Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard Review

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Updated December 20, 2022
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Expert Score (From 2 Experts)
63/100

Customer Score (From 1660 Reviews)
3.8/5

Overview

The Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard is a 2019-model mid-range full-size wireless ergonomic keyboard marketed to office users, promising outstanding ergonomic features. Unlike most of the greatest keyboards available today, this board supports reverse tilting. It has a curved, split design, favoring users with broad shoulders.

The keyboard connects wirelessly, featuring both a USB receiver and Bluetooth tech and ranking highly in comparison to the most popular wireless keyboards available today. This keyboard also has a generous wrist rest. Read to the end of this review and check out the iClever Tri-Folding Keyboard BK08 review if you prefer a portable, folding wireless keyboard.

Reasons to Buy

  • Supports negative inclining
  • Has a wrist rest
  • Split curved design
  • Dual device pairing
  • Connects with both Bluetooth and a USB receiver

Reasons to Not

  • Lacks backlighting
  • Keys are not macro programmable
  • The split, curved design presents a learning curve
  • It doesn’t incline upwards

Market Context

Compared to the same brand’s similar models: Unlike the ergonomic Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard, which has a split, curved layout, the Kensington Slim Type keyboard has a normal layout. It also features a TenKeyLess format without a number pad like the one on the Pro Fit Ergo. The Slim Type is wired, unlike the wireless Pro Fit Ergo.

Compared to other brands’ similar models: Both the Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard and the ErgoDox EZ are ergonomic split keyboards. However, the ErgoDox has advanced features like a fully split design, macro-programmable keys, and RGB backlighting. All these are lacking on the Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard. See our ErgoDox EZ review for details about the ErgoDox device.

Unlike the full-size Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard, the Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB has a more compact TenKeyLess (80% size) design. It has mechanical switches, unlike the rubber dome switches of the Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard. Browse our Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB review to learn more about this Kinesis keyboard.

Critic Consensus

Experts praised the Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard for office use. Testers at Android Central loved its full-size ergonomic design with a split layout and wrist rest. They hailed its inclining feet, featuring settings between 0° and -4°. Analysts from PCMag lauded this device’s build quality. However, If you prefer a model with an aluminum chassis, see our Keychron K1 review.

This keyboard lacks backlighting, though. Connecting via a USB receiver or Bluetooth, this device pairs with up to two devices simultaneously. See our Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multidevice Keyboard review for a model that pairs with more devices. According to Kensington, it uses two AAA batteries, which should run for up to 30 months. The keyboard boasts rubber dome switches, needing a 55 gf operating force and 1.6 mm pre-travel distance during testing.

The keyboard operates quietly. Users who prefer mechanical switches should see our Dierya x KEMOVE DK61 Pro review. The keyboard has a very high 36.3 ms USB receiver latency and 39.7 ms Bluetooth latency.