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
Freestyle2 VIP3 – provides adjustable slope (5, 10 and 15 degrees). Includes clip-on padded palm supports that must be attached in order to use V-lifters. Can be used with keyboard modules attached or separated. Compatible only with the Freestyle2.
Freestyle2 V3 – offers adjustable slope setting of 5, 10 and 15 degrees without the use of integrated palm supports (note: use the VIP3 accessory if palm supports are desired with tenting). Compatible with original Freestyle and Freestyle2.
Freestyle Ascent – offers more progressive slope settings between 20 and 90 degrees (in ten degree increments). Compatible with Freestyle and Freestyle2.
Each accessory enhances the core feature set of the Freestyle2 keyboard and attaches easily to its underside.
Click here to view a FS2 Accessory Decision Tree.
As an additional accessory, Palm Supports can be purchased and used when typing with the keyboard flat to promote neutral wrist posture. Replaceable palm pads included.
Because keyboarding is an intensely repetitive task, any reduction in key force can improve comfort and reduce the likelihood of injury. We were able to design a key switch for the Freestyle with a typical average key force of 45 grams, approximately 25% less than most other keyboards. The key switch is also very quiet and tactile.
We also recommend utilizing an adjustable keyboard platform such as the Kinesis Solution Platform System which properly positions the keyboard and other input devices at the correct height as well as offering adjustable negative tilt of the keyboard tray.
For purchases direct from Kinesis we offer a 60-day money-back guarantee less shipping and handling. Return policies differ among our dealers so customers should inquire as to their specific return policy.
|Feature||Freestyle, PC||Freestyle, Mac||Optional VIP3 Accessory||Optional V3 Accessory||Optional Ascent Accessory|
|Tenting Lateral slope adjustment of the keying surface to elevate the thumb sides of the hands to reduce forearm pronation.||5, 10 & 15 deg||5, 10 & 15 deg||20-90 deg|
| Separation 9” version: 9” of complete separation of both keyboard modules to reduce ulnar deviation (measured from the inside edge of each module). Maximum distance between F & J Keys: 11.50 inches.|
20” version: 20” of complete separation of both keyboard modules to reduce ulnar deviation (measured from the inside edge of each module). Maximum distance between F & J Keys: 25.75 inches.
|9” or 20”||9” or 20”||(20” recommended)|
|Splay (with pivot tether connected)||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Non-US language version|
Danish Print , German Print , French Print
Spanish Print , Swedish Print & UK Print
|Embedded numeric keypad Reduces keyboard width for closer mouse position||Yes|
|Palm supports Attach easily to the front edge of the Freestyle2 keyboard to promote neutral wrist posture. Palm pads included.||Optional||Optional||Included (Required)||Not Supported||Optional|
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