Equipment required in typing

What are some equipment necessary to make the typing practice more effective?


If you have the resources, it is a great idea to find an ergonomic keyboard that feels comfortable for your hands and wrists. The key to typing faster and for longer periods of time is to be comfortable and focused. If you have a keyboard that causes you to strain or contort your fingers, you will not be able to reach maximum efficiency.

You may also want to invest in a keyboard cover while you are learning. It is very important when touch tying to keep your eyes off the keyboard. If you have been doing it incorrectly for years, it will be very hard to break this habit. The best way may be to make it impossible.

Best Regards,
Arella Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hi there, @hermioneward!

You may find posture and body positioning are much more helpful tools in typing effectively than any specialized equipment. Sit with your feet flat on the floor and your back straight. Shoulders should be relaxed and elbows bent no tighter than 90°.

Always check that you are holding your wrists in a neutral position, with the thumb running parallel to the forearm, the wrist bending only slightly upwards. If you feel your wrist hitting the keyboard or desk, reposition. Many detached keyboards have extendable legs, but it actually makes more ergonomic sense to keep keyboards flat against the surface of the desk. Wrist pads may come in handy when it’s time to rest, but their presence may entice you to develop bad posture when typing. Having the keyboard tipped up or having a wrist pad may cause you to angle your wrists too harshly, leading to discomfort.

So be wary! Certain typing-related equipment may look great, but make sure you’re truly typing safely and correctly.

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)