keyboards manufactured today almost meet this specification. So it is good to check whether the keyboard you buy meets this specification.
Another noteworthy development with keyboard is the mobile keyboards which are wireless. There are huge talks about these keyboards since they are new to the market. The wireless keyboards give user the freedom to change the direction and distance. But this type of keyboard is well suited for talented typists who can type while standing, sitting or even walking.
They will need the help of the monitor to check whether they are typing correctly or not and so they have no need to be compulsorily sitting close to the monitor. The wireless keyboards improve the productivity as well in the business area.
The keyboard will mostly come with an attached number pad and sometimes media player buttons as well. Some of the famous keyboard manufacturers are Logitech, HP, Dell etc.
Just like all other hardware, keyboard needs driver software to function and the driver CD will be given by the manufacturer himself. Else, it can also be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website.
Though there is another input device called ‘mouse’ for giving input to computer, all functions of keyboard cannot be done by it, typing specifically. A keyboard could be obtained while buying the computer itself.
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But if it happens for you to buy a keyboard separately, take time and buy a right one. It can improve the productivity and reduce the time in office or work area.