GoldTouch Keyboard by Key Ovations (YouTube Video transcript)
Thank you for choosing the Gold Touch adjustable, ergonomic keyboard--the only keyboard designed with you in mind! For more than 10 years, professional ergonomists throughout the world have been recommending the Gold Touch as the preferred alternative keyboard. One of the principal ideas behind the design of the goldtouch is that “If it isn't adjustable, it isn't ergonomic!” That said; let's see how the GoldTouch can be adjusted to fit your body type.
For people of smaller stature, the standard QWERTY keyboard that came with your computer encourages less-than optimal wrist postures and is often times difficult to center directly in front of the monitor screen. This promotes poor back posture and causes people to reach farther than they should to get the mouse, creating extensive neck shoulder and arm discomfort. Even some fixed-split designs contribute to these risk factors. And in some cases may encourage users to plant their hands or wrists on hard plastic surfaces.
For more broad shouldered individuals, typing on a standard QWERTY keyboard can cause great discomfort in the wrist, arms and shoulders. By using a goldtouch the range of adjustability affords a neutral typing posture for almost anybody. Here the amount of bending of the wrist can be minimized by splaying they keyboard out so they are straight when typing. Additional benefits result when the keyboard is tented up vertically and rises toward the body thus lowering the elbows and giving the individual a more natural, handshake posture. This will reduce tension in the arms and shoulders and significantly reduce the risk of developing RSI symptoms.
Even non-touch typists can enjoy the comfort and adjustability of a GoldTouch. A person of average build may not need the entire range of splaying or tenting afforded by the GoldTouch. But the soft touch of the keys and the small size of the GoldTouch allow every user to enjoy greater comfort all of the time.
And for MAC users, the GoldTouch is the only adjustable keyboard produced for use with Apple products. No other keyboard offers the comfort and features of the GoldTouch for MAC to the Apple community.
Wherever you work, be sure you are taking care to type in a healthy posture with straight wrists and no contact stress on the carpel tunnel. If you're experiencing any pain or discomfort, consult a certified ergonomist or seek medical attention. If you are not experiencing any symptoms yet, consider having an ergonomic assessment to reduce the chance of injury in the future.
And remember “If it isn't adjustable, it isn't ergonomic.”