Freestyle Pro Keyboard
The best just got better!
Adjustable split boosts comfort and productivity for all body types
Separate the modules to shoulder-width to keep wrists straight. Standard 20″ link cable accommodates all body types.
Tenting accessories enable 5, 10, and 15 degree to reduce forearm pronation caused by flat keyboards.
Zero-degree slope and available palm supports and cushioned palm pads eliminate wrist extension.
Tenkeyless layout with embedded keypad results in a smaller footprint for closer mouse placement.
Professional-Grade Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard
Genuine Cherry MX mechanical switches
50M key presses for unmatched durability
Premium typing feel and performance
Low-force for maximum comfort
Standard Layout. No Learning Curve.
Freestyle Pro Reviewed
Windows 7-10, Mac OS X, Linux, Android & Chrome
Tenkeyless layout with embedded 10-key & 8 office hotkeys
15.5” (width) x 7.3” (depth) x 1.3” (height)
Keyboard, Quick Start Guide, 4 Additional Mac Keycaps, Keycap Puller
Low-Force Cherry Mechanical (MX Brown or MX Quiet Red)
Fully Onboard Programmable
9 customizable layouts. One-touch remaps (unlimited). On-the-fly macros. 4MB onboard memory. SmartSet Programming App for Windows & Mac pre-loaded.
Which Kinesis keyboard is right for me?
All three 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 2-3 weeks 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 its designed to work on all major operating systems.
The Freestyle Pro is our newest ergonomic mechanical 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 MX 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.
Which color key switch is right for me?
Both the MX Brown and MX Quiet Red are great choices
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 for optimal ergonomics. The Quiet Reds are ideal for an office environment because they have built-in sound-dampeners which eliminate most of the noise typically associated with mechanical key switches.
What's the point of a split keyboard?
Adjust the Freestyle Pro to achieve a more natural typing posture
Unlike conventional one-piece keyboards and fixed-split ergonomic keyboards, the user can separate or “splay” the key modules in a way that eliminates harmful bending of the wrists for their particular body type and typing posture. The split design and standard 20″ linking cable can accommodate a wide range of body types, from petite to large framed individuals.
What is the adaptation time?
The Freestyle Pro is easy to adapt to
The Freestyle Pro 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 Pro 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 Store offers a 60-Day money back guarantee).
Which tenting accessory should I get?
That depends on whether or not you want palm supports
There are two tenting accessories for the Freestyle Pro keyboard. The VIP3 and V3 Pro kits both support tenting at 5˚, 10˚ and 15˚. Choose the VIP3 Pro Kit for the included palm supports and cushioned pads, or the V3 Pro Kit kit for tenting without (not compatible with) palm supports. The use of palm supports is a personal preference but the VIP3 Pro kit is more popular with Freestyle Pro users.
Will my Freestyle2 accessories fit the Pro?
Freestyle 2 accessories look and work the same as those for the Freestyle Pro, but unfortunately they will not fit your Freestyle Pro.
Due to the addition of mechanical switches, it was necessary to modify the mounting points for all of the tenting accessories. Pro users will need to purchase Pro-specific accessories such as the VIP3 Pro Tenting Kit (AC920), the V3 Pro Tenting Kit (AC930), and the Pro Palm Supports (AC906).
Why aren't the accessories included with the keyboard?
Like the Freestyle2 before it, the Freestyle Pro mechanical ergononmic keyboard is designed to be a fully modular solution for any individual. That means the user can pick and chose the accessories and configuration that works best for them, and not be stuck paying for parts they don’t need.
How do I record a macro?
The Freestyle Pro is the most powerful macro keyboard on the market. Thanks to our SmartSet Engine, creating and playing macros is incredibly intuitive.You can record macros onboard using the dedicated macro key or launch the SmartSet to create a new macro or customize an existing one.
To record a macro on-the-fly, simply tap the dedicated Macro key to enter Macro Programming Mode. On the Freestyle Pro, any one of the 95 keys can be used to trigger a macro. You can overwrite any of the pre-programmed hotkeys on the left side or assign the macro to another unused key. If you don’t have any used keys then you can assign a macro to a 2-key combination using any modifier key (Shift, Alt, Control, Windows, Command etc) in conjuction with any non-modifier key.
Once you’ve selected your macro trigger, then simply type the macro contents on the keyboard. Each macro can record up to 300 keystrokes. When you are done recording your macro, simply tap the Macro key to exit Macro Programming Mode.
To playback your macro, simply tap the trigger key or key combination.