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June 19th, 2015

Product Review: Kinesis Freestyle2 Blue Keyboard

The Kinesis Freestyle2 Blue keyboard (offered in both Mac and PC versions) was designed to interact with multiple separate Bluetooth enabled devices while maximizing comfort and productivity through a flexible, ergonomic design.

Ergonomic Benefits and Features:
• Negative slope design reduces the wrist extensionFreestyle2-Blue-PC-510x240
• Two-piece design of the keyboard reduces ulnar deviation
• Optional accessories provide adjustable lateral tilt and multiple tent settings
• Unique key features for Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo
• Larger key size for frequently used keys,  i.e. Delete and Escape keys
• Palm support (also detachable)
• Bluetooth connectivity (wireless connection)

Potential Limitations:
• Bluetooth connection to desktop/laptop not intuitive
• Takes time to acclimate to two-piece keyboard
• Function key and Delete key locations are different to a traditional layout
• Escape key location too far on the keyboard layout
• Ease of access in mobile conditions

The reduction in wrist extension and ulnar deviation is a beneficial aspect for this product which makes use of this keyboard a satisfying event. It would be most appropriate for workplaces that require intensive desktop work (typing, coding, data feeding etc.)