Review of the Most Comfortable Truly Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard

Are you finding that you seem to live forever behind your keyboard and, in most cases, it is a painful experience? If so, you might want to try our Truly Ergonomic Cleave keyboard. Although the name describes it best, it is designed to allow you to maximize your typing experience with less fatigue and strain on your hands, while improving your body posture.

The layout of the conventional keyboard descended from the original typewriter that has existed since the 1860s. We have seen keyboards that come with extra features, become more rounded, and even broken into two halves, all in an attempt to try being more ergonomic and wrist-friendly, but with restricted success.

The Cleave keyboard, designed in Canada, offers a unique split symmetrical design that aligns naturally with your hands. It still incorporates all the standard full-sized keys but in a staggered columnar layout. Maintains traditional spacing between keys while using 40% less space. As a result, you can cover more of the keyboard layout without having to reach out, minimizing potential wrist and shoulder pain.

In addition to the ability to place your forearms, wrists, and hands in a neutral position, a cushioned palmrest keeps hands comfortable to further reduce pressure on your wrists.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Best Split Symmetric


To maximize ergonomics, there are some changes compared to a conventional keyboard. The most common and important function keys, like Backspace, Delete, Shift, and Enter, are not located on the perimeter as you might expect to be pressed with your weak pinkies, but rather are located at the center of the layout for quick and easy access by your strongest fingers.

The individual keys consist of unique optical mechanical switches, which use infrared light instead of metal or rubber contacts to register key presses. This makes the keyboard accurate and effortless, eliminating many of the problems that plague conventional mechanical keyboards.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Unique Columnar Layout Vertical Stagger


For many, and should be for everyone, the feel of the keys is very important. Different tactile feel for different people. The keyboard is offered with three key switch variants to choose from at the time of purchase.

Tactile Silent keys are quiet and provide feedback you can feel. Tactile Clicky keys generate a click with every keypress you can hear, plus feedback you can feel for a more traditional typing experience. The third option is the Linear Silent keys, where you don’t feel a bump or hear anything. Select the option that best aligns with your typing style.

Truly Ergonomic - Optical Infrared Switch Silent

Tactile Silent

Tactile feedback with a silent operation for a satisfying feel

Truly Ergonomic - Optical Infrared Switch Clicky

Tactile Clicky

Tactile feedback and a soft click sound for a great typing experience

Truly Ergonomic - Optical Infrared Switch Linear

Linear Silent

A smooth linear approach with silent operation


The keyboard itself has a very durable overall design. The body is made of aerospace-grade aluminum, which allows it to be sturdy and strong. It only measures 13.6 inches wide (34.5 cm) – compared to most other keyboards that measure a whopping 18.0 inches wide (46.0 cm). The weight of two pounds (950 grams), including the cushioned palmrest, is heavy for a keyboard so it doesn’t move around.

Other features include white LED backlight to suit the lighting conditions you like to work in. You can also create multiple cool backlight layout profiles selecting the keys you want with backlight.

Also features an innovative advanced nano-coating to protect it from water, dust, and even your favorite snacks for those who like to eat in front of the computer during gaming marathons or long Zoom calls.

The Truly Ergonomic Cleave keyboard is a great upgrade for your typing requirements, especially if you’ll be spending more time in front of a computer than ever. And whether it’s due to working from home, or longer projects, you can use your computer in comfort.

Admittedly, it is a bit out of the ordinary, which is good, designed and built for speed and efficiency that will certainly create an interesting topic of conversation.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave Comfortable Typing

About Truly Ergonomic

Founded in 2010 and based in Vancouver BC, Canada, Truly Ergonomic has established a solid track record for designing and manufacturing premium quality computer hardware for maximum comfort.

Not afraid to step away from the conventional path, Truly Ergonomic engineers design their products from the ground up based on human anatomy, and deliver cutting-edge solutions to the ergonomic problems associated with traditional keyboard products.

Our Mission is to enhance workplace health and wellness by offering superior usability and comfort to every computer user. We are dedicated to helping everyone work ergonomically and comfortably to help reduce or avoid pain and workplace injuries, thereby improving quality of life.



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