Advantage2 keyboard with key wells

Precision-Engineered Comfort for Windows and Mac Users

Indulge in superior comfort and heightened productivity with our contoured keyboard. Tailored for both Windows and Mac users, it seamlessly combines form and function. The Cherry MX Brown mechanical key switches offer a tactile typing experience, while the SmartSet Programming Engine provides customization at your fingertips. Elevate your typing experience with a keyboard designed for maximum comfort and efficiency.

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Pinnacle of Ergonomic Innovation: Advantage2

With over 25 years of expertise in computer ergonomics, Kinesis proudly presents the Advantage2—a premium-grade ergonomic keyboard designed to maximize comfort and productivity. Boasting our patented Contoured keyboard design and low-force mechanical key switches, it addresses key risk factors associated with extended keyboard use.

Key Features:

  • SmartSetTM Programming Engine: The all-new programming tools empower you to customize the keyboard for enhanced productivity.
  • Cherry MX Brown Tactile Mechanical Key Switches: Delight in a tactile typing experience that reduces strain and enhances comfort.
  • Revamped Function Keys: The rubber function keys of the original Advantage have been upgraded to Cherry ML low-force, tactile mechanical key switches.
  • Distinctive Kinesis Blue Home Row Keys: Our signature home row keys now sport the new Kinesis Blue for a modern touch.
  • Global Layout Options: Available in standard US layout or country-specific layouts including German, Swedish, Japanese, and UK.

Ergonomic Excellence:

  • Concave Keywells: Designed in a bowl shape to minimize hand and finger extension, promoting muscle relaxation.
  • Separated Keywells: Positioned at shoulder-width to maintain straight wrists and reduce abduction and ulnar deviation.
  • Vertical Column Key Arrangement: Reflects the natural motion of fingers, optimizing typing comfort.
  • 20-Degree Tenting: The two keywells are tented at an optimal 20-degree angle, promoting a neutral "handshake" posture and reducing forearm pronation.
  • Integrated Palm Supports: Alleviate wrist stress with convenient palm supports and optional cushioned palm pads.
  • Thumb Clusters: Efficiently distribute workload by placing frequently-used keys like Enter, Space, Backspace, and Delete within easy reach of stronger thumbs.
  • Compact Footprint: Elimination of the numeric 10-key allows for a smaller footprint, bringing your mouse closer and minimizing "over-reach."

Mechanical Mastery:

  • Cherry MX Brown Tactile Key Switches: Offering a tactile response, these low-force switches minimize the impact of bottoming out with a hard keystroke.
  • Cherry ML Low-Force Mechanical Key Switches: Transformed function keys for a responsive and comfortable experience.

Embrace the Advantage2, where form meets function for a typing experience that transcends ergonomic expectations.

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Empower Your Typing Experience with the Advantage2

Unleash the full potential of your keyboarding with the Advantage2, featuring Kinesis's revolutionary SmartSet Programming Engine. No need for clunky software or special drivers; customize your layout without internet access using intuitive onboard shortcuts. Compatible with all major operating systems, SmartSet lets you effortlessly create, view, edit, share, and backup your personalized layouts.

Key Features:

  • Dual-Layer Layouts: Explore secondary actions embedded in the "Keypad" layer, adding versatility to your typing experience.
  • Global Compatibility: US Version is Windows/Mac/PC Switchable, with extra keycaps included. International Versions feature an additional Windows keycap.
  • Onboard Key Remapping: Tailor the layout to your unique typing style and preferences with one-touch, onboard key remapping.
  • On-the-Fly Macros: Craft heavy-duty macros up to 300 characters long. Choose from 9 playback speeds and incorporate timing delays for precise execution.
  • Native Dvorak Layout: Customize the Dvorak layout independently of the default QWERTY layout to suit your preferences.
  • Flash Memory Storage: All settings are securely saved to the keyboard's 4MB flash memory, ensuring your customizations stay with you.

SmartSet Programming App (US Version Only):

For those who prefer a graphical interface, the no-install SmartSet App awaits. Launch it directly from your keyboard on your Windows PC to effortlessly view layouts, create/edit macros, and fine-tune keyboard settings. Elevate your typing experience with the Advantage2 and experience customization without limits.


  • Plug-and-Play compatible with all USB operating systems (no special drivers required)
    • Windows 7, 8 & 11
    • Mac OS X 10.4+
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Chrome
  • Mechanical Key Switches
    • Alphanumeric Keys: Cherry MX Brown
      • Peak Force: 55 grams
      • Activation Force: 45 grams
      • Travel Distance: 4.1 mm
    • Function Keys: Cherry ML
      • Peak Force: 50 grams
      • Activation Force: 45 grams
      • Travel Distance: 3 mm
  • Dimensions & warranty

    • Width: 16.50 inches
    • Depth (front-to-back): 8 inches
    • Max height: 2.875 inches
    • Distance between F & J Keys: 9 inches
    • Weight: 2.20 lbs
  • USB Type A cable length: 6 feet 3 inches; 6 feet 1 inch from back edge of keyboard
  • Warranty: 3 year limited
  • Package Contents (US Version): Keyboard with pre-loaded SmartSet App for Windows, Quick Start Guide, pair of self-adhesive palm pads, 4 extra keycaps (Mac & PC mode) & keycap puller
  • Package Contents (International Versions): Keyboard, Quick Start Guide, pair of self-adhesive palm pads, (1) Windows keycap & keycap puller
  • NOTE: the Swedish version includes (3) additional keycaps to convert to Danish and Norwegian.






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Advantage2 Blank Keycaps Set

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Mechanical Keypad

Mechanical Keypad

Advantage2 Foot Pedal

Advantage2 Foot Pedal

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