Kinesis Advantage2 LF Mechanical Keyboard

Kinesis Advantage2 LF Mechanical Keyboard

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Kinesis has been at the forefront of the ergonomic keyboard revolution since 1992. Featuring concave key wells with a vertical, non-staggered (orthogonal) layout, the Advantage2 is designed to reduce finger extension and relax your fingers and hands Read More

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dunno282
11
Mar 3, 2019
well.. been waiting over a year for this drop and I totally missed it. looks like only nine people ordered. probably will never come back again lol. how much was the keyboard going for?
davidgross
1
Jun 17, 2019
@dunno282 @zoomorph how was this drop different than just purchasing the product from the manufacturer's website? https://kinesis-ergo.com/shop/advantage2-lfq/ I'm confused...
dunno282
11
Jan 5, 2020
i didn't see the price for the drop. if it was the same price then yea it wouldn't have mattered. i am assuming it was cheaper than MSRP
Deungpo
4
Feb 24, 2019
cherry mx red or cherry mx quiet red? somebody has to answer..
Kinesis
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Kinesis
Feb 24, 2019
Cherry MX Red... not quiet
Deungpo
4
Feb 25, 2019
thank you very much.. but why not quiet? I think that recent kinesis advantage 2 lf has quiet switches..
loganville
26
Feb 22, 2019
I bought the original of one of these a few years ago when I lost feeling in some of my fingers. I've since have had a massive reduction in carpal tunnel pain. It took about 3 months for feeling to return to my fingers. It took me a while to get used to the keyboard, specifically the arrow keys and some of the brackets. However, I now type about 20wpm faster than I ever could on a conventional keyboard. I also have a handmade ergodox that I use when traveling, but it's just not as comfortable. It's expensive, but it's cheaper than surgery.
gaurav_singh
10
Feb 22, 2019
Please consider adding the standard version with the brown MX switches, I cancelled my order when I realized these have Cherry MX Red.
JimDetroit
122
Feb 22, 2019
Saw some reviews of this keyboard on YouTube. Close-ups seem to show that the keycaps are pad-printed. At this price point, it's unbelievable they use pad-printing, which is what you get on your basic $5 membrane keyboard.
Can’t disagree with you, but I can tell you from anecdotal experience ce that this isn’t a problem. I bought this keyboard 6 years ago (I think it’s version 1 on usb 2.0?) along with a rollerball mouse to help relieve strain on my wrists. Nearly a month after buying it, I seldom experience pain. I work in a call center where I can easily type 20 pages of text every day and the letters are still just as legible. I just wish there was a better solution for the wrist rest.
madllama
91
Feb 21, 2019
Awesome that this is here... I have the Advantage and love it and would like a second keyboard for home. But holding off for the non-LF version
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TheSquirrel
0
Feb 21, 2019
Shouldnt this say quiet red?
EbeneezerSquid
7
Feb 21, 2019
 would buy if it was available with the Halos. But with Linear switches it is definitely a no-go
rbtbl
41
Feb 21, 2019
I had one of these some time ago (got it for $2 at university surplus), but switched to an ErgoDox not long after. The Kinesis is huge and the curve of the key bowls didn't quite fit my fingers right, and the Cherry brown switches were just a bit too light having come from a Model M. I also had troubles with the built-in key remap functions, but I had an old firmware version and didn't bother to ask for a new EEPROM. The ErgoDox kept all of my favorite features from the Kinesis (like that excellent thumb grouping) while being more practical. I even copied the deep-dish keycaps for all home keys on my ErgoDox. Seeing this here makes me think I should dig the old Kinesis out of storage and give it another try. Maybe I'll like it better now.
Xyverz
609
Feb 25, 2019
I have a PS/2 model disassembled and waiting for me to get busy with the switch/controller board swap. The process is the same, provided your board isn't that much older than my 2004 Kinesis Essential. This is the board I put my 67g Zilents on:
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A gallery with a few more photos is here: https://imgur.com/a/AAOOh Here's the gallery of the same board, pre-switch swap, with the Stapelberg controller: https://imgur.com/a/URWpX
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Xyverz
609
Feb 25, 2019
If you need more keys, take a look at the Dactyl Manuform. There are various configs, and if you look around, you might find the script that will generate a custom configuration for you. I have yet to build my Dactyl, but it's on the bucket list for when I'm ready to tackle a more involved build.
Knugles
2
Feb 21, 2019
I’m just dropping in to say this is the strangest keyboard I’ve seen in a long time.
aeberbach
232
Feb 21, 2019
You need to see a DataHand...
kiw_ii
18
Jul 6, 2020
haha, if you write it in image search, it gets stranger the further you go! and I thought "Maltron Single Handed" was weird..!😅
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