Buying a new keyboard and a mouse? Here’s what to consider
When upgrading your home office or business, mouse and keyboards are often overlooked. However, these two humble pieces of equipment can make a difference! But how to pick a good mouse and keyboard?
When shopping for a new wireless keyboard and mouse, there are a few key technical specifications to consider to ensure you get the best experience.
Note: Even if you use your laptop, you should still consider having an external keyboard and mouse (rather than using a touchpad). Reasons? Using a built-in keyboard and touchpad is not ergonomic; it will cause strain on your neck, hands, and eyes.
How to pick your new keyboard
What to look for buying a new keyboard:
- Connection type: Look for keyboards that use a reliable and fast wireless connection such as Bluetooth or 2.4GHz wireless technology.
- Layout: Choose between traditional or ergonomic layouts, and consider the size of the keyboard to make sure it fits your desk and typing style.
- Key travel: This refers to the distance the keys travel when you press them. Shorter key travel is quieter and lighter to the touch, while longer key travel is more tactile.
- Backlight: If you work in low-light conditions, consider a keyboard with backlight options to improve visibility.
Our choice: Logitech ERGO K860 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard. Its ergonomic shape makes work much more pleasant! Type more naturally with a curved, split keyframe and reduce muscle strain on your wrists and forearms thanks to the sloping keyboard design.
Buying a new mouse? Here’s what to consider
- Connection type: Same as keyboard, choose a mouse that uses a reliable and fast wireless connection such as Bluetooth or 2.4GHz wireless technology.
- Ergonomics: Consider an ergonomic design if you spend a lot of time using the mouse.
- DPI: This stands for Dots Per Inch, which measures the sensitivity of the mouse. Higher DPI is better for fast movements, while lower DPI is more precise. You can consider gaming mouse for higher speed; usually wired mice are faster as well.
- Number of buttons: Some mice have additional buttons for added functionality, such as back and forward buttons for web browsing.
Our choice: Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse. It has remarkable speed, precision, and silence of magnetic scrolling with the all-new MagSpeed Wheel. It’s up to 90% faster, 87% more precise, and ultra quiet.
By considering these technical specifications, you can choose the wireless keyboard and mouse that best meet your needs and provide you with the most comfortable and efficient experience.