So I've been looking for a long time and I can't seem to find a keyboard that matches what I want. Maybe I'm in the huge minority or something, but I feel like someone must want this like I do....

Anyways I'm looking for a keyboard that fits the following specifications:

  • Wireless
  • Backlit
  • Ergonomic
  • Full Size
  • Numpad (Bonus)

I currently use a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard. I really do like it for a number of reasons, but it's not backlit and it's not wireless.

It's just so that when I'm at my workstation I can set down my laptop and be good to go. I've tried a bunch of online exclusive places like Amazon, NewEgg, etc. and all the big chain places like Fry's and Best Buy. But I haven't seen one... and I'm not saying that I haven't seen some super expensive crazy custom one, or some questionable brand no one has heard of. I'm saying I haven't found a single one at all that has these specs...

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    Can someone explain why I got a -1? I was directed to this site when I posted my question elsewhere. I thought this was a rather direct, well researched, specific question.... if there isn't one out there that's one thing. But what did I do wrong with my question? Nov 28, 2017 at 4:43
  • If the keypad were detached from the board, like it would lay on your desk next to the keyboard as a standalone unit, would that be an acceptable compromise provided that all of your other specs are met?
    – jcam3
    Nov 28, 2017 at 15:04
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    I think you are going to have a tough time finding this. I am not sure if I have even seen a wireless back-lit keyboard. But then again, I haven't looked for those either.
    – Cfinley
    Nov 28, 2017 at 16:28
  • A detached numpad would still work. There are plenty of back-lit wireless keyboards but most of them are pretty small and don't have a numpad, and none of them are ergonomic. Nov 29, 2017 at 23:10
  • Maybe I could use a bluetooth transmitter but those seem pretty hard to find. I only can find two brands and both are out of stock on their respective sites. Nov 29, 2017 at 23:59

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The ProtoArc® EK01 Advanced Ergonomic Split Keyboard seems to meet all your listed requirements.

(I realize this answer may be a about five years late. However, I don't think a keyboard that with every feature listed existed at the time you posted the question. Even now, the EK01 is still the only keyboard I've seen, so I thought I might mention it, if it should still be of interest to you or others.)

  • That is a great find! I'll definitely be switching to that on my next setup... but that probably won't be for 4 years. Jan 7 at 23:31

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