How to choose the right keyboard for you

The keyboard is the most effective input tool for letters and characters, the standard keyboard nowadays has been refined through time, from early clumsy models to the existing user input device that it is essential everywhere. But do you know that there are many types of keyboards in the market? Each keyboard having more or less the same purpose but built uniquely for where it’s being used.

Here are just some of the area’s where these unique keyboards are being used today:

 

Banking and retail keyboards

The banking and retail industries require technologies that are as secure and efficient as possible. Keyboards with built-in and specialised functions can help improve performance and accuracy. For example, the Accuratus K107 Smart Card Reader keyboard is great for the working environment that needs additional security with an integrated high-quality smart card reader. It has been tested with over 10 million operations per key and 300 thousand insertions, meaning it's very reliable, and the U shaped keys makes typing comfortable and tactile.

 

Education keyboards

Whether you work in a school, university, college or any other educational institute, the keyboard is probably something that you would use on a daily basis. Different users require a different educational keyboard. For example, users with disabilities such as visual impairment, we have the Big Keys large keyboard which is designed with bigger keys for ease of use. Large multi-coloured keys printed with black legends makes each key easier to identify, and therefore to type on, and it also supports users who may have tremors in their hands.

 

Home office keyboards

With more and more people choosing to work from home, a good keyboard can help improve work performance. Customising your workstation to your preferences should start with the right keyboard for you. The Contour Balance Keyboard puts your hands in the perfect typing position, this means that your wrists will feel less strain from all the typing you have to do. This keyboard has adjustable legs and tilt option which allow for easy adjustability into negative, neutral and positive typing angles, and it is wireless and runs on 2 AAA batteries with power-saving technology. Investing in this keyboard will give you greater freedom for movement too.

 

Healthcare keyboards

The highest standards of cleanliness should be applied to everything including keyboards, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. Medical and infection control keyboards should be used in every healthcare setting as cross-contamination and infection are prevalent and dangerous. Waterproof, fully cleanable and wipe-able keyboards can definitely minimise these health hazards.

 

The AccuMed Glass Keyboard with integrated touchpad is a great example. It has been designed for efficient cleaning in any medical environment. It’s an all in one device with wired and wireless bluetooth technology. The smooth tempered glass surface allows efficient and easy cleaning with any medical grade cloths or sprays with the IP67 rated, fully sealed design.

To conclude, there are many industries where keyboards can be utilised and from the examples mentioned you can see how unique each keyboard is and how it’s been designed for each scenario.  There are many more industries that we cover, but have not mentioned, they include: dental, emergency services, kiosks, security and military & defence. We have a large selection of keyboards available for each of these markets and continue to source and supply cutting edge products to maintain our ongoing support as keyboard suppliers.

Recently at The Keyboard Specialists we have been working extremely hard to ensure that keyworkers are well supported during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been supplying medical keyboards and mice to the NHS and we’ve also been working with many other companies to help supply the pop-up hospitals across the UK. Our team is committed to going the extra mile and using their contacts and resources to ensure that the right products get to the right place.

So, if you would like assistance finding your next keyboard please do check out our website or give us a call on 0203 474 0234.

 

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