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Cheap Tenkeyless Wrist Rest - Grifiti Notebook Pad

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http://www.grifiti.com/products/grifiti-fat-notebook-wrist-pad

I picked up a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid (w/ Blues) a couple of weeks ago for $70 and I love it. With that being said, I had a heck of a time finding a half-decent tenkeyless wrist/palm rest for it that wouldn't cost as much as the keyboard itself. I previously had a Logitech G15 that had a hard plastic wrist/palm rest and was looking for something of similar size. I looked at the 3-star Leather from EliteKeyboards, the Ducky and Filco tenkeyless wrist rests, and the wooden wrist rests custom-made by Eric Barney, but in the end I wanted something in the $25-or-less range.

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This thing is 12" L x 3.5" W x 3/4" thick, which perfectly matches the height of the keyboard deck. The fabric on top isn't 100% smooth and has a bit of texture to it, so if you're constantly moving your wrists around it might get a little irritating, but so far it hasn't been a problem for me. The foam/neoprene pad is pretty dense; it's definitely not a squishy pad.

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The wrist rest is a couple of inches shorter than the keyboard, so centering it on the keyboard itself is a little awkward, but if you shift it left it gives you full coverage.

In the end, the best thing about this wrist rest is the price - $10 with free shipping from Grifiti's store. I was able to use a coupon code (SPECIAL40) for 40% off, which brought the price to $6 shipped. You're obviously not going to get the same quality as some of the high-end options I listed earlier, but for 6 bucks I can't complain.
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had one and did not like it.

within a week the padding had given out and the thing was uneven.

eric's are definitely worth the money (own one, and another is being built)

same with filco (but i like eric's more)
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Ditto. I had one but the top cloth layer started to peel off. I ended up throwing it out and got a Filco TKL wrist rest.
    
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Could I slide my wrist on this pad? I didn't know how I get this habit rolleyes.gif
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