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The R-Go Compact Break Ergonomic Keyboard eliminates the need to reach out and over a numeric keypad and navigation keys when reaching for a mouse on the right, addressing a common source of discomfort and pain. At just 11.2" in width this keyboard takes up very limited desk space. The compact design is suitable for both left- and right-handed typists who wish to keep their mouse close at hand. The exceptionally thin (9 mm) profile of the Compact Break Keyboard also greatly reduces the potential of developing RSI related to wrist extension. The usage-monitoring Break software offers a colour-changing logo to remind typists to take breaks to move, stretch, and ease their eyes.
The R-Go Compact Break Keyboard features low-travel scissor switch membrane key switches with chiclet-style keycaps. Keyspacing is standard and all primary keys are full-size, reducing adaptation time to a minimum. Typists who are looking for an easily portable keyboard may want to consider this keyboard. The ultra-compact design and just 310 gram weight of the R-Go Compact Break Ergonomic Keyboard make it highly suited for travel applications.
The R-Go Compact Break Ergonomic Keyboard does not include an embedded numeric keypad. Numeric entry must be completed either using the standard keyboard upper rank numeric keys or a stand-alone numeric keypad can be purchased. The R-Go Numpad Break is an ideal matching accessory keypad that can be plugged directly into either the left or right side of the R-Go Compact Break Keyboard or into any standard USB port.
For those who like the low profile of the R-GO Compact Break but may be looking to address the ergonomics of their workstation to an even greater degree, the R-Go Split Ergonomic Keyboard offers the options of either a one-piece keyboard or of spreading the keyboard halves apart to gain additional ergonomic benefits.
Eliminates Overreaching for the Mouse
- The compact width of the R-Go Compact Break Ergonomic Keyboard lets typists keep the mouse or other pointing device directly adjacent to the right or left edge of the keyboard. By keeping the mouse well within the comfort zone, they can reduce the potential for shoulder, neck and wrist pain arising from repeatedly reaching over the number pad for the mouse. (A right-handed individual with a conventional keyboard often must reach 12" for the mouse. The compact design of the R-Go Compact Break Ergonomic Keyboard reduces this reach to under 6" for both left- and right-handed typists.) Learn More About Overreaching
Reduces Wrist Extension
- Most standard, and even many ergonomic keyboards are positively inclined (i.e. the number row is higher than the space bar). A positive incline forces typists to lift the hands by bending up at the wrists. Maintaining the hands in this position strains the wrists and the muscles along the top of the hands and the forearms. The completely flat, exceptionally low 9 millimetre profile of the Compact Break Ergonomic Keyboard creates a neutral 0° slope that helps to reduce wrist (and finger) extension when using this keyboard. Learn More About Wrist Extension
Break Reminder Encourages Healthy Use
- The downloadable Break software monitors keyboard usage and provides visual notification when a break is warranted. The colour-changing logo in the upper left will cycle throughout the day as the software monitors usage.
- Familiar Key Layout: The Compact Break Ergonomic Keyboard features a QWERTY layout with some space-saving half-height keys to aid in reducing the keyboard width. The half-height keys are the F-key row and the arrow keys that are clustered in the lower right corner of the keyboard.
- Home/End/PgUp/PgDn Function Keys: In order to reduce the reach on the right hand these functions are made available as a Function layer on the half-height arrow keys in the lower right corner
- Multi-Media Key Functions: Basic Media control functions are available as a secondary level function.
- Mac and PC Legends: Both PC and Mac legends are clearly marked so functions can be clearly identified regardless of the operating system.
- Sleek, Ultra-Low Profile Design: The Compact Break Ergonomic Keyboard has a substantially thinner and narrower design than most ergonomic keyboards, with a height of just 0.35" and a width of 11.22.
- Downloadable Break Reminder Software: The Break Software will monitor activity and the illuminated logo in the upper left corner will change colour as a reminder to take regular breaks.
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R-Go Compact Break Ergonomic Keyboard
R-Go Compact Break Ergonomic Keyboard - Layout
R-Go Compact Break Ergonomic Keyboard - Slim Profile
- R-Go Compact Break Ergonomic Keyboard - Product Sheet: PDF
- R-Go Break Software: Download
- Width: 11.22" (28.5 cm)
- Depth (front-to-back): 5.4" (13.7 cm)
- Height: 0.35" (9 mm)
- Weight: 0.69 lbs (310 grams)
- Keyswitch Type: Low Travel Scissor Switch Membrane
- Keycap Type: Chiclet Style
- Key Activation Force: 65 +/- 20 grams
- Key Travel Distance: 2 mm
- Number of Keys: 78
- Key Pitch: 0.75" (1.9 cm) i.e. Standard
- Interface: USB-C/USB-A (converter included), 59" (150 cm) cable
- Legends: Printed
- Materials: Plastic with Metal Base Plate
- Warranty: 2 Years
- Package Contents: R-Go Compact Break Ergonomic Keyboard, USB-C Connection Cable, USB-C to USB-A Converter, User Manual
- Make sure the keyboard is properly positioned. Sit in your usual position at your desk and let your shoulders relax. Your elbows should be positioned almost directly below your shoulders when your hands are in position on the keyboard. The line from the forearm, through the wrist and into the hand should be almost straight. If you find that your elbows are moving too far forward when using the keyboard you are either sitting too far away or the desk may be too high for you. Addressing the former is simple, just move closer. However, addressing the latter may require either elevating your seat and adding a footrest, or adding a keyboard tray to bring the keyboard down to the necessary height. Working with the elbows too far forward exerts undue strain on the shoulders and can lead to discomfort, pain or even disabling pain.
- The compact footprint of this keyboard lets you place the mouse in close proximity whether you are right- or left-handed. This eliminates the need to repetitively reach across a numeric keypad or navigation keys.
- If you do intensive numeric entry and require a numeric keypad you may wish to consider adding the R-Go Numpad Break to your workstation. This keyboard can either be plugged directly into the keyboard using the included short cable or to the computer with the longer cable (also included).
- Install the Break software and learn to monitor your usage based on the colour-changing logo. Make a point of taking regular breaks to stretch and move about, both of which are important in maintaining your overall health.
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