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Kinesis Freestyle2 Adjustable Split Keyboard for PC

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The Kinesis Freestyle2 Adjustable Split Keyboard features a thin profile for more ergonomic and comfortable typing, and the option of a 9 or 20 inch separation between the two halves of the keyboard. The Freestyle2 features the same quiet, tactile keys, small footprint and driverless hotkeys that make Kinesis keyboards one of the most popular ergonomic keyboard brands on the market. With several tenting accessories to choose from as well, Kinesis Freestyle2 Adjustable Split Keyboards can be configured to fit almost any user.

This keyboard is for PC users only. We also offer the Kinesis Freestyle2 Ergonomic Keyboard for Mac for Mac users.

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The Kinesis Freestyle2 keyboard is available in both standard and extended models. The standard Freestyle2 keyboard offers 9 inches of separation and is the more popular version ideal for most users. The extended Freestyle2 offers 20 inches of separation between the two keyboard halves, and it is ideal for users with very broad shoulders or for someone who would like to support their keyboards at a 90° angle with the Ascent accessory.

  • KB800PB-US: Freestyle2 Keyboard - Black with up to 9 inch separation between keyboard halves
  • KB800PB-US-20: Extended Freestyle2 Keyboard - Black with up to 20 inch separation between keyboard halves

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Numeric Keypad

The Kinesis Freestyle2 Numeric Keypad for PC is a great complement to your Kinesis Freestyle2 Adjustable Split Keyboard. This keypad has the same low-force keys and slim design as the keyboard, and can be placed on the left or right of your work area to keep you in your neutral reach zone. It features embedded hot keys and two USB ports for added speed and convenience.

Kinesis Freestyle2 Numeric Keypad

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Freestyle2 Accessory

The Kinesis keyboard can be used as two separate pieces, tethered together or held apart at an optimal angle and splay using one of the accessories below. The addition of one of the tenting accessories, like the V3 or VIP3, lets the user select the healthiest and most comfortable angle for typing from a choice of sloped settings. If you want to use the Freestyle2 keyboard with a set angle and splay, consider using the Ascent or Incline accessory. Most users get at least one accessory for their keyboard.

Note: All accessories for the Freestyle2 are also compatible with the V1 Freestyle, with the exception of the VIP3 accessory.

V3 Accessory Kit

The Kinesis V3 Accessory Kit allows users to tent the Freestyle2 keyboard at 5, 10 or 15 degrees without requiring palm rests like the VIP3 kit. The V3 can be used with or without the tether on your keyboard.

Kinesis Freestyle2 keyboard with V3 tent kit

VIP3 Accessory Option

The Kinesis VIP3 Accessory Kit easily attaches to your Freestyle2 keyboard and allows for fast and easy slope settings of 5, 10 or 15 degrees. VIP3 kit features include:

  • Left and right V-lifters which define the slope of the keyboard
  • Integrated palm supports
  • Maximum flexibility with the pivot/tether, allowing the user user adjust both the splay and the distance between keyboard halves
  • A stable platform with no bounce

Kinesis Freestyle2 keyboard with VIP Accessory kit

Ascent Multi-Tent Accessory Option

For the ultimate in angle flexibility, we recommend the Kinesis Ascent Multi-Tent Accessory which allows users to select any angle between 20 and 90 degrees. You can even type in a completely vertical position, eliminating all twisting of the forearms and pronation of the wrists. The Ascent features include:

  • Both of the two multi-angle tenting modules attach to each side of the keyboard
  • Each module is independently adjustable and can be set to different angles
  • Ascent includes a linking plate which may be used to connect the modules
  • Left-right separation is limited only by the keyboard's linking cable
  • Accessory works with the standard Freestyle2, but is recommended for the Freestyle2 Extended keyboard
  • Black color

Kinesis Freestyle2 Ascent

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Kinesis Freestyle2 Accessory

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 Freestyle2 Adjustable Split Keyboard and receive an ergonomic mouse pad, absolutely free!

With this mouse pad, the keys to ergonomic comfort are close at hand

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The Kinesis Freestyle2 Adjustable Split Keyboard is the improved, thinner version of one of our most popular ergonomic keyboards, the Kinesis Freestyle. The keys are quiet and highly tactile, and the driverless hot keys save numerous mouse and key strokes. Kinesis Freestyle2 Keyboards are available in regular and extended split models. We also recommend the VIP3 Accessory Option that allows the user to easily tent and angle the keyboard halves.

Features -
Kinesis Freestyle2 Adjustable Split Keyboard

  • Improved, thinner profile and zero degree slope minimizes height and reduces wrist extension
  • Embedded 10 key feature with the option to use a low-force numeric keypad on either side of your keyboard for maximum comfort
  • Narrow footprint allows for comfortable mousing within your healthy, neutral zone
  • Hot keys for common actions like cut and paste reduce repetitive typing and mousing
  • Pivot tether allows for range of splay, and re-designed slide release button makes for effortless disengagement
  • Quiet, tactile keys are rated at 10 million operations for long life, and the design includes double-wide delete and escape keys so your fingers find them easily
  • Offers 9 inches of separation; extended Freestyle2 offers 20 inches

Note: Most users do not need the extended version- the standard model is much more popular.

Kinesis Freestyle2 Adjustable Split Keyboard Specifications

Dimensions 15.375" W x 7.125" D
Key height 7/8"
Weight 2 lbs
USB cable length 6'
Warranty Limited 2 year

Professor Ergo's Thoughts:

The Kinesis Freestyle2 is one of our most popular ergonomic keyboards. The updated version of the V1 Kinesis Freestyle, Freestyle2's thinner profile makes it an even more comfortable and ergonomic keyboard solution. We recommend that users add the VIP3 or V3 option that tents the keyboard to reduce forearm pronation. If you decide on the 20 inch separation, be conscious of separating the extended keyboard halves too much- if your mouse is too far to the right or left, then this can lead to extensive reaching and shoulder fatigue.

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Customer Reviews

Kinesis Freestyle2 Adjustable Split Keyboard for PC
4.5 Stars based on 59 Review(s)
New York City
3 Stars

Critique of the design - I don't own this
August 7, 2015
I know not many people touch-type the numbers (above the top row of letters, not the number keypad), but if you've been trained to touch type the "correct" way, you use your right index finger for the number 6. But it's on the left side. OK, nobody cares! But I had to get that out there.

Graeme Swallow
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Can't Beat the Price/Quality/Comfort Combo
March 4, 2015
I owned an original Freestyle keyboard. After 7 years of consistent 50hr/week use as a software engineer, it finally stopped transmitting keystrokes. I had no hesitation in immediately purchasing the Freestyle2 to replace it. The most obvious thing going for this keyboard is the ability to separate the two halves. This means you can place them at the width of your own shoulders and in line with the angle of your arms, keeping a straight line from your elbows to the far side of the keyboard. No more wrist contortion to type directly in front of your body. While this looks kind of freaky, it took me only a couple of hours to get used to. The not-so-obvious benefit is to buy the VIP3 package. This allows you to tent the keyboard by as much as 15 degrees. Having your wrists turned outward is a much more natural position than laying flat. I cannot recommend this option enough. I would have given the original Freestyle 5 stars as well, but the Freestyle2 does make some improvements over the original product: 1. The keyboard is thinner 2. The keys are quieter and require a little less effort to press 3. My original Freestyle would not be recognized by my computer on power-up. I always had to unplug it and then plug it back in. This problem has been fixed with the Freestyle2. Bottom line? BUY IT!
Shoulder-width spacing, outward tilt, low force keys
If any, it would be the placement of some of the navigation keys (home, end, pg up, pg dn, backspace, delete) to maintain the same dimensions for each half of the keyboard. I still can't quite get used to it after using the keyboard for 7+ years, but it's a minor annoyance compared to all the benefits.

United States
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Keyboard, VIP3, Numeric Keypad, Logitech touchpad
January 16, 2015
Great keyboard. Very versatile with VIP3 accessory. Worth the $150 bucks if you're having wrist, arm, shoulder problems....I feel like I can finally expand my chest and not be a hunched-over troll any longer! lol Usage: technical writer: lots of typing, scrolling and number entering Keyboard setup: Split 5.5" at top and 8.5" at bottom, VIP3 set at 10-15 degrees, touchpad elevated in-between keyboard halves, numeric to right of keyboard (right -handed), second arm rest 2" down from keyboard and extending across width Thoughts: Keyboard Allows you to re-arrange as your typing day gets long. If you're a touch-typist, its easy to get used to. Reach to number keys is a bit far for small hands like mine. Probably not much different than a normal keyboard, but I was used to a laptop keyboard. Keys on left side weren't that useful to me for the first month because I was used to Cntl-key commands anyhow. I'm starting to like the cut/del/copy/paste sequence. I have no use for the web sequence. I wonder if keys on left side can be re-programmed....that would be a great advantage! VIP3 VIP3 is a necessity for me. My arms naturally want to angle when I type; VIP3 provides the necessary elevation. I added an arm rest for my forearms to get the correct wrist height for typing. Would be great if there was an armrest available that is about 20" long. Numeric keypad Numeric keypad is a necessity in my line of work. It has a nice profile and functions well. It would be nice if it was integral to the keyboard so I could slide my wrist along the palm rest to access the keys. I do find myself hitting the '0' key for 'Enter' often because it lacks its own 'Enter' key. Touchpad Touchpad is a necessity for me also. I can no longer handle mouses...mice. It needs to be elevated to the height of the keyboard and easily accessible, ie in between the two halves works out perfectly.
No more pain. Great with VIP3 accessory. Provides me with necessary space to un-troll my posture. (Sorry, too much scyfy lately.) My dream: this keyboard made in a version for smaller hands, integrated numeric keypad with 'Enter' bar across the bottom. (Laptop keys are the right size.) Hopefully there is enough of a market.
Small hands: note...not a con in and of itself for me, however: Keyboard keys not as close or as soft touch as my laptop, but softer touch than normal keyboard. Don't let that keep you from buying this, however.

Martha M.
Roanoke, VA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Love this keyboard.
November 19, 2014
Keeps my shoulder muscles from cramping since I can adjust the width of the keyboard.

5 Stars

Great keyboard!
April 20, 2014
Love this keyboard!... Nice, fluid keys. I like the moveable split design. Helps me with my wrist/elbow pain issues. My husband prefers to move the two sides together to make a "regular" keyboard, as he calls it. So its flexible for both of us. Thank you for offering this keyboard to us!

5 Stars

I Got the FreeStyle 2
January 27, 2014
I was undecided in the beginning to spend 150.00 on a keyboard. But after i reading reviews and watch some videos i said lest try. since the time i order the keyboard and the time i receive in my office took only 4 days. Now is been a month since i start using it and i have 3 worlds I LOVE IT.

Victor F
5 Stars

Kinesis Freestyle2 with VIP3
December 11, 2013
Been using this keyboard for two months now and it's a LOT MORE comfortable than clones of the old MS Natural keyboard. VIP3 accessory is a must! The keys indeed require less pressure to work as advertised. You will notice the difference when using standard keyboards. What I didn't like: - Those mostly useless buttons on the left side (Back, Forward, Copy, etc) make it harder to touch type in the beginning but I got more used to them. - Position of Esc, Delete, Home, End, PgUp and PgDown is not great and takes some time to get used to. But it's understandable since they were aiming for a small factor keyboard.

Morten Brodersen
5 Stars

This keyboard saved my career
November 26, 2013
Years ago my wrists starting hurting so badly that I seriously had to consider whether I could continue my career as a software developer. A career that I loved. I purchased a number of keyboards that didn't work and was starting to give up hope. Until I found the one keyboard that did worked: the Kinesis Freestyle keyboard. I am still using it today and every day many years later. It saved my career. What can I say?

5 Stars

Better than I imagined
October 14, 2013
I got this keyboard after a painful bout with tendinitis in my wrist. When the doctor said it could be from typing on a standard keyboard, I spent a lot of time researching different options on ergonomic keyboards. I had actually used ergonomic keyboards before, but was spending more time on my laptop than previously. The other keyboards were okay, but this one is the best! I love the option of moving the halves apart until they feel right for my body type. I also got the package with the wrist rests (I recommend them) and the adjustable legs. I don't use the adjustable legs as much as I thought I would, finding that simply being able to spread the keyboard apart has helped immensely with my healing process. Yet once in awhile I change it up by arranging the keyboard in a "tent' position. I just love having options. I also appreciate the affordability offered by The Human Solution, and the free shipping.

5 Stars

Kinesis Freestyle2 Adjustable Split Keyboard for Mac
May 2, 2013
First time to use an ergonomic keyboard and I am so impressed. So intuitive and easier to adjust to than I expected. Very comfortable. And economical!

5 Stars

Best ergonomic keyboard ever
January 27, 2013
I purchased a Freestyle for work ( I'm a programmer ) and am now purchasing a 2nd one for use at home. Although this keyboard takes about a week to get used to the positioning of the keys, once you do, you'll never want to go back to a standard keyboard. The Freestyle is compatible with both Windows and Linux which is a big deal to me as I use both operating systems.

5 Stars

Kinessss Freesyle 2 Split Keyboard with VIP Accessory
November 23, 2012
Wonderful keyboard that allowed me to continue working after breaking both of my wrists as it conformed to where I could reach. This is the most comfortable keyboard I've ever had in forty years of using them. Be sure to get the VIP option; without it the keyboard would not have been nearly as functional.

Michael R
5 Stars

Best keyboard ever
November 18, 2012
Much more comfortable than Microsoft Natural. Low pressure keys. Easier to get used to than expected. I take it with me when traveling or spending the day at a coworking space, since it folds compactly. Big delete key and clever number pad toggle, although dedicated 10-key is better.

5 Stars

Kinesis Freestyle2 Split Keyborad
September 29, 2012
I am very happy with this keyboard. My hands were hurting from my previous keyboard. Now they no longer hurt. The action on the keys is very light, and I was able to keep playing with the position (angle, width) until I found a really comfortable set up.

5 Stars

Kinesis Freestyle 2 Adjustable Split Keyboard
September 20, 2012
It is FABULOUS! I used the old Microsoft style of the "ergo" keyboard for years. It was fine until I discovered this one. It is so easy to adjust to and actually makes typing fun!! Highly recommend to all.

Martin Blaine
5 Stars

Kinesis Freestyle2
July 26, 2012
It's simply the best keyboard out there, unless you get up in the $350 range for one of their professional models. I've used many, many keyboards. I had a Datahand at one point. I was still using an Acer from the 90's when I got this. Nothing beats this keyboard. It's got the lightest touch you'll find. But you must get the VIP accessory kit. Yeah, it's 40 bucks, but it's essential to getting your arms in the right position.

5 Stars

Worth the Money
June 27, 2012
The keyboard is fantastic. I find myself changing the position throughout the day and my workweek. I bought the adapter, and while it is expensive, it is worth it for the quality that you get. It provides additional angles for the keyboard and increases the flexibility of positions for your hands and wrists.

Leonard L. Thompson
5 Stars

Split keyboard
March 11, 2012
To split the keyboard was a great idea for those of us who spend a lot of time at the computer typing. You have made the Kinesis Freestyle even more comfortable by providing the many adjustments that can be made to it. Thank you.

5 Stars

HIGHLY recommend
January 25, 2012
This is THE keyboard. I did not get the accessories, but the keyboard alone is very comfortable. Each arm can rest on the armrest of my chair and comfortably access their portion of the keyboard. Being able to adjust the width eliminated the need to adjust the rotation. As a laptop user, there is a bonus... unlike the giant ergonomic keyboards, the two halves can be stacked back-to-back, and easily carried along with my laptop. One other tip: I am using the freeware Key Tweak to reassign the Caps Lock button to serve as a backspace button -- to offload some of the work from my right hand, which is the one that was getting sore. I have also reassigned the right Alt key to be the End key, because I can access it without looking. I can't see how anyone could regret buying this keyboard, even if you don't need the ergonomics feature, the keystroke feels good, and the extra keys on the left (e.g. copy, paste, delete) make it very user friendly.

5 Stars

Kinesis Freestyle Keyboard
January 18, 2012
I did a lot of homework researching different options. My experience is that of being invariably underwhelmed by technology products. Not here. This keyboard is more than promised in quality and performance. Solid construction (not flimsy), several adjustment options, easy to set-up, comfortable to use, and keys that respond crisply. Add to that first-class customer service. Well done!