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Kinesis Freestyle Pro Keyboard

Brand: Kinesis
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Mechanical • Programmable • Adjustable

The new Freestyle Pro keyboard offers the same advanced ergonomic features of the Freestyle2 but with the additional benefits of full on-board programmability of low-force Cherry MX mechanical key switches. Instantly switch between Windows, Mac and Dvorak layouts or create your own. The FS Pro makes programming a breeze with the no-install SmartSetTM programming app and with it’s adjustable linking cable anybody can find their comfort zone

 

Ergonomic Features

Choose Between Two Switch Types

Cherry MX (Brown) Low-force, tactile key switches

The Cherry MX low-force tactile switch (brown stem) is a semi-custom low force tactile design created in 1992 to Kinesis’ specifications. “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 is thought to reduce the likelihood or incidence or “bottoming out” the switch with a hard impact. The peak (tactile) force is ~55gm, following by an activation force of ~45gm.

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NEW!!! Cherry MX (Red) “Quiet” Low-force, linear key switches

The Cherry MX “Quiet” linear feel, low-force switch has the same force properties as the standard Cherry MX Red but incorporates a patented noise reduction feature making the switch noticeably quieter than the “clackety” sound of the MX Brown switch. The MX “Quiet” Red is an ideal choice in open work environments where ambient noise is a concern. There is a consistent force throughout the full stroke of the key so there is no tactile feedback unless the switch bottoms out. Many gamers and heavy typists prefer the Cherry Red’s due to their “smoother” feel. Since there is no “peak” or tactile force, the total effort required to reach the activation force of 45 gm is slightly less than with the tactile (brown stem) switch.

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Sound Level Comparison – Cherry MX Brown & Red “Quiet” Key Switches

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Adjustable linking cable accommodates a wide range of individuals

The two key modules are connected by a 20 inch linking cable that can be adjusted to suit your preferences and body type. The basic configuration allows up to 12 inches of separation. If you need additional separation, simply remove the cable compartment cover located on the back of the left key module and thread out more of the stored cable until you find your desired width.

Zero degree slope form factor

As with the Freestyle2 the FS Pro retains a zero degree slope from front to back. Most keyboards including ergonomic models have a 10 degree positive slope. These designs tend to bend your wrists. The FS Pro’s zero degree slope decreases the height, effectively creating negative slope and reducing wrist extension.

Optional tenting accessories

For people that are experiencing forearm discomfort two tenting accessories are available to reduce forearm pronation. The VIP3 Pro (with palm supports) and V3 Pro (without palm supports) attach easily to the underside of the Pro keyboard providing 3 easily adjustable slope settings of 5, 10 and 15 degrees.

Optional palm supports

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

Hot Keys

The Freestyle Pro features eight pre-programmed hotkeys (Desktop, Last App, Select All, Undo, Cut, Delete, Copy & Paste) designed to reduce mouse clicks and awkward key combinations.

 

Kinesis Freestyle Pro Cherry MX Mechanical Switch Comparison

 

Kinesis Freestyle Pro SmartSet App Programming Tutorial

 

Kinesis Freestyle Pro Keyboard Brochure

 

Warranty Information

KINESIS TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

Kinesis Gaming (“Kinesis”) warrants to the original retail purchaser that the Kinesis product is free from defects in materials and workmanship and will perform substantially in accordance with the Product documentation. This warranty only applies to the original retail purchaser of the product and requires proof of purchase. Unless otherwise noted in writing, the warranty term shall be 2 years from the original date of purchase.

Exceptions

  •   This Warranty does not apply to any software included with the product which is covered by the Kinesis License Agreement.
  •   If the product fails due to accident, abuse, inappropriate use, or normal wear, Kinesis shall have no responsibility under this Limited Warranty
  •   As with all third-party computer peripherals, compatibility issues may arise, especially as new operating systems and updates are released, that result in certain “bugs” that are characterized by a range of diminished performance by the product. Kinesis will endeavor to fix bugs as they arise but cannot warrant that all bugs will be fixed.

Purchaser’s Exclusive Remedies

During the term of the warranty, the exclusive remedy for a defect in the product shall be, at Kinesis’s option, either repair or replacement of the product. Kinesis has the option to use either new or reconditioned parts or products.

Contacting Technical Support

If you suspect that your Kinesis product is not working properly or if you have questions, contact Kinesis technical support (tech@kinesis.com). Kinesis support will attempt to diagnose the problem, determine whether your product is under warranty, and recommend an appropriate course of action.

Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA)

If Kinesis determines that a warranty repair or replacement of the product is required, Kinesis will provide an RMA number and instructions for returning the product to Kinesis. You are responsible for the cost of shipping the product to Kinesis. Kinesis does not accept responsibility for products that are damaged en route to Kinesis so please consider obtaining insurance from your carrier. If a product is damaged or destroyed during shipping that may invalidate your warranty claim.

Return Shipping

Kinesis will provide complimentary return shipping (via “UPS Ground” or equivalent) to the United States and Canada for any products that are repaired or replaced under warranty. Customers located outside the US and Canada will be billed Expedited UPS (or equivalent) rates for return shipping.

Disclaimer of Other Warranties

The warranty and remedies set forth above are exclusive and in lieu of all others, whether oral or written, express or implied. Kinesis specifically disclaims any and all implied warranties, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. No Kinesis dealer, agent, or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension, or addition to this warranty. Kinesis does not warrant that the product will meet your requirements, or that operation of the product will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that all errors will be corrected.

Limitation of Liability

Kinesis is not responsible for special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any breach of warranty, or under other legal theory, including but not limited to lost profits, downtime, goodwill, damage to or replacement of equipment and/or property nor any costs of recovering, reprogramming, or reproducing any program or data stored in or used with Kinesis products. Some states or countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or exclusions of implied warranties, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state and country to country.

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