Keyboard Designs that improve ergonomics in your workplace!

Given how much we use and abuse our keyboards every day, we never really reinvented the wheel on that design. Or did we?! Keyboard designs are a fundamental building block of our workday setup and whatever your style, we have a keyboard here that will solve your woes you did not know you had. A wave-shaped keyboard that lets you rest your palms in a more natural format to a keyboard made for designers to help them switch between software with ease – we have a keyboard here that will solve your woes! Happy working from home.

Say hello to the Kolude KD-K1 by Jeremy Lin, a sleek external keyboard with a pretty interesting twist. With circular keys that sit within a machined aluminum base giving it a neo-retro vibe, the Kolude KD-K1 keyboard is a visual treat with tactile scissor-switch keys that make it a great keyboard to type on too. Designed to be the sleeker brother of Lofree’s keyboards, the Kolude KD-K1’s twist lies right above those keys. Built right into the back-face of the KD-K1 is a USB hub, complete with USB-A and USB-C ports, an HDMI port, and two card-reader slots.

Vinicius Araújo has designed a gorgeous keyboard to aid in the transition between each Adobe program, saving the user hours of switching between Photoshop to Indesign to Illustrator to Lightroom. Accented with stylish LED colors and eye-catching material changes, the Adobe Keyboard is the designers’ must-have.

The Off keyboard by Marko Oljaca comes with soft, rounded keys that are elevated on independent “stems” rather than recessed into a solid surface. Not only easy to clean, but it also prevents the buildup of dirt and residue. Better yet, its seamless design makes it spill-proof and water-resistant. Its organic form is also ergonomically adapted to maximize wrist comfort.

The Aura by Vince Wang functions without a screen and that’s all down to the rather clever Eye-tracking Infrared Illuminators that locate eye-details and reflection patterns to project the image directly onto the user’s retinas! The futuristic technology doesn’t end there; in addition to the lack of screen, there is also a concave keyboard with Glow Thru keys that’s been paired with an adaptive input service for maximum productivity!

Slide Keyboard

A combination of a keyboard and tablet, Slide, as its name implies comes with a ‘sliding’ element. The tablet can be easily pulled out or pushed in, enabling it to hide sneakily below the keyboard. When you’re only using the keyboard, the tablet snugly remains a part of it. Designer Cheolsu Park added a lock button to the product, pressing it prevents the keyboard from sliding up and down, keeping it firmly in position. The edges of the product have been centered using a weighty material, ensuring that the product does not tilt in its extended form, especially when you’re typing on the keyboard.

Hidekey

The Hidekey keyboard by Yeong Seok Go has a secret! Its number pad is in hiding. Tucked away on the backside of the keyboard, a quick sliding movement reveals the number pad. The pad can be easily pulled out whenever needed. Once it has been used, you can effortlessly slide it back in. This ensures you always have a number pad at your disposal, improving the efficiency of your work, without taking up too much space.

The first thing you notice when you see the ERGO K860 is its camel-hump, or as Logitech calls it, the WAVE. Logitech’s design team states that when completely relaxed (like your muscles would be if you were floating underwater), your hands don’t lay completely flat. They relax at a slight outward angle. The ERGO K860’s wave detail gets your hands to rest in that exact same angle to deliver a more natural typing experience. The split-keyboard layout guides your hands into a spread-out shape too, so you’ve got each key covered by your fingers. The keys, rated for a 10 million keystroke lifespan, come with a slightly scooped concave shape, allowing you to orient your fingers better and type more confidently.

The Lofree Four Seasons is quite similar to the Mac built-in keyboard, so it won’t be a drastic change for Apple users. However, the keyboard is compatible with iOS, Windows, and Android. The keys are supported by Gateron blue switches, which reduce pressure on your fingers as you type, preventing the risk of developing Repetitive Strain Injury. It can be used wirelessly and with a wire, so it’s quite easy to carry around. Equipped with an LED backlight, you can adjust the lighting of the keyboard which comes in three levels, so you can easily use the keyboard no matter where you are. The Lofree Four Seasons allows you to connect and work with three different devices, your smartphone, laptop, and tablet.

Modern technologies and retro styling collide and create a nostalgic piece of kit with Azio Designs’s Retro Keyboard. The timeless design may be what grabs your attention, but it’s the beautiful integration of modern technology that will keep it; ‘Blue’ mechanical keys offer tactile feedback that is both hugely satisfying and reminiscent of typewriters back in the day! LED backlights gently illuminate the keys, adding to the beautiful blend of modern and retro design.

Royole’s RoType is a neat, rollable keyboard. Unlike those hideous flexible silicone/TPU keyboards that you now find on novelty gadget shops, the RoType is slick, professional, and classy. With a miraculously transparent keyboard that embraces and becomes the surface you place it on, the RoType feels sort of like typing on air.

If you’ve ever tried to text in the cold, you know that your fingers tend to lock because of the low temperatures… so imagine trying to type on a keyboard in the cold. Whether you’re working or gaming, the Breez desktop hand-warmer keeps your fingers toasty as you clack away at the keys of your USB or wireless keyboard. The horizontal radiator design uniformly warms your hands as you type, covering the entire keyboard so there’s never a cold-zone near the Numpad.

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An external keyboard with a built-in multi-port hub sounds like sheer genius

In appreciating this eureka moment, I can’t help but ask… Why hasn’t anyone thought of this yet? It seems so easy and sensible that I’d expect Logitech or Apple or Dell to have made it a norm by now. In hindsight, it does seem to defy their business model, because if you bought a Logitech keyboard with a built-in hub, you probably wouldn’t need to buy Logitech’s USB hub or card-reader.

Speculation aside, it seems that Stephen Chu may have made one of the most marvelous breakthroughs in the computer peripherals category. Say hello to the Kolude KD-K1, a sleek external keyboard with a pretty interesting twist. With circular keys that sit within a machined aluminum base giving it a neo-retro vibe, the Kolude KD-K1 keyboard is a visual treat with tactile scissor-switch keys that make it a great keyboard to type on too. Designed to be the sleeker brother of Lofree’s keyboards, the Kolude KD-K1’s twist lies right above those keys. Built right into the back-face of the KD-K1 is a USB hub, complete with USB-A and USB-C ports, an HDMI port, and two card-reader slots.

Designed to be the Swiss-Army-Knife of keyboards, the Kolude KD-K1 makes sure you’ll never have to bend over and reach behind a CPU to plug a pen-drive in again. Connect it to your laptop or desktop using the USB-C port and the KD-K1 comes alive with a myriad of possibilities. The multitude of ports allow you to maximize productivity by connecting drives, devices, displays, or cards to your main computer, right through the keyboard. Made to be the most versatile external keyboard on the market, the Kolude KD-K1 gives you the ability to stay connected, to multitask, and even charge your devices, right through the very device that sits underneath your fingertips. It comes with a full set of keys including a numpad and even a row of function keys on top. The scissor-switch keys feature a low-travel design that may not give you the clickety-clack of a gaming keyboard, but allow you to type comfortably and fast. They even come with a backlight, which is more than I can say for Apple’s Magic keyboard, and are compatible with all Apple, Windows, and Android devices. Heck, the KD-K1 even supports a variety of language formats, ranging from English to French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Taiwanese/Hong Kong Cangjie, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese and Korean. Did I also mention it does the job of a USB hub too? You won’t need to shell out a single buck for one of those ridiculous dongles ever again.

Designer: Jeremy Lin

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Kolude Keyhub –  All-in-one Keyboard Hub

The aluminum scissor-switch keyboard with rich ports and connections that’s built to last and improve your work and gaming experiences.

When Keyboard and USB Hub Become One

The Keyhub Keyboard uses the most popular and influential USB-C data port and USB-C PD charging port, compatible with 18w ~ 100w charging. It features three USB-A 3.0 and one USB-A 2.0 interfaces, supporting data transmission. The USB 3.0 is downward compatible with all USB-A 3.0 and 2.0 products, such as hard drives, dongle of 2.4G wireless mouse, among others.

Also the Keyhub Keyboard makes memory reading more convenient with its TF/SD card slot, precisely so that you have all essential options available.

In terms of visuals, its HDMI 4K/30Hz compatibility with 2K, 1080P and 720P speak for itself.

Workflow is made incredibly easier with a 2-zone range, covering the most useful key functions and shortcuts—such as screenshot, copy, cut, paste and home—as well as exclusive keyboard shortcuts that are designed to make your work faster and more convenient.

Details

Scissor-switch keyboard that features a shorter travel, higher durability and higher efficiency, allowing you to type without delay.

Patented 100% Aluminum design available in two different keyboard designs and colors that are energetic and durable.

Unibody anti-scratching aluminum upper and base housing with all edges shaped with shiny diamond cut by precious CNC technologies.

Backlight with a responsive white backlight, which is perfect for typing in dark places.

While the Keyhub Keyboard is especially designed for Apple users—having the iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and iPad Pro setups mostly in mind, it also works with Windows and Android laptops.

The Kolude Keyhub layout supports English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Taiwanese/Hong Kong Cangjie, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese and Korean languages, and the makers are also exploring more supported languages and countries to include in the future.

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Changing seasons are the inspiration behind this vintage-esque typewriter!

The number of people who opt for laptops over desktops has been increasing by the day. Not everyone prefers keyboards, but they are essentially useful for people who tend to type a lot on a daily basis such as writers, journalists and etc. We’ve seen a lot of innovative portable keyboard designs over the years, however, Lofree’s Four Seasons Keyboard is an ode to the past. Inspired by quintessential typewriters, the Lofree Four Seasons is a retro-esque mechanical keyboard. As the product’s name implies, it’s available in four different colors based on the seasons – Vernal White (spring), Aestival Blue (summer), Autumnal Gray (autumn) and Hibernal Black (winter).

The keyboard is quite similar to the Mac built-in keyboard, so it won’t be a drastic change for Apple users. However, the keyboard is compatible with iOS, Windows, and Android. The keys are supported by Gateron blue switches, which reduce pressure on your fingers as you type, preventing the risk of developing Repetitive Strain Injury. It can be used wirelessly and with a wire, so it’s quite easy to carry around. Equipped with an LED backlight, you can adjust the lighting of the keyboard which comes in three levels, so you can easily use the keyboard no matter where you are. The Lofree Four Seasons allows you to connect and work with three different devices, your smartphone, laptop, and tablet.

My favorite feature is its quirky typewriter-inspired round keys and the fact that each keyboard color option has one different colored key! For example, the Aestival Blue has a pop of orange, while the Vernal White has a pop of green. This retro colorful keyboard is on my must-have list for sure!

Designer: Lofree

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The doqo case turns your iPad Pro into a MacBook… with a trackpad and multiple ports!

One could argue that doqo’s case does something that even Apple couldn’t seem to do… it gives you a MacBook with a great keyboard.

Designed to give iPad Pro users the laptop experience, doqo’s case design transforms your tablet into a full-fledged MacBook. Slip the iPad Pro into the doqo and there’s little difference between this setup and any of Apple’s laptops. The case comes with a gorgeous aluminum design, a full-sized keyboard, a functioning trackpad, and enough ports to make a MacBook Pro jealous! Integrated into its slim profile is an SD card reader (remember those?) and even an HDMI port that lets you connect your setup to a larger display! You’ve also got 2 USB-C ports for charging your iPad or diverting power to an iPhone and 2 USB 3.0 ports for pen drives, hard drives, or any dongles you may need to go about your day-to-day activities. The case comes with a robust friction hinge that holds your iPad at any angle, and rather than relying on Bluetooth, connects to your iPad directly by plugging right into its Type-C port.

Unlike other iPad Keyboards, the doqo actually does give you the full MacBook experience. It packs a full-size backlit keyboard with those glorious scissor-switches that make typing feel like a tactile dream come true. Just like MacBooks, the keyboard even has a set of function keys along the top that let you control your iPad’s brightness, volume, as well as your keyboard’s backlight. Under it lies a fully functional trackpad that’s as large as the ones you’d find on MacBooks, and thanks to the new updates to the iPadOS, you can actually have a cursor working right within the interface. The case even comes with a 4300 mAh built-in battery to give you power to work longer, and unlike those cases from Brydge, it completely encloses your iPad Pro from all sides (even the back and around the edges), protecting the tablet from accidental drops or scratches, while making sure your iPad’s power and volume buttons remain easily accessible… and since they’ve just crossed their $200,000 goal, the case will feature a 3.5mm audio port too!

Designer: doqo

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UnAlice: An Awesome Keycap Set Inspired by Alice in Wonderland

Head down the rabbit hole every time you use your computer. That’s the notion behind this keycap set that features imagery inspired by the Lewis Carroll classic “Alice in Wonderland.”

Designed by keyboard enthusiast Rafal Hrynkiewicz, the UnAlice keycap set comes in a creamy Winter White color, with a skinny, easy-to-read typeface. There are lots of neat little details like a backspace key with a backwards “E”, and topsy-turvy Caps Lock key, and all kinds of fun illustrations for function keys and the like.

The arrow keys are mushrooms, while the Cheshire Cat turns up in various spots, along with a caterpillar smoking a hookah, an upside-down flamingo, Alice, the Queen, mouse in a teacup, playing card suits, and other playful images on the available novelty keys. Curiously, the Mad Hatter is nowhere to be found. Hmmm, this just gets curiouser and curiouser.

 

The main set goes for $105, or you can purchase individual key collections for different sections of your keyboard as well. They’re available for pre-order on Pimp My Keyboard now, with a release set for 2/17/20.

[via GeekHack]

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Designed to become a full desktop solution when paired with the Logitech MX Vertical Mouse, the Logitech ERGO K860 extends that very philosophy of comfortable computing to the keyboard. The full-feature keyboard aims at providing a relaxing, intuitive, and zero-strain typing experience, boosting typing productivity without the wrist-pain and with minimal muscle activity.

The first thing you notice when you see the ERGO K860 is its camel-hump, or as Logitech calls it, the WAVE. Just like Logitech’s MX Vertical Mouse was inspired by the formation your hand makes when you shake hands, the ERGO K860’s wave makes it a cross between a traditional flat keyboard and the spherical ‘writing-ball’ typewriters from the 1870s. Logitech’s design team states that when completely relaxed (like your muscles would be if you were floating underwater), your hands don’t lay completely flat. They relax at a slight outward angle. The ERGO K860’s wave detail gets your hands to rest in that exact same angle to deliver a more natural typing experience. The split-keyboard layout guides your hands into a spread-out shape too, so you’ve got each key covered by your fingers. The keys, rated for a 10 million keystroke lifespan, come with a slightly scooped concave shape, allowing you to orient your fingers better and type more confidently.

Designed to be completely wireless, the Logitech ERGO K860 comes with Bluetooth connectivity as well as wireless compatibility with the Logitech USB wireless receiver. You can connect (and stay connected) to up to 3 devices at a time, and three numbered keys on the board allow you to alternate between active devices, so you can be typing out a mail on your laptop and instantly hit a key to switch to your phone to reply to a text or a Slack message. That instant-switching helps immensely boost productivity, so your hands never need to leave the keyboard at any time. Besides, with Logitech’s memory-foam wrist-rest, your hands won’t want to. The memory foam helps provide just the right amount of softness, preventing carpal tunnel syndrome by cushioning your wrists. The ERGO K860’s design doesn’t just help you type comfortably while seated, it comes with angle-adjusting clips on its front (rather than the back) that help angle the keyboard away from you, giving you the ability to use the keyboard at a standing desk too. The two clips angle the keyboard at -4° and -7°, depending on your desk-to-height ratio.

I’ve been using the ERGO K860 for nearly a month now, and here’s what I feel… The ERGO K860 presents a bit of a learning curve (probably because I’ve never used a split-keyboard before), but that comes with three rather noticeable pros. One, I can feel much lesser strain as I type, thanks to the wave-detail and memory-foam channel under my wrist; Two, the tactile feedback from the keyboard feels like an absolute delight; and Three, since I’m typing slower, I find myself getting actual time to think before I type, which as someone who literally types thoughts for a living, feels like a pretty good advantage. Over time I’ll obviously find myself getting used to the split keyboard layout, but for now, I feel more articulate than ever; and yes, I’m typing this very article out on the ERGO K860.

The ERGO K860’s wave detail is something the company’s design team has worked on for quite a while, perfecting it so it works for all hand types and sizes. Its visual presence is so commanding and iconic, I wouldn’t be surprised if people start referring to it as the Wave Keyboard… and that hollow cavity below the wave comes with a bit of reason too. It’s a great place to pass cables and wires through, or hide a notepad and pencil under… or even a phone, if you don’t want your boss to see you watching videos on TikTok!

The ERGO K860 comes cross-compatible across Windows and Macintosh devices, as well as boasts of compatibility with mobile devices and tablets via its Low Bluetooth Energy (LBE) connectivity. The keyboard retails for $129.99 and comes with a 1-year warranty.

Designer: Logitech

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