Bring the keyboard closer to your neutral typing zone with the VIP3 Accessory Option for the Kinesis Freestyle2 Keyboard.
Designed specifically to pair with the Freestyle2 model, you can adjust the tent angle to best suit your typing style. This kit comes complete with palm rests and pads for extra support when you need it.
Use with or without the pivot tether that connects the two halves - it's efficient and ergonomic typing your way.
- Alters the slope of your Freestyle2 keyboard, which positions your wrists and forearms more comfortably
- Left and right V-lifters quickly and easily alter the slope between 5, 10 and 15 degrees
- Integrated and padded palm supports ensure neutral wrist positioning
- Stable platform eliminates "bounce"
- Pivot tether can be disconnected for greater separation
|Maximum height (15 degrees)||2.875" H|
|Warranty||1 year limited|
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I tried this and the V3 accessory. The VIP accessory is much better due to the included palm rests. This only has two settings vs. the V3's three settings and I did not miss the third setting. Honestly, I can't believe that they sell this keyboard without palm rests, I find it pretty awkward to use without palm rests and think Kinesis should should include it with all keyboards. These accessories are just molded plastic and cost almost nothing to manufacture but are a great way for Kinesis to pad their profits. I hate being forced to spend the extra money on these accessories but in my opinion the keyboard is a step backwards in terms of ergonomics without the palm rests.
I have ordered this for my second Kinesis Freestyle, thinking the palm rest may be a good addition. While the palm rest is not really necessary, the provided one is of good quality and has nice pads. But the V-lifters were disappointing. I bought this thinking it will be similar to the V3 kit with 3 configurations, but these have only 2 and they don't lock into a position like the V3. I pretty much put it away and just had my palm rest on.
The VIP Accessory Kit is a great addition to the Kinesis Freestyle keyboard. In fact, I would be very uncomfortable without it. I do wish the kit could be angled a notch or two greater, and wish it did not slant downward toward the table. This downward slope causes my wrists to sit a little bit bent, adding discomfort and stress. So I lay my regular wrist rest across the top of the kit to create a "neutral" wrist position, adequately eliminating the downward slope. It is a little awkward and would be far better if Kinesis remedied the situation by making the angle adjustable or offering a thick enough stick-on pad to correct it. For the $40 price tag, there could be some improvements, but it is still a good product and I definitely recommend it.
I found this accessory kit very useful, especially after having purchased the Kinesis Freestyle keyboard following a wrist injury. The wrist rests are well positioned, and the multiple tilt options allow for real comfort without making the keyboard be so unusual that no one else can use it. The pieces simply snap on to the keyboard and you are ready to go.
The VIP option tilts the keyboard at a nice angle, and it was easy to set up.
It can sometimes tilt a little if you accidentally push the keyboard laterally, then settle back into the previous place, which can get a little annoying at first when you're trying to decide how far apart to put the halves of your keyboard.
A necessity for the Freestyle keyboard--really should be part of the original package to begin with.
This package allowed the proper tilt of the split keyboard so there is no stress on my fingers as I type. Bravo.
I haven't tried the other Freestyle accessories, but this seems like the best choice: It provides the very useful hand rests and a few good choices of inclination, for a good price.
If I need less inclination I can take them off. If I ever need more, I suppose I can fashion steeper wedges out of styrofoam or plywood and place the keyboard over them. :-)
One of the kits is needed to really maximize the benefits of the Freestyle keyboard. It might have been better to purchase the Incline kit instead of the VIP kit since I pretty much only need 10 degrees and the Incline kit seems a bit more sturdy, but this is excellent
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