Concave keywells are scooped into a bowl shape to reduce hand and finger extension and relax muscles.
Separating the keywells positions the arms at shoulder-width to keep wrists straight and perpendicular to the home row to reduce abduction and ulnar deviation.
The keys are arranged in vertical columns (rather than staggered) to better reflect the natural motion of your fingers.
The two keywells are “tented” to moderately raising the thumb side of the hand. Tenting puts you in a more neutral, “handshake” posture and reduces the stresses caused by forearm pronation. Choose from one of three heights depending on your preferences.
The integrated palm supports reduce stressful bending of the wrists and provide a convenient place to rest your hands when you are not actively typing. Add the new premium pads for even more support (AC360PP Sold Separately) .
The thumb clusters include frequently-used keys such as Enter, Space, Backspace, and Delete to redistribute the workload away from your relatively weaker and overused little fingers to stronger thumbs.
The Advantage360 may look big, but it actually has a smaller footprint than most keyboards because we eliminated the numeric 10-key so you can place the mouse closer to your body, reducing painful “over-reach”.
Functions keys are located in the number row and accessed via the Fn Key for reduce reach and enhanced portability.
Integrated Tenting: With a press of a button easily switch between 3 tent settings (low, medium, and high) to reduce forearm tension. The low setting replicates the same tenting angle as the original contoured keyboards.
Mechanical Key Switches: The Advantage360 Professional utilizes the Gateron Brown stem low-force tactile key switches. “Tactility” is a slightly elevated force around the midpoint of the stroke of the key which lets you know the switch is about to be activated. A tactile response is preferred by many ergonomists, because it cues your fingers that activation is about to occur and can reduce the frequency of “bottoming out” the switch with a hard impact.
Programmable: Unlike the base model which uses Kinesis’ propreitary SmartSet Engine, the Pro uses open souce ZMK firmware. Program the keyboard using the web-based configurator or simple text syntax. Power users can access the code on GitHub to build and share their own features.
Note: The Advantage360 Professional is designed for power users and is not nearly as easy to program as Advantage360 with SmartSet. ZMK does not support onboard programming so users who rely on that feature may not be satisfied with the Pro.
ZMK Configurator: The Advantage360 Professional GUI leverages an open-source, web-based application designed by Nick Coutsos. Add layers, customize actions, and configure basic macros.
Plug-and-Play compatible with all USB operating systems (no special drivers required)
Multichannel Bluetooth & Rechargeable Batteries
Wireless Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE)
Range: ~30 feet
Battery: 1500 mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion (Estimated Lifespan: 3 years, we plan to offer replacement batteries for sale)
Battery life: Backlighting On: 1-5 days / Backlighting Off: 1-3 months
Multichannel: Switch instantly between 5 Bluetooth-enabled devices
Mechanical Key Switches (Gateron Brown KS-9)
Peak Force: 55 grams
Activation Force: 45 grams
Travel Distance: 4.1 mm
Keycaps are shine-through ABS plastic to allow for global white LED backlighting when enabled
Min Separation: 15.25 inches; Max Separation: Up to the wireless pairing range
Distance between F & J Keys: Min: 7.25 inches; Max: Up to the wireless pairing range
Width of each module: 7.5 inches
Depth (front-to-back): 8 inches
Height: Min 2.75 inches / Max 4 inches
Weight: 3 lbs 4.5 oz
USB C Charging Cables: Braided, 6 feet 3 inches
Warranty: 3-year limited
Package Contents: Keyboard, Charging Cable (x2), Quick Start Guide, extra keycaps including 4 Mac modifiers, keycap puller, and Bridge Connector
The all-new Advantage 360 features our patented Contoured keyboard design now in a fully split form factor for even more ergonomic adjustability.
Separate the two key modules to shoulder-width and rotate them to reduce painful ulnar deviation. And use the integrated tenting mechanism to choose from one of three heights (High, Medium, and Low) to reduce forearm pronation.
The Advantage360 Professional features low-force tactile “brown” mechanical key switches and shine-through ABS plastic to allow for global white LED backlighting when enabled.
The Pro uses open source ZMK firmware so power users can customize their keyboard layout and settings, and design new features and functionality and share them with the Kinesis community.