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Miniature Keyboards

Written by Josh Dodes
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Few ergonomic product solutions are more essential in today's computer-intensive workplace than miniature keyboards. If the idea of miniature keyboards sets the mind reeling with the notion of miniature keys that are harder to strike accurately, fear not. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the best mini keyboards is the fact that the keys are shrunk down not a whit.

Rather, the benefit of smaller keyboards lies in their effect on computer mice. In cubicles that seem to shrink and become more crowded by the year, one of the leading causes of repetitive stress injuries is improper mouse placement. The relentlessness with which we now point and click, uninterrupted, for hours on end, means that the small muscle strains created by mice in awkward positions can now lead quickly to far greater ergonomic injuries.

Miniature Keyboards Mean Maximized Space

By leaving more space to order one's desktop ergonomically, therefore, the best miniature keyboards on the market offer protection that millions of workers desperately need. After all, now that instant messaging, email, and minor innovations such as PDFs have all but eliminated the need for even brief physical breaks from the monotony of typing, the smallest ergonomic concerns are magnified like never before. Worst of all, the strains associated with a desktop that is laid out without concern for ergonomics are often so subtle that we do not realize we are injuring ourselves until it is too late.

Don't wait any longer to take the ergonomic organization of your work space seriously. The consequences may be more calamitous than you think. Fortunately, if you make a proactive decision to protect yourself today, you will greatly increase the chances of a pain-free future of computer-based work.


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