Ergonomics Part 3: Selecting Gaming Keypads, Keyboards, and Computer Displays
In part 1 of this series, we talked about the ergonomics of your editing or color correction desk. In part 2 of this series, we talked about wiring and presenting your desk in a neat, professional manner. I’m going to wrap up this series by talking about the ergonomics of keyboards and other peripherals. Specifically, we’ll be looking at the Logitec G13 and Razer Chroma Orbweaver gaming keypads (click their links for my overviews of those two devices, here on Mixing Light) plus several keyboards I’ve tested out over the past few months and the computer displays I’m using for my external scopes and desktop.
I’ll be talking about all of these devices in the context of trying to build as ergonomic a room as possible. For instance, when selecting a computer display you’ll see why I put lots of emphasis on the ‘swivel factor’ and why I might choose a different display, in the future. You’ll also learn why I’ve decided to ditch one keyboard that’s my all-time favorite to type with.
Links to the products I reference in this Insight:
- RedDragon 552 Mechanical Keyboard
- LogiTech G610 Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Keyboard
- Corsair K63 Cherry MX Red Mechanical Keyboard
- Uplift Desk CPU Holder
- HP Envy 27″ Monitor: A couple of quick notes… it only gets 3 stars on Amazon. People upset with this display are almost universally complaining about A) the crappy stand that doesn’t adjust and can barely hold up the display and B) lack of support on Mac-based hardware. If you don’t plan on mounting this stand or if you plan on using it with a Mac, you’ve been forewarned. And as always, use Mixing Light as a starting point – but be sure to do your own due diligence.