Apple Redesigning MacBook Pro Hinge To Be More Ergonomically Friendly

KEY POINTS

  • Working in front of a computer for longer periods of time can result in some problems, such as wrist pain
  • A new patent shows Apple is working on improving the MacBook’s ergonomic features 
  • The patent reveals plans to equip future MacBooks with a special hinge that adjusts the keyboard height and angle

Apple is looking at ways to improve the MacBook and make it safer and more comfortable to use for long periods of time, a new patent reveals.

Tech companies have been introducing products that feature improved ergonomics over the years. Microsoft, for example, offers the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 – a keyboard designed to let users type for hours with less risk of wrist pain. Logitech, a popular peripherals maker, has an ergonomically designed accessory in the aptly-named MX Vertical mouse.

A new patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that Apple is

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