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I"ve never used one for a Keyboard, only mouse, but lately I'm hearing alot abut people wanting them in all their keyboards, and I find that kind of odd, but maybe I should move on up and get one.

I just ordered a Rosewell RK-9000RE and figured I could snag a wrist rest to go with it. What do you suggest that would be firm, but comfortable? I've just had my palms resting on the desk while typing all this time.

Prices surprise me, being 15-20$. Thought they'd be like 6.99$-7.99$

http://www.staples.com/Keyboard-Wrist-Rests-Mouse-Pads/cat_CL141475

Maybe something here so I could pick it up in store, rather than wait for Monday?
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post #2 of 26
Make one out of wood.

I made several that are all very deluxe. But you could make one that will work just fine for a few bucks. (And some elbo grease.)
    
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I'm not good with that kind of thing, and if it's just wood, why not continue to use my desk?

And if I did, would you have a suggestion list of materials?
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Originally Posted by Mkilbride View Post

I'm not good with that kind of thing, and if it's just wood, why not continue to use my desk?
And if I did, would you have a suggestion list of materials?

The thickness of the rest brings your hands flush, or slightly above the keyboard. I find that much more comfortable than having them below the KB.

I have heard about using a piece of baseboard moulding, cut to the length of the KB. then painted, or waxed.

My own solutions have been known to be a bit more dramatic. Such as these two:

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That looks like a deal of work and effort. I'm no craftsman, just wanted something simple, that I could have soon, and not really spend alot of money on.
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post #6 of 26
Those (pictured) ARE a great deal of work! And I am also a craftsman, with a well equipped wood shop.....

What I suggested: Using a piece of baseboard moulding, is a simple solution. It should also be fairly cheap. If you have a home depot, or other BB home improvement store nearby, Take a look in the wood section, under the mouldings selection. You may be able to find a short scrap piece that will work. It will be rounded on one edge already, and should be the perfect thickness and width for a wrist rest.
    
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post #7 of 26
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I'd rather get something pre-made that I can't fudge up, you know?

I'm pretty terrible at times, my dexterity is very poor.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Mice-Keyboards/Mouse-Wrist-Pads/abcat0515032.c?id=abcat0515032

Maybe something from BestBuy, got a 20$ Giftcard from them I haven't had a use for yet.
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post #8 of 26
Soft, foam wrist rests are OK for a short time. I went through a few different types, (Foam, Gel, etc.) before trying a wood rest. It makes the perfect rest imo. I threw away the others a long time ago.

If you search the forum, and also check geekhack.org, you will find what others have been using. There are many types available.
    
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If you want a really nice wrist rest, there's a group buy on the Milestone going on at Geekhack right now. It's a bit outside your price range but everyone seems to rave about them. I ordered one of these for myself. You can PM him to see if he has an extra. This is the link:

http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?29993-Collecting-Payments-MileStone-Palm-Rest-Order-Thread
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post #10 of 26
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56?!

For a chunk of tin?

700

What a rip off!
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