Freestyle Edge RGB Keyboard

Uncompromising style and performance

Adjustable split boosts comfort and productivity for all body types

Split and Splay

Separate the modules to shoulder-width to keep wrists straight. Standard 20″ link cable accommodates all body types.

Tenting

Tenting accessories enable 5, 10, and 15 degree to reduce forearm pronation caused by flat keyboards.

Compact Layout

Tenkeyless layout with available embedded keypad results in a smaller footprint for closer mouse placement.

Palm Supports

Zero-degree slope and included cushioned palm supports eliminate wrist extension.

Mechanical Switches

Professional-Grade Ergonomic Mechanical RGB Keyboard

  • Genuine Cherry MX mechanical switches

  • 50M key presses for unmatched durability

  • Premium typing feel and performance

  • Low-force for maximum comfort

4 Switches to Choose From

Tactile Feel

MX Brown

  • Low-Force (55g)
  • Full Travel
  • Some Noise

MX Blue

  • Medium-Force (60g)
  • Full Travel
  • Clicky

Linear Feel

MX Red

  • Low-Force (45g)
  • Full Travel
  • Some Noise

MX Silver

  • Low-Force (45g)
  • Short Travel
  • Some Noise

 

Per-Key RGB Lighting - 11 Customizable Effects

Boost Productivity

  • 9 fully customizable dual-layer Profiles for different applications, operating systems, or users. Every key can be remapped.
  • 9 customizable macros keys for custom key actions
  • Heavy-duty on-the-fly macros with adjustable delays, 9 playback speeds, and up to 300 characters long. Install the latest firmware to increase macro capacity to 100 macros per layout.
  • Assign single and double mouse-clicks to any key on the keyboard to eliminate unnecessary clicks

Convenient and Easy

  • Plug-and-play on all USB operating systems, no special drivers to install, and upgradeable firmware
  • Custom settings are saved directly to the keyboard for maximum portability and versatility
  • Use the onboard programming shortcuts for basic programming tasks or quick configurations
  • Download the RGB SmartSet App (Windows and Mac versions) to customize lighting effects and layouts

Freestyle Edge RGB Reviewed

five stars

Amazon Rating

As someone who both works in IT and then comes home to spend another 6 hours on a computer this was immensely helpful for my wrists. I’ll definitely be returning to this brand for my next purchase and will be recommending it to anyone that needs some kind of ergonomic hardware.

– Drew

Thankful to Kinesis for making such a great product. Cannot imagine typing on any other keyboard after trying one of their split mechanical keyboards. I am a programmer but I prefer the looks of the gaming keyboards more than their pro editions.

– Sceptic

I had tendinitis due to being a software engineer and gamer. I bought this keyboard and the Freestyle 2 for mac and both have been amazing with respect to relief from repetitive strainThe wrist rests are comfortable and the RGB lighting is really nice to look at.

– Carlos

Easily one of the best, most comfortable keyboards i’ve ever used. The new wrist guards are infinitely better then the old model. Now they are built on super squishy cusion pads. That’s gotta be my favorite part. Aside from the RGB of course.

– Anthony

Specifications

Operating System

Plug-and-Play on Windows, Mac, Linux, & Chrome. *Mac keycaps sold separately.

Layout

Tenkeyless with 9 customizable game keys and available embedded keypad.

Connectivity

USB Wired (Single Port, 6′ Braided Cable).

Performance

1MS Response Time, NKRO Mode, Game Mode, Cushioned Detachable Palm Support

Package Contents

Keyboard, detachable cushioned palm supports, 20″ braided linking cable.

Key Switches

100% Genuine Cherry MX Mechanical (MX Brown, MX Red, MX Blue, or MX Silver).

Backlighting

Per-Key 16.8M Color RGB Lighting with 11 customizable effects.

Dimensions

1.25″ tall x 15.5″ wide x 10.25″ deep

Weight

3.0 lbs

Warranty

2 Year Limited Warranty

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FAQs

Which Kinesis keyboard is right for me?

All Kinesis keyboards are backed by the same ergonomic design principles. Which one is right for you depends on several factors.

The Freestyle2 is our most popular ergonomic keyboard. It features a split-adjustable design and modular accessories to make it affordable and versatile. It comes in a variety of layouts (US and European), configurations (9″ and 20″ separation), connections (USB and Bluetooth wireless) and can even be ordered pre-assembled with our most popular tenting accessories.

The Advantage2 is our flagship keyboard and has been the choice of ergonomic enthusiasts for 25 years. If you need a powerful tool and are willing to invest as little as one week to learn the contoured layout, then it will reward you with incredible comfort and significant productivity boosts. The Advantage2 boasts mechanical switches, onboard programmability with our new SmartSet Engine, and it’s designed to work on all major operating systems.

The Freestyle Pro is our newest ergonomic keyboard. It takes our award-winning Freestyle split-adjustable design (and modular tenting accessories), and adds two premium features from the Advantage2: 1) the new SmartSet Programming Engine for powerful configurability and 2) Cherry mechanical key switches for a premium typing feel and durability. The Freestyle Pro is a great choice for those looking to upgrade from a Freestyle2, or those not quite ready to make the leap to the Advantage2.

The Freestyle Edge RGB is the “big brother” to the Freestyle Pro keyboard. It adds per-key RGB backlighting and cushioned palm supports for an even more premium typing experience. *Note: Mac keycaps are sold separately for the RGB, and the RGB model is not offered with “quiet” Cherry MX Red switches.

How long does it take to adapt to the Freestyle Edge RGB?

The Freestyle Edge RGB is easy to adapt to

The Freestyle Edge RGB mechanical ergonomic keyboard features a conventional layout so the adaptation period is very minimal for touch-typists. We recommend starting with the key modules close together and the lowest tenting setting, and then working your way “out and up” until you find the optimal configuration for your body. And remember, every key on the Freestyle Edge RGB is programmable so feel free to move keys around to suit your workflow.

Don’t be discouraged if you find that it is taking you longer to adapt than you think it should. We encourage new users to consult the merchant’s return policy before purchasing and use the keyboard for the maximum allowable time before making a final decision (The Kinesis Gaming Store offers a 60-Day money back guarantee).

Which color key switch is right for me?

The MX Brown mechanical key switches are the most popular choice

If you have never used a mechanical keyboard before you will likely find that the typing feel of the Brown and Red switches are very similar. Both switches have a low activation force and great typing feel. If you prefer the Quiet Red switches, you will need to opt for the Freestyle Pro keyboard. MX Blues are significantly louder than Brown and Red switches and have a higher activation force, but they are preferred by many gamers and typists.

What’s the big deal about mechanical keyboards.

Which tenting accessory should I get?

That depends on whether or not you want palm supports

There are two tenting accessories for the Freestyle Edge RGB keyboard. The Lift Kit and V3 Pro kits both support tenting at 5˚, 10˚ and 15˚. Choose the Lift Kit for tenting with the included palm supports and cushioned pads, or the V3 Pro kit for tenting with the palm supports detached. The use of palm supports is a personal preference but the Lift Kit is more popular with Freestyle Edge RGB users.

Where can I buy the Freestyle Edge RGB

The Freestyle Edge RGB is available from the Kinesis Gaming Store and authorized resellers.

MSRP: $219

 

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