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  • Humanscale 500 Big & 550 Big Compact Keyboard Tray - Design Your Own
  • Humanscale 500 Big & 550 Big Compact Keyboard Tray - Design Your Own
  • Humanscale 500 Big & 550 Big Compact Keyboard Tray - Design Your Own
  • Humanscale 500 Big & 550 Big Compact Keyboard Tray - Design Your Own
  • Humanscale 500 Big & 550 Big Compact Keyboard Tray - Design Your Own
  • Humanscale 500 Big & 550 Big Compact Keyboard Tray - Design Your Own

Humanscale 500 Big & 550 Big Compact Keyboard Tray - Design Your Own

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The Humanscale 500 Big & 550 Big Compact Keyboard Tray design lets a user keep a keyboard and mouse or other input device all on one surface. Select a mechanism and pick from a variety of options to suit particular needs or work with a unique workstation. If you need a Humanscale 500 keyboard tray faster than the standard lead time, opt for our Humanscale Keyboard Tray Same Day Ship Models. Otherwise for popular 500 configurations, check out our Humanscale 500 Big Board Keyboard Tray System listing. The Humanscale 500 Big Board Keyboard Tray and Humanscale 550 Big Compact Keyboard Trays are also available in white and platinum finishes as well.



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The Humanscale 500 Big Keyboard Tray and Humanscale 550 Big Compact designs ensure that users type and mouse within their neutral reach zone, creating a safe, comfortable and sustainable work environment. The neutral zone in a standard office workspace is defined as the area where a user sits and works at a desk and can easily reach and interact with surrounding computer accessories, including a keyboard and mouse. Unlike older generation keyboard and mouse solutions, Humanscale keyboard trays are designed to ensure that nearly all users are able to work consistently within their Neutral Reach Zone, and thus maintain a low-risk posture. These boards keep everything on one worksurface rather than use a mousing platform; this keeps a mouse on the same tilt as the keyboard in use. If you prefer to set the mousing surface angle separately, any of the other Humanscale keyboard trays aside from the 400 keyboard tray platform offer this option.

Features - Humanscale 500 Big Keyboard Tray and Humanscale 550 Big Compact

  • Keyboard trays are easily configured to meet specific needs
  • 500 board offers the second widest single surface for a keyboard tray; the 550 offers a slightly smaller rectangular work surface (the Humanscale 400 board is 1/2" wider)
  • 500 Big Board and 550 Big Compact keyboard platforms are made of phenolic: it's an ultra-strong, remarkably thin (1/4") composite that's non-toxic, durable and easy to clean
  • Humanscale keyboard trays are the highest quality on the market
  • The Humanscale 500 & 550 keyboard tray platform designs support a variety of keyboards and mice combos and will fit most desks using the variety of tracks lengths available; see the Options tab for more details.
  • No mouse platforms come with these boards since the worksurface is so large; users would reach too far for a mouse outside their neutral reach zone

Humanscale 500 Big Keyboard Tray and Humanscale 550 Big Compact Specifications

Mechanisms 9 adjustable arms available
Track lengths 11" - 27" for varying desk depths
Palm rests Available in foam or gel
500 dimensions
550 dimensions
27" W x 10.625" D
25" W x 10.625" D
Warranty 15 year warranty





Neutral Reach Zone Description

"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)


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Video Review - Humanscale Keyboard Tray Systems

Check out our video review of the Humanscale Keyboard Tray Systems below.

Model - Humanscale 500 Keyboard Tray

Select from the standard 27 inch wide 500 board or the more compact 25 inch 550 board.

Humanscale 500 and 500 keyboard model comparison

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Mechanism - Humanscale 500 Keyboard Tray

The mechanism is the arm that controls the in-and-out movement, the height range and the tilt angle of your keyboard platform. All of the Humanscale keyboard tray mechanisms offer independent height and tilt adjustment with varying levels of height adjustment and standard track lengths. The 6G and 5G mechanisms are the most popular and suit a variety of workstation needs; they are strong and durable, easy to use and offer a good range of motion. The 5GSM offers the same functionality as the first two but for limited depth desks. The rest of the mechanisms offer special features, like the AD for above desk applications or the DS for users who need two point of adjustment for facing different directions.

Humanscale 6G Keyboard Tray Mechanism
6G



Humanscale 6G Keyboard Tray Mechanism

  • Humanscale's newest dial-a-tilt mechanism that instantly adjusts the platform's tilt without the need to lock or loosen any knobs or levers
  • New design is much slimmer than the 5g

6G Specifications

Height adjustment 7": 1.75" above track to 5.25" below track
Track length Comes standard with 22" track

Humanscale 5G Keyboard Tray Mechanism
5G



Humanscale 5G Keyboard Tray Mechanism

  • Dial-a-tilt mechanism instantly adjusts the platform's tilt without the need to lock or loosen any knobs or levers
  • Solid build quality and simplicity make this mechanism the most popular accessory they offer

5G Specifications

Height adjustment 6.25": 1.25" above track to 5" below track
Track length Comes standard with 22" track

Humanscale 5GSM Keyboard Tray Mechanism
5GSM



Humanscale 5GSM Keyboard Tray Mechanism for Limited Depth Desks

  • For desks with limited depths or small spaces
  • Goes 4" farther underneath a desk surface, getting a keyboard tray stored out of the way on a shorter track

5GSM Specifications

Height adjustment 4": 0.5" above track to 3.5" below track
Track length Comes standard with 18" track

Humanscale 5GAD Keyboard Tray Mechanism
5GAD



Humanscale 5GAD Keyboard Tray Mechanism

  • Greater-than-average adjustment range is ideal for sit-to-stand workstations
  • Steel construction for stable keying and mousing

5GAD Specifications

Height adjustment 13.5": 7.5" above track to 6" below track
Track length Comes standard with 27" track

Humanscale 4G Keyboard Tray Mechanism
4G



Humanscale 4G Keyboard Tray Mechanism

  • Older version of the 5G mechanism
  • Dial-a-tilt feature offers keyboard angle adjustability

4G Specifications

Height adjustment 6.25": 1.25" above track to 5" below track
Track length Comes standard with 22" track

Humanscale 4GAD Keyboard Tray Mechanism
4GAD



Humanscale 4GAD Keyboard Tray Mechanism for Above Desk Use

  • 4G with a longer arm for use above a work surface
  • Great for sit to stand solutions

4GAD Specifications

Height adjustment 11.5": 8.5" above track to 3" below track
Track length Comes standard with 27" track

Humanscale 2G Keyboard Tray Mechanism
2G



Humanscale 2G Keyboard Tray Mechanism

  • Loosen knob to adjust and lock back into place
  • No reference for keyboard platform angle like the 5G or 6G

2G Specifications

Height adjustment 6.25": 1.25" above track to 5" below track
Track length Comes standard with 22" track

Humanscale KM Keyboard Tray Mechanism
KM



Humanscale KM Keyboard Tray Mechanism

  • Pre-set 0° tilt
  • Knob-free adjustment

KM Specifications

Height adjustment 6.25": 1.25" above track to 5" below track
Track length Comes standard with 22" track

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Lateral Slider - Humanscale 500 Keyboard Tray

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.

Humanscale Keyboard Tray Lateral Slider

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Track Length - Humanscale 500 Keyboard Tray

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.

Track Lengths

All keyboard tracks mount underneath the surface of the desk

  • 11"
  • 14"
  • 16"
  • 18"
  • 21.625"
  • 25"
  • 27"

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Palm Rest - Humanscale 500 Keyboard Tray

Humanscale's palm rests are available in multiple sizes and thicknesses.

Palm rest lengths available for this tray: 27'', 25'', 20'' with 7'' mouse palm rest, 19'' (slim thickness only)

Select one of the foam or gel palm rest options for the 500 (27" wide)or 550 keyboard trays (25" wide). For the 500 Big Board, you can select a solid 27" palm rest or a split palm rest with one 20" section and one 7" long section; 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, black synthetic leather except for the 27" gel with a Lycra knit cover.

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.

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Notebook and Tablet Stand

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!

Goldtouch Go! Travel Notebook and Table Stand

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Customer Reviews

Humanscale 500 Big & 550 Big Compact Keyboard Tray - Design Your Own
$254.00
5 Stars based on 7 Review(s)
Sarah
4 Stars

for work
September 9, 2014
I purchased this keyboard tray due to an ergonomic evaluation indicating need to have lowered usage without a hand reaching for the mouse. So far so good. The only wish I have is that it had the capacity to go UP as well as down...so I could stand and type. Also, while customer service was helpful...I do not think they were as thorough as they should have been when dealing with someone who really didn't understand the measurements etc.... But it could have been just the one person on the phone that day because my other call with them was super!

Rich
5 Stars

Keyboard tray
September 30, 2013
I purchased this keyboard tray due to a 2 month pain in my elbow. After using the product for one week my elbow pain started diminishing and after three weeks was gone completely due to the ergonomics of the keyboard tray. The tray was easily installed and setup/adjusted. It is adjustable so anyone that uses my desk can adjust to the correct height. Very will made with little to no shaking motion while typing.

Mary
5 Stars

Purchased Several!
May 20, 2013
We have purchased several of these for our company. They are well built with great ergonomics. We will be ordering more!

Katie
5 Stars

Love this keyboard tray!
April 18, 2013
I had pulled out an old tray from the trash several years ago, but it finally gave out and would just sink onto my legs. I ordered this one and it is better than I could have dreamed. I use a Kinesis Freestyle keyboard tilted and spread pretty far apart with the numeric keypad off on the right edge and the Orthomouse (more like a rat than a mouse) in between them. It all actually fits. I didn't realize that I could put a tilt on the keyboard tray that allows me to type without bending my wrists at all. It is great! I LOVE it!!!

Joe
5 Stars

Keyboard Tray
January 7, 2013
I ordered this tray to replace the standard non-adjustable tray that came with the home office desk. Installation was straight forward, and the tray is easy to use ? I highly recommend it.

Craig
5 Stars

A great product
October 30, 2011
I purchased this keyboard tray to replace a fixed wooded sliding tray built into my home desk. I had seen enough stories around poor performance of cheaper solutions and knew I didn't want this problem. The Humanscale 500 was not cheap but it is the single best keyboard tray system I've ever used with great ergonomics. Highly recommend

Greg
5 Stars

second purchase- very happy
May 10, 2010
This is the second keyboard tray I have purchased from your company and have been very satisfied with both. They meet the needs of my home office environment exceptionally well. From product selection through installation and usage every step was made as simple as possible. I have already recommended your website and products to several of my friends and coworkers. Thanks for making my web experience a positive one.



Professor Ergo's Thoughts:

A keyboard tray is a key component of an ergonomic workstation. Position your keyboard tray so you can type and mouse while keeping your wrists straight. The ideal height for the keyboard is at elbow height or lower. Typically you should locate the keyboard tray just above your lap height. Your upper arms should hang comfortably at your sides as you work. The keyboard tray should be gently sloped or tilted away from the user to allow the wrists to be straight instead of flexed. When properly adjusted, a keyboard tray allows the back, neck, shoulders, and wrists to relax. The size of the keyboard tray must accommodate the keyboard and any input device like a mouse. Avoid having your keyboard on a tray and your mouse on the desk.

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