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. 175-9893
Mfr. Part No.JK-0350EU
BrandCHERRY
kr 483,02
Each
Units
Wired STRAIT 3.0 USB Standard QWERTY Silver, White - No 441 x 161 x 14.5mm 14.5mm 441mm 161mm 5 103
RS Stock No. 880-1400
Mfr. Part No.920-004523
BrandLogitech
kr 345,38
Each
Units
- MK270 - Compact QWERTY (UK) Black (Keyboard), Black/Grey (Mouse) - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 175-9920
Mfr. Part No.JK-0360FR
BrandCHERRY
kr 483,02
Each
Units
Wired STRAIT 3.0 USB Standard AZERTY Black - No 441 x 161 x 14.5mm 14.5mm 441mm 161mm 5 104
RS Stock No. 184-4464
Mfr. Part No.JD-0710GB-2
BrandCherry
kr 400,72
Each
Units
Wireless CHERRY DW 300 Wireless - QWERTY (UK) Black - No 458 x 170 x 17mm 17mm 458mm 170mm 4 105
RS Stock No. 773-9257
Mfr. Part No.G80-11900LUMEU-2
BrandCherry
kr 2 003,75
Each
Units
Wired - USB Compact, Ergonomic QWERTY (US) Black Yes No 415 x 193 x 37mm 37mm 415mm 193mm No 104
RS Stock No. 125-0485
Mfr. Part No.JK-1068EU-2
BrandCherry
kr 931,31
Each
Units
Wired JK-1068EU-2 USB Standard QWERTY Black - No 460 x 172 x 23mm 23mm 460mm 172mm Yes 104
RS Stock No. 125-0479
Mfr. Part No.JK-0800DE-0
BrandCherry
kr 189,86
Each
Units
Wired JK-0800DE-0 USB Standard QWERTZ Grey - No 458 x 170 x 20mm 20mm 458mm 170mm Yes 105
RS Stock No. 841-8349
Mfr. Part No.KYBAC260UP-BKFR
BrandCeratech
kr 314,81
Each
Units
Wired - PS/2, USB Standard AZERTY Black - No 456 x 168 x 40mm 40mm 456mm 168mm No -
RS Stock No. 175-9894
Mfr. Part No.JK-0350DE
BrandCHERRY
kr 483,02
Each
Units
Wired STRAIT 3.0 USB Standard QWERTZ Silver, White - No 441 x 161 x 14.5mm 14.5mm 441mm 161mm 5 104
RS Stock No. 530-3297
Mfr. Part No.G80-11900LUMDE-2
BrandCherry
kr 2 003,75
Each
Units
Wired - USB Compact QWERTZ Black Yes No 415 x 193 x 37mm 37mm 415mm 193mm No 105
RS Stock No. 146-3836
Mfr. Part No.G80-8000LUVDE-2
BrandCherry
kr 1 846,21
Each
Units
Wired CHERRY G80-8000 USB - QWERTZ Black - No 470 x 220 x 64mm 64mm 470mm 220mm No 105
RS Stock No. 773-9156
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LPBEU-2
BrandCherry
kr 1 937,91
Each
Units
Wired - PS/2 Compact QWERTY (US) Black - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 83
RS Stock No. 392-532
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LPBDE-2
BrandCherry
kr 1 931,30
Each
Units
Wired - PS/2 Compact QWERTZ Black - - 370 x 139 x 20mm 20mm 370mm 139mm - 84
RS Stock No. 795-0921
Mfr. Part No.920-002516
BrandLogitech
kr 151,76
Each
Units
Wired - USB Standard QWERTZ Black - No 450 x 155 x 23.5mm 23.5mm 450mm 155mm No -
RS Stock No. 841-8327
Mfr. Part No.KYB-MINIMUS-BTAW
BrandCeratech
kr 568,92
Each
Units
Wireless - Bluetooth Mac QWERTY (UK) White - No 205 x 82 x 5.8mm 82mm 205mm 5.8mm No -
RS Stock No. 460-8204
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LPBGB-2
BrandCherry
kr 1 937,91
Each
Units
Wired - PS/2 Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 84
RS Stock No. 341-1245
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LPBGB-0
BrandCherry
kr 1 937,91
Each
Units
Wired - PS/2 Compact QWERTY (UK) Grey - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 84
RS Stock No. 175-9921
Mfr. Part No.JK-1600EU-2
BrandCHERRY
kr 590,59
Each
Units
Wired KC 6000 SLIM USB Standard QWERTY Black - No 440 x 130 x 15mm 15mm 440mm 130mm 6 104
RS Stock No. 146-3809
Mfr. Part No.JK-A0100DE-2
BrandCherry
kr 488,72
Each
Units
Wired KC1000 SC USB - QWERTZ Black - No 458 x 188 x 46mm 46mm 458mm 188mm Yes 105 + 4 (Hot Keys)
RS Stock No. 773-9235
Mfr. Part No.G84-5500LUMEU-2
BrandCherry
kr 1 717,33
Each
Units
Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (US) Black - No 374 x 139 x 18mm 18mm 374mm 139mm No 88
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