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. 185-7715
Mfr. Part No.Rpi-KYB (IT)_Red
SGD23.79
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- Rpi-KYB - - QWERTY (Italy) Red, White - Yes - - - - - 79
RS Stock No. 146-3804
Mfr. Part No.JK-A0100GB-0
BrandCherry
SGD83.90
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Wired KC1000 SC USB - QWERTY (UK) Grey - No 458 x 188 x 46mm 46mm 458mm 188mm Yes 105 + 4 (Hot Keys)
RS Stock No. 841-8364
Mfr. Part No.KYBAC260UP-BKPL
BrandCeratech
SGD45.79
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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. 773-9257
Mfr. Part No.G80-11900LUMEU-2
BrandCherry
SGD329.18
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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. 841-8345
Mfr. Part No.KYBAC260UP-BKCY
BrandCeratech
SGD45.79
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Wired - PS/2, USB Standard QWERTY (Cyrillic) Black - No 456 x 168 x 40mm 40mm 456mm 168mm No -
RS Stock No. 175-9921
Mfr. Part No.JK-1600EU-2
BrandCHERRY
SGD97.03
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Wired KC 6000 SLIM USB Standard QWERTY Black - No 440 x 130 x 15mm 15mm 440mm 130mm 6 104
RS Stock No. 146-3819
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCAUS-0
BrandCherry
SGD137.89
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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. 841-8367
Mfr. Part No.KYBAC260UP-BKSP
BrandCeratech
SGD45.79
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Wired - PS/2, USB Standard QWERTY (Spain) Black - No 456 x 168 x 40mm 40mm 456mm 168mm No -
RS Stock No. 175-9909
Mfr. Part No.JK-1600GB-1
BrandCherry
SGD103.24
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Wired KC 6000 SLIM USB Standard QWERTY Silver, White - No 440 x 130 x 15mm 15mm 440mm 130mm 6 105
RS Stock No. 143-8970
Mfr. Part No.00050448
BrandHAMA
SGD43.76
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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. 146-3827
Mfr. Part No.G84-5400LUMFR-2
BrandCherry
SGD272.29
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Wired G84-5400 USB Trackball AZERTY Black - No 374 x 139 x 20mm 20mm 374mm 139mm No 89
RS Stock No. 185-7720
Mfr. Part No.SC0168
SGD23.79
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- Rpi-KYB - - QWERTZ (German) Red, White - Yes - - - - - 79
RS Stock No. 773-9106
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCMFR-0
BrandCherry
SGD132.79
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact AZERTY Grey Yes No 282 x 132 x 26mm 26mm 282mm 132mm No 86
RS Stock No. 175-9916
Mfr. Part No.JK-0370GB
BrandCHERRY
SGD79.35
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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. 175-9894
Mfr. Part No.JK-0350DE
BrandCHERRY
SGD72.30
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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. 125-0483
Mfr. Part No.JK-1068FR-2
BrandCherry
SGD109.40
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Wired JK-1068FR-2 USB Standard AZERTY Black - No 460 x 172 x 23mm 23mm 460mm 172mm Yes 105
RS Stock No. 146-3806
Mfr. Part No.JK-A0100EU-2
BrandCherry
SGD87.29
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Wired KC1000 SC USB - QWERTY (US) Black - No 458 x 188 x 46mm 46mm 458mm 188mm Yes 104 + 4 (Hot Keys)
RS Stock No. 175-9898
Mfr. Part No.JK-0360EU
BrandCHERRY
SGD79.35
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Wired STRAIT 3.0 USB Standard QWERTY Black - No 441 x 161 x 14.5mm 14.5mm 441mm 161mm 5 103
RS Stock No. 175-9919
Mfr. Part No.JK-0360GB
BrandCHERRY
SGD72.30
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Wired STRAIT 3.0 USB Standard QWERTY Black - No 441 x 161 x 14.5mm 14.5mm 441mm 161mm 5 104
RS Stock No. 392-536
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LPBDE-0
BrandCherry
SGD337.97
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Wired - PS/2 Compact QWERTZ Grey - No 370 x 139 x 20mm 20mm 370mm 139mm No 84
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