If you think only of strangely curved keyboards when it comes to ergonomics, you know nothing (or only a small part of the truth). From CHERRY's point of view, a tested safety mark (GS / Geprüfte Sicherheit) is an important indicator of an ergonomic keyboard. Keyboards with this test mark meet the requirements of all relevant DIN standards. This ensures that key sizes, key spacing, key arrangement, labelling, surface finish, etc. comply with the recommendations of the German Institute for Standardization.
Light keyboards with dark, clearly legible characters are better than dark keyboards with light characters from the point of view of various experts (e.g. the German statutory accident insurance). This positive character display also corresponds to the positive character display on the monitor, as eye-disturbing differences in brightness are avoided.
An important point is also the design of keys and housing. The DGUV recommends an inclination between 0° and 12° in the non-height-adjusted state. If there are fold-out keyboard feet, the tilt angle should not exceed 15°. At the same time, an overall height of max. 30 mm should not be exceeded in the middle row of keyboards. The keys should have a mould and be sufficiently large (edge length between 12mm and 15mm, key center distances 19mm). Good finger guidance is assumed.
To ensure that a new keyboard can also be selected without a ruler and protractor, we recommend that you always use a GS symbol when equipping your workstation.
In addition, touchscreens are definitely inferior when it comes to ergonomics, as there is no shape adapted to the posture and you have to type on a hard surface.
Still unsure which keyboard to get? Take a look at our CHERRY STREAM KEYBOARD!