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. 493-099
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LUBGB-0
BrandCherry
SGD301.94
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Grey - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 84
RS Stock No. 773-9238
Mfr. Part No.G84-5500LUMDE-2
BrandCherry
SGD250.51
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTZ Black - No 374 x 139 x 18mm 18mm 374mm 139mm No 89
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. 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. 406-366
Mfr. Part No.G84 4400LUBFR-0
BrandCherry
SGD308.93
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Wired - USB Compact AZERTY Grey - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 84
RS Stock No. 841-8428
Mfr. Part No.KYBNA-SIL-MINCWH
BrandCeratech
SGD121.71
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Wired - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) White - No 230 x 145 x 10mm 10mm 230mm 145mm No -
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. 392-532
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LPBDE-2
BrandCherry
SGD312.00
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Wired - PS/2 Compact QWERTZ Black - No 370 x 139 x 20mm 20mm 370mm 139mm No 84
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 -