Wrist rests are a great addition to any desk setup, whether you use your computer for work or for gaming. Normally when we use our keyboards, our wrists are always at an angle, which can cause some strain and even cause them to ache. By incorporating a wrist rest for your keyboard, your wrists will be elevated to the same level as your hands, so you can type easily and move your hands freely. This is especially important for long hours of gaming or a long day at the office if you're entering data, or even if you have that essay to type up for school. Now that we have covered the benefits of wrist rests, let's take a look at the different types available.
Wrist rests can come in a variety of shapes and lengths, as there are a variety of keyboard types and lengths. Depending on the size of your keyboard, you'll want to find one that is the same length so your wrists can easily move the entire length without losing their elevation. Aside from the different lengths, they are also made from a variety of materials and colors, so you should choose one that would be the most comfortable for you, or one that you find appealing to go with your setup. Resin is a very popular material choice, which is used for our Solid Color Resin Keyboard Wrist Rest, and sometimes you can find one that has a mix of resin with another solid material. There are also foam wrist rests to give you that extra comfy feeling and are best if you aren't looking for anything complex and just want some relief for your wrists at an affordable price.
Keyboards aren't the only item that you can use a wrist rest with, as there are also mouse wrist rests. Just like with a keyboard, the hand on your mouse is at a higher elevation than your wrist and this can cause aches and strain if you're using it for long periods of time. Many mouse wrist rests are made from foam and will cover the length of your mouse pad so you can still move your mouse freely. It is important to look for a mouse wrist rest that will work with your mouse and setup, as if not use correctly it can hinder your mouse movement. If you find that you're constantly getting aches or any type of discomfort when using your mouse or keyboard, looking into some wrist rests could relieve the pain and make you much more productive.