Whats the best keyboard?

FultonB on November 04, 2019

I am thinking about getting a new keyboard, whats the best one?

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If you're in the market for an ergonomic/split keyboard, you can't go wrong with the one from Microsoft's Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop set.


Same recommendation — I thought it weird at first, but took very little time to get used to. If I ever stop using it and start getting pain in my wrists from a laptop keyboard, I swear it goes away after just a few days with the Sculpt. I've thought about getting something else for years (something cool and mechanical!) but have never been able to justify it because I always find myself perfectly happy whenever I use it.


That is a really nice keyboard, wondering how it stands againts the "Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000", any idea?


Having never used one, I can't comment on the MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000; however, the Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard has been a fine replacement for my old, reliable Cirque Smoothcat keyboard.


I've been experiencing early signs of carpal tunnel and have been looking for something like this. Thank you!


Personally i like mechanical keyboards, but I usually choose the most silent key switches, "non clicky" ones. Corsair has some good keyboards, but i found my hyperx reallly good as well...
If you want to spend more money, duckyOne has some great keyboards as well


There is probably a best out there for each person, but I don't think there is a single be all, end all keyboard that is the best for everyone.

I personally use Kinesis's FreeStyle 2 keyboard as my daily driver, which is a split keyboard. It had a lot of what I wanted for a daily driver, with the awesome feature of being a "true" split keyboard in that each side of the keyboard can be placed directly in-front of each of my arms.

  1. 9 inches of spacing between each side, so my arms are directly out in front, rather than "angled" to the middle of my body for a more ergonomic setup than most split keyboards. (I personally think I should of got the 20" version, so I could put my laptop between the sides)

  2. Its satisfying to work on, and isn't noisy. It isn't mechanical but feels similar to one (at least to me 😉)

  3. Its corded, as a daily driver I can't have my keyboard dying on me!

I also use a Google Pixelbook which has one of the best keyboards I've ever used in terms of "feel".


I have been a big fan of chicklet style keyboards, which seems counter to a lot of the push for mechanical keyboards now. I have a Logitech K810 in a Colemak layout. This lets me write on the same keyboard for my two computers and my phone due to the easy bluetooth switching buttons. I used to have pain in my wrists from coding and writing all day and that has all but disappeared after switching to Colemak.


I'm a big fan of the Corsair K70 with silent switches. I love the feel of mechanical keyboards but hate the loud clacky ones.


The Reddragon Kumara K552 is an excellent keyboard if you like mechanical keyboards. I've had mine for about a year now.


I love the Logitech Craft. I hear the MX Keys feels the same, so that might be worth a look.
The Microsoft sculpt and apple keyboards a great too.
Mechanical keyboards are a bit too loud for m taste.


ducky one 2 mini, das 4 ultimate are some of the BEST I've used ever, with MX brown, personal fave.


I am very happy by the CODE keyboard !

It is mechanical with o-rings so it is not that noisy and you customize the switches the way you want them. I am fan of Brown Cherry switches


I use the Kinesis Advantage2, because of some wrist problems I had. It takes a week or so to get use to but I found it greatly increases my comfort: kinesis-ergo.com/shop/advantage2/

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