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As I do an office job, I spend the majority of my working day on the computer typing and inputting numbers and I find that I often suffer with aching wrists at the end of the week. So my employer offered to get me a wrist and mouse support to help and picked out the Kensington Duo Wrist rest in Blue/Smoke.
If I am honest I wasn't really fussed about the make and model as long as it did the job.
The Kensington Duo Wrist Rest is sold by larger stationary companies and online on sites such as Amazon. It can cost between £9.45 and £12.99 depending on the shop. It comes presented in a plastic shrink-wrapped box which is moulded around the wrist support.
The Blue/Smoke Kensington Duo Wrist Rest is half black and half blue so looks very stylish on your desk. It is around 45cm long and at its widest point 9 cm. It is an elongated hourglass shape and separates into two separate cylinders in the middle. This is supposed to offer more support and reduced pressure on your wrists. But even if that didn't ring true it still looks great on my desk. The support is filled a firm gel like substance that whilst being flexible offers a good level of support
As it is quite long it easily spans your keyboard and the two more bulbous ends sit nicely over the far left keys and far right number keys. It slims down in the middle allowing the support to sit just at the right distance away form all the keys.
The support is around 2.5 cm high so on my Dell keyboard it sits as the same level. I found that my wrist rested well on the support and the rest felt just the right height and width to suit my needs. It is easy to move your writs up and down as you access different keys. Support wise my wrists feel so much better since using the support. They don't ache at all there isn't that burning sensation after a long day. The support defiantly works and does the job and looks great.
I have not had a problem with my Kensington Duo Wrist Rest, however a few of my colleagues had the same product and some of them burst after a short period of time. It seems that when they do burst they support in them goes and they then become useless. Mine has not yet burst but it means I am very careful with it as I think for the price they should last much longer!
Kensington Duo Gel Wristrest Wave - Keyboard wrist rest - in black and blue
My husband had initially bought this for himself, but I spend more time at the computer than he does and I have slowly pinched this from his office through to my office. I sometimes get quite sore hands after I have spent the day typing away on the computer, so I always try to use one of these wrist rests for the keyboard and I have something similar in the form of a mouse mat (see a previous review).
As you can see from the photo above that this comes in a blue and black design. It is longer than the average keyboard and doesn't really take up too much room on your desk. It has a slight non-slip bottom which saves it from moving around the desk when you are using it.
The wrist rest is comfy to use and is firm but still moulds to the shape of your wrists as you type. It is easy enough to clean, I just use a damp cloth and occasionally a bit of dettol on mine to keep it clean and smelling nice.
I am not sure what my husband initially paid for this but you can buy this from Amazon for £6.74 at the moment. Considering I've had a year's worth of use from mine and I have used it most days out of the year this isn't really a bad price. In fact I would say that it is a bit of a bargain.
Overall, I am not sure there is much more that needs to be said about a wrist rest, I've found that this has been comfy to use and easy to clean.
I'm not sure I would buy another one of these. It's been over a year of use and it is showing signs of deteriorating and I think that it will need to be replaced within the near future. I am going to give this three out of five stars. It does what you want from a wrist rest but I think there are probably better quality items out there, that will do just as good a job for a very similar price. However, having said that I have had a lot of use from this item which cost under a tenner to buy.