Kinesis Freestyle Pro Quiet Ergonomic Split Mechanical Keyboard (Cherry MX Silent Red Switches)
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Introducing the new Kinesis Freestyle Pro mechanical, programmable ergonomic keyboard. The Freestyle Pro keyboard offers the same advanced ergonomic features as the popular Kinesis Freestyle2, but with the additional benefits of full on-board programmability using our patented SmartSet engine and low-force, tactile Cherry MX brown mechanical key switches.
Longtime users of the Freestyle2 will instantly appreciate the benefits of tenting. Attach the optional V3 Pro or VIP3 Pro tenting accessories (sold separately) to elevate the thumb-side of the wrist to reduce painful forearm pronation. Sustained pronation increases pressure on the forearm muscles and surrounding tissues and reduces blood circulation which can lead to fatigue and injury. Research demonstrates that a moderate elevation of the thumb side of the hand dramatically reduces this type of stress. The V3 Pro is designed for for those who want to tent without Palm Supports and the VIP3 Pro is designed for those who want to tent with Palm Supports
*VIP3 Accessory (AC920) shown above
Familiar QWERTY layout with an "embedded" numeric 10 keypad and 8 additional hotkeys. Reprogram ANY key to build and record dozens of macros to build your own productivity-boosting layout.
Choose from tactile MX Brown switches or linear MX "Silent" Red switches
Out of the box, the Freestyle Pro supports up to 12 inches of separation which is more than enough to achieve shoulder-width typing for most individuals. If you need a little bit more room, access the cable compartment for an additional 8 inches of stored cable for an extra wide split to accomodate broad shoulders.
I had purchased one of these several years ago. I purchased the 22 inch ball bearing track and the platform. I like being able to switch the mouse from left to right to avoid repetitive stress injury. The design hasnt changed much at all. it is sturdy (and heavy). Compared to the old one the the front to back track moves smoothly, but raising/lowering the tray takes more force than it should. and rotation takes way too much force. I don't use this feature, but if i did it would be a deal-breaker. Easy removal of the wrist support is helpful as I have an ergonomic keyboard with an integrated wrist support.
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.
very solid with no wobble. love that its modular so I can mix parts from other ones of the series to expand it.
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.
Fast response. Nice product