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Freestyle Pro Keyboard from Kinesis

Freestyle Pro Keyboard from Kinesis

The Freestyle Pro Keyboard from Kinesis Corporation integrates proven ergonomics and TenKeyLess design in a mechanical keyboard packed with the latest in custom programmability and performance. The result is a keyboard that offers the advanced functionality that high performance users demand while providing the same ergonomic benefits that tens of thousands of everyday computer users have enjoyed for years.

Based on the proven ergonomic design of the Freestyle2 and its predecessor, the Freestyle Solo, the Freestyle Pro is an adjustable, separated keyboard offering considerable ergonomic benefits. The Freestyle Pro Keyboard is divided into two separate modules. The two sides are connected by an adjustable linking cable that can be adjusted in length from 10" to 20". This separation allows users to position the left and right sides of the keyboard shoulder width apart, allowing the shoulders, elbows, arms and wrists to relax in an anatomically neutral position. This greatly improves posture and blood flow in the upper body, prevents undesirable rotation at the shoulders, and eliminates ulnar deviation at the wrist.

The symmetrical, compact design (achieved by eliminating the 10-key numeric pad) reduces the reach for the mouse for both left- and right-handed users while still providing numeric keypad entry via the embedded numeric keypad. Users who want a stand-alone numeric keyboard have the option of adding either the Low Force Tactile Numeric Keypad or the Freestyle2 Keypad for PC.

The Freestyle Pro Keyboard is equipped with Cherry MX Brown tactile mechanical keyswitches with an activation force rating of 45 grams. This tactility in conjunction with the audible click on activation is intended to assist users in reducing the degree of unnecessary force and overall effort by notifying them when downward movement is no longer required.

The feature-rich Freestyle Pro Keyboard is packed with power. The SmartSet Programming Engine supports on-the-fly remapping of any key and the 4 MB onboard memory (the v-Drive) can store up to 9 dual-layer fully programmable layouts for instant access or program-specific commands. The left hand module also features a convenient bank of 8 pre-programmed keys for one-touch access to common shortcut and navigation commands. High speed typists will appreciate the full NKRO mode and 100% Anti-Ghosting design that means no lost keystrokes or commands. A 1 ms response time (1000 mhz polling) means instant response for the performance-minded. Media controls are easily accessed via the embedded FN layer that remains available regardless of which custom layout you are currently working with.

The Freestyle Pro Keyboard will fully function with Windows 7-10, Mac OSX v10.6+, Chrome OS, or Linux and comes pre-programmed in default QWERTY layout. As a bonus both Mac and Dvorak secondary layouts are also pre-programmed and ready for access. Mac users will appreciate the option of creating a true "Mac" layout using the 4 included Mac keycaps. The included keycap puller will make keyboard customization to Dvorak or custom layouts quick and easy.

For more information on the Freestyle Pro Keyboard, see the Keyboard - Adjustable/Separatedproduct line page in our online catalog.



Freestanding Single Leg Rest from Score

Freestanding Single Leg Rest from Score

The Freestanding Single Leg Rest from Score is a solution for those who may need to keep their leg elevated while sitting. This leg rest is equipped with a 5-point base which allows it to remain upright without the need to attach it to any other furniture. The leg rest supports one leg at a time, either beside or under the desk. The 2" thick concave pad on the single leg model is 10" wide and 16" long, sufficient to comfortably cradle even swollen legs. The base is just under 20" in diameter to minimize interference with the second leg and foot. The leg rest is equipped with resilient foam padding, comfortably keeping the foot, knee and hip properly aligned while elevating the foot and leg. The Freestanding Single Leg Rest is suited for use following surgery in order to relieve knee and foot pain, to decrease blood pooling in the lower extremities, reduce pressure on the spine and decrease fatigue.

Elevation of the Freestanding Single Leg Rest is accomplished with a standard "chair-style" gas cylinder and lever release. The pad can be angled up to 15° from horizontal and locks in at any point within the range. The Freestanding Leg Rest can be used in most settings, however, because the base does have a diameter of 20" care does need to be taken to ensure that there will be sufficient space. The Freestanding Single Leg Rest is available with either woven fabric or leatherette coverings. A Double Leg Rest is also available if lower extremity elevation of both legs is required.

For more information on the Freestanding Single Leg Rest, see the Seating - Leg Supports product line page in our online catalog.



Featured Products



X-keys XK-16 (XK-8 or XK-4) Stick

X-keys XK-16 (XK-8 or XK-4) Stick from PI Engineering

The X-keys XK-16 (XK-8 or XK-4) Stick is a USB HID class device that uses the latest MacroWorks 3.1 software and standard Xkeys functions to provide easily customizable layouts, programming options, and legending for whatever features required in a compact, "stick"' format. This unit has 16 (8 or 4) relegendable keys, blue backlighting for each addressable key, hardware mode supporting keyboard, mouse, and joystick emulation, and more. There is also now a Linux Software Development Kit for programmers.

This device can send keystrokes to any operating system or application which recognizes a USB keyboard. X-keys Sticks have internal memory which allows a user to program the Stick on one computer and retain that programming, so that the custom layout is recognized as Plug and Play on other computers. Clear key lenses keep printed or hand written legends securely in place and protect them from wear while making it quick and easy to update them. Red and blue backlighting with adjustable intensity and detachable feet under the housing improve the visibility and viewing angle of the key legends.

MacroWorks 3.1 (MW3) Software provides simple programming for launching applications, opening files or accessing directories. It allows the user to insert special characters, foreign language letters and symbols as Unicode text strings which can then be assigned to any key. PI Engineering's new PI3 firmware offers new capabilities to the developer including flash updates, a joystick / mouse emulation and the newly developed Reflector Mode. Reflector Mode allows the developer to send outbound messages to the X-keys which can be reflected back to the Operating System in keyboard, mouse or joystick data stream.

For more information on the X-keys XK-16 (XK-8 or XK-4) Stick, see the Keyboards - Programmable product line page in our online catalog.






SAIPH Foot Brace Rail from ErgoVerse

SAIPH Foot Brace Rail from ErgoVerse

The SAIPH Foot Brace Rail from ErgoVerse is designed to accommodate the varying postures adopted by those who use sit-stand or leaning workstations. The rail provides two angles of presentation, the 30° side more suited to seated or standing applications, and the 60° side which lends itself to leaning applications and stretching of the lower legs.

When using the SAIPH, rather than standing with both feet planted, the user can raise one foot and rest it on the rail. This simple movement eases pressure on the sole of the foot, and encourages blood to circulate more easily through the tissues of the lower leg. This same action also works to provide relief for the lower back. With prolonged standing, the natural curvature of the back often becomes gradually more extreme as the muscles tire. This poor posture can result in fatigue at work, and backache at the end of the day. Raising and supporting one foot reduces this extreme curvature, allowing the back to return to its stronger, more gently curved S-shape. The partially supported stance helps to alleviate muscle fatigue and reduce the risk of back pain. The low 3.75" height of the rail lets the user easily switch from one foot to the other.

The SAIPH Foot Brace Rail is also beneficial for those who work at sit-stand workstations, and who perch or lean against a seat, allowing these users to brace their feet against the bar. Bracing against the rail creates a more natural and comfortable alignment of the ankle and permits more relaxed movement of the lower leg muscles. When seated on a traditional chair the 30° side of the SAIPH Foot Brace Rail serves well as a footrest.

The SAIPH Foot Brace Rail provides over 17" of rail width supported on both ends by sturdy non-marking rubber supports. Grip pads keep the bar in place on both hard and soft surfaces. Raised ridges running the width of the bar can provide a comfortable massaging effect for users who opt to work without footwear.

For more information on the SAIPH Foot Brace Rail, see the Accessories - Foot Rests product line page in our online catalog.



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