Advantage2 Graphite

Contoured keyboard designed to provide maximum comfort and productivity for Windows and Mac users. Equipped with Cherry MX Brown mechanical key switches, the SmartSet Programming Engine and Limited Edition Graphite hydroskin.
SKU: KB620-GR

$399.00

Features

As the market leader in computer ergonomics, Kinesis has been designing and building premium-grade ergonomic keyboards for more than 25 years. The new Advantage2 features our patented Contoured keyboardTM design and low-force mechanical key switches to address the major risk factors associated with keyboarding for maximum comfort. With the all-new SmartSetTM Programming Engine, Advantage2 features powerful programming tools designed to let you customize the keyboard to boost your productivity.

The Advantage2 Limited Graphite features low-force Cherry MX Brown tactile mechanical keys switches, the rubber function keys (found on the original Advantage) have been replaced with Cherry ML low-force, tactile mechanical key switches, and a limited edition Graphite Hydroskin and two sets of home row keycaps: Kinesis Blue and Gray.

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.

  • The keys are arranged in vertical columns (rather than staggered) to better reflect the natural motion of your fingers.
  • The two keywells are “tented” at an optimal 20 degree angle 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.

  • 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. Self-adhesive, cushioned palm pads (included) can be attached for maximum comfort.
  • 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 Advantage2 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”.

 

Mechanical Key Switches

The Advantage2 Graphite (KB620-GR model) utilizes the Cherry MX 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.

Function keys use Cherry ML low-force mechanical key switches.

SmartSet

The fully programmable Advantage2 features Kinesis’s all-new SmartSet Programming Engine that allows you to customize the keyboard’s layout without installing any clunky software or special drivers, or accessing the internet. Record macros, remap keys, and much, much more using convenient onboard shortcuts. SmartSet works on all major operating systems and enables users to easily create, view, edit, share, and backup their custom layouts.

  • Dual-Layer layouts with secondary actions embedded in the “Keypad” layer
  • Windows/Mac/PC Switchable (extra keycaps included)
  • One-touch, onboard key remapping so you can customize the layout to suit your typing style and preferences
  • Heavy-duty, on-the-fly macros up to 300 characters long. Choose from 9 playback speeds and add timing delays to ensure proper playback.
  • Native Dvorak layout which can be customized independently of the default QWERTY layout.
  • All settings are saved to the keyboard’s 4MB flash memory.

SmartSet Programming App

Prefer a graphical interface for customizing the Advantage’s layout and settings?Launch the no-install SmartSet App directly from the keyboard on your Windows PC to view layouts, create/edit macros, and adjust keyboard settings.

Specs

  • Plug-and-Play compatible with all USB operating systems (no special drivers required)
    • Windows 7, 8 & 10
    • Mac OS X 10.4+
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Chrome
  • Mechanical Key Switches
    • Alphanumeric Keys: Cherry MX Brown
      • Peak Force: 55 grams
      • Activation Force: 45 grams
      • Travel Distance: 4.1 mm
    • Function Keys: Cherry ML
      • Peak Force: 50 grams
      • Activation Force: 45 grams
      • Travel Distance: 3 mm
  • Dimensions & warranty

    • Width: 16.50 inches
    • Depth (front-to-back): 8 inches
    • Max height: 2.875 inches
    • Distance between F & J Keys: 9 inches
    • Weight: 2.20 lbs
  • USB cable length: 6 feet 3 inches; 6 feet 1 inch from back edge of keyboard
  • Warranty: 3 year limited
  • Package Contents: Keyboard with pre-loaded SmartSet App for Windows, Quick Start Guide, pair of self-adhesive palm pads, 4 extra keycaps (Mac & PC mode), 8 additional QWERTY home row keycaps in “Kinesis Blue” and keycap puller

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