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post #11 of 26
tin?

that's acrylic.
post #12 of 26
I've owned cheap wrist rests. Fabric can irritate your skin and soft ones are uncomfortable. This is acrylic, not tin, and it's built like a brick. http://www.overclock.net/t/1232968/milestone-tenkeyless-wrist-rest
     
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post #13 of 26
it's pretty darn heavy. but i didnt like the texture it had.

ive been using my Eric Barney wrist rest for my hhkb/poker and i like it a ton better. i bought that milestone because i didnt like how soft the filco wrist rest was and sold it as soon as i got a tenkeyless version of Eric's wooden wrist rest.

so far i have to say, Eric's > filco + milestone.
post #14 of 26
Thanks waar.

Wood really does make the best wrist rest surface. Temperature is not an issue, and the finished wood has the perfect amount of 'slide' for your hands. It is very comfortable. Wood is also a beautiful thing....

I am very surprized that a large manufacturer has not started producing wood rests. The rests I made were all made one at a time, and are very costly, and time consuming to build. The appreciation I recieved from those who bought them helped make the venture worthwhile.
    
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post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 
And how much would one of your famous wrist wrests set me back?

I bought a 40$ mousepad, but that is because my desk sucks. It helped alot compared to cloth pads.

I don't think I'd be willing to go higher than that for a wrist rest though. I use a gel wrist wrest I cut out of my old mouse pad from years ago for my current mouse pad, it serves though...but..hm.
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post #16 of 26
I am definately NOT trying to sell you, or anyone else a wrist rest. I was simply trying to give a suggestion for a good way to get a decent rest without spending much more than a little effort.

Anyone else who reads it is also welcome to try to make their own. There are many talented members here. One of my skills just happens to be woodworking, so I made a few rests for those who asked. I charged enough to cover costs and time spent. Suffice it to say, it was more than $40. Even for the least expensive version.
    
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post #17 of 26
Eric, I appreciate the idea on the wooden wrist rest. Now that I think about it, I may do one for myself when I find the time. I haven't done any woodwork in a while but already have a circular saw and router, from back when I was into DIY speakers.
     
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post #18 of 26
One thing anyone should know is that the angle of your wrist should be at a negative tilt, as that is the most ergonomically correct position. Making sure the wrist rest is higher than your keyboard and then find a comfortable one (the Lyrca cover with gel interior rests by Humanscale are great) can be important if you are finding you need to be more comfortable.
post #19 of 26
I researched a bit and found an article about ergonomy on the desk and work place and it mentioned that the wrist rest should be used for a rest when you're not typing, but during typing the hands and wrists are practically floating. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by detto87 View Post

I researched a bit and found an article about ergonomy on the desk and work place and it mentioned that the wrist rest should be used for a rest when you're not typing, but during typing the hands and wrists are practically floating. rolleyes.gif

Think about how a pianoist holds their wrists and it makes sense. The idea goes back around to what I said though- just keep your wrists at a negative tilt, (this is commonly achieved with an adjustable keyboard tray) and you can still have a wrist rest.

Also, here are the Humanscale ones I was talking about: http://www.thehumansolution.com/humanscale-keyboard-tray-palm-rest.html
Edited by exousia - 4/23/12 at 7:30pm
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