You'd be missing out if you upgraded your workstation without boosting your keyboard game, too. A lot has changed since the standard keyboard was created - don't let old design strain your arms and wrists while you work. The Kinesis Advantage2 Contoured USB Keyboard for PC and Mac is the ideal solution for users looking to stave off carpal tunnel syndrome and other injuries caused by poor working arm posture.
The Advantage2 Keyboard will have you at hello if you desire the ability to customize a keyboard with your own macros. The SmartSet engine with a 2 MB capacity supports over 100 large macros. You can view and edit all macro layouts to easily keep track of any changes made. The macros are stored as a basic text file for easy sharing. Switch between QWERTY or DVORAK layouts in no time, without having to make any sacrifices. And if that's not enough, design your own hotkey layout that you can access with a two-key combination. The Kinesis Advantage2 provides it all, a completely customizable keyboard wrapped in an ergonomic package.
- Concave key wells reduce hand and finger extension, while palm supports enhance comfort and reduces extension of the wrists
- Low-force cherry mechanical switches offer comfortable typing with a great tactile touch
- Vertical key layout arranges keys in columns to reflect the natural motions of your fingers
- 10-key layout eliminates the need to stretch your arm out to reach your keypad
- Programmable macros allow you to remap any or all of the keys to your liking
- Smaller footprint places your mouse closer to your keyboard
- Compatible with the Kinesis Numeric keypad
- Wired USB
|Dimensions||Keyboard - 16.5" W x 8" D x 2.9" H; USB cable - 6'|
|Cable length||6' L|
|Onboard memory||2 MB|
|Macro capacity||100+ heavy duty macros|
|Macro character limit||200+ characters|
|Compatibility||Compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS 8.6 and higher, Linux, Android|
Use the Kinesis Low-Force Numeric Keypad for quick and easy data entry. Featuring the same low-force keys as the Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard, as well as three hot keys and two USB ports, this is a handy addition to your workstation.
Kinesis Foot Switch
Single Action Foot Switch
For most users, this premium, elegant pedal provides more comfort than the outer pedals of the triple action model. The pedal is front-hinged with a textured surface, and can work with any model of Kinesis contoured keyboard. If the user desires, a self-adhesive hook-and-loop tab is included to anchor the foot pedal to the floor.
Triple Action Foot Switch
The triple action pedal is the best and most efficient way of taking advantage of your Kinesis Advantage2 Contoured Keyboard's foot input options. It can be configured to perform any user-defined macro or keystroke.
Don't let a jar of pickles, olives, or your grandmother's jam cause pain or injury. Trying to open a stubborn jar requires high hand forces which lead to unnecessary strain. A jar opener decreases the grip strength necessary to open the often-stuck jar. Keep your hands safe with an UPLIFT jar opener, free with your purchase.
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MUCH less stressful for the fingers than a flat keyboard. Very customisable. Didn't take long to adapt. Highly recommended.
I've used a Kinesis Ergonomic Contoured keyboard for almost 15 years (June 1995).
This is my second one (February, 2010). It works just fine. It had some incorrect keycaps, which were promptly replaced by Kinesis.
Originally, it took me two weeks, (with a typing tutor program) practicing for about 20-30 minutes, twice per day to adjust to the difference in the finger placement and reach - and the keys placed under the thumbs
It was an immediate improvement over a standard keyboard - especially a sharp reduction in wrist strain.
I first (actually) just tried out a life-sized picture image sent to me by Kinesis in response to my product inquiry (I saw their ad in Computer Shopper Magazine). As soon as I held my hands over the keypad well positions, my wrists straightened and relaxed a lot compared to holding them over a standard keyboard. That's all it took. Without even trying out a real keyboard my wrists convinced me that it was the right move - even for the high cost.
The thumb keys are a true pleasure, I find them far more versatile than their counterparts on a standard keyboard. There's far less strain using these most common key functions (ctrl, alt, delete, space, enter, backspace, page up/down home/end - in this Kinesis placement.
I have no interest whatsoever in using a standard keyboard.
One word of warning. After adjusting to using the ergonomic key layout, it's next to impossible to use anyone else's standard keyboard. So if you have to use another computer, you'll be bringing your Kinesis with you. The finger-reaches are slightly different, enough that the finger movement training has been re-learned. When I use a standard keyboard after all this time, I can NOT (touch) type - I revert to a 2-finger (per hand) typist.
Best wishes - respect the hands and wrists you NEED them.
The Kinesis is a great keyboard. After using it for a while, you'll notice plenty of great things that set it apart from standard keyboards; for example, the key action on other keyboards now feels extremely clunky to me. The straight rows of keys are another awesome feature. If you're hesitant to go all-in, try to find one to borrow for a week or so, by the end of the week you'll know if it is right for you. As another bonus, Kinesis's customer support is excellent.
i used a kinesis many years ago and just now re-ordered one. i have to say that the keyboard is as good as i remember it, it took no time to get used to it again.... really the best keyboard on the market. once you use this thing for a while you'll be wondering why no other keyboards let your hands approach at a straight angle, let your fingers drop down so your hands can be straight, let you use your thumbs a lot (instead of using your pinkies a lot). this thing is arranged on a grid so your fingers don't have to angle.... etc etc this all adds up and makes a great difference in typing comfort! my only wonder is why, in the 10yrs since the kinesis advantage came out, no one has replicated their design. nothing else comes close.... i guess people are too conservative and afraid to try something as different as the kinesis advantage keyboard. for all you newbies out there, trust that it's well worth the adjustment period (30min of typing drills then a couple days to adjust if i remember)
I've been using this keyboard for about a month now. I had never used one like this. It did take some time to get used to it, but I type faster on this keyboard than I do on a regular one. My job requires me to sit and type 8 hours a day. Before I used this keyboard, I had regular carpal tunnel and tennis elbow problems. Now, I don't experience any pain at all.
I originally bought one of these while working at home, in order to help with an RSI injury I was starting to develop (Emacs Pinky) -- I recently started working in an office, and so I had to buy another because I couldn't give up the one from home -- my RSI is completely gone, and I type about 10% faster with this keyboard as well (I performed extensive typing tests before and after because one of the big concerns I had was that I wouldn't be able to type as fast with this keyboard -- or it would take me forever -- it only took about a week to get used to it -- although the beginning of that week was pretty tough, I couldn't type very fast at all for a couple days)
This is a replacement for the same one that I have had for 10 years, it is a fantastic product. Keys wore out!!
This is the 2nd Kinesis keyboard I've bought. I originally bought the keyboard to help with an RSI problem called 'emacs pinky'. I tested my typing speed when I first got it, and after about 3 weeks of using it full time, I was typing about 10% faster (this first week was pretty rough, I almost stopped using it because it does have a bit of a learning curve -- but I'm so glad I didn't). I recently started working in an office, and rather than go without at home (going without at work is not an option), or carting it back and forth, I decided to buy a 2nd one. Highly recommended
This keyboard is incredible. Granted, there is a bit of a learning curve. However, it is totally worth the time. I am typing faster now than on a regular keyboard. A bit pricey but take the plunge and buy this one, you will love it.
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