Kinesis Advantage
Kinesis Advantage
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Product Description
The Advantage features unique concave key wells with a vertical, non-staggered key layout designed to reduce finger extension. Separating the key wells in this fashion keeps your wrists at shoulder width where they are most comfortable Read More
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The Kinesis Advantage is the original mechanical ergonomic keyboard. Kinesis utilizes Cherry MX Brown switches and top-of-the-line internals in their flagship Advantage to maximize comfort and productivity for the power user. One look at the Advantage confirms that this isn’t your grandmother’s keyboard.

Note: Advantage keyboards are not compatible with most Windows 7 computers which have USB 3.0 ports, even if they also have USB 2.0. This problem doesn’t happen with other operating systems, such as Windows 8, Mac & Linux. This drop is limited to 150 units.

Additional Note: At checkout you have an option to choose between the Advantage in QWERTY, Advantage in QWERTY/DVORAK (+$25), and Advantage LF in Cherry MX Reds (+$25). Also, there is a PS/2 conversion kit (+$25) available as an add-on.

Form

The Advantage features unique concave key wells with a vertical, non-staggered key layout designed to reduce finger extension. Separating the key wells in this fashion keeps your wrists at shoulder width where they are most comfortable. Built-in palm rests eliminate wrist-extension and self-adhesive lycra pads can be installed to provide additional comfort. Frequently used editing keys such as Space, Enter, Backspace, Alt, and Control have been relocated to convenient thumb “clusters" to reduce the workload for your weakest fingers, the pinkies. The end result is a keyboard that works in harmony with your body.

Function

There is more to the Advantage than just a sleek ergonomic design. Customize the Advantage to your exact specifications using powerful on-board programming. Remap individual keys, program macros or switch to Dvorak layout, all without installing any software. Up to 24 long macros can be programmed and stored in the keyboard’s on-board memory and a traditional 10-key is embedded into the right key well which can be accessed with an optional footswitch.

Specs
  • Compatible Operating Systems: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 (USB 2.0 only) and Windows 8; Mac OS 8.6 and higher (not compatible with non-US layouts); Linux
  • Key Switch: Cherry MX Brown mechanical
  • Peak force: 55 grams
  • Activation force: 45 grams
  • Travel distance: 4.1 mm
  • Width: 16.50 inches
  • Depth (front-to-back): 8.0 inches
  • Max height: 2.875 inches
  • Distance between F & J Keys: 9.0 inches
  • Weight: 2.20 lbs (Shipping weight: 4 lbs)
  • Cable length: 7.25 feet
  • 2-Port 1.1 USB hub
  • Onboard memory: 24, 36, or 48 macros (56, 38, or 28 characters long, respectively)
  • Supports unlimited key remapping
  • Onboard Dvorak layout 
Included
  • Foam Palm Pads
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Extra Mac keycaps and keycap removal tool
Shipping

All orders will be shipped by the vendor.

Estimated ship date is June 9, 2015 PT.

After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.