Comfort always becomes a factor when enjoying longer gaming sessions, but functionality is also extremely relevant when designing gaming peripherals and sometimes manufacturers don’t combine the two.
Kinesis GamingIs hoping to rectify this and has created a split gaming keyboard called the Freestyle Edge which has been specifically designed for gamers and includes on-board programmable Cherry mechanical keys as well as LED backlighting and more.
Watch the promotional video below to learn more about this unique split gaming keyboard which is now available to back with pledges starting from $125 and US delivery expected to take place during July 2017 with worldwide shipping following on a little later during September 2017.
If you don’t know us, Kinesis has been building ergonomic keyboards here in Seattle, WA for over 25 years. We’re a small company dedicated to providing best-in-class products and service. You can find our loyal customers online at r/MechanicalKeyboards, Geekhack, and Deskthority, and at keyboard meet-ups around the world. This isn’t our first rodeo, but it is our first time looking to Kickstarter to help us launch a new product.
To create the all-new Freestyle Edge we borrowed the best features from our two most popular keyboards (the Freestyle2 and Advantage2), and got lots of great input from hardcore gamers and mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. Our goal was to create a split keyboard that leveraged proven Kinesis technology and ergonomic design, and would also meet the high standards of the world’s most demanding eSports athletes.
Most people know that a split keyboard is great for typing because it allows you to separate the key modules to shoulder-width and independently adjust them to suit your body type. That’s true for gaming too, but the real benefit is that most games don’t require the right key module at all. Which means a split keyboard can act like a gamepad and give you the freedom to customize the position of your keyboard and peripherals to maximize your comfort.
It may not be obvious at first, but comfort and performance are inextricably linked. When your muscles get tired, your reactions slow down and you make mistakes. Those split-second actions are the difference between winning and losing. The Freestyle Edge allows you to place your hands and arms in a comfortable position so you’re playing at peak levels, from start to finish. No matter what games you play, your stamina will increase and you can take fewer breaks.