CINTWEAK KEYBOARD TRAYS FOR USE WITH
WACOM® CINTIQ 21UX TABLETS
The CinTweak keyboard trays on this page are designed exclusively for use with the Wacom® Cintiq 21UX interactive pen display. These trays are custom fit for this particular tablet. Please make sure that the Wacom® Cintiq 21UX is the graphics tablet you are purchasing a tray for.
WILL MY KEYBOARD FIT?
Keyboards with a width of 6.5 inches or less are the best candidates for use with the CinTweak Trays.
If you are purchasing a Model-S Tray, your keyboard should be less than 13 inches in length.
If you are purchasing a Model-X Tray, your keyboard should be 13 inches or greater in length.
WILL MY KEYBOARD WORK?
Keyboards that do not have a flat front edge, like the MicroSoft Ergonomic keyboards which incorporate a curvy palm rest are not viable candidates for use.
Keyboards that are more than 6.5 inches in width from the front edge to the back edge, are not recommended because the keyboard will begin to act as a lever...too much overhang.
Keyboards that do not have a flat surface on the underside are not viable candidates for use because there may not be sufficient area to place the sticky Velcro pads for attachment.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR KEYBOARD?
Contact me with the make and model of your keyboard and I will be happy to take a look at it and give you my recommendations:
phone: 702 818 3964
PROPER USE GUIDELINES
NEVER rest your keyboard on your CinTweak keyboard tray without the keyboard's Velcro® pads attached, and the tray's rear safety tethers secured to the back of your Wacom Cintiq.
NEVER attempt to move your Cintiq tablet using your Cintiq keyboard tray as a lever or handle.
NEVER attach or remove your keyboard while the tray is on your tablet. Remove the tray first, make your adjustments then place the tray back on your tablet.
NEVER use the back flap of the tray as a lever to pry your keyboard off. You will snap your tray in two. Use the front lower surface edge and pry it away gently from your keyboard.
CinTweak Keyboard Trays are made of Acrylic. Excessive force may cause it to break into several pieces with razor sharp edges.
Improper use may lead to injury, damage to your tablet, dismemberment, tooth decay, hair loss, and in rare cases, destruction on a global scale leading to the extinction of the human race.
CLEANING YOUR TRAY & TABLET
Do not use any chemical or alcohol based cleaner to clean your CinTweak keyboard tray.
Alcohol based cleaners will damage both your CinTweak keyboard tray and your Wacom® Cintiq tablet's drawing surface.
A damp cloth is all you need to keep your tablet and your tray clean.
LEFT RIGHT OR CENTER?
If you key with one hand exclusively, you might want your keyboard positioned based on your keying hand.
I key most often with my left hand and used to position my tray to that side, but I have found that placing the tray in the center actually works out better and is far less stressful to my back when I have to use both hands to keystroke.
Try both central and keying hand side positioning and see what works best for you.
CONSIDER USING MULTIPLE KEYBOARDS
Just like multiple monitors, you can use multiple keyboards with your computer. It's a great option for multi-monitor / multi-position desk setups.
If your Wacom® Cintiq tablet takes up the bulk of your desk space, you might consider an under desk keyboard tray for extended typing in addition to the CinTweak mounted to your display for keying while you create.
If you have to contort your spine or twist to access a keyboard currently, you really should consider all the ways you can improve the ergonomics of your work space to provide you the most comfortable and conducive creative environment.
ARE YOU STILL STICKING TO YOUR TABLET?
Besides the art glove you probably use, you might want to also consider an athletic sleeve.
These sleeves, made of the same material as your glove, eliminate a lot of the wrist and forearm sweat your stroking hand leaves on the surface of your Cintiq. You can find all kinds of athletic sleeves on Amazon.