5 Best Keyboards for Business

When it comes to keyboards, smart professionals know how important touch, speed and responsiveness are. The needs of a businessperson are much different than a gamer, so it's important to select your keyboard carefully. Are you a businessperson that is also a gamer? There’s no law that you can’t have 2 keyboards! The good news is that most of these will work for either gaming or business.

The main things to consider are: 

Logitech K845 Mechanical Illuminated Keyboard, Mechanical Switches, Strong Adjustable Tilt Legs, Full Size, Aluminum Top Case, 104 Keys, USB Corded, Windows (TTC Brown Switches)

Logitech is one of the leaders when it comes to computer peripherals like keyboards and mice. This keyboard will give you solid feedback each time you strike one of the TTC Brown Switch style keys.

While wireless keyboards have some advantages, USB connectivity is important for lightning fast response, and of course, no batteries to recharge. With generous cable, you’ll be able to place it just about anywhere on your desk. 

Working in lower light conditions is sometimes easier on the eyes, and you won’t have to strain to see with the illuminated keys. With USB power, you can rest assured you won’t wear any batteries down. You can also switch the key lights to one of a few pre-programmed light shows to enhance your workplace.

Other great features include a separate number keypad, which is a must for anyone working with a lot of numerical data. Even with the keypad, the size is fairly compact.

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard for Business

No one knows business computing like Microsoft, creators of such ubiquitous software like Word and Excel. This keyboard is exclusively designed for business people with its wide range of great features.

First off, the split keyset design keeps your fingers and wrists in a comfortable position. There’s a cushioned rest for your wrists to avoid that painful feeling at the base of your palm after typing for hours. 

It has a separate number keypad, which is great because you can put it anywhere you want for ease of use. If you aren’t using it, you can set it off to the side, or if you are using it a lot you can put it front and center.

This keyboard is wireless, so you won’t have to worry about running your cord through any grommets, or having it take up space on your desk. Speaking of clutter, this keyboard’s compact size makes sure your desk doesn’t get too cluttered. This keyboard is only 9 x 16 x 2.48 inches.

HP USB Slim Business Keyboard

This model from HP demonstrates that a business keyboard doesn’t have to be expensive. At only $21.49, this should fit into anyone’s budget. It still comes from a company long known for its quality line of printers, scanners and other accessories.

It is a wired model, so you won't have to worry about losing battery power right when you are in the middle of a sentence. It’s lightweight too if you want to take it and set up shop somewhere else like a coffee shop. It’s small footprint of only 18 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches means it can fit anywhere.

It has 104 keys and includes a separate numeric keyboard. We especially like the nice rounded edges and solid feel of the black plastic. The ergonomics are pretty good as well. You can tilt the unit up at 2 different angles to suit your typing style and hand size.

Amazon reviewers called this product “slim and quiet” which is a great feature if you work at home and share an office with a spouse.

This is essentially the Rolls-Royce of business keyboards. At $449, this is not for the budget conscious. However, with its wealth of features, it may be worth it if it helps you be more productive.

First off, the keyboard measures 20 x 11 x 3 inches. That’s a healthy amount of real estate to spread out and feel comfortable. It has the same ergonomic hand angle that so many people like. It really cuts down on wrist strain. It also keeps the base of your palms protected with a nice cushioned headrest. 

The keyboard also features reliable wired USB connectivity so you can type forever without worrying about running out of batteries. You’ll also get the fastest in responsiveness with a direct wired connection. It also features dedicated media keys so you can easily jam on your tunes while banging out that quarterly report.

Amazon users loved it’s high quality and reliability. One reviewer said they’d been using it for 2 and a half years with no problems. Another reviewer who suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome said the great ergonomic design allowed them to keep on working.

Amazon Basics Wireless Keyboard-Quiet and Compact-US Layout (QWERTY)

This is another great option for the budget conscious businessperson. Amazon Basics have developed a pretty good reputation for being decent quality at a decent price.This keyboard is no exception.

It’s another wireless keyboard. What’s great is that it has an easy to read battery status indicator so you won’t be surprised and run out of juice when drafting that legal memo or quarterly earnings presentation.

Another feature that sets this model apart is its quiet touch keys. While some may like the click sound, there’s times when you want to minimize the sound effects. In this day of remote working, your spouse or partner will probably appreciate the dampened keystrokes.

Security is an important consideration when it comes to wireless technology. With this keyboard you can rest assured that your data is safe because it’s protected in transit by 128 bit AES encryption.

At only $22, this is a great option that will fit any business person’s budget. It’s also a great option as a backup or second keyboard if you want to have both gaming and business styles on hand.