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We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. The Rundown Best Overall: Gimars Memory Foam Set at Amazon "Combines outstanding features and solid design at a great price." Best Budget: Belkin WaveRest at Amazon "A gel-based wrist pad that aims at keeping your wrists comfortable throughout the day." Best Design: Kensington Duo Gel Wrist Rest at Amazon "Might be the best-looking wrist rest on the market." Best for Laptops: VicTsing Memory Foam Set at Amazon "The best option for anyone who uses their laptop with a mouse." Best for the Office: Redragon P023 at Amazon "An outstanding companion for the office, where space is limited and you need a lightweight solution." Best Warranty: CushionCare Wrist Rest Pad at Amazon "Comes from premium-quality materials and has a cushion padding." Best for Gamers: Glorious Gaming Wrist Pad at Amazon "Since it has a rubber base, you can expect it to stay in place while you’re moving around the keyboard to direct your character." The best keyboard wrist rests offer awesome support and comfort without costing you an arm and a leg (hopefully actually saving your wrists, in fact). You'll want to take a look at the material and design to find something that works for your setup and personal preference. Read on for all our top keyboard wrist rest picks. Best Overall: Gimars Memory Foam Set Buy on Amazon Buy on Walmart Gimars’ Memory Foam Set is the best option you can buy if you want to make your time on a computer a bit more comfortable. It combines outstanding features and solid design at a great price. And since it also comes with a wrist rest for your mouse, you can use it both while you type and while you click around the Internet. The wrist rest is made from memory foam technology that’s soft and smooth and lightweight enough to bring with you from home to work and back. It’s slow to bounce back, so it’ll conform to the contours of your wrist. And since it has a sticking mechanism underneath, it won’t slide around the desk while you type. The mouse wrist rest offers all the same benefits and includes a groove that’s designed to fit your hand better and make for a more comfortable and relaxing position for your wrist. Best Budget: Belkin WaveRest Buy on Amazon The Belkin WaveRest is a gel-based wrist pad that aims at keeping your wrists comfortable throughout the day. But perhaps most importantly, its exceedingly low price makes it one of the best wrist rest options on the market. The Belkin WaveRest is designed to limit repetitive stress disorder and ensure your wrist joints are healthy. It comes with what the company calls "GelFlex Comfort Zone" cushioning that will feel comfortable and not cause any discomfort as you use it throughout the day. According to Belkin, its WaveRest is designed to be used for years at a time, thanks to what the company calls “durable construction.” And since it’s such a lightweight design, you should be able to carry it around with you to different places with ease. Best Design: Kensington Duo Gel Keyboard Wrist Rest Buy on Amazon Kensington, a company that makes a variety of accessories for computers and smartphones alike, also offers what might be the best-looking wrist rest on the market. The wrist rest has a glossy purple and black finish with chrome accents. And although it looks rather hard on paper, it comes with a gel pillow material inside designed to give you comfort throughout the day. And since it has a glossy finish, you can easily wipe it clean whenever it gets dirty. Kensington also included a ventilation feature in the wrist rest that the company says will ensure your hands remain cool and dry throughout the day. The Kensington Duo is designed to be used for a full-sized keyboard, and if you don’t mind paying a few extra bucks, you can also get a combination mouse pad and wrist rest to go with it. Best for Laptops: VicTsing Memory Foam Set Buy on Amazon While many of the keyboard wrist rests on the market can be used for a variety of purposes, the VicTsing Memory Foam Set is the best option for anyone who uses their laptop with a mouse. The VicTsing set comes with memory foam technology so it will perfectly conform to your body. It comes with eco-friendly materials that the company says are "super soft," and has a waterproof lining, so you won’t ruin it if you drop a drink on it. Since wrist rests can move during use, the VicTsing option has a rubber bottom that won’t skid. And since the edges of the wrist rest have been used with the same soft material, it shouldn’t cause any irritation to the skin during prolonged use. The VicTsing Memory Foam Set also comes with a rest for your wrist when you’re using a mouse. It’s the same material and technology as the keyboard wrist rest. VicTsing's wrist rest measures 16.1 inches across, which is the ideal size for any larger laptop you can buy. Best for the Office: Redragon P023 Wrist Rest Pad Support Buy on Amazon The Redragon P023 is designed for a few things. Chief among them, of course, is comfort. But you might also find it to be an outstanding companion for the office, where space is limited and you need a lightweight solution. Redragon’s wrist rest is made from memory foam to conform to your body. According to the company, it has a soft-to-medium firmness, so if you’re looking for something a bit harder, this won’t be the wrist rest for you. And since it’s waterproof and washable, even if you mistakenly drop a drink on the wrist rest, you can simply wipe it off, clean it and keep using it. According to Redragon, its P023 has a non-slip surface under it to reduce the chances of it moving all over the desk while you’re working. There’s also an anti-curling feature that will keep it flat on your desk and not get warped. To be sure, the Redragon P023 comes in a variety of sizes based on what kind of computer you’re using. And although they’re all designed to be lightweight and easy to stick into a desk drawer, you can choose from a laptop-friendly model or opt for a larger desktop version. There’s also an XL model if you like the idea of a giant keyboard rest. Best Warranty: CushionCare Keyboard Wrist Rest Pad Buy on Amazon Sometimes, bad things happen. And when those bad things happen, you’ll want to know you’re protected by a solid warranty. The CushionCare Keyboard Wrist Rest Pad is one of those options that has an outstanding warranty. The wrist pad uses memory foam technology to ensure your wrist sits comfortably on it while you’re typing. It comes from premium-quality materials and has a cushion padding that the company says is better than any kind of gel insert you might choose. A non-slip backing underneath the wrist rest ensures it doesn’t move around your desk while you’re typing. In addition to the wrist rest, the CushionCare accessory comes with a free mouse pad. The mouse pad includes an area at the bottom that protects your wrist and uses the same memory foam technology you’d find in the keyboard option. Best for Gamers: Glorious Gaming Wrist Pad Buy on Amazon Whether you’re playing a dramatic first-person shooter or traveling the world in your favorite Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), you need a gamer-friendly wrist rest. And the Glorious Gaming Wrist Pad is your best option. The Glorious Gaming Wrist Pad comes in three sizes — compact, full size and extra-large. The extra-large model is designed to be used with a full-sized keyboard that includes the 10-digit keypad to the right. The others will work well for a laptop or desktop. Glorious Gaming’s wrist rest has a dual-lock anti-fraying stitched frame to extend its lifespan and reduces the need for replacement in the near future. It’s a flat-topped wrist rest, so you won’t find contours in it like you would in other options. And since it has a rubber base, you can expect it to stay in place while you’re moving around the keyboard to direct your character. The Glorious Gaming Wrist Pad is hand-washable and its foam interior has medium firmness, so it won’t be too hard or soft during use. Final Verdict The best wrist rest for most is Gimar's offering, a springy gel delight, though Belkin's Waverest is an awesome alternative if you want to save a few bucks.