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Wired Keyboards

Our wired keyboards are designed to provide long-lasting comfort and increased productivity during long periods of computer use. A USB keyboard lets you plug it in and go with no need for batteries!

A typical keyboard, either on a PC or laptop, can make the wrists and forearms bend inwards in an unnatural position. After typing in this position for several hours, the arms can become strained, and muscle aches can emerge. This is why we recommend an ergonomic keyboard that promotes the healthy positioning of your arms and allows for a more natural hand flow during typing.

Many of our wired keyboards use a split keyboard design that allows the hand to be slightly angled upwards instead of twisted down. Another popular feature is to use a separate numeric keypad on the left-hand side of the keyboard instead of the right. This allows your mouse to be moved closer to the keyboard, causing less movement and muscle strain.

If you want to try out some wired keyboards before buying, we welcome you to visit our Perth showroom. Or, shop online - we can deliver anywhere in Australia.

Wired Keyboards FAQs

What is a wired keyboard?

Wired keyboards connect to the computer through a wire, with a USB plug or another proprietary connector on the other end. Wired keyboards are extremely reliable since they have a direct connection to the computer and do not suffer from interference, unlike their wireless counterparts. These are suitable for anything from gaming to corporate job usage.

What are the common wired keyboard connectors?

Nowadays, almost all wired keyboards use USB technology as the interface to the computer. Older computers with the PS/2 plug can support PS/2-compatible keyboards, although this type of connector is rare to find.

A USB-wired keyboard can be connected when the computer is on or off, while PS/2 wired keyboards can only be connected or disconnected when the computer is off. Furthermore, PS/2 ports are often colour-coded, often with the purple port allocated for keyboards.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a wired keyboard?

Wired keyboards have several advantages in terms of stability, response time, cost, and usability. Because they transmit signals through a cord, the connection is more stable, and the feedback for your inputs is much quicker. They also do not need extra batteries and often have the same functionality as their wireless counterparts while costing less.

However, for all the advantages, there are several disadvantages concerning the flexibility of use and clutter. The limited cord length often means a limit on how far you can place the keyboard from your desktop or laptop computer. In addition, the cord can clutter your desk, particularly if you have several devices that also use cords.

Which keyboard style or layout is the most popular?

QWERTY - derived from the letters at the top-left corner of the keyboard - is the most common keyboard layout. Most wireless and wired keyboards on sale and in use across the globe use this layout, which mostly comes from typewriters.

Alternative layouts may presumably improve the QWERTY layout (Dvorak and Colemak), although we haven't seen proven benefits from studies. Moreover, learning a new keyboard layout can be difficult, mainly because it requires people to resist the urge brought upon by muscle memory.

Is it worth investing in ergonomic equipment?

If you spend a lot of time typing at work, an ergonomic keyboard is a good investment. While the initial cost of the equipment is more substantial than its non-ergonomic counterparts, the long-term benefits often outweigh the one-off cost. In addition to improving posture and overall physical health, it also helps keep stress levels and discomfort at bay while working.

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