Humanscale Float Keyboard Tray Review

Humanscale Float Keyboard Tray Review 2018-05-22T12:32:52+00:00

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The Float Keyboard tray is a keyboard tray which focuses on the most simple and practical elements of the traditional keyboard tray. The product aims to sell itself with it easy set up and sturdy desk attachment, which allows the keyboard and tray to be stable throughout use and be stowed away simply and easily.

The Float Keyboard tray continues to focus on its simplicity throughout each feature of the product, allowing easy tilt adjustability and the useful addition of being able to work on curved and cornered desks.

The product also comes in a phenolic resin material and in a black or white design.

Product Features
  • Price (may vary) – $95-$329
  • MaterialPhenolic resin
  • Colors AvailableWhite or black
  • Where ProducedUSA
  • ShippingAll parts and systems ship between 1-2 weeks
  • WarrantyKeyboard trays – 15 years warranty, palm rests & mouse pads – 5 years warranty
  • Rating (out of 5) – 3.5

Pros

  • Anchor to your work surface so they are sturdy and stable
  • Relaxes your upper body, wrists and enhances body posture
  • Easy tilt adjustability
  • Configures with a variety of different shaped desks

Cons

  • May not fit under lower set desks
  • No independently adjustable mouse pad and height adjustability
  • Expensive

The Humanscale Float Keyboard Tray Review

What Does The Humanscale Float Keyboard Tray Do?

The purpose of the Humanscale Float Keyboard Tray is to allow you to maintain good body posture whilst using a keyboard at your desk. The average keyboard positions you so that you are lurching over, constantly bending your back and your wrists are always upright. After a while, this can place stress on your body and become uncomfortable. This is when the Float Keyboard tray comes in. It allows you to sit firmly back on your seat without lurching forward and also lets you keep your wrists at a suitable angle with its tilt feature.

Is The Keyboard Effective?

The tilting customisation of the keyboard makes this product generally very effective.  The feature ensures that you can use the keyboard in the ideal position so that you do not strain your body unnecessarily. The Float Keyboard tray is especially useful for those suffering from ailments such as tendonitis or back pains. It can also help with arthritis. Furthermore, because it is attached to the desk, it is therefore very stable and easy to store away when not in use.  

What Are The Products Most Useful Features?

Undoubtedly, the most useful feature of the Float Keyboard tray is its desk attachment. This allows the keyboard to be both sturdy and stable whilst on your lap. It also allows you to put the keyboard away with ease.

Another positive feature is the amount of different desks the product works with. As long as the desk isn’t too low set, the Float Keyboard tray should be fine. It even works with desks that corner or curve.

The Float Keyboard tray is also very easy to adjust and tilt to your needs. This, along with the desk attachment make the keyboard very easy to use. It also contributes to a better body posture for the user by ensuring their wrists are flat whilst using the keyboard, and that they do not have to lurch forward.

Are There Any Downsides To The Product?

There are a few downsides to the Float Keyboard tray, the main ones being that it lacks some of the simple additional features its competitors do have. The Float Keyboard tray lacks height adjustability and mouse adjustability, both of which are considered vital when it comes to the comfortable use of this kind of keyboard. The lack of mouse adjustability may also mean that the mouse is at an uneven height when you tilt the rest of the keyboard.

Another downside to this product is that although it does adhere to a number of different types of desks, it doesn’t adhere to desks of a lower height. This may mean that it isn’t suitable for certain work environments at all.

Finally,  the Float Keyboard tray is also quite expensive for the relatively small number of features it offers to the user. Competitors are similarly priced and offer additional features such as height adjustability, which may set them above this product.

Warranty, Shipping And Returns

When it comes to warranty, the keyboard tray has a 15 year 24/7 warranty whilst the palm rests and mouse pads have a 5 year, 24/7 warranty. Shipping of the product usually takes 1-2 weeks and is free with your purchase. Returns can be made is the product is undamaged and the return is requested within 45 days of receiving the product receipt. If your return is authorised, you will have 60 days to complete the product return. It will be subject to a 5% restocking fee.

The Final Word

In short, the Float Keyboard tray is very practical device that does exactly what it intends to. Its attachment feature makes it sturdy and easy to stow away, whilst its easy tilt feature also makes it useful for anyone seeking a device that is simplistic and will improve their health. However, this product is far from perfect and lacks some of the most basic features such as height and mouse adjustability. For this reason, we would only recommend the Float Keyboard tray if you are someone who is seeking a practical and simple posture improvement, rather than someone seeking all the best and newest features.