Kinesis KB800PB-us Freestyle2 Ergonomic Split Keyboard for PC

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Description

Introducing the New Kinesis Freestyle2 adjustable split keyboard in an ultra-thin design. Kinesis KB800PB-us is dramatically thinner than the original Freestyle, the Freestyle2 is ideal for both office and travel use. Retaining the same ergonomic features as it's predecessor the Freestyle2 is the only keyboard that adjusts to each individual's unique body type - from petite to large frame.

Created with input from ergonomists and health professionals, the Freestyle2 adapts to the specific needs of each user, minimizing awkward postures, while providing a stylish accent to any workstation.

Featuring simple, sturdy adjustment mechanisms the Freestyle2 is intuitive to configure and use. Interchangeable accessories provide features never before available from just one keyboard design. Three optional accessory packages, the VIP3, Freestyle V3 and Freestyle Ascent can be purchased to provide additional capabilities. These four configurations allow the user to choose features that offer complete separation, adjustable front splay, and adjustable tenting with or without integrated palm supports.

Other unique features of the Freestyle2 keyboard include driverless hot keys for mouse intensive actions, volume control & calculator keys, an embedded 10-key (PC only), low-profile design to promote neutral wrist posture, a Pivot Tether connecting the two keying modules together and quiet, tactile key switches.

 

Features

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  • Ultra thin design - Dramatically thinner than the original Freestyle Solo, the Freestyle2 is perfect for both office and travel use.

Ultra thin design

  • Accommodates a wide range of humans - From small to tall and body types in between, the Freestyle2 allows for maximum flexibility catering to each individual's unique needs.

Accommodates a wide range of humans

  • Narrow foot print for comfortable mousing and keying - At only 15 3/8 inches wide the Freestyle2 provides for close placement of any pointing device reducing over reach issues.

Narrow foot print for comfortable mousing and keying

  • Pivot Tether - Both modules are connected together by a flexible pivot tether allowing an infinite range of splay and greatly reducing ulnar deviation.

Pivot Tether

  • Re-designed slide release button - The slide release button has been re-designed, making for an effortless disengagment of the pivot tether from the keyboard module.

Re-designed slide release button

  • Provides total separation of both keyboard modules - Disconnecting the privot tether allows up to 9 inches of complete separation of both left and right keying modules. Perfect for individual needs ranging from a narrow footprint to complete separation. This design greatly reduces and/or eliminates ulnar deviation one of the leading causes of discomfort and pain while typing.

Provides total separation of both keyboard modules

  • Zero degree slope from front-to-back - Most keyboards including ergonomic models have a 10 degree positive slope from front to back. These designs tend to bend your wrists (extension). The Freestyle2 has a zero degree slope which minimizes the height, effectively creating negative slope and reducing wrist extension.

Zero degree slope from front-to-back

  • Optional palm supports - Optional padded palm supports reduce wrist extension by keeping wrists neutral.

Optional palm supports

  • Driverless hot keys - Driverless hot keys for commonly used mouse actions. (Internet Page Forward and Back, Undo, Web Home, Cut, Copy and Paste).Based on customer feedback the FN and Application keys have switched positions. A vertical rib has been placed on the inside row of hot keys to provide tactile notification to the user.

Driverless hot keys

  • Embedded 10-key - Simply press the "Fn" key to toggle between the embedded 10-key and the alphanumeric keys. Kinesis offers an optional low-force keypad for intensive number crunchers.

Embedded 10-key

  • Double wide Delete and Escape keys - The Kinesis Freestyle2 employs a double wide Delete and Escape keys making for an easier target for your fingers to press.Alslo, based on customer feedback a horizontal rib has been placed on the bottom edge of the Delete key providing tactile notification to the user, as well as distinguishing between the Back Space and Delete key.

Double wide Delete and Escape keys

  •  Volume control & calculator keys - Embedded Volume Up, Down, Mute and Calculator keys.

Volume control & calculator keys

  • Familiar key layout - Familiar key layout provides for minimal adaptation time.

Familiar key layout

  • Quiet, tactile key switches - The Freestyle2 utilizes a quiet, low-force, tactile membrane key switch. The typical average maximum key force of a switch is 45 grams. This is at least 25% less than most traditional and many ergonomic keyboards such as the Microsoft 4000 with maximum key forces of over 60 grams
  • Key switch - Peak force: 44 grams; Activation force: 35 grams; Travel distance: 3.9 mm; Switch type: Rubber dome, membrane

Quiet, tactile key switches

 

  • Atlas Ergonomics Study: Workers Strongly Prefer Kinesis Freestyle Keyboard - An intensive five-month study conducted by Atlas Ergonomics found that 96% of the participants preferred to use the Kinesis Freestyle keyboard over their initial keyboard, and 92% of those participants used it in a completely separated configuration.
  • Warranty - Two year limited warranty.

 

Specifications

Width of Standard (9" of separation)

  • Minimum: 15.375", Maximum: 23.5"
  • Distance between F and J Keys: Min: 3.5"; Max: 11.5"

Depth

7.125", palm supports installed: 10"

Max Height

0.875"

Weight

2 lbs

Shipping Weight

3 lbs

USB Cable Length

6 feet

 

Dimensions with VIP3 accessory installed

  • Width of standard version (9 inches of separation): Min: 15.375 inches; Max: 23.50 inches
  • Depth:10 inches
  • Max height at 15 degrees slope: 2.875 inches
  • Max height at 10 degrees slope: 2.125 inches
  • Max height at 5 degrees slope: 1.50 inches
  • Weight: 2.50 lbs
  • Shipping weight: 4 lbs
  • USB cable length: 6 feet

 

Dimensions with V3 accessory installed

  • Width of standard version (9 inches of separation): Min: 15.375 inches; Max: 23.50 inches
  • Depth: 7.125 inches
  • Max height at 15 degrees slope: 2.875 inches
  • Max height at 10 degrees slope: 2.125 inches
  • Max height at 5 degrees slope: 1.50 inches
  • Weight: 2.12 lbs
  • Shipping weight: 4 lbs
  • USB cable length: 6 feet

 

Compatibility

  • Requires available USB port
  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
  • Sun and Linux
  • Compatible with PC, and Linux systems - Hot Keys for Sun, Linux, remote access, and terminal emulation: Hot keys on the PC Freestyle are designed for Windows may not be supported by Linux, Sun, Macintosh systems or by some browsers. Some hot keys will not work if you are using terminal emulation or remote access.

 

Applications

  • The Ultra-slim design of the Freestyle2 makes it ideal for both office and travel use.
  • Perfect for individuals requiring greater separation than what is provided by other ergonomic keyboards.
  • The best choice for companies that want to standardize on one keyboard for all but the most extreme ergonomic requirements. The Freestyle2 serves as an enhanced traditional compact keyboard but offers users the additional ability to splay and separate the two keying modules. Coupled with the user convertible configurations possible with the optional accessory kits, the Freestyle family offers the most configurations of any ergonomic keyboard, and at a very affordable price.
  • A great option for users that want to place a trackball, touchpad or a separate 10-key between the two modules.
  • Integrates well with Contour Design's RollerMouse.

 

Model KB800PB-us
Manufacturer Kinesis
Part Number KB800PB-us
UPC 607998800010
Warranty Two year limited warranty
Depth 7.125"; palm supports installed: 10" in
Maximum height 0.875 in
Weight 2 lbs
USB Cable Length 6 feet
Shipping Weight 3 lbs
Ergonomic Keyboard Yes
Width Minimum: 15.375 in; Maximum: 23.50 in
Connection Type Wired USB

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