- Split keyboard
- Requires available USB port
- Numpad not included
Kinesis Keyboard – Freestyle2 Review:
The Kinesis Keyboard Freestyle2 has a similar function with the Goldtouch V2 Adjustable, only it adds more flexibility as it can be further adjusted how you want it, that’s why it’s freestyle! The pivot joint on top at the center of the keyboard can be disconnected so you can have two totally separated keyboards for the left and right hand. The distance of both half can be separated up to 9 inches apart. So it doesn’t matter if the user is a child, or a 250lbs body builder with very broad shoulders.
Downside of Kinesis Keyboard Freestyle2 however is it does not come with the VIP3 Accessory, necessary for this to adjust vertically. The VIP3 comes with the wrist rest as well which most ergonomic keyboards have. The VIP3 Accessory is available at Amazon for $36. Also the numpad (Freestyle2 Keypad) is not included, which usually should come together with a typical keyboard. Maybe because Kinesis considers that not everybody uses the numpad anyway. Also a shorter keyboard is good for people with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome since the distance between your right hand when typing and your mouse is much closer. The layout of the keys is different as well, so like any other ergonomic keyboards, it will take some time to get used to.
This is the most free form keyboard in the market today, and if this doesn’t fit your where you want your hands should be, we don’t know what will. Although it may take same time to find the right distance, angle, and position adjusting this keyboard, it will be absolutely worth it once you find that perfect spot. So say goodbye to CTS with this Kinesis Keyboard!
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8
Sun & Linux