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Kinesis Freestyle Edge Split Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Phone Price: $219.00 Internet Price: $199.00
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Features

COMPACT, TENKEYLESS FOOTPRINT

Start small and work your way up to a split that’s customized for your body type and style. And since the Freestyle Edge features a traditional layout there is no adaptation period.

THE KEYBOARD THAT ADJUSTS TO YOU 

Conventional keyboards can leave you wanting more room, especially if you have broad shoulders. Small improvements in comfort can have a huge impact on performance.

SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM THE COMPETITION

Extend the cable to create up to 20” of prime real estate for an oversized mouse pad, joystick, steering wheel, microphone, or maybe even a snack. The right key module is still within reach for in-game commands and chat.

A SNIPER’S DREAM

Use the Edge like a game pad to bring your mouse in tight for maximum control and precision in low DPI gaming. When your mouse-hand is in front of your shoulder, you have more dexterity and comfort, boosting your baseline level of performance.

FREEDOM AND FLEXIBILITY

Rotate either key module for optimal key coverage or to squeeze into a tight space at a LAN party. Professional gamers know that angling the keyboard keeps your wrists straight which increases speed and reduces fatigue.

LEVEL UP

Attach the optional Lift Kit for maximum comfort and stamina. Choose from three tenting heights to put your wrists and forearms in a neutral position for extended gaming sessions. Once you tent, you’ll never want to use a flat keyboard again!

THE SMARTSET APP

Prefer a graphical interface for custom programming? The SmartSet App lives on your keyboard so it never gets installed on your computer. Design custom layouts, program & assign devastating macros, and even customize keyboard settings. Everything you need, without the bloatware. Now that’s what we call changing the game!

BLUE BACKLIGHTING

RGB lighting looks cool, but does it boost your performance? Choose from 9 brightness levels, Breathe mode, or Pitch Black.

CHERRY MX SWITCHES

Cherry mechanical switches are the gold standard for gaming. Super-fast actuation and durability. Choose from MX Blue, Red, or Brown stem.

GAME BANK

Seize control with 8 programmable game keys. Assign your favorite macros and abilities, or relocate multimedia actions.

Videos

Downloads

Manuals and documentation

Kinesis Freestyle Edge Split Mechanical Gaming Keyboard-Quick Start Guide.PDF

Kinesis Freestyle Edge Split Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Lift-Kit-Quick-Start-Guide.pdf

Kinesis Freestyle Edge Split Mechanical Gaming Keyboard-User Manual.pdf

Kinesis Freestyle Edge SmartSet App-User Manual.pdf

Current Software and Drivers

SMARTSET APP DOWNLOAD

IMPORTANT NOTES:
The App will not run from your computer. It must be saved to the top-level of the v-Drive ON THE KEYBOARD. Non-US users: The App requires that your computer is running the US keyboard driver.

Windows

Your Freestyle Edge is pre-loaded with the Windows version of the SmartSet App. Simply open the v-Drive to launch it. Use this download only if you need to re-install the App on the v-Drive.

Download SmartSet App v1.4 (Windows)

Mac OS X

Mac users will need to download the Mac version of the App and save it to the v-Drive by hand.

Download SmartSet App v1.4 (Mac BETA)

Installation Instructions

Step 1) Use the links above to download the latest version of the SmartSet App for Mac or Windows to your computer.

Step 2) Locate the downloaded App on your computer and unzip if necessary.

Step 3) MAC USERS ONLY- Double-click the App to perform a quick verification. Click the Open button and then close the App. View Example .

Step 4) Open the v-Drive (SmartSet + F8) and locate the "FS Edge" removable drive in your file manager program.

Step 4) Copy and paste the App to top level of the v-Drive. Then double-click the App to run it.

MAC TROUBLESHOOTING: If you receive an error message saying that the App has been "damaged", make sure you verified the App from your Mac before copying it to the v-Drive (step 3 above).

ALTERNATE LAYOUTS

MAC TROUBLESHOOTING: If you receive an error message saying that the App has been "damaged", make sure you verified the App from your Mac before copying it to the v-Drive (step 3 above).

Download the appropriate text file below and save it to the Layouts subfolder on the v-Drive of your Freestyle Edge. Rename the file as "layout1.txt" or "layout2.txt" etc. to assign it to Layout position 1 thru 9. Close the v-Drive and then use to the onboard shortcut (SmartSet + Number) to load that layout to access it.

Dvorak

Dvorak Layout

Colemak

Colemak Layout

Mac Modifiers

Mac Layout

FIRMWARE UPDATES

VERSION 1.0.101

1) Improved backlighting brightness range compared to v1.0.0. If you find level 1 too bright, we recommend installing this update.

2) Two powerful new macro tools: 1) Random Delays and 2) Custom Delays. Currently these tools can only be accessed by direct editing layout files (NOT VIA THE SMARTSET APP). Remember to "Eject" the drive in File Manager after direct editing before you unmount the v-Drive.
Random Delay: Simply insert the token {dran} into a position in a macro to introduce a variable delay between 1ms and 150ms. Each time the macro plays back it will have slightly different timing.
Custom Delay: To create a delay of any length between 1ms and 999ms, simply insert the token {dXXX} where "XXX" is the length of the delay (e.g. {d050} for a 50ms delay).

3) Game Mode bug fix (F4 was disabled in Game Mode)

If you install this firmware and experiment with the new delays we'd love to hear from you at tech@kinesis.com

Download Version 1.0.101 (Improved Backlighting & New Macro Delays & Game Mode Fix)

VERSION 1.0.0

Factory default firmware for all keyboards. Download and install v1.0.0 if you have installed an update and would like revert back to the original settings.

Download Version 1.0.0 (Factory Default)

Installing a Firmware Update

Step 1) Open a text editing program and run a Status Report (SmartSet + F7) to confirm the currently installed version of firmware.

Step 2) If you would like to install a different firmware version, use one of the links above to download a firmware update file to your computer (unzip if necessary).

Step 3) Use the onboard shortcut (SmartSet + F8) to open the keyboard's v-Drive.

Step 4) Use file explorer to locate and open the "FS EDGE" removable drive on your computer.

Step 5) Copy and paste the firmware update file you downloaded into the "firmware" subfolder on the "FS EDGE" removable drive.

Step 6) Rename the firmware file "update.upd".

Step 7) Use the onboard firmware update shortcut (SmartSet + Shift + U) to install the new firmware. NOTE: The update process will take 10-12 seconds. Do not type on the keyboard until the all the lights come back on.

Step 8) Open a text editing program and run a Status Report (SmartSet + F7) to confirm the new firmware was installed.

Warranty Information

60 Day Mail In Parts/Labor Warranty

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