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. 146-3821
Mfr. Part No.G84-4700LUCFR-0
BrandCherry
SGD96.67
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Wired G84-4700 USB Numeric pad Numeric Grey - No 140 x 185 x 45mm 45mm 140mm 185mm No 20
RS Stock No. 883-7443
Mfr. Part No.ANB-00006
BrandMicrosoft
SGD31.85
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - No 456 x 160 x 42.7mm 42.7mm 456mm 160mm Yes 105
RS Stock No. 178-3504
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LPBFR-0
BrandCherry
SGD282.81
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Wired - PS/2 Compact AZERTY - - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 84
RS Stock No. 678-4760
Mfr. Part No.G84-5200LCMGB-2
BrandCherry
SGD158.27
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black Yes No 374 x 139 x 18mm 18mm 374mm 139mm No 104
RS Stock No. 789-7202
Mfr. Part No.2210-452212
BrandStorm
SGD503.93
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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. 146-3830
Mfr. Part No.G84-5500LUMFR-2
BrandCherry
SGD276.36
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Wired G84-5500 USB Touchpad AZERTY Black - No 374 x 139 x 18mm 18mm 374mm 139mm No 89
RS Stock No. 184-4462
Mfr. Part No.G80-3816LXBGB-2
BrandCherry
SGD215.67
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Wired CHERRY MX USB - QWERTY (UK) Black - No 470 x 165 x 25mm 25mm 470mm 165mm 4 105
RS Stock No. 143-8976
Mfr. Part No.00053930
BrandHama
SGD21.26
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Wired Verano USB Standard QWERTZ Black - No 442 x 18 x 139mm 18mm 442mm 139mm No 105
RS Stock No. 146-3827
Mfr. Part No.G84-5400LUMFR-2
BrandCherry
SGD250.51
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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. 795-0898
Mfr. Part No.920-005216
BrandLogitech
SGD50.46
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Wired - USB Standard Nordic Black - No - - - - No -
RS Stock No. 841-8367
Mfr. Part No.KYBAC260UP-BKSP
BrandCeratech
SGD45.86
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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. 883-7453
Mfr. Part No.B2M-00008
BrandMicrosoft
SGD106.29
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Wired - USB Ergonomic QWERTY (UK) Black - No 503 x 262 x 82.8mm 82.8mm 503mm 262mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 841-8358
Mfr. Part No.KYBAC260UP-BKGR
BrandCeratech
SGD47.69
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Wired - PS/2, USB Standard QWERTZ Black - No 456 x 168 x 40mm 40mm 456mm 168mm No -
RS Stock No. 530-3297
Mfr. Part No.G80-11900LUMDE-2
BrandCherry
SGD302.85
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTZ Black Yes No 415 x 193 x 37mm 37mm 415mm 193mm No 105
RS Stock No. 143-8970
Mfr. Part No.00050448
BrandHAMA
SGD45.06
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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. 175-9909
Mfr. Part No.JK-1600GB-1
BrandCherry
SGD94.98
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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. 184-4464
Mfr. Part No.JD-0710GB-2
BrandCherry
SGD66.81
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Wireless CHERRY DW 300 Wireless - QWERTY (UK) Black - No 458 x 170 x 17mm 17mm 458mm 170mm 4 105
RS Stock No. 125-0484
Mfr. Part No.JK-1068EU-0
BrandCherry
SGD140.76
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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. 773-9165
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LPBEU-0
BrandCherry
SGD312.00
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Wired - PS/2 Compact QWERTY (US) Grey - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 83
RS Stock No. 773-9190
Mfr. Part No.G84-5200LCMEU-2
BrandCherry
SGD158.27
Each
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact QWERTY (US) Black - No 374 x 139 x 18mm 18mm 374mm 139mm No 103