Advantage360 Refurbished

Our flagship fully-split contoured keyboard designed to provide maximum comfort and adjustability. Choose the USB-wired SmartSet model for easy onboard programming or the wireless Bluetooth Professional model with powerful programming tools  for ADVANCED users. Choose from Tactile Brown or Linear Quiet Pink mechanical key switches.
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Features

All refurbished units are thoroughly factory tested, inspected, cleaned and disinfected and backed by the same 3 year limited warranty offered with our new models.

NOTE: May have minor cosmetic imperfections.

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 features either low-force tactile “brown” or linear quiet “pink” mechanical key switches and premium PBT plastic keycaps with dye-sublimated legends.

The new and improved new SmartSetTM Programming Engine supports on-board programming featuring one-touch macros and remaps. Use the new SmartSet App (Windows & Mac) to customize each 9 Profiles now with 5 programmable layers each.

The Advantage360 Professional also 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 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.

Electronics

Advantage360 SmartSet (USB)

The fully programmable Advantage360 features Kinesis’ new-and-improved 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.

  • 9 programmable layouts each with 5 programmable layers. Move between layers with a tap or a hold.
  • 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.
  • All settings are saved to the keyboard’s 8MB flash memory.

SmartSet Programming App

Prefer a graphical interface for customizing the Advantage’s layout and settings? Download the SmartSet App from our support page and customize Profiles or Settings on Windows or macOS.

Advantage360 Pro ZMK (Bluetooth)

Unlike the SmartSet 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. 

Note: The Advantage360 Professional is designed for power users and is not nearly as easy to program as Advantage360 with SmartSet. ZMK does not support onboard programming so users who rely on that feature may not be satisfied with the Pro.

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.

Adv360 Pro GUI

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

Switches

Gateron Brown KS-9

  • Peak Force: 55 grams
  • Activation Force: 45 grams
  • Travel Distance: 4.1 mm
  • Feel: Tactile
  • Sound: Medium

Kailh Box Pink Silent

  • Peak Force: N/A
  • Activation Force: 35 grams
  • Travel Distance: 3.6 mm
  • Feel: Linear
  • Sound: Quiet

Specs

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

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

Keycaps

  • Advantage360 SmartSet keycaps are Dye-sublimated PBT (Black for Brown Switches, Steel Blue for Pink Switches)
  • Advantage360 Professional keycaps are shine-through ABS plastic to allow for global white LED backlighting when enabled

Advantage360 Dimensions & warranty

  • Width (with included 10″ linking cable):
    • Min Separation: 15.25 inches; Max Separation: 21.25 inches
    • Distance between F & J Keys: Min: 7.25 inches; Max: 13.25 inches
    • 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 oz
  • USB A-C Main Cable: Braided, 6 feet
  • USB C-C Link Cable: Braided, 10 inches
  • Warranty: 3 year limited
  • Package Contents (US Version): Keyboard, Main Cable, Link Cable, Quick Start Guide, extra keycaps including 4 Mac modifiers, keycap puller, and Bridge Connector

Advantage360 Professional 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: 1-5 days / Backlighting Off: 1-3 months
  • Multichannel: Switch instantly between 5 Bluetooth-enabled devices

Advantage360 Professional 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 Charging Cables: Braided, 6 feet 3 inches
  • 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

Accessories

  • Advantage360 Palm Pads

  • Advantage360 Dvorak Keycap Set

  • Advantage360 Blank Keycap Set

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