In this primer we cover everything you need to know about how to install a SteadyType keyboard tray on a treadmill desk.
Ergonomic Keyboard Trays
Ergonomic keyboard trays (a.k.a. articulating keyboard trays, or “AKTs”) correct two problems that are caused by placing your keyboard directly on your desk.
The first problem is height—without a keyboard tray, most desktops are too high for strain-free typing. Just about any under-desk keyboard tray will alleviate this issue.
The second problem ergonomic keyboard trays address is tilt. For your wrists to be properly aligned, your keyboard should be able to achieve a negative tilt of around 15° when seated, up to 30° when standing, and potentially more if working at a treadmill desk.
What to do when you want to take a conventional keyboard tray off your old fixed-height desk and transfer it to your new standing desk instead? A common issue that people have when installing keyboard trays on standing desks is being incompatible with the crossbar under adjustable-height desks. iMovR’s Keyboard Tray Standing Desk Adapter Kit offers an easy workaround to this problem without sacrificing any adjustability or stability
The Stand Steady Clamp-On Ergonomic Keyboard Tray clamps onto your desk for an easy installation that will work with most standing desks.
WorkWhileWalking's graphic guide to the options for the Humanscale Keyboard Tray. Pick and choose mechanism, keyboard tray, mouse tray, and palm rests.
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iMovR’s Keyboard Tray Standing Desk Adapter Kit offers an easy workaround to incompatibility between keyboard trays and standing desks.
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Ergodynamics takes into account that everything about standing or walking while typing is different than when users were seated at a desk.