Keyboards

Keyboards are external computer hardware similar to a typewriter. They are used to enter text, numbers, characters 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. 136-9677
BrandRS PRO
MYR270.43
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Wired - USB Trackball AZERTY Black - No 338 x 173 x 35mm 35mm 338mm 173mm No 89
RS Stock No. 136-9678
BrandRS PRO
MYR331.47
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Wired - USB Trackball QWERTZ (German) Black - No 339 x 173 x 35mm 35mm 338mm 173mm No 89
RS Stock No. 136-9676
BrandRS PRO
MYR162.97
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Wired - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No 322 x 138 x 14mm 14mm 322mm 138mm No 89
RS Stock No. 136-9674
BrandRS PRO
MYR234.47
Each
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Wired - PS/2 Trackball QWERTY (UK) Black - No 338 x 173 x 35mm 35mm 338mm 173mm No 89
RS Stock No. 136-9673
BrandRS PRO
MYR301.61
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Wired - USB Trackball QWERTY (UK) Black - No 338 x 173 x 35mm 35mm 338mm 173mm No 89
RS Stock No. 125-0478
Mfr. Part No.JK-0800EU-0
BrandCherry
MYR80.30
Each
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Wired JK-0800EU-0 USB Standard QWERTY Black - No 458 x 170 x 20mm 20mm 458mm 170mm Yes 104
RS Stock No. 773-9130
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCMEU-0
BrandCherry
MYR553.94
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact QWERTY (US) Grey Yes No 282 x 132 x 26mm 26mm 282mm 132mm No 86
RS Stock No. 125-0476
Mfr. Part No.JK-0800GB-0
BrandCherry
MYR87.85
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Wired JK-0800GB-0 USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Grey - No 458 x 170 x 20mm 20mm 458mm 170mm Yes 105
RS Stock No. 880-1454
Mfr. Part No.920-003082
BrandLogitech
MYR221.76
Each
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Wireless K360 - Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - No 380.6 x 155.6 x 19.3mm - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 795-0933
Mfr. Part No.920-002515
BrandLogitech
MYR69.67
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Wired - USB Standard AZERTY Black - No 450 x 155 x 23.5mm 23.5mm 450mm 155mm No -
RS Stock No. 125-0459
Mfr. Part No.JK-8500EU-2
BrandCherry
MYR196.82
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Wired G85-23200EU-2 USB Standard QWERTY (US) Black - No 472 x 176 x 18mm 18mm 472mm 176mm 6 104
RS Stock No. 795-0930
Mfr. Part No.920-002524
BrandLogitech
MYR95.04
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Wired - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No 450 x 155 x 23.5mm 23.5mm 450mm 155mm No -
RS Stock No. 773-9137
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCMEU-2
BrandCherry
MYR419.09
Each
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact QWERTY (US) Black Yes No 282 x 132 x 26mm 26mm 282mm 132mm No 86
RS Stock No. 125-0454
Mfr. Part No.G85-23200GB-0
BrandCherry
MYR171.84
Each
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Wired G85-23200GB-0 USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Grey - No 472 x 176 x 18mm 18mm 472mm 176mm 6 105
RS Stock No. 678-4748
Mfr. Part No.G84-5500LUMGB-2
BrandCherry
MYR915.39
Each
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black Yes No 374 x 139 x 18mm 18mm 374mm 139mm No 89
RS Stock No. 493-112
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LUBGB-2
BrandCherry
MYR961.73
Each
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 84
RS Stock No. 874-3991
Mfr. Part No.JK-0800GB-2
BrandCherry
MYR64.64
Each
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Wired - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black Yes No 458 x 170 x 20mm 20mm 458mm 170mm Yes 105
RS Stock No. 773-9196
Mfr. Part No.G84-5200LCMDE-2
BrandCherry
MYR497.48
Each
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact QWERTZ Black - No 374 x 139 x 18mm 18mm 374mm 139mm No 104
RS Stock No. 841-8364
Mfr. Part No.KYBAC260UP-BKPL
BrandCeratech
MYR143.06
Each
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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. 795-0898
Mfr. Part No.920-005216
BrandLogitech
MYR139.23
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Wired - USB Standard Nordic Black - No - - - - No -
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