Are desks with keyboard tray better? No matter what you choose, adding an adjustable keyboard tray to your desk can drastically improve the ergonomics of your workstation, reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders and fatigue, and help you work more comfortably.

Why do desks not have keyboard trays anymore? So, Are Keyboard Trays Necessary? The answer to that question is simple: no, keyboard trays aren’t necessary. They are, however, a good tool for preventing carpal tunnel. As much as height adjustable desks improved workplace ergonomics, they still have their limits.

Can you install keyboard tray under desk? A keyboard tray is a desk platform you install beneath your desktop to allow your keyboard and mouse to be positioned and adjusted independently from your desktop. Most keyboard trays can also slide under the desk entirely when not in use.

Do standing desks need keyboard trays? If you’re working with adjustable standing desk, adding a keyboard tray will be even better. Because you can adjust the desk surface, you can fine tune the monitor height and keyboard/mouse height better. For most users, adding a keyboard tray to a standing desk is all you need for proper dual ergonomics.

Are desks with keyboard tray better? – Additional Questions

Do gamers use keyboard trays?

The gaming keyboard tray is not only marketed to gamers, but also to offices, workspaces, and so on. If you use your computer for multiple things, the Yescom is meant to adapt to whatever you need it to be.

Does mouse go on keyboard tray?

What is a negative tilt keyboard?

If your keyboard is lower than the desk surface, tilt the back edge of the keyboard slightly down (known as “negative keyboard tilt”). Using a slightly negative keyboard tilt will help you keep your wrists in the proper (neutral) position.

What is an articulating keyboard tray?

Articulating keyboard trays allow an individual to position the keyboard at variable heights and angles. Some trays go from sitting to standing positions and are equipped with enough space to handle a mouse; other systems offer a separate mouse tray.

What are the best keyboard trays?

Top Ergonomic Keyboard Trays
  • iMovR SteadyType Exo Ergonomic Keyboard Tray. Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars.
  • iMovR Elevon.
  • iMovR Trackless Keyboard Tray.
  • iMovR Stowaway Keyboard Tray.
  • Humanscale Keyboard Tray System.
  • Uncaged Ergonomics KT1 Keyboard Tray.
  • Humanscale Float.
  • Fellowes Office Suites Under Desk Keyboard Drawer.

How do I choose a keyboard tray?

In order to choose a tray that will work, you need to know how much space you have on the underside of your desk. Desk trays can have rails as long as 22 inches, which is too deep for many desks, especially height-adjustable ones.

How big should a keyboard tray be?

Choosing the Right Platform

For a natural shaped keyboard, you will want a platform shaped to fit it. If you plan to use a keyboard with a numeric pad, you will need a wider platform, typically 25″ to 27″ wide, such as the Keyboard Tray System Builder by UPLIFT Desk or a Humanscale 500.