The Humanscale 500 Platinum Keyboard Tray and Humanscale 550 Platinum Keyboard Tray make it easy to keep your keyboard and mouse in a comfortable position while working. Fingertip-adjustable 5GV and 5GSV mechanisms provide height and tilt adjustment, reducing shoulder strain by placing your keyboard at just the right height and angle for multiple users. The addition of an optional palm rest further improves comfort by elevating your wrists and allowing your fingers to ''droop'' onto the keyboard in a relaxed posture, minimizing the pain associated with wrist pronation.
|Mechanism||5GV or 5GSV|
|Track lengths||11" - 27" for varying desk depths|
|Palm rests||Available in foam or gel|
|Platform dimensions||500: 27" W x 10.625" D
550: 25" W x 10.625" D
|Warranty||15 year warranty|
|"The neutral reach zone is the area that can be conveniently reached with a sweep of the forearm while the upper arm hangs in a natural position at the side." (Sanders & McCormick, 1993)
Check out our video review of the Humanscale Keyboard Tray Systems below.
Select from the standard 27 inch wide 500 board or the more compact 25 inch 550 board.
Humanscale 5GV Keyboard Tray Mechanism
Humanscale 5GSV Keyboard Tray Mechanism for Limited Depth Desks
All Humanscale mechanisms pivot 360 degrees from the point where it is mounted to the track. Some users have a need for additional side-to-side adjustability. The lateral slider provides for eight extra inches of movement from right to left. This is a useful feature for someone at a large workstation that requires them to type facing different angles or monitors.
The track mounts to the underside of your work surface. It directs and supports the Humanscale mechanism and keyboard tray as it slides forward and back. Standard length on most mechanisms is 21 5/8 inches. That length ensures that the keyboard tray can be completely stowed under your desk when not in use. Some mechanisms come standard with a shorter or longer track. Consult each description for that information, but all systems can be ordered with any track length.
Select one of the gel palm rest options for the 500 (27" wide) or 550 keyboard trays (25" wide total). For the 500 Big Board, you can select a split palm rest with one 20" section and one 7" long section, or a 20" palm rest for the 550 board. This feature comes in handy if a user doesn't want a palm rest in front of their mouse or keypad (pictured in main image above). All are covered with an easy to clean, silver synthetic leather. For users with "slim" keyboards such as those made by Apple, a 19'' "slim" gel palm rest is available. Please note that this palm rest will not reach across the entire length of the tray, and will not fit flush against the keyboard tray corners like the 20'', 25'', and 27'' palm rests. The slim 19'' palm rests will sit roughly 5/8'' away from the closest corner when installed.
The Goldtouch Go! Travel Notebook and Tablet Stand will come in handy not only when you're traveling, but anytime you want to set your laptop or tablet in an ergonomic position. Choose from seven different height settings to keep your screen at eye-level, which helps you avoid problems like eye strain and neck and back pain. This item also works well as a document holder, allowing you to input data without having to move your neck repeatedly from document to screen. The stand is lightweight and easily portable, yet strong enough to support laptops up to 17'' in length. Best of all, it's free!
Keyboard trays like the Humanscale 500 & 550 Platinum Keyboard Trays help alleviate wrist and shoulder pain while typing by helping to keep your keyboard and mouse in your neutral reach zone. By bringing your keyboard and mouse closer to you, your upper arms are able to hang naturally at your side, reducing the amount of stretching necessary to reach your keyboard and minimizing stress. Using the 5G mechanism to add negative tilt to your keyboard while supporting your wrists with a palm rest will also help keep your wrists straight rather than flexed backwards, causing wrist pronation. Once properly adjusted, these keyboard trays will allow for the back, shoulders and wrists to relax, making it a critical component for any ergonomic workstation.
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