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. 460-8204
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LPBGB-2
BrandCherry
SGD323.51
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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. 841-8421
Mfr. Part No.KYBNA-SIL540CV2W
BrandCeratech
SGD313.50
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Wired - USB Medical QWERTY (UK) White Yes No 289 x 227 x 27mm 227mm 289mm 27mm No -
RS Stock No. 841-8349
Mfr. Part No.KYBAC260UP-BKFR
BrandCeratech
SGD45.86
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Wired - PS/2, USB Standard AZERTY Black - No 456 x 168 x 40mm 40mm 456mm 168mm No -
RS Stock No. 384-989
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCMGB-2
BrandCherry
SGD137.30
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - No 282 x 132 x 27mm 27mm 282mm 132mm No 86
RS Stock No. 465-1551
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCMDE-0
BrandCherry
SGD133.18
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact QWERTZ Grey - No 282 x 132 x 27mm 27mm 282mm 132mm No 86
RS Stock No. 773-9146
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LUBDE-0
BrandCherry
SGD282.67
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTZ Grey - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 84
RS Stock No. 773-9102
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCAFR-2
BrandCHERRY
SGD120.72
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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. 146-3824
Mfr. Part No.G84-4700LUCDE-2
BrandCherry
SGD105.08
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Wired G84-4700 USB Numeric pad Numeric Black - No 140 x 185 x 45mm 45mm 140mm 185mm No 20
RS Stock No. 175-9916
Mfr. Part No.JK-0370GB
BrandCHERRY
SGD73.00
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Wired STRAIT 3.0 USB Standard QWERTY Silver, White - No 441 x 161 x 14.5mm 14.5mm 441mm 161mm 5 104
RS Stock No. 125-0481
Mfr. Part No.JK-1068GB-2
BrandCherry
SGD140.76
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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. 146-3836
Mfr. Part No.G80-8000LUVDE-2
BrandCherry
SGD326.13
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Wired CHERRY G80-8000 USB - QWERTZ Black - No 470 x 220 x 64mm 64mm 470mm 220mm No 105
RS Stock No. 773-9134
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LUBFR-2
BrandCherry
SGD256.22
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Wired - USB Compact AZERTY Black - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 84
RS Stock No. 175-9896
Mfr. Part No.JK-0360DE
BrandCHERRY
SGD73.00
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Wired STRAIT 3.0 USB Standard QWERTZ Black - No 441 x 161 x 14.5mm 14.5mm 441mm 161mm 5 104
RS Stock No. 175-9908
Mfr. Part No.JK-1600GB-2
BrandCherry
SGD81.34
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Wired KC 6000 SLIM USB Standard QWERTY Black - No 440 x 130 x 15mm 15mm 440mm 130mm 6 105
RS Stock No. 841-8364
Mfr. Part No.KYBAC260UP-BKPL
BrandCeratech
SGD45.86
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Wired - PS/2, USB Standard QWERTY (Polish) Black - No 456 x 168 x 40mm 40mm 456mm 168mm No -
RS Stock No. 146-3838
Mfr. Part No.G80-8000LUVGB-2
BrandCherry
SGD366.99
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Wired CHERRY G80-8000 USB - QWERTY (UK) Black - No 470 x 220 x 64mm 64mm 470mm 220mm No 105
RS Stock No. 146-3819
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCAUS-0
BrandCherry
SGD135.80
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Wired G84-4100 PS/2, USB Compact QWERTY (US) Light Grey - No 282 x 132 x 26mm 26mm 282mm 132mm No 83
RS Stock No. 773-9257
Mfr. Part No.G80-11900LUMEU-2
BrandCherry
SGD305.50
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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. 125-0485
Mfr. Part No.JK-1068EU-2
BrandCherry
SGD140.76
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Wired JK-1068EU-2 USB Standard QWERTY Black - No 460 x 172 x 23mm 23mm 460mm 172mm Yes 104
RS Stock No. 175-9915
Mfr. Part No.JK-1600DE-1
BrandCHERRY
SGD89.27
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Wired KC 6000 SLIM USB Standard QWERTZ Silver, White - No 440 x 130 x 15mm 15mm 440mm 130mm 6 105