Kinesis Keyboard: An expensive, wrist contorting mind game of plastic keys.

by Mike
Posted December 14th, 2009 at 2:09 pm


A plain, flat keyboard is just so boring. For someone such as myself whom spends most of their day typing away, a good keyboard can make all the difference between a good day and a bad day. Ergonomic keyboards have been around for years claiming to reduce stress, tiredness, and injuries from those living in front of a computer screen. But do they really? At least in my experience with certain ergonomic keyboards, after the initial break-in period of getting used to a goofy shaped contraption, all is well. Though I’m not so sure how well the Kinesis Keyboard above would fair.

From the heavily scalloped letter keys to placement of the remaining keys located oddly split and staggered in the middle of the board, I’m left scratching my head as to what it feels like. Besides helping aching hands, this keyboard may also cure cancer, have a solution for world hunger, and know the origins of the universe. Well, the $300 price tag would lead us to suspect so at least…

I guess that mystery of “what it feels like” will forever remain a question as I simply can’t find myself spending $300 on a radical keyboard design, much less one that looks as if it were made out of 1980’s plastic even if world hunger could be solved. Sorry kiddies, no dinner for you tonight…

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  • Janice
    December 23, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Don’t knock it until you try it! If a cheaper keyboard will keep your hands from hurting than that’s the way to go, but for many the Microsoft keyboards just don’t cut it. There are good keyboards in the middle, such as the split keyboards from Goldtouch and Kinesis which are around $100. When I tried this one, I was initially frustrated with the different layout but within a week or so, I was actually typing faster than before. I love this keyboard.

  • Deofol
    December 14, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Been using the Microsoft Natural keyboards for over 10 years and love them. I’ve looked at the Kinesis, but just wasn’t sold on it for the price. Maybe if it was more like $79

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