Kinesis Introduces Freestyle Edge, the First Split Mechanical Keyboard for PC Gaming

BOTHELL, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ChangeYourGame–Kinesis Corporation, the ergonomic keyboard leader, has announced the
exciting new Freestyle Edge™, the first split mechanical keyboard
designed specifically for PC gamers. Kinesis is taking their 25 years of
experience building computer peripherals to launch Kinesis Gaming, a new
division focused on designing a full lineup of high-performance gaming

“We’d always known that gamers were using our ergonomic keyboards
because of their comfort, but those keyboards were never designed for
the extreme demands of gaming,” says Dylan Hargreaves, Vice President at
Kinesis. “When we started hearing about the rash of injuries in the
eSports community we recognized that we had the expertise and the
technology to create a keyboard that would change the way people play
video games forever.”

The Freestyle Edge was designed to match or exceed the features of other
top-of-the-line gaming keyboards, but what makes the Freestyle Edge so
unique is that it’s split into two halves, which are connected by an
adjustable 20” linking cable.

Mr. Hargreaves explains that the rationale behind using a split keyboard
for gaming is quite simple. “Most games only require the use of the keys
on left side of the keyboard, so a split keyboard gives gamers the
flexibility to move the right key module out of the way and position
their mouse, joystick, or other peripherals in the most optimal
position.” Conventional keyboards force the user to place their mouse in
an awkward position, which is especially problematic for gaming where
extended sessions are the norm. But the Freestyle Edge gives gamers
total control over keyboard and mouse placement resulting in more
comfort, stamina, and performance.

Freestyle Edge Features:

  • 100% plug-and-play on Windows, Mac, Linux & Chrome
  • Onboard macros & remaps
  • 10 customizable layouts, each with 2 layers
  • Macro speeds up to 150 actions-per-second
  • No-install SmartSet Programming App
  • 4MB onboard memory
  • Blue LED backlighting
  • Cherry MX switches (Choice of Red, Blue & Brown)
  • 20” adjustable, braided linking cable
  • 8 game keys
  • Detachable Palm Supports
  • Optional Lift Kit and Palm Pads

The Freestyle Edge is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter
through April 7, 2017 with special early bird pricing. The Edge has
captivated the imagination of serious gamers and the campaign has
already exceeded 85% of its funding goal in just its first week. Kinesis
Gaming will deliver the initial batch of First Edition Freestyle Edge
keyboards to eager backers early this summer. The Freestyle Edge will be
available for purchase this fall, with a list price of $219.

For More Information

Kickstarter Campaign Page:

Twitter: @KinesisGaming





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Dylan Hargreaves, 425-402-8100