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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RS Stock No. 136-9677
BrandRS PRO
PHP3,241.67
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- - USB Trackball AZERTY Black - Yes 338 x 173 x 35mm 35mm 338mm 173mm - 89
RS Stock No. 136-9674
BrandRS PRO
PHP3,241.67
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Wired - PS/2 Trackball QWERTY (UK) Black - - 338 x 173 x 35mm 35mm 338mm 173mm - 89
RS Stock No. 136-9673
BrandRS PRO
PHP3,306.50
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Wired - USB Trackball QWERTY (UK) Black - Yes 338 x 173 x 35mm 35mm 338mm 173mm - 89
RS Stock No. 136-9678
BrandRS PRO
PHP3,241.67
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- - USB Trackball QWERTZ (German) Black - Yes 339 x 173 x 35mm 35mm 338mm 173mm - 89
RS Stock No. 136-9676
BrandRS PRO
PHP2,037.62
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Wired - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - Yes 322 x 138 x 14mm 14mm 322mm 138mm - 89
RS Stock No. 493-128
Mfr. Part No.G80-11900LUMGB-2
BrandCHERRY
PHP11,004.37
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black Yes - 415 x 193 x 37mm 37mm 415mm 193mm - 104
RS Stock No. 874-3991
Mfr. Part No.JK-0800GB-2
BrandCherry
PHP782.73
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Wired - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black Yes Yes 458 x 170 x 20mm 20mm 458mm 170mm Yes 105
RS Stock No. 874-3982
Mfr. Part No.JK-0800FR-2
BrandCherry
PHP782.73
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Wired - USB Standard AZERTY Black Yes Yes 458 x 170 x 20mm 20mm 458mm 170mm Yes 105
RS Stock No. 880-1454
Mfr. Part No.920-003082
BrandLogitech
PHP2,712.00
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Wireless K360 - Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - - 380.6 x 155.6 x 19.3mm - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 883-7453
Mfr. Part No.B2M-00008
BrandMicrosoft
PHP3,719.65
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Wired - USB Ergonomic QWERTY (UK) Black - - 503 x 262 x 82.8mm 82.8mm 503mm 262mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 773-9156
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LPBEU-2
BrandCherry
PHP9,972.24
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Wired - PS/2 Compact QWERTY (US) Black - - 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm - 83
RS Stock No. 779-8763
Mfr. Part No.920-002382
BrandLogitech
PHP6,951.87
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Wireless - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - Yes - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 773-9165
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LPBEU-0
BrandCherry
PHP10,623.00
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Wired - PS/2 Compact QWERTY (US) Grey - - 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm - 83
RS Stock No. 773-9250
Mfr. Part No.G80-11900LUMFR-2
BrandCherry
PHP10,546.48
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Wired - USB Compact, Ergonomic AZERTY Black Yes - 415 x 193 x 37mm 37mm 415mm 193mm - 105
RS Stock No. 795-0930
Mfr. Part No.920-002524
BrandLogitech
PHP1,098.90
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Wired - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) - - - 450 x 155 x 23.5mm 23.5mm 450mm 155mm - -
RS Stock No. 773-9213
Mfr. Part No.G84-5400LUMEU-2
BrandCherry
PHP9,379.69
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (US) Black - - 374 x 139 x 20mm 20mm 374mm 139mm - 88
RS Stock No. 678-4748
Mfr. Part No.G84-5500LUMGB-2
BrandCherry
PHP10,522.80
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black Yes - 374 x 139 x 18mm 18mm 374mm 139mm - 89
RS Stock No. 880-1400
Mfr. Part No.920-004523
BrandLogitech
PHP1,879.48
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- MK270 - Compact QWERTY (UK) Black (Keyboard), Black/Grey (Mouse) - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 406-366
Mfr. Part No.G84 4400LUBFR-0
BrandCherry
PHP11,060.08
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Wired - USB Compact AZERTY Grey - - 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm - 84
RS Stock No. 244-812
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCAGB-0
BrandCherry
PHP4,288.77
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact QWERTY (UK) White - - 282 x 132 x 27mm 27mm 282mm 132mm - 83
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