Cherry MX (Brown) Low-force, tactile key switches
The Freestyle Pro utilizes the Cherry MX low-force tactile switch (brown stem). It 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 key stroke which signals when the switch is about to be activated.
A tactile response is preferred by many ergonomists because it can reduce the frequency of “bottoming out” the switch and reduce unnecessary impacts to your fingertips. The peak (tactile) force is ~55gm, following by an activation force of ~45 gm.
Adjustable linking cable accommodates a wide range of individuals
The two key modules are connected by a 51cm linking cable that can be adjusted to suit your body type, desktop space, and typing preferences.
The basic configuration allows up to 30.5cm 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 cable until you find your desired width.
Zero degree slope form factor
The Freestyle Pro features a zero degree slope from front to back for maximum comfort. Most keyboards, even ergonomic models, have a 10 degree positive slope.
Positive slope keyboards tend to bend your wrists backwards, but the Freestyle Pro’s zero degree slope keeps your wrists neutral to reduce painful wrist extension.
The Freestyle Pro features 8 pre-programmed hotkeys (Desktop, Last App, Select All, Undo, Cut, Delete, Copy & Paste) designed to reduce mouse clicks and awkward key combinations.
The fully programmable Freestyle Pro features Kinesis’s exclusive SmartSet Programming Engine that allows you to customise the keyboard’s layout without installing any clunky software or special drivers, or accessing the internet.
Record macros, remap keys, and much, much more. SmartSet works on all major operating systems and enables users to easily create, view, edit, share, and backup their custom layouts. And thanks to 4MB of built-in storage, all of your custom setting move with the keyboard.
The SmartSet App
Prefer a graphical interface for programming the Pro? Windows and Mac versions of the SmartSet App are pre-installed on the keyboard. Launch the App to design custom layouts, program powerful macros, assign mouse clicks and even customise keyboard settings without installing anything on your computer.