Kinesis KB800HMB-us Freestyle2 Split Keyboard for Mac

9 inch separation. 2-port USB Hub
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Description

Dramatically thinner than the original Freestyle, the Kinesis KB800HMB-us Freestyle2 is ideal for both office and travel use. Retaining the same ergonomic features as its predecessor the Freestyle2 is the only keyboard that adjusts to each individual's unique body type - from petite to large frame.

Features

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  • 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

  • Slide Release Button - Each keyboard module incorporates a slide release button that allows the attachment of both the pivot tether and the Incline Accessory.

Slide Release Button

  • Provides total separation of both keyboard modules - Disconnecting the privot tether allows up to eight 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. Also available is a custom version that offers up 20 inches of separation.

Provides total separation of both keyboard modules

  • Sleek, low profile design - 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.

Sleek, low profile desig

  • 2-Port 2.0 USB Hub - The 2-port 2.0 USB hub enables you to easily connect other input devices such as mice without having to access USB ports on your computer.

2-Port 2.0 USB Hub

  • Left Side Driverless Hot Keys - Driverless hot keys for commonly used mouse actions. (Internet Page Forward and Back, Beginning of Line, End of Line, Cut, Undo, Copy, Select All and Paste).

Left Side Driverless Hot Keys

  • Top Row Driverless Hot Keys - Like the new iMac keyboards plus more! Esc/force quit, Brightness, Exposé, Dashboard, Play Audio, Audio Volume, Dock, Eject & Off/Sleep (not shown)

Top Row Driverless Hot Keys

  • Double wide Escape and Fwd Delete keys - The Kinesis2 for Mac employs double wide Escape and Forward Delete keys making for an easier target for your fingers to press.

Double wide Escape and Fwd Delete 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.

Quiet, tactile key switches

  • Warranty Two year limited warranty.

Specifications

Length

15-3/8"

Depth

7-1/8"

Max Height

7/8"

Weight

2 lbs

USB Cable Length

6 feet

Compatibility

  • Requires available USB port
  • Will operate on virtually any USB system
  • Driverless hot keys on left side only compatible with Mac operating systems
  • Special actions on function keys F3, F4 & F11 require OS X 10.4 or newer
  • Hot keys on F5-F7 require the Apple keyboard update 1.1. or newer.

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

Literature (Please open the following documents for more technical information)

Product Sheet - Kinesis KB800HMB-us Freestyle2 Keyboard for Mac

 - pdf

Ergonomic Benefits - Kinesis KB800HMB-us Freestyle2 Split Mac Keyboard

 - pdf

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: I need a a split keyboard for a Special Ed student. School system uses Google extensively and this would be used on a Chromebook. I'm hoping to have an alternative to this keyboard. It's ok if special function keys are lost, concerned most with regular keys used in regular office programs/word processing. Answer: Currently there is a limited number of Chrome OS-compatible keyboards available which are sold by manufacturers of Chrome OS Boxes (PC’s) and Chromebooks (Laptops). To the best of our knowledge, there is currently no Chrome OS-compatible split keyboard currently on the market. However, virtually all standard USB and Bluetooth keyboards and mice will work with Chrome OS. This is regardless of whether they were made for Windows, Mac, or Android. You may lose dedicated function keys, such as screen brightness buttons I described over the phone. Regular key functionality should remain the same.
Model KB800HMB-us
Manufacturer Kinesis
Part Number KB800HMB-us
UPC 607998800027
Warranty Two year limited warranty
Length 15-3/8 in
Depth 7-1/8 in
Maximum height 7/8 in
Weight 2 lbs
Compatible With Mac OS 8.6 and higher. Driverless hot keys on left side only compatible with Mac operating systems
Color Black
USB Cable Length 6 feet
Connection Type Wired USB

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