Smartfish Keyboard Splits as You Type, Fights Repetitive Strain Injury
The ErgoMotion Keyboard monitors the frequency of your typing and adjusts itself accordingly. The two halves of the keyboard shift along a slightly curved horizontal axis, and the height and angle is dynamically adjusted to keep your wrists angled for improved circulation. In our brief hands-on, we found the slow and subtle motion minimally disruptive to our typing. You're typing speed will slow down while the keys shift, but we weren't at all compelled to stop completely and let the keyboard finish moving before continuing.
This March, when the keyboard becomes available (directly through Smartfish and through Hitachi), it will retail for $149.95. It's steep, but a portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Education Fund. As those who suffer from carpal tunnel or other repetitive stress injuries well know, you can't put a price on comfort.
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