The Kinesis® Freestyle2 BlueTM wireless keyboard for Mac combines our award winning split-adjustable ergonomic design with the convenience of bluetooth connectivity. Multichannel bluetooth technology allows you to pair the keyboard with up to three Bluetooth enabled devices (iMac, Macbook, iPad, or iPhone etc) and instantly switch between them, so you can type in comfort on any device.
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.
Compatible operating systems
Bluetooth, Battery & MultichannelTM
* 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. If you have questions about hot keys, contact Kinesis Technical Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately, this means I will be making fewer visits to my (cervical) chiropractor. After I described your product to him, he displayed great interest and even seemed authentically happy for me. Though he evinced joy at my purchase, I detected a certain wistfulness. I can only interpret this to be a little sadness at his future decreased revenue. If the relief I feel from your product facilitates me missing two office visits to him, the keyboard will have paid for itself.
Thank you for making my life much easier and less painful. I remain a happy and satisfied customer.
I have experience with other ergonomic keyboards but I really like the quality and feel of the keys on the Freestyle2. They are easy to press and have a smooth consistent actuation point while proving to be quite durable. The unlimited positioning of the right and left key modules and the palm supports are wonderful. They keyboard can be positioned to fit any size hands and accommodate in any angled position. I spend 8 to 12 hours a day typing code and have come to rely on the Kinesis Freestyle for comfort.
Thank you so much for making such a fine keyboard. It has honestly improved the comfort and safety of my work and I greatly appreciate it.
Split keyboards like the Freestyle2 are a godsend for bigger people with broad shoulders. I adjusted instantly to the Freestyle2 and now I even like to move the two halves to different positions for different kinds of projects. The Freestyle2 lets me kick back and type. Kinesis builds quality, solid products.
It took me about 2 weeks to really get into the flow of things with the Freestyle2. I wasn’t a perfect “home-row” typer prior to using the Freestyle2. For example I found that I had been hitting the “b” key with my right hand so that was the hardest adjustment for me. I’m still not a perfect “home-row” typer, but my typing has improved after acclimating to this keyboard.
Using the Freestyle2 significantly reduced my RSI pain, when combined with adjustments to my posture and work habits. I love the split-keyboard, and I have switched to keeping my Apple Trackpad in the center of my desk, which allows me to use either right or left hand for mousing, which helps reduce overall mouse using hand/arm fatigue. After adjusting to the Kinesis Freestyle2, I drastically prefer it over traditional keyboards. Battery life for the bluetooth is really, really good.
The Kinesis Freestyle2 is the absolute best keyboard there is! While it may take a small amount of acclimation, it is absolutely worth it
I started out using the Microsoft Natural 4000 for about 5 years. I hated how hard it was to press buttons while gaming, so I started my search for something different. I tried out a Goldtouch keyboard and that got sent back quickly. The key travel was terrible for someone with larger hands. From there, I got the Microsoft Sculpt keyboard but wireless was a dealbreaker for gaming. I found the Freestyle2 upon more research. It has great key travel, doesn’t need the actuating force of a piston to press buttons, and nearly unlimited configuration options. The Freestyle2 was perfect because it is close to mechanical and also ergonomic. It’s awesome!
It took me about three weeks to get the Freestyle2 adjusted perfectly to match both of my use cases: programming and gaming. It allows me to be pain free when I spend long days in front of the computer programming and then transitioning to an evening of content creation and streaming. My favorite feature is, by far, the keys. The keys are the primary component of a keyboard and most manufacturers really mess up this fundamental aspect. I would especially recommend this to someone that is looking for an adjustable and ergonomic keyboard that doesn’t have wireless limitations or key travel problems. It packs all the right parts of a keyboard and ergonomics into a nice package.
I’ve been keeping up a blistering pace of writing for many years now, and the Kinesis Freestyle keyboard has really helped me maintain and protect my hands and wrists. I’m still typing at the same speed I was 20 years ago … about 100 words a minute! And it only took me couple of days, at most, to get acclimated to the keyboard!
I would absolutely recommend the Freestyle 2 keyboard. They’re reliable, fun to use, and extremely responsive. I love them!
Originally I got the predecessor to the contoured Kinesis Advantage because I thought it looked cool. I’ve been using split keyboards for a long time and have had several Freestyle keyboards.
I’m pretty rough on keyboards. I have several Microsoft keyboards and a Goldtouch for when I travel but I use the Kinesis Freestyle2 whenever I can.
The Freestyle2 is a very comfortable keyboard to use – and when you aren’t fussing over your keyboard you can get into the business of being a productive writer. The Freestyle2 is an excellent device on which to write and it only took me a couple of days to get acclimated.
I love my Freestyle 2 Keyboard. It’s totally worth the price, and excellent pairing with the Apple bluetooth trackpad. This input setup has allowed me to work longer with less pain in my hands than before. No more wrist or finger pain. No more weird sensation in my palms from the Apple bluetooth keyboard’s sharp edge biting into my skin. I haven’t measured it, but feel I’m also typing faster than ever.
Using the cordless keyboard that came with my iMac desktop, my hands were constantly bent outward, creating wrist fatigue and pain. On the same keyboard the keys are very shallow and quite close together. Arthritis has caused several of my fingers to become curved or bent, which on the old keyboard was beginning to cause me to frequently mis-key my typing. I was forever hitting the caps lock button unintentionally. In some desperation I called the Apple (internet) Retail store to ask if Apple made a keyboard that was more ergonomic, explaining my situation. There really was nothing available that would be considered ergonomic. I was advised instead to try the Kinesis Freestyle2 keyboard for Mac; that it was the keyboard that they used in their office.
As soon as I connected the keyboard to my Mac, I immediately felt at home with it. There was no needed adjustment time. It felt so much more natural to use. I actually enjoy typing again. My fingers are not cramped up together, my wrists are at a natural angle. I can use the keyboard for an extended amount of time now without the accumulating fatigue, soreness or pain. I find that I type much more rapidly and accurately than I have in a very long time. I love the added right and left-side hot keys, in addition to driverless hot keys at the top of the keyboard, all of which which add more convenience and versatility. I’m having fun with this!
I would recommend the Kinesis keyboards to both Mac users and its sister model to PC users. I am so impressed! I also am enthused that accessory kits can be purchased that provide risers or ‘V-Lifters’ to produce forward-angling of the keyboard, or even tenting, as well as padded arm rests; amazingly thoughtful design.
With an ergonomic keyboard and physical therapy exercises my symptoms improved quickly and went away almost entirely. They do come back when I spend extended time working on a laptop for example, without doing the stretches and exercises, so I try to use the Freestyle keyboard as much as possible, and take my Freestyle Solo keyboard travelling with me to use attached to my laptop.
I recommend the Freestyle often and without reservation; I was afraid that my working life was going to be severely impacted by my not being able to use my hands and between Kinesis’s keyboard and my physical therapist I can now type without pain. It is probably the best investment I have made for my working health.
I would recommend the Freestyle to anyone that has thoracic spine/upper back/ shoulder problems and also to those who have bad posture, as I find that using a regular keyboard helps to amplify these issues. The freestyle is very comfortable and easy to use, and I suspect that it would help prevent similar spine/back/shoulder problems for those that regularly work at a computer but haven’t experienced issues yet.
– Heather, Postdoctoral Reasearcher
Fortunately for me, my wife discovered your Freestyle keyboard. The ability to independently rotate the halves laterally, and to differentially elevate the centerline, has allowed me to tailor the keyboard to conform to my relatively immobile right wrist. As my physical therapy has progressed I have been able to reconfigure the keyboard to complement my improving flexibility and range of motion.
Others who have tried my Kinesis Freestyle keyboard have been most impressed, reporting enhanced comfort and ease of use. I believe this keyboard to be an excellent product and a valuable tool for the modern office.”
– William H. Van Dusen, Jr., Attorney