The Kinesis Advantage Pro contoured keyboard's unique form is based on over two years of testing, and it is designed to reduce known factors that cause repetitive stress injury. Users unsatisfied with other ergonomic keyboards may find that its distinct design works for them when other options do not. The Kinesis Advantage's unique shape reduces the force and stressful positioning that can cause discomfort and slow productivity. Since its introduction in 1992, the Kinesis Contoured keyboard has has extensively been tested independently and has proven superior in comfort and productivity. Additionally, the Advantage Pro can be switched to a DVORAK layout, but it only has a QWERTY legend for reference.
Kinesis Advantage Pro Contoured USB Keyboard for PC and MAC Features
Pro edition includes metal finish, double macro memory of other models, easy switch between PC and Mac modes and a single action foot switch
Concave key wells reduce finger and hand extension to better fit the different lengths of user fingers: extension happens when the joints in the fingers curl up and extend forward from your hands, rather than relaxing downward slightly in the direction of the palms
Vertical key arrangement places keys in vertical columns in line with the natural motions of your fingers, and the keypads are sculpted and concave to fit the varying lengths of your fingers
Designed with looser placement of function keys to the alphanumeric keys, so your fingers need to stretch less in order to use them
Integral palm support enhances comfort and reduces extension of the wrists
Embedded 10 key layout eliminates the need to stretch your arm out of its neutral reach zone to use your keypad
The Advantage keyboard is compatible with the Kinesis Numeric keypad for users who prefer a separate numeric keypad
Smaller footprint allows you to place your keyboard closer to your mouse, making it easier to work in your neutral zone and reduce any shoulder pain
The Advantage keyboard ships with the standard Microsoft Windows layout, but you can easily change the configuration to a Mac or non-Windows PC layout. Click on the links below to see the three different configuration options:
Separate thumb keypads for frequently used keys including enter, delete, backspace and combination keys control, alt and command (PC) or option (Mac) to reduce stress on the pinky
Separate key wells for each hand minimizes strain and stretching by positioning your arms at approximately shoulder width, keeping your wrists straight to reduce abduction and ulnar deviation which can lead to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and tendonitis
Twenty degree, lateral-tilt design places your hands so that your thumbs are approximately 20 degrees higher than your pinky fingers to lessen pronation and/or static muscle tension
Low force, tactile key switches (45 grams) provide both tactile and audible feedback with their long travel (4 mm) They activate at approximately 2 mm to reduce the impact of "hitting bottom"
Optional Kinesis or other foot pedals can be used with this keyboard
Dimensions: 2.9" H x 16.5" W x 8" D; 6' USB cord length
Warranty: Limited 2 year
Video Review - Kinesis Advantage Contoured Keyboard
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