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Why you need an ergonomic keyboard?

Why you need an ergonomic keyboard?

If you spend your workdays in front of a computer, you have likely felt some discomfort after a long day of typing. While spending less time on our computers would be the ideal remedy for this problem, that is not a realistic solution for most people.

The traditional staggered QWERTY layout was not designed to be comfortable. The traditional keyboard layout causes our wrists to flex inwards at an unnatural angle while we type. With over-exposure, this wrist angling very often leads to discomfort or injury, for example, CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome).

The culprit of wrist pain in 16 million people (USA).

The incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome is approximately 0.4% (8 million people), twenty percent of them are caused by keyboards. (Data from U.S. Department of Labor in 1999)

Is CTS serious? If you haven't realized how annoying it can be, check out this introduction.

 Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and the thumb side of the ring finger. Symptoms typically start gradually and during the night. Pain may extend up the arm. Weak grip strength may occur, and after a long period of time the muscles at the base of the thumb may waste away. In more than half of cases, both hands are affected.” Source:

That's why you need an ergonomic keyboard.

X-Bows was designed to limit the stress on your hands and wrists while also providing a productive and stylish typing experience.

We designed the layout of X-Bows to conform to our natural wrist angle and arranged the keys in an ortho-linear fashion because that better aligns with the natural extension plane of our fingers.

An angle between the keys is arranged radially so that the user's fingers can experience a natural stretch. Each finger naturally flexed can hit the correct keys, which can significantly reduce the frequency and amplitude of finger and wrist joint swing, reduce the pressure of the carpal tunnel and tendon, ligament strain.

X-Bows allows you to type longer and with greater comfort.

Many of our users report that after using X-Bows, wrist pain is greatly reduced and they never want to go back to the standard keyboard(see press: 

Wee Kiat says "My wrist no longer hurt, even after an arduous day of programming, because of the natural orientation of the keys."

Justin says "However I no longer get any pain in my wrists now from typing! It’s an amazing bit of kit."

X-Bows' ergonomic design puts your hands in its most natural position. Improving work efficiency and overall comfort. Minimizing your chances of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

With X-Bows, you can say goodbye to tired hands and aching wrists!






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