Keyboards


Keyboards are external computer hardware similar to a typewriter. They are used to enter text, numbers, character’s 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. 841-8421
Mfr. Part No.KYBNA-SIL540CV2W
BrandCeratech
$357.98
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Wired - USB Medical QWERTY (UK) White Yes No 289 x 227 x 27mm 227mm 289mm 27mm No -
RS Stock No. 880-1454
Mfr. Part No.920-003082
BrandLogitech
$99.55
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Wireless K360 - Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - No 380.6 x 155.6 x 19.3mm - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 795-0924
Mfr. Part No.920-004483
BrandLogitech
$155.22
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Wireless - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No - - - - No -
RS Stock No. 773-9137
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCMEU-2
BrandCherry
$183.89
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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. 880-1400
Mfr. Part No.920-004523
BrandLogitech
$65.53
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- MK270 - Compact QWERTY (UK) Black (Keyboard), Black/Grey (Mouse) - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 773-9196
Mfr. Part No.G84-5200LCMDE-2
BrandCherry
$174.57
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact QWERTZ Black - No 374 x 139 x 18mm 18mm 374mm 139mm No 104
RS Stock No. 841-8412
Mfr. Part No.KYBNA-SIL540CV2B
BrandCeratech
$357.98
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Wired - USB Medical QWERTY (UK) Black Yes No 289 x 227 x 27mm 227mm 289mm 27mm No -
RS Stock No. 874-3991
Mfr. Part No.JK-0800GB-2
BrandCherry
$35.40
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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. 125-0481
Mfr. Part No.JK-1068GB-2
BrandCherry
$169.28
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Wired JK-1068GB-2 USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No 460 x 172 x 23mm 23mm 460mm 172mm Yes 105
RS Stock No. 773-9102
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCAFR-2
BrandCHERRY
$158.99
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact AZERTY Black Yes No 282 x 132 x 26mm 26mm 282mm 132mm No 83
RS Stock No. 789-7202
Mfr. Part No.2210-452212
BrandStorm
$659.50
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black Yes No 360 x 118.5 x 17.5mm 17.5mm 360mm 118.5mm No 63
RS Stock No. 460-8204
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LPBGB-2
BrandCherry
$357.52
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Wired - PS/2 Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 84
RS Stock No. 753-3361
Mfr. Part No.920-002929
BrandLogitech
$209.09
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Wireless - - Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 773-9257
Mfr. Part No.G80-11900LUMEU-2
BrandCherry
$369.67
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Wired - USB Compact, Ergonomic QWERTY (US) Black Yes No 415 x 193 x 37mm 37mm 415mm 193mm No 104
RS Stock No. 773-9190
Mfr. Part No.G84-5200LCMEU-2
BrandCherry
$199.91
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact QWERTY (US) Black - No 374 x 139 x 18mm 18mm 374mm 139mm No 103
RS Stock No. 779-8763
Mfr. Part No.920-002382
BrandLogitech
$254.90
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Wireless - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No - - - - Oui -
RS Stock No. 795-0911
Mfr. Part No.920-004481
BrandLogitech
$127.67
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Wireless - USB Standard Nordic Black - No - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 125-0484
Mfr. Part No.JK-1068EU-0
BrandCherry
$169.28
Each
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Wired JK-1068EU-0 USB Standard QWERTY Grey - No 460 x 172 x 23mm 23mm 460mm 172mm Yes 104
RS Stock No. 773-9140
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LUBDE-2
BrandCherry
$336.57
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTZ Black - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 84
RS Stock No. 795-0930
Mfr. Part No.920-002524
BrandLogitech
$46.95
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Wired - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No 450 x 155 x 23.5mm 23.5mm 450mm 155mm No -
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