Best Wrist Rest 2019 – The Ultimate Buying Guide

A wrist rest is one of those accessories that you might not know you need until you actually try them out, so they are very easy to overlook. Nonetheless, they can be invaluable for anyone who has the habit of gaming for hours on end, or simply spends a lot of time in front of a computer.

In this article, we will be listing several of the very best wrist rests for gaming that you can get today!

Top 6 Wrist Rets For 2019

AmazonBasics Mouse Pad With Wrist Rest

The first on our list is an AmazonBasics mouse pad with a built-in wrist rest. Granted, it is not as flexible as standalone wrist rests, but if you’re looking to kill two birds with one stone, get both a wrist rest and a mouse pad in which this product might end up a good choice.

The mouse pad is covered with cloth that ensures both smooth movement and precision, all the while the underside is made of rubber in order to minimize any sliding around the desk surface. As for the wrist rest itself, it is covered with the same type of cloth and is filled with gel.

In the end, this is still a mouse pad first. So, if all you’re looking for is a wrist rest and you have no interest in a mouse pad or you already have one, then this AmazonBasics product is out of the question. However, as mentioned above, it does make for an excellent combo if you’re looking to get both.

What We Loved

  • Quality make
  • Affordable
  • Mouse pad and wrist rest combo

What We Didn’t Like

  • Not the most durable mouse pad out there
  • Only worthwhile for those looking for both a mouse pad and a wrist rest

ErgaComfort Wrist Rest

This particular wrist rest made by ErgaComfort is different from the other wrist rests on the list in that it is made specifically to provide the greatest amount of comfort possible, which is especially important for people suffering from various medical conditions that lead to wrist pain or just regular discomfort, such as CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome).

The ErgaComfort wrist rest comes only in light grey color and sports a soft, comfortable microfleece exterior. Best of all, this combination of microfleece and microbeads make it possible to wash the wrist rest using a washing machine with no risk of damaging the material.

The only issues we have with this wrist rest is that it is a bit high-priced, especially considering how simple the concept behind it is. Apart from that, it fulfills its purpose nicely.

What We Loved

  • Comfortable microfleece exterior and microbead interior
  • Easy to wash and maintain

What We Didn’t Like

  • Somewhat pricey

Glorious PC Gaming Master Race Wrist Rest

If we move past the meme-inspired branding, this wrist rest is quite competently made and comes in a number of variants. These are:

  1. Compact – intended for smaller keyboards without a number pad
  2. Tenkeyless – intended for larger keyboards that exclude the number pad
  3. Full size – intended for full-sized keyboards, as the name obviously implies
  4. Mouse – intended to be used with mice

Furthermore, several models come in regular and “slim” versions, the latter being the models with lower elevation that are intended for use with keyboards with low-profile keys. All of them are extremely well-made, incorporating a stable rubber base with a smooth and comfortable cloth surface, making for a thoroughly enjoyable gaming experience.

At the end of the day, these are some of the best wrist rests that you can get, as they have no major flaws other than the fact that the rubber on the underside does not really have enough grip to keep the wrist rest stable on smoother desk surfaces.

What We Loved

  • Great build quality
  • Comes in a variety of sizes

What We Didn’t Like

  • Not very stable on smoother surfaces

Gimars Wrist Rest

The Gimars wrist rest is one of the most popular wrist rests around, and upon closer inspection, it is not difficult to see why: it provides everything that a wrist rest should, and all of that at virtually no expense whatsoever.

First of all, the package actually contains two wrist rests, as you can tell from the picture above: a smaller one meant for the mouse and a larger one meant for the keyboard. Both are made of memory foam, covered with lycra fabric, and come complete with textured rubber bases that prevent both wrist rests from sliding around on the desk.

But of course, no product is perfect, and considering how affordable a set this is, it’s understandable that there are some long-term durability issues and that the rubber on the underside doesn’t grip every type of surface all that well. Other than that, there are no major problems to speak of, and this wrist rest is more than a good deal at such a low price tag.

What We Loved

  • Includes both a keyboard and a mouse wrist rest
  • Very affordable
  • Great value

What We Didn’t Like

  • Not the most durable
  • Not very stable

Aelfox Wrist Rest

The Aelfox wrist rest may not seem all that special at first glance, but its primary advantage lies solely in the fact that it is made of high-quality memory foam. It is noticeably more comfortable than cheaper memory foam wrist rests, as well as gel-based ones. Like the others, it incorporates a rubber base which, naturally, helps keep the wrist rest fairly stable.

Much like the above Gimars wrist rest, this is a 2-in-1 deal, so you get a wrist rest both for your keyboard and for your mouse. Furthermore, Aelfox also sells these in two colors: black and light grey, allowing you to pick whichever option fits better with your gaming setup.

Now, the only actual problem with the Aelfox wrist rest is that it might be a bit difficult to clean, but other than that, there is nothing to complain about. The extra comfort does come at a price, though, as this wrist rest is twice the price of the one offered by Gimars.

What We Loved

  • Very comfortable high-quality memory foam
  • Includes both a keyboard and a mouse wrist rest

What We Didn’t Like

  • Can be a hassle to clean

3M Wrist Rest

This 3M wrist rest is quite a bit different than the others on this list, primarily because it is more akin to a lapdesk than a mere wrist rest. That said, it not only includes a leatherette-covered gel wrist rest, but also an adjustable platform large enough to comfortably house a keyboard, or keyboard and a mouse, based on which version we’re talking about.

The platform can be adjusted for tilt, and there are two versions available: a keyboard-only model and a keyboard and mouse model. The latter, obviously, includes extra space for mouse movement.

At the end of the day, this 3M wrist rest is undoubtedly a top-quality product, but as is often the case with such products, the price is the biggest drawback. It is significantly more expensive than other, standalone wrist rests, so whether it is worth the money will depend entirely on the user and whether they want an adjustable platform for their keyboard and mouse that can also work as a lapdesk.

What We Loved

  • High-quality gel wrist rest
  • Easy to clean leatherette cover
  • Platform can double as a lapdesk

What We Didn’t Like

  • Expensive

Conclusion – The Best Wrist Rest of 2019

So, all things considered, which do we find to be the best deal out of all the wrist rests mentioned here? Well, we’d have to go with the Glorious PC Gaming Master Race wrist rest.

The meme-inspired branding aside, we find the wrist rests produced by this company to offer the all-around best value for your money. True, they are neither the most comfortable nor the most affordable, but they do find a golden balance between the two. Best of all, the wrist rests come in a number of sizes so as to provide a nigh-perfect fit for all keyboard types.

But that’s only our pick! If you’re prioritizing comfort over price or vice versa, some of the other products on the list might be a better choice for you. However, you can rest assured that whichever one you pick will still get you a good bang for your buck.

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