Keyboard Trays For Days: Which One is Right For You?

Keyboard Trays For Days: Which One is Right For You?

Posted by Uncaged Ergonomics on 31st Mar 2020

Well, look at that. Yet another keyboard that does absolutely nothing different compared to the last one you checked out. How exciting.

And by exciting, we mean it's not.

We're rolling pretty well through the 21st century, and if it's one thing we all need, it's a computer. With that comes the need for keyboard trays in order to type, navigate, and otherwise get things done.

The problem is that there are thousands upon thousands of different keyboards everywhere you look, all stating they do cool things or grant you magical powers or something. But which one actually works for you and your needs?

No need to worry. This article will give you a breakdown of what you need to look for out of your keyboard tray, so you can get the best one for your lifestyle. Keep reading to learn more.

Lefty or Righty Keyboard Trays?

In this cruel and unforgiving world, left-handed people are often left out of the equation. This, unfortunately, can also extend to the keyboard tray as well.

When looking for trays, you want to be wary of which hand they are made for. Most of them default to the right-handed user, but there are some models out there that are made for lefties, with others created for either side.

Be sure to check which hand the keyboard tray is made for before you buy it.

Know Your Tilt

When you use a keyboard, you engage your muscles and joints in an incorrect manner that's actually harmful to the body. You want to make sure you are relaxed while you type, and that requires knowing the correct tilt of your tray.

The tilt, or angle, depends on whether you plan on standing or sitting at your desk. Sitting tilt should be around a -15 degree angle (that means the keyboard should be slanted down) and standing tilt should be around-30 degrees.

Of course, the angles ultimately depend on the user, but no matter what you pick, we're sure your wrists will thank you.

Don't Forget to Adjust

Height can be a troublesome thing when it comes to typing. If you're too short, your wrists will curl up trying to reach the keyboard on the table; if you're too tall, you have to hunch over just to touch the computer.

Most trays, including wall-mounted keyboard trays and pull out keyboard trays, allow the user to adjust as they need to. The most basic ones give simple high and low options, while more complex ones offer multiple height, depth, and reach options.

Start narrowing down what options you need (and how much you're willing to spend) before you buy your keyboard tray.

We've Got You Covered

Now that you know what you want out of your keyboard trays, you're probably wondering where to go to get the keyboard that you need. Luckily for you, you won't have to look too far to get it.

At Uncaged Ergonomics, we make it our highest priority to give you the best office supplies that are comfortable for you and your wallet. We offer ergonomic keyboards, standing desks, active chairs, laptop stands, balance boards, and more.

Ready to buy your dream keyboard? Give us a call or take a look around. We're sure you're going to like what you see.