Logitech is fairly trying to compete with Microsoft’s wrist-friendly Surface Ergonomic Keyboard with its latest Ergo K860. It’s the company’s first keyboard in years to include a split design, wherein the whole design is cut in half and the keys are angled to adjust with your wrists. Here is a complete review of the Logitech Ergo K860 keyboard.
Though it may seem a little strange, there are notable health advantages to this scheme. It is said that the Logitech Ergo K860 keyboard is specially designed for the comfort of the wrists.
Logitech Ergo K860 Keyboard
You’ll see lots of comparisons between the K860 and the Surface Ergonomic. They both highlight a notable area (shaped like an upside-down V) within their two sets of keys, and they have pillowy-soft wrist pads. The beat part is that it fits pretty well with the Logitech G Mouse Series.
The K860 introduces three coats of material to comfort your wrists: a thick foam core, memory foam that shapes to your wrists and soft material that’s simple to clean. Logitech’s keyboard is also somewhat bent, like Microsoft’s, which causes the keys more comfortable to strike without much force.
It’s not as if Logitech totally followed Microsoft, though. The Ergo K860’s keys are a little more moderate to the touch. Logitech’s design is also compatible with Macs, thanks to shared labeling across the start and alt keys, and you can attach the keyboard with three different devices. So you could, for instance, simply bounce between a laptop, tablet and even phone.
There are also two sets of palm lifts below the wristpad, which can angle the keyboard up by two levels. That supports the Ergo K860 coordinate your position no matter how you sit or stand to type. And yes, there’s a num pad too, as you’d expect on a full-sized keyboard. As for connectivity, the Ergo K860 operates wirelessly over Bluetooth, or with Logitech Unifying Receiver (which can also pair with the company’s other accessories).
If you’ve only ever used a regular QWERTY keyboard though, we’d say it would take a few weeks of typing to get a handle on ergonomic layouts. The benefits are worth the effort: your fingers and wrists will never feel accented when typing on split keyboards, making them ideal for hard work sessions.
Priced at $130, the Logitech Ergo K860 builds Logitech’s Ergo lineup. But, it is not your average everyday keyboard. Be it the different curvy design and ergonomics, or the intimate palm rest, the K860 is hands-down one of the most convenient keyboards you can buy.