With a design based on years of ergonomic research and independent testing, the Kinesis Advantage Contoured Linear Feel USB Keyboard for PC and MAC features a pair of concave key wells and a vertical key layout designed to reduce hand and finger extension by encouraging a more relaxed hand position while typing. This distinct design helps reduce repetitive stress injury and prevent the awkward, stressful positioning associated with many keyboards that results in workstation discomfort. An integrated two-port USB hub also allows for the easy addition of accessories such as separate numeric keypads and foot switches. The keyboard also replaces the standard underlying key switches with ones that remove the tactile "bump," providing a smoother keystroke feel and more consistent activation force.
|Dimensions||Keyboard - 16.5'' W x 8'' D x 2.9'' H; USB cable - 6'|
|Compatibility||Windows 98 or newer, Mac OS 8.6 or newer, other operating systems with USB support|
Watch as Shannon demonstrates how the Kinesis Advantage Contoured Keyboard works!
The Kinesis Advantage Contoured Linear Feel USB Keyboard for PC and MAC is fully compatible with Kinesis foot switches. These convenient foot switches are available in either single action or triple action models.
This Humanscale Ergonomic Mouse Pad provides both a smooth, soft mousing surface and puts a great ergonomic workstation reference right at your fingertips. Purchase the Kinesis Advantage Contoured Linear Feel USB Keyboard for PC and MAC and receive an ergonomic mouse pad, absolutely free!
Great keyboard! Well worth the effort and investment
March 19, 2014
This is a very well designed keyboard. The Advantage layout is a proven design of Kinesis and after using it for a month, I appreciate the work they've done with it. Given the unique design, there may be a bit of a struggle when you first use it, often you will be pressing the wrong keys, but you'll eventually adjust and recover your typing speed after a month or so. With proper use, my wrist pain has been minimized so I would recommend this for professional use. The linear keys are also very welcome reducing stress on the keypresses and the hardware based macros are also very useful particularly for programming. The only minor thing that detracts from this keyboard would be the seemingly shoddy top function keys especially in comparison with the mechanical switches used with the rest of the keyboard.
We've always loved the Kinesis Advantage for its unique contoured design, but the Kinesis Advantage Contoured Linear Feel USB Keyboard for PC and MAC takes it to the next level. Although very similar, the new Linear Feel model replaces the Cherry MX Brown switches used in the Kinesis Advantage and Kinesis Advantage Pro and replaces them with smooth-typing Cherry MX Red switches. These switches remove the tactile "bump" normally felt when typing on a mechanical keyboard, resulting in a less force being required to type and overall smoother operation on each keystroke. This increased ease of typing will certainly be noticeable with heavy use, which makes the Kinesis Advantage Contoured Linear Feel Keyboard an ideal ergonomic keyboard for gamers and heavy typists.
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