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Kinesis Advantage 2

$349.00
SKU:
KB600

Description

 Kinesis has designed high-end ergonomic keyboards for almost 30 years. The new Advantage2 keyboard offers a patented contoured design and low-impact mechanical key switches which addresses risk factors associated with keyboarding. The new SmartSetTM programming engine features powerful programming tools designed to let you customize the keyboard to boost your own productivity.

The Advantage2 is designed with low-force Cherry MX Brown tactile mechanical key switches. 

Ergonomic Features

  • Concave key-wells are scooped into a bowl shape to reduce hand and finger extension and relax muscles.
  • Separating the key-wells 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 better reflect the natural motion of your fingers.
  • The two key-wells are “tented” at an optimal 20 degree angle moderately raising the thumb side of the hand. Tenting puts you in a more neutral, “handshake” posture and reduces the stresses caused by forearm pronation.

  • 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. Self-adhesive, cushioned palm pads (included) can be attached for maximum comfort.
  • The thumb clusters include frequently-used keys such as Enter, Space, Backspace, and Delete to redistribute the workload away from your relatively weaker and overused little fingers to stronger thumbs.

  • The Advantage2 may look big, but it actually 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”.

 

Mechanical Key Switches

The Advantage2 (KB600 model) utilizes the Cherry MX 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 agronomists, 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.

Function keys use Cherry ML low-force mechanical key switches.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Plug-and-Play compatible with all USB operating systems (no special drivers required)
    • Windows 7, 8 & 10
    • Mac OS X 10.4+
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Chrome
  • Mechanical Key Switches
    • Alphanumeric Keys: Cherry MX Brown
      • Peak Force: 55 grams
      • Activation Force: 45 grams
      • Travel Distance: 4.1 mm
    • Function Keys: Cherry ML
      • Peak Force: 50 grams
      • Activation Force: 45 grams
      • Travel Distance: 3 mm
  • Dimensions & warranty

    • Width: 16.50 inches
    • Depth (front-to-back): 8 inches
    • Max height: 2.875 inches
    • Distance between F & J Keys: 9 inches
    • Weight: 2.20 lbs
  • USB cable length: 6 feet 3 inches; 6 feet 1 inch from back edge of keyboard
  • Warranty: 3 year limited
  • Package Contents (US Version): Keyboard with pre-loaded SmartSet App for Windows, Quick Start Guide, pair of self-adhesive palm pads, 4 extra keycaps (Mac & PC mode) & keycap puller
  • Package Contents (International Versions): Keyboard, Quick Start Guide, pair of self-adhesive palm pads, (1) Windows keycap & keycap puller

 

Warranty Information

3 years