Advantage360 Professional

Our flagship fully-split contoured keyboard designed to provide maximum comfort and adjustability. Split, splay, and tent each module for the optimal typing posture. The Professional model features wireless linking, optional wireless Bluetooth connectivity, and the powerful ZMK Engine designed for ADVANCED users. Choose from Tactile Brown or Linear Quiet Pink mechanical key switches.

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Features

As the market leader in computer ergonomics, Kinesis has been designing and building premium-grade ergonomic keyboards for more than 25 years. The all-new Advantage 360 features our patented Contoured keyboard design now in a fully split form factor for even more ergonomic adjustability.

Separate the two key modules to shoulder-width and rotate them to reduce painful ulnar deviation. And use the integrated tenting mechanism to choose from one of three heights to reduce forearm pronation.

The Advantage360 Professional features either low-force tactile “brown” or linear quiet “pink” mechanical key switches and shine-through ABS plastic keycaps to support the optional white backlighting.

The Pro uses open source ZMK firmware so power users can customize their keyboard layout, add additional layers, and customize various settings and share them with the Kinesis community via the 3rd party GitHub platform.

Ergonomic Features

  • Concave keywells are scooped into a bowl shape to reduce hand and finger extension and relax muscles.
  • Separating the keywells positions the arms at shoulder-width to keep wrists straight and perpendicular to the home row to reduce abduction and ulnar deviation. Learn More
  • The keys are arranged in vertical columns (rather than staggered) to better reflect the natural motion of your fingers.
  • The two keywells are “tented” to moderately raising the thumb side of the hand. Tenting puts you in a more neutral, “handshake” posture and reduces the stresses caused by forearm pronation. Choose from one of three heights depending on your preferences. Learn More
  • The integrated palm supports reduce stressful bending of the wrists and provide a convenient place to rest your hands when you are not actively typing. Add the new premium pads for even more support (AC360PP Sold Separately). Learn More
  • The thumb clusters include frequently-used keys such as Enter, Space, Backspace, and Delete to redistribute the workload away from your relatively weaker and overused little fingers to stronger thumbs.
  • The Advantage360 Pro may look big, but it actually has a smaller footprint than most keyboards because we eliminated the numeric 10-key so you can place the mouse closer to your body, reducing painful “over-reach”. Learn More
  • Functions keys are located in the number row and accessed via the Fn Key for reduced reach and enhanced portability.

Mechanical Key Switches- Brown Tactile or Pink Linear Quiet

  • Gateron Brown stem low-force tactile key switches. “Tactility” is a slightly elevated force around the midpoint of the stroke of the key which lets you know the switch is about to be activated. A tactile response is preferred by many ergonomists, because it cues your fingers that activation is about to occur and can reduce the frequency of “bottoming out” the switch with a hard impact.
  • Kailh Box Pink stem linear, quiet, low-force key switches. The Kailh “Quiet” Pink incorporates sound dampening components to make them quieter than conventional mechanical switches, making it an ideal choice in open work environments where ambient noise is a concern.

ZMK

Unlike the base model which uses Kinesis’ proprietary SmartSet Engine, the Pro uses open souce ZMK firmware. Program the keyboard using the web-based configurator or simple text syntax. Power users can access the code on GitHub to build and share their own features. 

The Advantage360 keyboard uses the open-source ZMK engine and is not designed for novice users. ZMK does not support onboard programming so users who rely on that feature may not be satisfied with the Pro.  Kinesis Technical Support can help point you in the right direction and provide written documentation, but we cannot provide individualized ZMK training and custom programming help. 

ZMK Configurator
The Advantage360 Professional GUI leverages an open-source, web-based application designed by Nick Coutsos. Add layers, customize actions, and configure basic macros (ZMK supports basic text string macros of up to 32 characters).

Adv360 Pro GUI

Refer to the Advantage360 Pro Support Page for more information regarding setting up a Github account.

Tenting

Integrated Tenting
With a press of a button easily switch between 3 tent settings (low, medium, and high) to reduce forearm tension. The low setting replicates the same tenting angle as the original contoured keyboards.

Advantage360 Low “Classic” Tent

Advantage360 Medium Tent

Advantage360 High Tent

Specs

Plug-and-Play compatible with all USB operating systems (no special drivers required)

  • Windows 7-11
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • Android
  • Chrome

Multichannel Bluetooth & Rechargeable Batteries

  • Wireless Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE)
  • Range: ~30 feet
  • Battery: 1500 mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion (Estimated Lifespan: 3 years, we plan to offer replacement batteries for sale)
  • Battery life: Backlighting On: 2-3 weeks / Backlighting Off: 2-3 months
  • Multichannel: Switch instantly between 5 Bluetooth-enabled devices

Mechanical Key Switches (Gateron Brown KS-9) or (Kailh Box Pink Linear Quiet)

  • Gateron Brown
    • Actuation Force: 45 grams
    • Pre-Travel: 2.0mm
    • Total Travel Distance: 4.0 mm
  • Kailh Box Pink
    • Actuation Force: 35 grams
    • Pre-Travel: 1.8mm
    • Travel Distance: 3.6 mm

Dimensions & warranty

  • Width
    • Min Separation: 15.25 inches; Max Separation: Up to the wireless pairing range
    • Distance between F & J Keys: Min: 7.25 inches; Max: Up to the wireless pairing range
    • Width of each module: 7.5 inches
    • Depth (front-to-back): 8 inches
    • Height: Min 2.75 inches / Max 4 inches
    • Weight: 3 lbs 4.5 oz
  • USB C-A Charging Cables: Braided, 6 feet
  • Warranty: 3 year limited
  • Package Contents: Keyboard, Charging Cable (x2), Quick Start Guide, extra keycaps including 4 Mac modifiers, keycap puller, and Bridge Connector

Videos

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Advantage360 SmartSet

Accessories

  • Advantage360 Blank Keycap Set

  • Advantage360 Palm Pads

  • Advantage360 QWERTY Keycap Set

  • Advantage360 Dvorak Keycap Set

Qualifying H&S Specialists receive a free demo unit on selected products