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Kinesis Freestyle2 Ergonomic Keyboard for PC (9" or 20" Separation) (9" Separation)

3.9
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Description

  • AWARD-WINNING SPLIT DESIGN: Unlike fixed ergonomic keyboards, the Freestyle2 allows you to rotate and separate the key modules up to 9" to achieve natural hand, wrist and forearm positions for your specific body type and preferences.
  • STANDARD WINDOWS LAYOUT: The Freestyle2 for PC features a standard Windows layout with hotkeys like Cut, Copy, Paste, multimedia keys, and an embedded numeric 10-key to boost your productivity.
  • LOW-FORCE KEY SWITCHES: The Freestyle2 uses a custom membrane key switch that features a low-activation force and tactile feedback to reduce finger fatigue, impact and strain.
  • WHAT'S IN THE BOX: Freestyle2 USB Wired keyboard with a standard Windows Layout, 9" linking cable, detachable pivot tether for adjustable splay, and Quick Start Guide.
  • PLUG-AND-PLAY: Windows 7-10, Linux, and Chrome. No software or special drivers required.

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Customer Reviews

Great ergonomic keyboard - two issues Love this ergonomic keyboard, it has helped with my shoulder/arm strains. 4 stars because I do have two issues with it.1) The F7 key is on the left side, and it doesn't make sense for it being there. I'm used to F6 being the last key I could reach with my left finger, so it has thrown me off when I need to press F keys. I'm used to pressing F5 when refreshing a page without looking, now I have to take an extra second to look or feel the F7 key.2) There are two additional columns of keys to the left edge of the keyboard. I don't know why they are there, but this has completely messed up my shortcut presses such as doing quick ctrl-c to copy, ctrl-v to paste, alt-tab through windows, etc.. All of my quick no look functions are now delayed due to the extra keys. It's frustrating because I've mastered quick shortcut keys with my left hand resting on the left edge of the keyboard, but I can no longer do that.Honestly I wish they would make a version of this keyboard without the 2 extra columns of keys on the left, and F7 key on the right side. I would gladly buy it if they came out with it. Again, great keyboard, you get to make the keyboard fit your own posture and your hand's positioning, which is very nice. But the two issues I mentioned above have hurt my productivity. The extra keys on the left side of the keyboard don't help at all, I make more mistakes with them there, they just tend to get in the way.For reference, I've used MS Natural Keyboard for the longest time. It worked well for me for 20 years, but it isn't totally ergonomic. Having a long keyboard with keypad attached, it means you have to stretch your mouse further to your right. This puts strains on your right shoulder & arm over time. For a keyboard to be truly ergonomic, it can't have the keypad. Which is why I loved this product when I saw it. I just wish they stayed true to keyboard design by not having the F7 key on the left side, and not have the extra 2 columns of keys on the left edge of the keyboard. 4I immediately purchased another one as for my money it's the most comfortable and high quality keyboard I've ever used After about three thousand hard hours logged on my first Freestyle2 keyboard it finally took moving across the planet and not packing it well to finally kill one of these. I immediately purchased another one as for my money it's the most comfortable and high quality keyboard I've ever used. The magic to this thing isn't just the pop up angle you can put on either side which are more natural for your wrist that a flat keyboard, but that you can separate them physically so that each side is directly in FRONT of the arm of your chair, instead of you having to hold up the weight of your own arms for hours on end reach in toward a standard keyboard. It changes everything about your level of fatigue if you are typing more than an hour or so a day. For people who live in front of the computers this thing is essential. Couldn't be happier. 5I LOVE this keyboard Update: This has been my work keyboard for 3 years now. I'm getting ready to buy another one for home. Highly recommended!I LOVE this keyboard. It takes some getting used to but now I don't know how I lived without it. I've had it for 6 months and so far the durability seems great. I kind of wanted a mechanical keyboard, but this is fairly quiet which I like and yet still seems nice and responsive.I have it set up on the highest bridge setting and removed the hinge piece that keeps the two halves attached. I keep the halves about a coffee-mug's-width apart which is perfect for my coffee mug.My only complaint is that I cannot use ALT codes with the external numberpad. This may not be a limitation of the keyboard itself, but I'm just not sure. If you're not sure what this means, then this complaint probably doesn't apply to you and I wouldn't worry about it.I also haven't found myself using ANY of the keys on the left side under the escape key (except for the escape key itself). They don't get in the way or anything, I just find them useless. 5the most ergonomic i've tried a bunch of different keyboards and i keep realizing that the Freestyle2 is the best. the folks at Kinesis know what they're doing. for starters, a split keyboard is necessary. if you've never used one, and you suffer from any sort of computing-related pain, you have to try it. on top of the split feature, this is the lowest-profile board you'll find. it's also flat, not inclined like many other boards. these are the kinds of crucial details that Kinesis doesn't overlook. the 35g key activation force is nice and light. i've tried some more expensive boards, and i keep coming back to my Freestyle2. why? because it's the most ergonomic. if you suffer from carpal tunnel, elbow pain, finger pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, etc., i believe that the Freestyle2 is your best option.update: you'll fall in love with the shortcut keys on the left too. i just realized that the Web back and forward keys carry out Alt + L/R arrow, so i can use them in file explorer. awesome! 5This keyboard is okay, just not for me. There's a few things that bug me, first is the keyboard and the stand to give the keyboard the arch is an added accessory and an added cost; the second thing that bugs me is that the stand sometime collapse when typing.For example review the 5th picture I uploaded there are two height levels, on the second level can collapse while typing.I compared the Kinesis keyboard to the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard for Business (5KV-00001), and I hate to say it but I end up choosing the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard. I uploaded pictures of both. 2Worrst keeybarddd i've ever used Ttyypiipiing "normall" soo yyoou see wwhhaaht it lookkos s like....And now typing on my laptop. I'm not picky about keyboards. I used one where half the labeled letters were missing/worn off and it slowly deteriorated and broke. I was ok with that (and had other keyboards through multiple computers and laptops at work, school, etc). I finally splurged on a replacement, the most expensive keyboard I've ever bought (the previous was a goldtouch split keyboard), and it's utter trash.For $115 - I got a split 20" keyboard that did reduce wrist pain. And it's the WORST keyboard I've ever used. The split design is nice. But if I can't even type without correcting each sentence with 10x the amount of time i took to type the sentence, the keyboard is USELESS. Because as you can guess, as you're trying to correct the crazy looking sentences, your corrections have just as many typos. Typing harder, softer, slower, faster doesn't change this.I see other reviews with this same issue. Look at this product and click on the 1-2 star reviews. If I could give it negative stars, I would. I don't know if it's a quality assurance issue where some keyboards are like this and they didn't figure it out. 5 seconds of QA testing this keyboard would've caught the issue, as any high-caliber company does for expensive products. I can't imagine anybody giving this product 3-5 stars unless they didn't have this problem. If I type a 4 letter word and turns into 10 letters of garbage, it WILL NOT WORK. This keyboard is garbage and induced so much disappointment over the 2 days I tried to use it with "accessibility" features to turn off sticky keys, tried to vary how I typed, etc. And to be clear, i corrected almost nothing in the rest of this review while using my laptop keyboard.PLEASE DO NOT BUY or be prepared to return it if you get a dud like I did. 1This is absolutely great! I am a professional transcriptionist and have a ... This is absolutely great! I am a professional transcriptionist and have a recent history of trying keyboards after using the Microsoft Natural 4000 for years, and years. I realized it was just so big and the keys were really hard to use, so I started looking. Tried the Microsoft Surface, didn't like it at all. Priority keys were placed very oddly, and even after a couple weeks, just couldn't get used to it, was not a logical placement. Tried the Microsoft Sculpt, keys way too close together, though it was supposed to be a split keyboard, and really didn't like the touch after using the Natural 4000. Then I tried the Kinesis Freestyle! Keys are very, very logically placed. The touch is perfect...not too hard, and not too soft. The spacing with the 9" opening is plenty big...I use about 4-1/2 to 5. I absolutely love it after a very long trial and error. If your doubtful, try it! 5Fn key ruined this. Blue version better (fixed Fn key) For some this may work better than it did for me. This review is only from my experience (and for those that would have the same frustrations). There are likely many people that will appreciate the otherwise strange behavior of this keyboard because of special uses, single finger typing (harder to manage two keys at once) etc. I do not mind taking away stars for this though, because the description was not complete enough to tell me how it worked. They DEFINITELY should have mentioned the toggle for Fn (and mentioned that the Blue version acts differently). I use the bluetooth version now... oddly enough, NOT because it's bluetooth).There are lots of irritations, but I'll start with the deal breaker for me; the Fn key. Most Fn keys modify the functions of other keys WHILE you press it, but stop any interaction when you let go. Not this one. It toggles. So if you accidentally press it (which I do ALL THE TIME) some keys stop working, and some might put out numbers, etc. until I finally notice that something is wrong and discover the Fn key toggled on. (The blue version doesn't do that.)The keyboard types wonderfully. It's a light touch yet has a great tactile feel. I really like it. The placement of the most common keys is typical, which is good for me.The other problems are that the home/end/PgUp/PgDn and delete keys are in non-standard positions which takes a long time to gain a feel for them. But I can get around that. The left side (where the dastardly Fn key is) has many useless keys. If they had just made these customizable, we could put many useful functions there, but no... there's a key for opening a web page. For me that's utterly useless. Web backward and forward... useless. Undo... again... useless, and we already have keys for that. The insert key requires the Fn key to activate it. Just WACKY.I have frustration too with the vendors decision to ship the stands separately and getting $35 for something so simple. I made my own (see picture) with two cutting boards (cut to size) and two straight cabinet handles (total cost of $16). I also dislike (but understand) the number pad being extra (I just put a traditional keyboard farther forward such that my right hand can get to it easily - no problems with two keyboards working together.)There are lots of reasons someone might want the 20" cord, yet many will be happy with the 9". I'm really frustrated that they charge a lot more for a 20" cord that costs them only pennies more. Luckily, for many, it won't be needed. For wheelchair mounting, someone with very wide shoulders, for straddling a laptop, for just experimentation and more, you may have a reason. (By the way, if you need an even longer cord, like to route it on your wheelchair behind your back the manufacturer will work with you.)SUMMARY: If you want separate sides to position them the way you want, this will work but the Blue worked FAR better for me (I'm typing this review on the Blue with the corded one ready to ship back). In "normal" situations (if there is such a thing) the Blue with a 9" cord will work well.WHY I TALK ABOUT THE BLUE VERSION: For some, consider the bluetooth version EVEN if you don't mind a cord. The Fn key works the same as it does on most keyboards on the Blue version (I have NO IDEA why the difference). The other keys (home, etc.) are still inconvenient and made me question this keyboard. But taking away the Fn problem was a huge help. For those who have other devices (pads, phones) this may be a further help because there are three bluetooth settings for three bluetooth devices, so you can have it hooked to your computer, tablet and phone, depending on a quick keyboard selection. 3average keyboard with some unfortunate layouts but split design is great The split design definitely is very flexible and allows you to find the most comfortable wrist placement. The keys are just average and don't feel very good when typing. There is an ever so slight bit of uncomfortable resistance from the keys when you press down on them.The most annoying thing is somehow they feel that it's OK to change the placement of the ESC key and put the F1 keys at where it should be, and making the whole function keys shift to the left by one, yet at the same time, keeping the rarely used PrntScr and Pause/Break key at their usual locations. They could've moved those keys anywhere yet choose to move the ESC key! The left Ctrl/Window/Alt key are definitely smaller than usual and I felt it immediately.Keyboard also doesn't come with any built-in stands at all and you have to shell out some good money for external stands.The 9" split space is barely enough though if you want maximum flexibility at split placement, you might want to get the 20" version. 3A mostly fantastic keyboard with some brain-dead design decisions. I own two of these keyboards -- one for home and one for the office, both with the VIP3 attachment (highly recommended). I've been through several ergonomic designs, and for me, this is the best on the market, by far. The low-pressure, rubber-dome keys are pleasant to type on, and the 20" separation means that i can position the sections in such a way that i can keep my arms by my side and my shoulders relaxed. I have zero complaints about build quality, and i feel that my money was well spent.At this point, i should be clear: I do recommend this keyboard (see above). Despite its shortcomings, i bought a second, and i would buy a third if i had a third location of on-site programming work. But for the remainder of this review, i will be lambasting the designers for some unfortunate decisions that cause me daily grief. Given the attention that Kinesis gave to most areas of this keyboard, i find it perplexing that they included some truly brain-dead "features" for a modern piece of equipment.Firstly, the placements of several keys are questionable. The escape key may as well be in the upper atmosphere -- it's large, but i have to completely remove my hand from the keyboard and issue a shoulder movement to be able to reach it. As a programmer and a vim user, i press the escape key a lot. This keyboard has forced me to remap it to another key. The 'home', 'end', 'page up', 'page down', and 'delete' keys are nearly impossible to navigate efficiently without looking down at the keyboard. Somehow, 'insert' wound up as a function key (that is, you have to use the Fn-modifier to access it), along with 'scroll lock' and 'num lock', whereas 'pause/break' and 'printscreen' get center stage. Was this keyboard designed in the late '80s?Speaking of the Fn-modifier, the Fn key is a locking modifier. You can't hold it and press the key you want (e.g. 'insert') -- when you press Fn, the keyboard locks in Fn mode, and you have to press Fn again afterwards to revert. I get that they're trying to make life easier for people who use number pads a lot (which, um, you need Fn mode to access, even with 'num lock' on), but i can't imagine that it would have taken more than ten seconds' thought to realize that this would be a bad idea.The "convenience keys" (web keys, copy/cut/paste keys, etc.) are also poorly placed. I'm constantly accidentally hitting them, either at random or when i mean to press, say, the 'grave' key for a backtick or tilde (as a programmer, i use these a lot as well). This is frustrating, yes, but i could have easily disabled them or remapped them to something more benign, were it not for my next, and perhaps biggest, complaint.The "convenience keys" are not actually media keys. They cannot be remapped, because Kinesis made assumptions about your running operating system and hard-coded them as key combinations. I practically excreted a brick upon discovering this.A little background (skip this paragraph if you know how key events are handled by the OS):On a typical keyboard, if you press 'a', the operating system receives an event with a certain keycode. Your operating system knows that, since you told it you have a US keyboard, this keycode is associated with the letter 'a', per the US qwerty keyboard map. Typical US keyboard maps have keycodes for media keys, as well, which are interpreted as special key symbols. When you press a "web forward" key, the OS would look at the keymap and see that it lines up with the WebForward event. If a web browser then sees that you pressed WebForward, it knows how to handle it. Similarly, there's a WebHomePage event, a VolumeUp event, MediaPause, etc.. I use Linux/X, so my events are called things like 'XF86Forward', 'XF86HomePage', 'XF86AudioRaiseVolume', and others, respectively, but it's the same idea. Even if you buy a special keyboard with some newfangled media key that has no entry in your operating system's keyboard map, you can still map the key to do whatever you want, because a unique keycode is issued when you press it.That is, except on this keyboard. Here, the 'web forward' key does not issue its own (standard!) keycode, but instead issues an "alt+right arrow" key combination. 'Web backward', similarly, issues "alt+left arrow". "Web home" issues "alt+home". "Copy" issues "control+c" and "paste" issues "control+v". Actually, since it issues them by keycode, and i switched the 'control' and 'caps lock' keys in my keymap, for me, these latter events issue "capslock-c" and "capslock-v", instead.In what seems to have been an effort to combat what they knew was horrible placement for these failures of convenience keys, they put raised ridges on them (and on the home/end/pgup/pgdn keys) , so you can tell what key you're on. You know, like the raised ridges on the 'f' and 'j' keys. However, they put these ridges on _all_ of the right-edge keys, so they don't help you know which key you're fingering _at all_. The ridges are thus completely useless, since you already know that your fingers are at the rightmost edge of a column of keys with a gap beside it due to, well, the gap that's beside it. This last point feels like a nitpick in comparison to my previous complaint, but since it's also related, i'm including it as well.In summary:The day that someone comes along with something comparable, without the stupidity listed above, i will buy it. The day that Kinesis releases a Freestyle3 that's identical to this one, but fixes all of the above, i'll buy two. But until that day, this is, begrudgingly, my keyboard of choice. 3
Kinesis Freestyle2 Ergonomic Keyboard for PC (9

Kinesis Freestyle2 Ergonomic Keyboard for PC (9" or 20" Separation) (9" Separation)

3.9
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