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Tech picks: Best keyboards for work, gaming and everyday use

Working from home is the new normal for many people, and considering the pandemic doesn’t have a definitive end date, it’s time to take your home workstation seriously. Regardless of whether you’re working from home, checking personal email or surfing online, you’ll want a nice tech upgrade with things like a new monitor, webcam or keyboard.

Speaking of keyboards, a cool way to use them more efficiently is by way of keyboard shortcuts. Tap or click here for 10 Windows shortcuts you should know.

Many haven’t really thought much about the keyboard they use, and that’s in no small part because at the office you may not get to pick your hardware. At home, though, the world is your oyster, and there are many keyboards that can make your computing experience a lot easier. Read on to find out which keyboard is right for you!

1. Logitech MK550 Wireless Wave Keyboard

The Logitech MK550 Wireless Keyboard is an ergonomic, budget-friendly keyboard that even comes with a Logitech wireless mouse. You get the mouse and a keyboard designed with a curved layout and integrated palm rests for reduced stress, lower wrist fatigue, and better, more natural typing.

2. Das Keyboard Model S Professional Mechanical Keyboard

The Das Keyboard Model S Mechanical Keyboard is a minimalistic, rugged board built to last. The model will give you a tactile, satisfying typing experience, while special media keys make it easy to adjust brightness, volume, and start and stop music with a single button press.

3. Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard

The Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard was made to work easily with all your devices. Via Bluetooth connectivity, this keyboard can connect to your computer, phone and tablet. Plus, it comes with an integrated phone and tablet stand and supports a 10-meter wireless range over Bluetooth.

4. Dell Wired Keyboard

The Dell Wired Keyboard is the perfect, simple, and cheap board for a remote worker. Coming in at under $20, this will work with just about any computer with an open USB slot. Satisfied Amazon customers note the board’s relative silence, decent key resistance, and solid comfort.

5. Apple Magic Keyboard

The Apple Magic Keyboard is the best you can get if you’re a Mac user. You get a sleek, rechargeable board with Apple’s iconic minimalist design. This board pairs automatically with your Mac, iMac, Mac Mini, Macbook or even iPad, so it’s the ultimate board for anyone firmly entrenched in the Apple ecosystem.

For iOS devices, you don’t need a physical keyboard to have a better typing experience. Tap or click here for third-party digital keyboards on iOS.

6. Arteck 2.4G Wireless Keyboard

The Arteck 2.4G Wireless Keyboard is the perfect wireless board for those on a budget. At under $35, the Arteck Wireless Keyboard is full-sized, comes with 6-month battery life, and weighs only 14.9 ounces. Setting up is easy too: Simply connect the board’s receiver to your PC and start typing.

7. Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

The Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard is the perfect board for regular travelers. As you might expect from the name, this board folds in on itself three times to come in at no more than 6-inches x 4-inches, so it can easily fit unobtrusively in a pocket. Plus, it comes with Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity for easy, simple multi-device use.

8. Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the go-to choice for gamers on a budget. You get fully customizable RGB illumination, programmable keys, and mechanical switches for an excellent tactile typing experience. Plus, the G910 comes with all the media keys you could want.

9. Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard for Business

The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard for Business is all-business all-the-time. This board is built from the ground up for comfortable, sustained use with an ergonomic split keyboard design. It also comes with forearm and wrist support for maximum comfort.

10. Nuklz N Large Print Computer Keyboard

The Nuklz N Large Print Computer Keyboard is one of the best options for accessibility. The Nuklz has large, high contrast lettering and numbers for anyone with sight issues or who is just learning to type. Plus, installation is easy: Simply plug in the board with its USB connection and start typing!

Once you’ve picked out your keyboard, it’s important to keep it (and your mouse) clean. Tap or click here for proper steps to clean your mouse and keyboard.

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