Is The AAPL Keyboard good for the wrist ???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Merkuryy, May 26, 2009.

  1. Merkuryy macrumors regular

    Merkuryy

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    I'm a economics students who brought the MBP 2 years ago. I'm approaching the graduation, so I got a lot of paper to read and specially, a lot of work to do through Microsoft Office(Blahhh!). After tapping about 30 thousands words in 1 month, My wrist began to hurt, the finger,too.

    I'm also a Bboy, when doing handstand or airchair, I can feel my wrist stretch with a little pain in recent days. If I want to keep on bboying and finishing my semester before going to hospital, I'd better get a desktop keyboard, so my hands and wrist can work better. I remember playing PC games in high school vacation 8 hours a day without getting hurt.

    As 98% of my work is done on Mac OSX(Also on Office 2008),I prefer to purchase an Apple Keyboard (better to be wireless). So the question is :ARE THEY GOOD ENOUGH TO MY WRIST? CAN I TAP 10 THOUSANDS WORDS without pain??? Or I should buy a standart PC keyboard, thanks i advance:eek:
     
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  3. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    To me, those apple keyboards don't look any more ergonomic than the macbook keyboards.

    I've never been disappointed with Logitech keyboards/mice. Look for similarly priced Logitech keyboards like the Wave, the extra padding should be good on the wrists.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Learn Dvorak.
     
  5. itou macrumors regular

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    it's good.
    and most of us type more although i doubt they do handstands or airchair?? whatever that is.
     
  6. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Shhhhh, you're going to start a fight!:D
     
  7. PDE macrumors 68020

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    My advice based on dealing with pain:

    1, Get a tilted, neutral-position keyboard. Kinesis makes nice ones.

    2. Make sure your sitting arrangements are ergonomic - google is your friend

    3. Look up Mousekeydo - it's a method for typing without hurting yourself

    4. Get a good mouse or other input device. Wacom's pads are great and easy to use as a comfortable input device. There are other, zero-tension ones like the AirObic mouse that eliminate much of the need to grasp and tense your hand and fingers

    5. Learning Dvorak is not a bad idea - but only if you can use it all the time, otherwise I found it confusing to go back and forth.

    6. Live happily ever after and avoid life-long injuries!


    Oh, about the apple keyboard: it's fine but you want to type lightly since the keys have very little depth. It also is a regular flat keyboard so your wrists will inevitably not be in a neutral, ergonomic position.
     

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