Comfort and precision.
The Advantage2 features Kinesis' patented Contoured keyboard design and low-force mechanical key switches to address the major risk factors associated with keyboarding for maximum comfort.
Customize and simplify.
The fully programmable Advantage2 features Kinesis’ all-new SmartSet Programming Engine, allowing you to customize the keyboard’s layout without installing clunky software or special drivers.
Keycap heights are varied to match the different lengths of your fingers. The result is less muscle tension and a shorter reach for keys, increasing efficiency and reducing fatigue.
Separating the keywells positions the arms at shoulder-width to keep wrists straight and perpendicular to the home row.
- Concave key wells
- Vertical key layout
- Smaller footprint
- Mechanical Key Switch
- Concave keywells - The keywells are scooped into a concave shape to reduce hand and finger extension. Hands rest in a natural, relaxed position, with the fingers curled down to the keys. Keycap heights are varied to match the different lengths of your fingers. The result is less muscle tension and a shorter reach for keys which increases efficiency and reduces fatigue.
- Separate keywells for each hand - Separating the keywells positions the arms at shoulder-width to keep wrists straight and perpendicular to the home row. Typing with straight wrists is essential in avoiding injuries because it reduces abduction and ulnar deviation which can lead to pain and injury.
- Separate thumb keys - The thumb keypad includes often used keys such as Enter, Space, Backspace, Delete and the combination keys, Control and Alt on the PC (Command and Option on the Macintosh). This redistributes the workload away from your relatively weaker and overused little fingers to stronger thumbs as well eliminating extension for these more distant keys.
- 20-degrees of tenting
I'm a web application programmer and a Kinesis user for more than 10 years. I'm now working at home and my Kinesis Classic is still at my locked down office. After three months working on a regular keyboard my wrist RSI was flaring up for the first time in years. So, a brand new Advantage KB600 for working at home.
I had accustomed myself to the contoured KB years ago and it's great having my old favorite back again. I had actually worn out several keys on the old mode 133 (with the ps/2 adapter only) at about the 8 year mark and Kinesis refurbished it at a reasonable cost. It's still working great. These things are work horses, it may be the last keyboard you will ever need. Worth every penny.
Five stars to Jestik for business, four stars for the keyboard.
I have liked the keyboard so far. This is my first ergonomic and mechanical keyboard, so I am not really sure what to expect.
It has been two weeks since I am using this keyboard, so still have to get used to it a bit.
some keys in thumb clusters are a bit hard to reach, and so are some other keys too.
The build-quality and overall keyboard functionality are very good. will hopefully update my review later.
I am very happy with this Keyboard.I dont feel any pain on my wrist any more.Although it is too expensive but is worth it:)
As I live far from US, I have just received this keyboard two days ago. It looks and feels great. A little bit unusual, but now my hands feel comfortable.
This keyboard is excellent, and has helped greatly with repetitive strain injuries in my hands.Definitely takes some time to get used to typing, but once you're fluent on it it is very very very very good on the hands. Low reach, intuitive and compact key placement.My only con is that the keys are a bit noisy in a clickity-clackity kind of way, and some are just ever so slightly squeaky. This is far outweighed by the benefits of the product