Keyboards

Keyboards are external computer hardware similar to a typewriter. They are used to enter text, numbers, characters and give instructions into a PC. Most keyboards are the QWERTY style keyboard which is based on the layout of a typewriter, however, there are different layouts for other countries to support special characters.

Keyboard types

  • QWERTY - English
  • QWERTZ - German
  • AZERTY - French

Typical Keyboard layout

  • PC Keyboards consist of 84 – 104 keys and there are 4 types of keys
  • Function Keys (Top Row)
  • Numeric Keys (2nd Row) Numeric keypad is also on the right-hand side
  • Typing Keys (3rd, 4th, 5th row)
  • Control Keys (last row)

How do Keyboards work?

When a key on the keyboard is pressed, an electrical circuit is closed and the keyboard sends a signal to the computer that basically tells whether it is a letter, number or a specific symbol, which we would like to be shown on the screen.

Popular keyboards

Ergonomic

They allow more natural hand and arm position reducing the risk of RSI (Repetitive strain injury) these keyboards normally include wrist wrests to maintain a good hand position, they may also be a contoured shape.

Medical

A spill-resistant keyboard ideal in clean rooms and the medical industry. These keyboards can be fully cleaned easily and quickly and have an on-off button so can be switched off for cleaning, they also have a cleaning reminder which you can set, which is important for infection control.

Touchpad

These are normal keypads but incorporate a touchpad mouse, the mouse is controlled easily by the touchpad and normally has 2 mouse keys.

Numeric

Numeric keypad used for frequent numeric entry on PCs or Notebooks

Application Information

Keyboards are an essential device for any PC in the home or office. We offer a wide range of keyboards from compact, ergonomic and medical keyboards that are easy to clean and a choice of connections like USB, Bluetooth or wireless. Browse keyboards in Keyboards and Mouse Sets

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Description Price Wired/Wireless Model Connection Type Keyboard Type Keyboard Layout Colour Industrial Use Built-In USB Hub Dimensions Height Width Depth Multimedia Keys Normal Keys
RS Stock No. 795-0930
Mfr. Part No.920-002524
BrandLogitech
kr 151,89
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Wired - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No 450 x 155 x 23.5mm 23.5mm 450mm 155mm No -
RS Stock No. 493-099
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LUBGB-0
BrandCherry
kr 1 756,47
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Grey - - 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm - 84
RS Stock No. 493-112
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LUBGB-2
BrandCherry
kr 1 756,47
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - - 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm - 84
RS Stock No. 753-3361
Mfr. Part No.920-002929
BrandLogitech
kr 1 104,06
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Wireless - - Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 795-0898
Mfr. Part No.920-005216
BrandLogitech
kr 303,26
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Wired - USB Standard Nordic Black - No - - - - No -
RS Stock No. 841-8351
Mfr. Part No.KYBAC260UP-BKIT
BrandCeratech
kr 314,81
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Wired - PS/2, USB Standard QWERTY (Italy) Black - No 456 x 168 x 40mm 40mm 456mm 168mm No -
RS Stock No. 125-0457
Mfr. Part No.JK-8500FR-2
BrandCherry
kr 374,28
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Wired G85-23200FR-2 USB Standard AZERTY Black - No 472 x 176 x 18mm 18mm 472mm 176mm 6 105
RS Stock No. 841-8428
Mfr. Part No.KYBNA-SIL-MINCWH
BrandCeratech
kr 802,49
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Wired - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) White - No 230 x 145 x 10mm 10mm 230mm 145mm No -
RS Stock No. 773-9137
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCMEU-2
BrandCherry
kr 826,59
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact QWERTY (US) Black Yes No 282 x 132 x 26mm 26mm 282mm 132mm No 86
RS Stock No. 874-3991
Mfr. Part No.JK-0800GB-2
BrandCherry
kr 189,86
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Wired - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black Yes No 458 x 170 x 20mm 20mm 458mm 170mm Yes 105
RS Stock No. 530-3281
Mfr. Part No.G80-11900LUMDE-0
BrandCherry
kr 2 003,75
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTZ Grey Yes No 415 x 193 x 37mm 37mm 415mm 193mm No 105
RS Stock No. 883-7443
Mfr. Part No.ANB-00006
BrandMicrosoft
kr 170,18
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - No 456 x 160 x 42.7mm 42.7mm 456mm 160mm Yes 105
RS Stock No. 773-9152
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LUBEU-0
BrandCherry
kr 1 756,47
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (US) Grey - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 83
RS Stock No. 795-0911
Mfr. Part No.920-004481
BrandLogitech
kr 685,97
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Wireless - USB Standard Nordic Black - No - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 874-3982
Mfr. Part No.JK-0800FR-2
BrandCherry
kr 189,86
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Wired - USB Standard AZERTY Black Yes No 458 x 170 x 20mm 20mm 458mm 170mm Yes 105
RS Stock No. 143-8970
Mfr. Part No.00050448
BrandHAMA
kr 278,38
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Wired SK140 USB Numeric pad Numeric Black - No 86 x 9 x 130mm 9mm 86mm 130mm No 19
RS Stock No. 125-0486
Mfr. Part No.JK-1068DE-0
BrandCherry
kr 931,31
Each
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Wired JK-1068DE-0 USB Standard QWERTZ Grey - No 460 x 172 x 23mm 23mm 460mm 172mm Yes 105
RS Stock No. 175-9910
Mfr. Part No.JK-1600FR-2
BrandCHERRY
kr 590,59
Each
Units
Wired KC 6000 SLIM USB Standard AZERTY Black - No 440 x 130 x 15mm 15mm 440mm 130mm 6 105
RS Stock No. 125-0482
Mfr. Part No.JK-1068FR-0
BrandCherry
kr 931,31
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Wired JK-1068FR-0 USB Standard AZERTY Grey - No 460 x 172 x 23mm 23mm 460mm 172mm Yes 105
RS Stock No. 773-9250
Mfr. Part No.G80-11900LUMFR-2
BrandCherry
kr 2 003,75
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Units
Wired - USB Compact, Ergonomic AZERTY Black Yes No 415 x 193 x 37mm 37mm 415mm 193mm No 105
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