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Kinesis Advantage USB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the reliability and usability are generally positive. The build quality and design are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Kinesis Advantage USB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Kinesis Advantage Review: Long-Term Evaluation


Earlier this year, I reviewed the TECK—Truly Ergonomic Computer Keyboard—one of the few keyboards on the market that combines an ergonomic layout with mechanical Cherry MX switches. As you'd expect, that review opened the door for me to do a couple...

I spent more than a month typing on the TECK before moving on to the Kinesis Advantage. The initial learning curve with the Advantage wasn’t as steep for me, and while part of that may be the similar orthogonal key layouts, I think the layout on the...

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The* keyboard for serious typists


There are many, but there's only one reason to get this keyboard: your wrists are starting to hurt from using a keyboard all day. It's hard to describe how comfortable this keyboard is, but it's a little bit like the difference that you'll feel when you

There are four potential downsides for 'switchers', only one of which is actually serious: 1. Size -- my girlfriend would love to this keyboard, but her hands are too small. This keyboard was mostly designed for (and probably by) men. Women with smaller

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Amazon review summary for Kinesis Advantage USB


alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 user reviews of Kinesis Advantage USB from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Product Specifications

The Kinesis Contoured Keyboard family is based on a unique, patented design that minimizes the pain and strain typists experience from heavy use of conventional computer keyboards. Yet productivity is greater than with any other keyboard, leading to its popularity with programmers and medical transcriptionists. This ergonomic design resulted from years of research and testing and has proven itself in more than ten years of commercial use. Kinesis contoured keyboards are prescribed by physicians and placed by therapists dealing with keyboard-related overuse injuries. The Advantage USB contoured keyboard sets a new standard for ergonomic keyboards. The Advantage line incorporates the same advanced ergonomic design as Kinesis' other contoured keyboards and delivers additional features not found on other USB keyboards.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kinesis Advantage

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External
Interface (DA):USB
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY



Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 98 or later