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Contoured design maximizes comfort and boosts productivity
Separate and rotate modules independently to keep wrists straight and reduce ulnar deviation.
3-Way Adjustable Tenting
Tenting elevates the thumb side of the hand to reduce forearm pronation caused by flat keyboards.
Integrated Palm Support
Palm supports and cushioned palm pads* promote neutral typing position to reduce wrist extension. *Sold separately
Thanks to its tenkeyless layout, you can position your mouse to the side or in the middle for less “over-reach” strain.
Proven Contoured Shape
Hands and fingers are placed in a natural, relaxed position to shorten key-reach and reduce over-extension.
Signature Thumb Keys
Use stronger thumbs rather than weaker pinkies to access heavily used keys like Space, Backspace, and Enter.
Optional Fixed Split
Not ready for full adjustability? Attach the included bridge connector for the traditional Advantage separation.
Vertical Key Configuration
Unlike traditional staggered keyboards, the orthogonal layout mirrors the natural motion of your fingers.
Durable: Rated for 50+ million key presses
Premium: Unmatched feel and performance
Ergonomic: Low-force and tactile
Choose your switch
Gateron Brown Stem
- Low-Force (55g)
- Full Travel
- Tactile Feedback
- Some Noise
We’ve partnered with Upgrade Keyboards to be the official after-market switch outfitter for the Advantage360. Purchase the keyboard through them and they’ll build it just for you.
Coming Late 2022
Choose from three tenting heights with the click of a button
What people are saying about original Advantage contoured keyboard
Windows 7-10, Mac OS X, Linux, Android & Chrome
76 Key layout with thumb clusters
- Function Keys reside in new “Fn” Layer
- 10-Key resides in the traditional “Keypad” Layer
7.5” (width) x 8.0” (depth) x 3.0-4.0” (height) *per side
3.2 lbs (Total weight of both modules)
Keyboard, Bridge Connector, 11 Additional Keycaps, Keycap Puller, and Quick Start Guide
- Advantage 360: USB-C Main Cable & Link Cable
- Advantage 360 Pro: USB-C Charging Cable (x2)
Low-Force Mechanical Brown Switches (Gateron KS-9)
Advantage 360: Onboard Macros/Remaps and the SmartSet App
Advantage 360 Pro: Web-based configurator on GitHub
Advantage 360: None
Advantage 360 Pro: Global White
Advantage 360: Dye-sublimation PBT
Advantage 360 Pro: Shine-through ABS (not pictured here)
Advantage 360: USB-C
Advantage 360 Pro: Bluetooth or USB-C
Advantage 360: 10″ USB-C cable included
Advantage 360 Pro: Bluetooth
New Pinky Keys
Use either of the two new pinky keys to shift to the new Fn layer for access to the Function Keys. Or re-assign a different action.
New Hot Keys
Use the four new hot keys for any custom actions or macros. Plus you get a full-size Keypad key and programming key.
I have some questions about the Drop pre-order?
First off, please accept our sincere apologies over the confusion with the start time. We feel terrible that the pre-order page was opened early and people were left scrambling. The demand for the Advantage360 greatly outpaced our projections and as a result the pre-order was closed after we sold 450 units in 30 minutes.
Things didn’t go perfectly on Drop but rest assured they would have been worse had we tried to support this volume of visits/orders on our modest Word Press/Woo Commerce store. We weren’t able to meet 100% of the demand but it seems the majority of folks who wanted to participate in the pre-order were able to do so. For those that missed out, for whatever reason, we’re sorry to disappoint you.
If you have a question about your pre-order, contact Drop. They took your order and charged your credit card and ultimately they will tell Kinesis which products you wanted. Unfortunately, Drop is not able to modify an order so you have the choice to receive the keyboard as configured, or cancel the order with Drop. If you bought the wrong keycaps, you can purchase the set you want directly from the Kinesis Store when the pre-order keyboards ship
If you were not able to purchase palm pads due to the initial Drop glitch, please email email@example.com with a proof of purchase and we’ll provide you with a coupon code when the pre-order keyboards ship.
We are in the late stages of tooling the plastic and metal parts for the Advantage360 and the electronics for both the SmartSet and ZMK models are nearly complete. Due to current crises with the global supply chain and freight shipping there may be unforeseeable delays, but we are optimistic we can hit the target of May 2022. The best place to stay up to date is the Drop.com discussion.
I missed the pre-order, what are my options?
There are no current plans to run another “drop”
Our plans are to release the Advantage360 for retail purchase in the summer of 2022. So the best thing to do is to subscribe to our newsletter for updates and hang tight.
How many layers does the 360 have?
You guys asked for more layers, so that’s what you get
The 360 features 3 defaults layers: The Top layer which has all your alphanumerics and other commonly used keys, the Keypad layer (“KP”) for your 10-key, and the new Fn1 layer which has your 12 function keys. By default you access the Keypad layer by toggling in and out of the layer via the new full-size “KP”. By default the Function Layer is accessed with the new momentary Fn keys under your pinkies. But you can reprogram any of the keys to act as a layer shift or toggle to suit your workflow. And there are two additional layers (Fn2 and Fn3) that are fully programmable and can be accessed however you want.
Missing an action? Not to worry, you can insert just about any keyboard action on any key using the Smartset App (Windows/Mac) or via simple text just like on the Advantage2.
Should I get an Advantage2 now or wait for the 360 this summer?
The Advantage360 is an incredibly powerful keyboard and will be superior to the Advantage2 in just about everyway. But if you don’t care about adjustable separation or tenting, or you are in pain now, it probably doesn’t make sense to wait.
Pre-order keyboards are sold subject to Drop’s standard terms and conditions so if you are not sure about the 360, you are probably better off waiting until 2022 and order direct from Kinesis so you can take advantage of our 60 Day Guarantee.
Should I get the Professional model, or the base model?
Yes… maybe… probably…
The Pro model has a number of advantages over the base 360 model, namely optional Bluetooth, wireless linking, and backlighting. If any of those features are important to you than the Pro is a no brainer. Over the years our users have clamoured for an open-source option for their Advantage so for those folks the Pro will be a welcome sight.
But we call it the “Professional” version for a reason, open-source has powerful tools but its not as user-friendly as SmartSet. If you prefer to use onboard programming, which is a hallmark of Kinesis’s SmartSet Engine, you’ll want to stick with the base model.
What's the difference between the keycaps
This one is easy…
Dye-Sublimation PBT: These are premium keycaps that are resistant to sheen and and fade. If you don’t plan to use the backlighting then this is the set you want. You have a choice of Dvorak or QWERTY legends.
Shine-Through ABS: If you want to work in a low-light environment you’ll need to select these if you want to be able to read the key legends. This set is only available with QWERTY legends at this time.
*Note: Only the Pro model features LED backlighting
How long with the Pro batteries last?
The Pro model features dual 1500 MAH, rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries
If you are using the keyboard with the backlighting on (a major power drain) the batteries should last for a full work day. If you have the backlighting turned off, you should be able to go several months between charges.
The Pro has a 30 second timer so if you step away for your keyboard for a moment it will go to sleep to preserve battery life but wake up quickly when you return. And there is a handy on/off switch if you are travelling with your keyboard or want to ensure that it goes into deep sleep for maximum power conservation.
Do I have to use the Bridge Connector
We designed the Advantage 360 specifically to be used as a fully separable keyboard for maximum ergonomic benefits. We suspect most people will chuck it in the garbage and never give it another thought.
However, we know there are many long-time contoured keyboards users who want the new features but aren’t ready to make the jump to a split keyboard. We engineered the bridge to quickly snap into place to recreate the classic separation found on earlier one piece models.
Is the Advantage360 hot-swappable?
We tried to make this happen but the switch sockets just aren’t reliable enough when mounted to the curved keywell circuit boards. Sockets were meant to mount to flat keyboards so it would have caused too many reliability issues. But that’s why we partnered with Upgrade Keyboards so you can eventually get the 360 built with exactly the switches YOU want.
Can I use the Pro model over USB?
Yes, but there is a major “but”…
When the left module is plugged into a PC it sends keystrokes over USB, not bluetooth. However, the left and right sides always communicate wirelessly. You can plug the right module into a PC, but it is not designed to send keystrokes at this time, just charge the battery.
Each module only has a single port as the traditional link cable location has been repurposed for an on/off switch.