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3M Adjustable Gel Wrist Rest Platform

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Adjustable - Once

  • May 19, 2011
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The 3M Tilt-Adjustable Gel Wrist Rest Platform alters the angle of your computer keyboard for more ergonomic typing. The package comes with the sturdy plastic platform, anti-microbial gel wrist pad and a 2 sets of 3 rubber feet. Both the feet and the wrist rest attach to the platform via sticky double sided tape. You can decide between 5 and 10 degrees positive or negative incline, but make sure you are happy with your choice because you are then stuck with your decision. Actually, you can later decide to go from 5 to 10 degrees if you aren't happy angle, but you can't decide to go from a positive to negative incline.

I found the keyboard platform to be easy to set up and am using it 5 degrees positive. It feels durable and does not slip around on my wood desktop surface. It is also made from about 15% recycled materials, if you want to do a little to help the environment. Currently on the platform is my iMac's low-profile Apple Aluminum keyboard, and it is almost too small for the 3M unit. The wrist pad is comfortable, but raises my hands higher over the low keyboard than I would like. I also tested a Logitech K350 (Wave Design) and a Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 keyboard. Both fit on the 3M Platform, but were a little too large and their already ergonomic designs pushed the keys back too far from the gel wrist pad. This product is optimal for standard sized keyboards and is not a good solution for everyone. Couple that with the current price of around $45 and I'm not overly thrilled with it. If it were truly adjustable after the initial set-up then I could perhaps justify the high cost.

It works well enough with my iMac keyboard and does relieve some strain in my hands when using it, but the 3M Gel Wrist Rest Platform is not a product I will purchase again and only would recommend it to computer users with specific requirements.

~ Kort
Adjustable - Once

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