See our full review here. Here is a short video review.
Kinesis Freestyle2 Ergonomic Keyboard w/ VIP3 Lifters for PC
- Adjustable tent, splay, and distance between key modules allows you to adapt this keyboard to your body type and working preferences.
- Low adjustment period compared to some ergonomic keyboards; also, won't ruin your typing on laptops and other non-ergo keyboards.
- Thin profile helps keep your hands in a more relaxed typing position.
- Key action second only to mechanical.
- Relatively low cost for a versatile ergonomic platform.
- Palm rests are less than silky-smooth, and actually a little scratchy according to some users.
- No dedicated media keys, and Fn switch key is inconveniently located.
- Tiny rubber feet on lifters peel off over time and can get lost easily.
Our Bottom Line Verdict
For the practical purposes of most users, the Kinesis Freestyle is one of the best ergonomic keyboards out there. It can be configured with the VIP3 kit (tenting and palm rests), the V3 kit (tenting and no palm rests), or nothing, and one of those configurations should work well for most people. The next logical step up from the Freestyle is a mechanical keyboard such as the coming-soon mechanical Freestyle or the Matias Ergo Pro.