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looking at a few mech keyboards and was wondering is it worth it to get a wrist if I don't I save $20.
    
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Originally Posted by bullethose View Post

looking at a few mech keyboards and was wondering is it worth it to get a wrist if I don't I save $20.

It really depends on which keyboard you are planning on getting. I have a Ducky Shine 2 and it's fairly tall so having a wrist rest was definitively worth it for me. Some mech kb's aren't as tall or have a built in one and in those cases I wouldn't think that it was worth it.

Your best bet is probably to wait and give the KB a go without it and if it feels uncomfortable you can just get a wrist rest later.
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also it depends on your setup. make sur your chair is not too high to have your arms on the keyboard with your shoulders relaxed. Make sure that your monitor is at a correct distance/angle and then you won't need anything else in my opinion.
Now maybe some keyboards are a little bit high and require a wrist rest, I would think that the perfect keyboards won't require you to buy one.
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Technically, the correct way to type is with both wrists floating in the air like you would play a piano, but I understand that it is almost impossible to maintain this when gaming. If you feel that you need one go for it, but personally I have learnt to keep my wrists floating and saved a couple of dollars.
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Once I tried it, I can't type without it.
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http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=113_1276&vk_sort=1 I am planning to go steelseries and don't want to go over $130 at the moment. my desk if fairly good aswell.
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