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Any ideas/suggestions to backtilt a keyboard?

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Hey mech community.
I've been using MS 4000 keyboard for years and love everything about it except for not being a mechanical keyboard.
Recently I've decided to use my "other" keyboard (which is a cherry brown HPE-87 tkl) as a daily driver, and see how it goes. It was ok, but my wrists hurt, mainly due to the fact that I'm used to type on a big, split keyboard, as is the MS 4000, but also due to the fact that I set up MS4k with the back tilt, that is using the provided plastic add on to lift the front of the keyboard to a higher point than the back, so my wrists are placed more naturally.
So I switched back to the MS keyboard, to discover, to my amazement, that I cannot use it...because mechanical keys are way way way better. So...I went back to the HPE, but used a couple of foam cushions from my wristwatch delivery to raise the front edge and to provide a wristpad for the keyboard. This is working, kinda, but keyboard's weight has deformed the cushions, and they are no longer support it properly...also they're not super friendly to my skin on the wrists.
Hence, please advise. Is there any off the shelf products that can help solving the problem?
Thanks.
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alourie
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Oct 16, 2018
@LevelSteam yea, I thought about something like this...the problem though is that if I do it, it's permanent, and there's no flexibility in it. I was hoping for kind of a more modular solution.
If only I could attach a pair of additional keyboard feet to it, which I can retract at will, that would solve it. OR have some kind of a wristpad with a separate shelf for the keyboard... :-)
LevelSteam
Oct 16, 2018
Regarding the wrist rest with a shelf, that's definitely doable in terms of a custom wooden rest. You'd probably either have to make it yourself or commission one from somewhere though; I've never seen a rest with a built in shelf for tilting the keyboard back available for sale. Still possible though, especially if you're decent at wood working.
alourie
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Oct 16, 2018
Not that good with wood working :-)
I'm just bummed there are not that many solutions for the back/negative tilt at all, and that it's not a much of a "thing" among typists.
LevelSteam
Oct 12, 2018
There are a plethora of rubberized self adhering feet available on Amazon like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M8I6YLH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_KhmWBb45ETN0V
They come in various heights so you can just measure the thickness of what you're currently using and go from there.