Freestyle2 Blue
for Mac

The Freestyle2 Blue for Mac is an award-winning split keyboard designed to adjust to your body and typing style. It features a familiar Mac layout and shortcuts, plus convenient Multichannel Bluetooth technology for wireless pairing with up to three of your Apple devices (e.g., iMac, Macbook, iPad, or iPhone).
SKU: KB800MB-BT

$119.00

Features

MultichannelTM technology
The Kinesis Freestyle2 BlueTM wireless keyboard combines our award winning split-adjustable ergonomic design with the convenience of bluetooth connectivity. No more sacrificing comfort when typing on your iMac, Macbook, iPad or  iPhone. Multichannel technology lets you pair up to 3 three Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Freestyle2 Blue and instantly switch between them directly from the keyboard.

Sleek, low profile design
Most keyboards including ergonomic models have a 10 degree positive slope from front to back. These designs tend to bend your wrists. The Freestyle2 has a zero degree slope which minimizes the height, effectively creating negative slope and reducing wrist extension. The slim design provides you a 2-in-1 office and travel keyboard.

Accommodates a wide range of individuals
From small to tall and body types in between, the Freestyle2 allows for maximum flexibility catering to each individual’s unique needs. Out of the box both modules are connected together by a flexible pivot tether allowing an infinite range of splay. Disconnecting the pivot tether allows up to 9 inches of complete separation of both left and right keying modules. Perfect for individual needs ranging from a narrow footprint to complete separation. This design greatly reduces and/or eliminates ulnar deviation.

Optional palm supports
Optional padded palm supports reduce wrist extension by keeping wrists neutral.

Left side driverless hot keys & Bluetooth Multichannel keys
Driverless hot keys for commonly used mouse actions. (Internet Page Forward and Back, Beginning of Line, End of Line, Cut, Undo, Copy, Select All and Paste). A vertical rib is located on the inside row of hot keys to provide tactile notification to the user.

Standard Mac Shortcuts
Esc/force quit, Brightness, Exposé, Dashboard, Play Audio, Audio Volume, Dock, Eject & Off/Sleep, just like on the Apple Magic keyboards.

Familiar key layout
Familiar Mac key layout provides for minimal adaptation time.

Low-force, tactile key switches
The Freestyle2 utilizes low-force, membrane key switches featuring tactile feedback for optimal ergonomics. Activating the Freestyle2 keys requires 25% less force (45g) than the Microsoft Natural (60g) and many other ergonomic keyboards. These custom membrane style switches are super quiet and offer tactile feedback to discourage “bottoming out” on each key stroke.

Tenting

Reduce forearm tension with optional tenting accessories
The VIP3 and V3 accessories attach easily to the base of the Freestyle2 keyboard allowing quick and reproducible tent settings of 5, 10 and 15 degrees, greatly reducing forearm tension.

Learn more about the benefits of tenting

VIP3 Kit features integrated Palm Supports (AC820)

V3 Kit does not use Palm Supports (AC730)

Specs

Compatible operating systems (Bluetooth connection required, and therefore a dongle is not included)

  • OS X 10.4 and newer
  • iOS devices*
  • Windows: Basic functionality (no hot keys)

Bluetooth, Battery & MultichannelTM

  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Range: ~30 feet
  • Battery: Rechargeable lithium polymer
  • Battery life: Single battery charge should exceed 300 hours of actual typing or at least six months of use at 2 hours of typing per day
  • Multichannel: Switch instantly between 3 Bluetooth enabled devices

Key switch

  • Peak force: 45 grams
  • Activation force: 35 grams
  • Travel distance: 3.9 mm
  • Switch type: Rubber dome, membrane

Dimensions

  • Width (9 inches of separation):
    • Max separation measured between inside edge of each module: 9 inches
    • Measured between outside edge of each module: Min: 15.375 inches; Max: 23.50 inches
    • Distance between F & J Keys: Min: 3.50 inches; Max: 11.50 inches
  • Depth: 7.125 inches; palm supports installed: 10 inches
  • Max height: 0.875 inches
  • Weight: 2 lbs
  • Shipping weight: 3 lbs
  • USB charging cable length: 6 feet

* Hot Keys for iOS: Driverless hot keys on the Freestyle2 Blue for Mac are designed for OS X 10.4 and newer and may not be supported by iOS systems or by some browsers. Some hot keys will not work if you are using terminal emulation or remote access.

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