If you are a frequent computer-user and a leftie, you should have heard the news – a keyboard designed with you in mind. Left-handed gaming mechanical keyboard have special features engineered for the convenience of lefties, but even right-hand users would find these features practical and sensible.
For right-handed users, the use of standard gaming mechanical keyboard, even for long hours, would not be a cause for alarm; provided, proper posture and keyboard positioning of the fingers on the keyboard platform are observed. This experience may not hold true for a left-handed user who has to exert more effort when using a standard keyboard, as he has to conform to its layout that suits right-handed users.
The Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A lot has been said about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but its actual cause has yet to be determined. However, many factors have been considered as possible triggers, and two of these are work-related stress and repetitive motion of the wrists and fingers.
Can you imagine the amount of effort that a leftie has to exert each time he reaches for the mouse, using his right hand that does not have his natural strength? What about those arrow keys he has to press using fingers of the same right hand?
At the workplace, stress may be caused by tools you use, such as your keyboard and mouse. To protect your hands from the onset of CTS, make a shift. If you are left-handed, use the appropriate keyboard.
Five Key Features of a Left-Handed Keyboard
Anyone can own this keyboard. With its practical and convenient layout, even right-hand users would prefer this keyboard over the standard type. Here are five reasons why it is fast becoming everyone’s favorite nowadays:
Sensible Layout. Throughout the years, the use of the keyboard has evolved with the mouse now frequently used than the numeric keypad. This perhaps gave the idea for designers of left-handed keyboards to set-up the numeric keypad on the left, and the mouse positioned closer to the keyboard on the right, for more convenience. This also minimizes stress as it limits the distance the arm has to reach out for the mouse.
Practical Placement of Keys. For ease of use, arrow keys, including Page Up, Page Down, Home, End, and Del keys are located on the left side of the keyboard; this means the user can still move the mouse on his right while pressing on directional keys on his left.
Lightweight and Portable. It has a mini look to it, but has the full features of a standard keyboard.
Modern Keys. Flat, notebook-style keys do not require much effort to press and do not make noise.
Prevents Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI). Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is a type of RSI may be avoided by reducing stress on the arms and fingers. You can do this by using only office tools that promote your natural inclination and do not require you to exert lots of effort.
With its features and benefits, both left-handed and right-handed users would find a left-handed keyboard the perfect office tool to-date.