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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Omschrijving Prijs 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-stocknr. 178-3504
€ 189,98
Aantal stuks
Wired - PS/2 Compact AZERTY - - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 84
RS-stocknr. 773-9106
€ 78,84
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact AZERTY Grey Yes No 282 x 132 x 26mm 26mm 282mm 132mm No 86
RS-stocknr. 125-0478
€ 19,28
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Wired JK-0800EU-0 USB Standard QWERTY Grey - No 458 x 170 x 20mm 20mm 458mm 170mm Yes 104
RS-stocknr. 175-9919
€ 49,05
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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-stocknr. 136-9674
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 47,98
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Wired - PS/2 Trackball QWERTY (UK) Black - No 338 x 173 x 35mm 35mm 338mm 173mm No 89
RS-stocknr. 773-9146
€ 154,93
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTZ Grey - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 84
RS-stocknr. 136-9678
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 57,89
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Wired - USB Trackball QWERTZ (German) Black - No 339 x 173 x 35mm 35mm 338mm 173mm No 89
RS-stocknr. 125-0461
€ 38,00
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Wired G85-23200DE-2 USB Standard QWERTZ Black - No 472 x 176 x 18mm 18mm 472mm 176mm 6 105
RS-stocknr. 136-9673
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 68,27
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Wired - USB Trackball QWERTY (UK) Black - No 338 x 173 x 35mm 35mm 338mm 173mm No 89
RS-stocknr. 841-8421
€ 190,33
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Wired - USB Medical QWERTY (UK) White Yes No 289 x 227 x 27mm 227mm 289mm 27mm No -