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Kinesis Freestyle Edge Split Mechanical Keyboard

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baller1308
1
May 12, 2019
Looks like browns are out of stock :(
JimDetroit
122
May 12, 2019
I just saw the same thing. No buy for me...
mrperson
0
May 12, 2019
bummer
Udonitron
79
May 8, 2019
Oh boy...reinventing the wheel here.
cub3y
54
May 7, 2019
@Kinesis will there ever be an RGB or just plain white led version? I have one of these already and it's my favorite keyboard ever (and I have had 20+ mech boards now). I really want another one for my gaming setup (I used my current one for work) but honestly the blue LEDs just suck... Please let us know If there are RGB or white led versions coming :-)
Trunks_M
3
May 10, 2019
No issue kinesis edge keycaps have painted legends are easy to read with the back light off. I own a Kinesis edge, use it every day and unlike the most shine through caps (looking at massdrop ctrl) the Kinesis ones are very easy to see with out the back light. Kinesis has white paint over the keycaps legends / shine though. noted here: https://www.anandtech.com/show/11631/kinesis-freestyle-edge-split-gaming-keyboard-review/2
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RealZak
1
Jul 22, 2019
Tweaky
40
May 7, 2019
I got a Freestyle Pro with 'silent' red Cherry MX switches through German Amazon and the switches were so squeaky that I had to return it. My review for the FS PRO on amazon de contains a video illustrating this (there are only three reviews currently so it'll be easy to find). I sure hope the non-silent switches offered here don't have the same issue!
user73
340
May 7, 2019
Good for me: I bought one of these direct from Kinesis a couple years ago. Very cool keyboard and the onboard software is intuitive and clean. I really enjoyed being able to slide the right portion of the keyboard out of the way when it came time to game. I recommend the $50 worth of lift kit and palm rest components if you decide to get one. Having them all really brings out the full experiences intended in the keyboard's design. Bad for me: Ultimately I ended up returning everything to Kinesis, which they kindly accepted for a full refund. I tried, but just could not deal with the solid blue backlight for the keycaps (!!!). I can't recall having met anyone who claims to have sensitivity to red light, but there are plenty of people, including myself, that are sensitive to blue light, particularly the intense kind emitted by LEDs. I don't understand manufacturers' insistence on embedding obnoxious blue LEDs in their hardware. I think Kinesis dropped the ball by opting for solid blue instead of user configurable RGB, or even just plain red. I would have paid an a bit more to keep the blue away.
RealZak
1
Jul 22, 2019
user73
340
Jul 22, 2019
Baller! Thank you for the heads up!
massdropuser2
1
May 7, 2019
Are red switches not available for this drop? The description still seems to imply that they are, but only blues and browns in the dropdown for me.
Hello! The red switches unfortunately are not available for this drop. Sorry for the inconvenience.
TimTheNinja
7
May 7, 2019
Absolutely love mine, though I'd love it even more if I could get some custom keycaps! At least for the spacebar(s), Esc key, etc.
JCDitto
47
May 7, 2019
Love this keyboard. Bought mine at Amazon with Cherry Silver switches. Also got a lift Kit with pads. Best KB I will every own I feel.
Thallis
1
Nov 30, 2018
I love my freestyle and my advantage, but my real end game is a split advantage! Please make one already!
Sounds like you’re looking for an ergodox ergonomic keyboard. Or maybe a dactyl for the curve similar to the advantage, though I don’t know if there are prebuilt versions of that
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elFick
318
Nov 30, 2018
I generally don't use wrist rests, but I want the lift kit... For peeps that use this lifted, what is your opinion on the wrist rests?
elFick
318
May 9, 2019
Thanks, that's the kind of opinion I was looking for. In the end I will probably just get both tenting sets, just in case.
mrperson
0
May 12, 2019
I night my Freestyle years ago and got both tenting sets. Within days I settled on the lift kit and haven't gone back. Having rests that match the keyboard angle makes a big difference for me. My recommendation is save money and start with just the lift kit.
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