Best Gel Wrist Rest
- Shure SE425-CL
Best All-Round Wrist Rest
- SoundMAGIC E11C
Best Budget Wrist Rest
- Gimars Upgrade Enlarge Memory Foam Set
When using your computer for a long period of time, especially every day, you can end up with sore wrists. This comes from both them resting on the desk and from you constantly bending your hands upwards to type on the keyboard.
One of the things you can do to increase your comfort is to get a wrist rest. These are padded supports that provide a soft surface for your wrist to rest on and change the angle at which you hold your hands to a more comfortable flatter angle.
To help you pick a great wrist rest we’ve drawn up our list of the best keyboard wrist rests in 2021.
- Designed for full size keyboards
- Memory foam surrounded by gel
- Anti-fray stitching
The HyperX Wrist Rest is designed to match the size of a full-size keyboard. In terms of construction, it sits on a textured natural rubber base, and has a gel wrapped memory foam cushion, covered with a layer of fabric.
At 22mm tall, it’s relatively low, which avoids the risk of being uncomfortably high for a keyboard. The flat top, however, may not be as comfortable as a rounded top for some people. The rubber base protrudes from the edge of the padding, while this gives better grip, it can be uncomfortable if you tend to use the edge of the rest.
- Intended for full size keyboards
- Gel cushion
- Included secondary mouse wrist rest
The Leyouyou520 Wrist Rest is a full-size off-brand wrist rest. It also comes with a separate rest for your mouse hand as well, so it’s two for the price of one. The rounded top helps to contribute to its slightly greater height than the HyperX rest, but it will also start compressing slightly more easily so it shouldn’t be a problem.
Both the keyboard and mouse wrist rests use a gel cushion covered in a fine fabric. Being an off-brand product, the quality may be lower than hoped, and customer service likely non-existent. To make up for that, however, it is pretty cheap.
- Translucent gel
- Stain and spill resistant
- Anti-slip clear rubber grip
The Aidata CGL006B Wrist Rest suffers from a bad name and a relatively high price, but if you prefer a rubberised wrist rest over a fabric or leatherette one, then this will suit you well. It’s made of translucent gel and covered with a transparent rubber layer that provides a good level of grip.
The rubber finish of the wrist rest means that this wrist rest won’t stain or absorb any spills or sweat. It also makes it exceptionally easy to clean. The rounded top helps this rest be a little higher, but with less material at the top, it will give more easily too.
- Memory foam cushion
- Included mousepad wrist rest combo
- Non-slip rubber bottom
The CushionCare Wrist Rest is a memory foam wrist rest. It comes with a mousepad that has a separate wrist rest built-in too. To ensure that neither moves when you’re using them, they have a rubber underside.
The shape of the wrist rest gets wider towards the left end which helps to provide extra support for the left hand. This is great for most users, and even more helpful for gamers. The main downside of this wrist rest is the memory foam which doesn’t feel particularly dense, resulting in a cheaper feeling product.
- Memory foam
- Extra non-slip stickers
- Comes with extra mouse wrist rest
The Gimars Upgrade Enlarge Memory Foam Set is a combo keyboard and mouse wrist rest set. Both have a memory foam cushion. A neoprene cover makes them easy to wipe off. The non-slip base help to keep it in place.
If you find the normal non-slip base just isn’t enough, there are some extra grippy, non-slip stickers included too. The rounded top provides extra comfort. As with the CushionCare, the memory foam isn’t as dense as it could be, leaving it providing less support than alternatives.
That was our list of the best keyboard wrist rests of 2021. Have you got a wrist rest? Would you recommend it, or suggest that others choose an alternative? Let us know down below.