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Anyone getting wrist strain from Corsair K95 keyboard ?

post #1 of 6
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Hi guys,

i recently switched from a previous QPAD-MK80 with Cherry MX-Blue switches, because of a few "broken" things, to a Corsair K95 RGB with MX Red switches. For some reasons that I dont understand, companies rather only offer Red or Brown MX switches, instead of offer more choice for their customers. I mean shouldnt be a problem, right ?

Anyways, as much as I like the Corsair, although I really miss my clicky Blue sound, I have increased wrist strain in the 14 days I have that keyboard now. Didnt happen from the start, took a while, but its really annoying and painful. I already bought an external Wrist Rest from TTeSports but that didnt make it better either. Whats really different on the Corsair, compared to my previous one, that the keys are much higher. Could that be the reason of that increased wrist pain ? Sure, on occasion I had that on the Qpad too, but just very rarely, just when I overdid it for a while. But not like this. I wonder what to do now ? I justs passed the 14 days limit, within according to our laws here, I could return it without a reason and get my money back. Now it would be just a question on how tight the Store looks at it. I might be able to return it, but I would still like to find out first what the issue really is.

Because as much as it pains me, I really like the keyboard. Does anyone have experience with Corsair keyboards, maybe even the same pain than I have right now ? I would appreciate some help greatly.

Cheers

Wolfseye
post #2 of 6
i have no experience with either boards, but it looks like the K95 sits higher, and is more angled. the MK80 seems flat and low.
this could cause your wrists to be in a different position, which can easily cause some annoyance.
this is a known thing, though. some just put something under the back ( or front ) to change the angle of the keyboard.

maybe i'm off, but it's a thought.. smile.gif
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
The Problem is in order to keep using the Palm Wrist that comes with it, which is really good, i doubt I can change much. I hope someone maybe has the Corsair K95 and maybe the same problem and can tell me what solved the issue for him. Thanks though, @Bucake.

Worst case scenario, I have to get another keyboard. Not sure though if I can still return it, but I might have to try. Dont want to screw up my wrist.
post #4 of 6
yeah maybe i'm kind of useless here, since i haven't used either keyboards biggrin.gif

hope you figure it out!
post #5 of 6
I have a K65. I sometimes find myself with my left (keyboard) arm off the table when using this keyboard, which is really bad posture. Make sure you have chair/desk high enough that your forearm and upper arm are nearly at 90 degrees, your forearm is resting flat on the table and the lower part of your hand is resting on the keyboard rest.

I recommend NOT using the height struts on this keyboard as well.
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