If you do a lot of digital art then you can injure your wrists by all the repetition and crazy keystrokes that the software makes you do. For example, undo. If you want to undo, you have to hit the letter combination CTRL-Z which isn't too bad, but done over and over again can cause damage. One of the worst key combinations is redo. That CTRL-Y combination really stretches and strains your wrists. After long weekends of doing artwork, I was finding that my wrists hurt. I know that if they hurt, then I'm doing damage to them. I love art and I don't want to find myself one day unable to do what I love the most.
So I went searching for something that would help. I found a product called the Razer Nostromn. It's not cheap, but it's really not that expensive considering what I could lose. Also, it's basically for gaming which allows you to create hot keys. I figured, what the heck, I'll try it. The Nostromn is naturally curved which feels really nice when I'm working. It also sits on my desk without taking up too much room. The keys are illuminated which helps when I'm working because I like to work in low light so my gamma isn't messed up. I really can't say anything bad about this product. The interface was a little odd at first, but once I figured it out, there were so many possibilities.
I fell in love. No more searching for keys on my keyboard and taking my eyes away from what I'm working on. I see the Nostromn becoming a very intricate part of how I do my artwork. It's working smarter and safer. I highly recommend this product or a product like it.
Happy and safe creations,
Edit: I uploaded my configuration to my stash if anyone's interested: [link]
Some notes on the configuration:
F1: I have mapped to flip the canvas
F2: I have mapped to create a new clipping mask layer using the current layer