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Kinesis Advantage 2 Keyboard (Wired)

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Product Overview

The Advantage2 features Kinesis's patented Contoured keyboard design and low-force mechanical key switches to address the major risk factors associated with keyboarding for maximum comfort. With the all-new SmartSet Programming Engine, Advantage2 features powerful programming tools designed to let you customize the keyboard to boost your productivity.

  • 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 as the numeric 10-key has been eliminated, so you can place the mouse closer to your body, reducing painful “over-reach”.
  • The Advantage2 features low-force Cherry MX Brown tactile mechanical key switches, the rubber function keys (found on the original Advantage) have been replaced with Cherry ML low-force, tactile mechanical key switches, and our signature home row keys are in the new Kinesis Blue.
  • Compatibility: Windows 7 to 10. Mac OS 10.4+ Linux, Android, Chrome
  • Connectivity: Plug & Play USB 2.02 Port 1.1 USB hub. On board memory. Select 24, 36, or 48 macros (56, 38, or 28 characters long, respectively. Supports unlimited key remapping
  • Key switch: Switch type: Cherry MX brown, tactile mechanical. Peak force: 55 grams. Alphanumeric keys peak 55gm activation force: 45 grams. Travel distance: 4.1mm. Function keys Cherry ML Peak 50 gm, activation 45gm, Travel distance 3mm
  • Distance between F & J Keys: 229 mm
  • Width: 420 mm
  • Depth: 200 mm
  • Cable Length: 1.8 metres
  • Height: 74 mm maximum
  • Weight: 992 grams

Differences with Advantage 360 (see code 22KAB3 and 22KAB3B)

  1. Adjustable tenting
  2. Gateron Switches instead of Cherry
  3. 3 default layers
  4. 4 extra Hotkeys
  5. Keycaps – Pro has ABS Shine Through and Non-Pro has PBT
  6. Removed dedicated Function Row (now accessed through Fn Layer
  7. No more Mac or Dvorak Modes (but can be manually programmed).

Replacement palm pads available here.


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  • 5
    Game changer. Every dev would own one if they weren't so expensive

    Posted by CJ on 16th Jul 2018

    I bought one 3 years ago, definitely worth the investment. The only thing missing is more layout options. I've switched to Colemak when I bought it and I will never look back.