Type smarter, not harder!
Experience the ultimate ergonomic keyboard design with the Kinesis Advantage360 Professional. This innovative wireless keyboard offers a patented contoured design in a full split form factor, allowing for even greater ergonomic adjustability. With shoulder-width key modules and customizable tenting options, you can reduce painful ulnar deviation and forearm pronation, making typing comfortable and efficient. Trust the market leader in computer ergonomics, Kinesis, to provide over 25 years of premium-grade keyboard design.
Mechanical Key Switches.
The Advantage360 Professional utilizes the Gateron Brown stem low-force tactile key switches. “Tactility” is a slightly elevated force around the midpoint of the stroke of the key, which lets you know the switch is about to be activated. A tactile response is preferred by many ergonomists because it cues your fingers that activation is about to occur and can reduce the frequency of “bottoming out” the switch with a hard impact. Unlike the base model, which uses Kinesis’ proprietary SmartSet Engine, the Pro uses open-source ZMK firmware. Program the keyboard using the web-based configurator or simple text syntax. Power users can access the code on GitHub to build and share their own features.
Invest in Your Comfort and Productivity.
With the Kinesis Advantage360 Professional Wired or Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard, you're not just purchasing a keyboard but investing in your comfort and productivity. Our customers have experienced the benefits first-hand, and now it's your turn to enjoy a more comfortable and efficient typing experience.
Customers rave about the comfort and ergonomics of the Kinesis Advantage360. Its unique contoured design, split keywells, and tenting options help reduce strain on wrists and fingers, making typing more comfortable and less fatiguing.
Improved Typing Speed and Accuracy.
Users have reported noticeable typing speed and accuracy improvements thanks to the keyboard's vertical key layout and mechanical key switches. The design encourages a more natural finger movement, helping users type faster and more accurately.
- Concave keywells are scooped into a bowl shape to reduce hand and finger extension and relax muscles.
- Separating the keywells positions the arms at shoulder-width to keep wrists straight and perpendicular to the home row to reduce abduction and ulnar deviation.
- The keys are arranged in vertical columns (rather than staggered) to reflect your fingers' natural motion better.
- The two keywells are “tented” to moderately raise the thumb side of the hand. Tenting puts you in a more neutral “handshake” posture and reduces the stresses caused by forearm pronation. Choose from one of three heights, depending on your preferences.
- The integrated palm supports reduce stressful bending of the wrists and provide a convenient place to rest your hands when you are not actively typing. Add the new premium pads for even more support (AC360PP Sold Separately).
- The thumb clusters include frequently-used keys such as Enter, Space, Backspace, and Delete to redistribute the workload from your relatively weaker, overused little fingers to stronger thumbs.
- The Advantage360 may look big, but it has a smaller footprint than most keyboards because we eliminated the numeric 10-key so you can place the mouse closer to your body, reducing painful “over-reach”.
- Functions keys are located in the number row and accessed via the Fn Key for reduced reach and enhanced portability.
I am a software engineer and so I type a lot everyday. I started feeling a lot of pain in my forearms and hands. I had to constantly pause my work due to the pain and decided that I needed to invest in an ergonomic keyboard before it was too late. After a LOT of research I decided that the best option would be a Kinesis keyboard. It took some time for me to get my hands on it (as it was out of stock when I made the purchase) but it was so worth the wait. After a few days using it (and it does take some time getting used to it, but really, just a few days for me) my pain was completely GONE! It's so incredible, I really mean it. The keyboard is very rugged and SO much easier to type on than any other keyboard. It's incredible that any key that you need is right there, no need for crazy finger stretches. The fact that each key has a different height makes touch typing a lot easier. Also, the fact that you don't need to move your hands a lot to press any key means your hands will always be on the main row and so you don't make as many mistakes. I know it's pricier than other keyboards but wow, it was so worth it. If you are in pain and looking for a solution, trust me, you won't be disappointed.
Kinesis hit the ball out of the park with this model. I'm a software engineer and spend most days doing hours of coding and typing emails/Slack/documentation; I can't imagine working without this keyboard. I use Karabiner Elements for all of my keyboard layering and remapping and haven't had a need to customize the firmware yet so it's been a great drop-in replacement from the older Kinesis Advantage models I've used over the last 10 years. It's really easy to switch the keyboard over to different systems when you're paired via bluetooth. I have two Macs and just hit Mod-1 for system 1 and Mod-2 for system 2 and the keyboard switches seamlessly. This model proved to be worth the months of waiting for it to be released.
Been waiting for a split version of the Advantage for over a decade and this delivers. I had to move a few keys around and remap them to make it suit me, but once that is done it has been great. The github interface is a little slow, but fine honestly. I've been on a regular keyboard for the past few months cause my old Freestyle died and I was waiting for this. It was worth the wait for sure, but it's taken a few days to get used to it. I'm now up past 50 WPM on it which is only a bit slower than I am on a "normal" keyboard but perfectly servicable. I still have a number is mis-clicks, especially for keys that are in different places like +, but I think I'll be faster on this than on a regular keyboard eventually. The main thing I wish is that each piece had a threaded mounting hole on the bottom so I could easily mount it on a chair (been thinking of actually mounting it so my arms hang down to type for ultimate ergonomics). The icing on the cake for this setup would be to incorporate one of those old IBM nubbin mice, or a trackpad into the board so you could just leave your hands down forever.
Feels so solid and well constructed. The keys take a little getting used to - they require less pressure than I expected based on my previous Advantages - but after day typing on it I appreciated the shorter travel.
I really love this keyboard! I have an advantage2 and love that as well, however the aesthetics of the advantage360 were obviously incredibly appealing to me along with the split keyboard side of things. Currently working on finishing my setup which is quite unorthodox yet works perfectly with these. I have a keyboard tray attached to a kitchen counter (I'm a software engineer who basically just codes nonstop I don't do much cooking lol) and from that I have another smaller mouse pad tray coming off for a trackball mouse. Currently have two more mousepad trays coming which when attached will be able to hold the two sides of the keyboard perfectly, and at the perfect height to allow me to have my hands in as near a perfect resting position as I could hope to get it, allowing me to use my armrests while typing in an extremely comfortable fashion.
This keyboard has basically just perfected my setup and I am beyond happy with it. I got the basic version because I didn't need wireless, even the wired version is trivial to carry around, so I didn't see the benefit there really. Worst case I'll get a second for the office once more are in stock. I got extremely lucky and searched for this on a whim on google and found the Jestik entry there. Happy I stumbled upon it and ordered, didn't expect it to sell out so quickly. I did replace the home keys with my advantage2 keys because they are shaped slightly differently and catch your fingers, but that's a personal preference (I also like the blue on those keys, looks pretty nice with the advantage360)