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Type with Less Strain on Logitech’s New ERGO K860

Peripherals are such a small but fundamental part when using a computer. Some may spend a lot on getting high-end mechanical keyboards and multi-button mice, while others may be happy with just a simple set. No matter which end of the spectrum one falls in, Logitech has been one of the biggest brands that create a wide range of tech accessories.

Recently, Logitech has been trying to create devices that focus more on comfort and ergonomics than design. They recently released their Adaptive G Kit, which received a lot of praise for being the perfect instrument for gamers with disabilities. The latest Logitech ERGO K860 is another good example of Logitech’s out-of-the-box thinking.

Ergo K860

Design

As suggested in its name, Logitech’s ERGO line of products focuses on ergonomics and comfort. They aim to be the perfect companion for long-term productive use, and that goes the same for the new Logitech ERGO K860 keyboard.

The Logitech ERGO K860 is a split, curved keyboard with the keys split into two halves down the middle. This allows both hands to have ample room for movement and typing.

The curved design not necessarily a unique style as many users tilt their keyboards slightly to have better comfort and ease of movement. This is also a common sight in e-sports, but this keyboard brings that concept to the conventional world.

Ergo K860

The K860 has a wrist-rest at the base, and keyboard stands found at the bottom. This is to ensure that the user’s wrists are comfortable during long hours of typing away. Due to this, it has been proven to reduce muscle activity by 21% and lowers arm-strain from long-term use.

Specifications and availability

When it comes to keyboards, you can always expect high-quality products from Logitech, and the K860 is no exception. It is a bit on the heavier side at 1,160 grams due to the arm and wrist-rests.

Some users may find wired keyboards better to reduce latency, but Logitech makes sure that an option for Bluetooth connectivity is available. This keyboard uses both Bluetooth 5.0 and USB receivers, so you may choose whichever you prefer. It also comes with a USB receiver and 2 AAA batteries to power it up.

The Bluetooth connectivity works for Windows 8 and up, while its USB connectivity can support Windows 7. The keyboard is currently available for $129.99.

If you’re looking for Logitech keyboards for travel or with connectivity to multiple devices, you should also check out our comparison between the K480 and K780.


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