2-Piece Split Keyboards: Kinesis Freestyle, Goldtouch Adjustable

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Kinesis Freestyle 2

In 2012, Kinesis Freestyle 2 came out. This new model replaces the previous.

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Kinesis Freestyle 2. img src ergocanada.com “Kinesis Freestyle2 Keyboard Mac” amazon “Kinesis Freestyle2 keyboard PC” amazon

Notable features:

Note: the key switch is not mechanical switch.

What's the difference between Kinesis Freestyle 1 and Freestyle 2?

Here's the major improvement from Freestyle 1.

Kinesis Freestyle Keyboard

Kinesis Freestyle
Kinesis Freestyle keyboard (with Canadian French layout). amazon img src ergocanada.com

They also comes with a Mac version (colored white). amazon Though, i think it's identical to the PC Black version except the {❖ Win, Alt} keys are swapped to be {Opt, ⌘ Cmd}. Either version, this keyboard does not require any extra driver software. Just plug and play. Nice thing is that it has {Copy, ✂ Cut, Paste}, keys on the left.

They offer several stands, each with a fancy name. The price varies from $25 to $200. Without stand is called “Solo”.

Kinesis Freestyle incline
Freestyle with “Incline” stand.
Kinesis Freestyle vip
Freestyle with “VIP” stand.

Not sure what keyswitch mechanism it is using exactly, but supposedly a better switch than rubber dome. On their site, it says it's tactile but quiet. 〔➤ Guide to Computer Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms

Goldtouch Adjustable Keyboard

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“Goldtouch Adjustable Keyboard” amazon (img src http://nathanbowers.com/reviews/goldtouch-keyboard-review/)

The function keys are continuous, without gaps. That's bad, because it'll be difficult to press the middle ones without sight.

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Goldtouch adjustable keyboard for PC and Mac. amazon Source www.keyboardco.com

Note: the key switch is not mechanical switch.

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