• Freestyle Pro Mechanical Keyboard

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Item #: KB900
Our Price: $179.00
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Description 

The award-winning Freestyle Pro keyboard offers the same advanced ergonomic features as our popular Freestyle2, but with the additional benefits of powerful onboard programmability and premium Cherry MX brown mechanical key switches (low-force, tactile feedback). The Freestyle Pro is pre-configured for Windows use (Layout 1), but Mac users can simply toggle to Layout 2 with the touch of  button and install the 4 included Mac keycaps. Layout 3 is pre-configured for Dvorak typists, but any of the 9 layouts can be customized using the onboard shortcuts or the easy-to-use SmartSetTM Programming App. The SmartSet App is preloaded on the keyboard and doesn’t get installed on your computer. The Freestyle Pro also features an adjustable linking cable so everyone can find their comfort zone.

Ergonomic Features

Cherry MX (Brown) Low-force, tactile key switches
The Freestyle Pro utilizes the Cherry MX low-force tactile switch (brown stem). It is a semi-custom low force tactile design created in 1992 to Kinesis’ specifications. “Tactility” is a slightly elevated force around the midpoint of the key stroke which signals when the switch is about to be activated. A tactile response is preferred by many ergonomists because it can reduce the frequency of “bottoming out” the switch and reduce unnecessary impacts to your fingertips. The peak (tactile) force is ~55gm, following by an activation force of ~45 gm.

The recently launched Kinesis Freestyle Pro Keyboard has been received with great fanfare so we are pleased to announce the addition of the FS Pro with an option for Cherry MX Red “Quiet” mechanical key switches.

The Cherry MX Red "Quiet" linear feel switch (i.e. smoother and with no tactile feedback) incorporates a patented noise reduction feature making it noticeably quieter than standard Cherry MX Brown switches for any environment where ambient noise is a concern.                          

So now you can choose a Freestyle Pro with either Cherry MX Brown low-force & tactile switches OR Cherry MX Red “Quiet” low-force & linear feel switches.

See and hear the difference:


All other Freestyle Pro features remain the same regardless of which key switch is chosen, including full user programmability via the no-install SmartSetTM programming app 

New! Adjustable linking cable accommodates a wide range of individuals

The two key modules are connected by a 20 inch linking cable that can be adjusted to suit your body type, desktop space, and typing preferences. The basic configuration allows up to 12 inches of separation. If you need additional separation, simply remove the cable compartment cover located on the back of the left key module and thread out more cable until you find your desired width.

Zero degree slope form factor
The Freestyle Pro features a zero degree slope from front to back for maximum comfort. Most keyboards, even ergonomic models, have a 10 degree positive slope. Positive slope keyboards tend to bend your wrists backwards, but the Freestyle Pro’s zero degree slope keeps your wrists neutral to reduce painful wrist extension.

Optional tenting accessories
If you are experiencing forearm discomfort, consider adding one of two tenting accessories to reduce forearm pronation. The VIP3 Pro (with palm supports) and V3 Pro (without palm supports) attach easily to the underside of the Pro keyboard providing 3 easily adjustable tent settings of 5˚, 10˚ and 15˚. Note: Freestyle2 tenting accessories are not compatible with the Freestyle Pro.

Optional palm supports
Optional palm supports reduce wrist extension by keeping wrists neutral and our cushioned palm pads increase comfort.

Hot Keys
The Freestyle Pro features 8 pre-programmed hotkeys (Desktop, Last App, Select All, Undo, Cut, Delete, Copy & Paste) designed to reduce mouse clicks and awkward key combinations.



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