If I asked you to imagine the perfect gaming keyboard, you’d probably think of things like… Cherry MX Switches, programmable keys, and n-key rollover. But what if there was a keyboard that had all the basic gamer features, but also helped you play longer, without fatigue, and even gave you multiple ways to configure your desktop. Maybe that’s something you didn’t even know you wanted! Introducing, the Freestyle Edge from KinesisGaming. The world’s first split, gaming keyboard. AND introducing, Corsair’s new Light Loop fans. Featuring 16 independent LEDs in every fan, And low noise operation without sacrificing performance Check them out, at the link below. ** Lazlo – Supernova **
** LTT Intro ** Now, the ideal keyboard position can change a lot, depending on what game you are playing. So the idea here, is that, Whether you are the type who likes to… tilt your keyboard for shooters, throw in a joystick for flying, bring the mouse in close for reduced shoulder fatigue, or, let’s be honest, sometimes you just want a little, snacky-poo, the Edge gives you flexibility. So the two halves of the keyboard can be placed up to fifty centimeters apart. And, you can even hide some, though, not quite enough in my opinion, of the cord that goes between the pieces to limit the amount of excess hanging out in closer configurations, Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Okay… Maybe that’s useful. But is this really worth a video?” To be honest, initially we thought it was just a keyboard with a flashy gimmick, too. But it ended up being a damn, good keyboard! The build quality is solid, with braided cables, and Cherry MX Switches, either in red, brown, or blue flavors, and features like, one millisecond response times, anti-ghosting, and eight programmable macro keys will keep hardcore players competitive, but stealthy. The matte-black finish and easy to read legend contribute to a clean, modern look that doesn’t scream GAMER! I mean who says that “sick gear, bro” has to actually physically nauseate you. And, it even has a pitch black mode that turns off both the blue backlight and the indicator LEDs. Neato! So, at this point, Even if the video was over, the K- no no, wait! I said IF It’s not over yet. The Edge would be worth a serious look. But we haven’t even talked about the feature that takes this keyboard to the next level: Programmability. Every one of the Edge’s ninety-five keys can be remapped to not just any function, but any two functions, with you toggle between, using the, “frickin”, key down here. And I am not talking about simple functions! EVERY key, or combo, using modifiers like control and/or shift, can be mapped to a macro. And you can have up to twenty-four macros. Each one can be up to three-hundred characters long. The execution speed for which can be controlled globally, or set individually, all the way from four, to a fiery three-thousand actions per second Then, Man, this thing just keeps going! Lets say that you share your keyboard with someone else, or you like different keymappings for different activities like gaming or working. That’s no problem. You can have this level of customization, on up to nine, different layouts. So, such advanced programmability probably needs, advanced programming knowledge, and/or a software tool then, right? Well… You CAN do either of those things. What’s cool is that the software tool for Windows is actually built right into the keyboard. No download required. But, all but a few niche actions can actually be done just using the keys on the board It’s super intuitive and only takes a second. And if you forget what layer you are using or, just, what you even have programmed, you can check it at any time. And all of this is stored directly on the board, so you can take all of your settings with you. Which brings us to the bad stuff. You may have noticed that I haven’t talked about price, yet. This keyboard is $220! (Or $200 on Amazon.) Which isn’t outlandish, but it is a lot, even for a high-quality, mechanical board. *sniffs* Especially one that, *sniffs*, isn’t RGB. That price tag on its own isn’t all of what bothers me anyway. Remember: That’s still only half the price of the last Kinesis ergonomic keyboard we reviewed, the Advantage 2, which you can check out here. It’s the fact that once you’ve taken your expensive product out of its clever box, you’re left feeling, a little, incomplete. The reason is that the edge doesn’t come with the lift kit. Which after using it both with, and without it feels completely essential. It tilts your wrists five, ten, or fifteen degrees, and takes the Edge from being a stylish, flexible, maybe even fantastic gaming keyboard, to being perhaps the most ergonomic gaming keyboard out there. Since the wrist-rests keep your wrists from extending, the lift kit keeps your arms from pronating, and the separation keeps them ulnas from deviating. Whether you’re typing for hours, gaming for hours, or some combination of the two for hours. So should you buy it? Not everyone is going to like the cramped arrow keys. Or the fact that the halves don’t snap together for some reason. And, at this price, we think it absolutely needs to include the lift kit. But, of all the ergonomic keyboards so far, we think this one has by far the most mainstream appeal. 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