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

.

...
Read more Read less

Filters

Viewing 1 - 20 of 141 products
Results per page
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. 136-9673
BrandRS PRO
£50.69
Each
Units
Wired - USB Trackball QWERTY (UK) Black - No 338 x 173 x 35mm 35mm 338mm 173mm No 89
RS Stock No. 136-9674
BrandRS PRO
£35.62
Each
Units
Wired - PS/2 Trackball QWERTY (UK) Black - No 338 x 173 x 35mm 35mm 338mm 173mm No 89
RS Stock No. 136-9678
BrandRS PRO
£45.45
Each
Units
Wired - USB Trackball QWERTZ (German) Black - No 339 x 173 x 35mm 35mm 338mm 173mm No 89
RS Stock No. 136-9677
BrandRS PRO
£45.45
Each
Units
Wired - USB Trackball AZERTY Black - No 338 x 173 x 35mm 35mm 338mm 173mm No 89
RS Stock No. 136-9676
BrandRS PRO
£17.85
Each
Units
Wired - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No 322 x 138 x 14mm 14mm 322mm 138mm No 89
RS Stock No. 795-0930
Mfr. Part No.920-002524
BrandLogitech
£11.72
Each
Units
Wired - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No 450 x 155 x 23.5mm 23.5mm 450mm 155mm No -
RS Stock No. 880-1454
Mfr. Part No.920-003082
BrandLogitech
£37.27
Each
Units
Wireless K360 - Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - No 380.6 x 155.6 x 19.3mm - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 874-3991
Mfr. Part No.JK-0800GB-2
BrandCherry
£14.65
Each
Units
Wired - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black Yes No 458 x 170 x 20mm 20mm 458mm 170mm Yes 105
RS Stock No. 493-128
Mfr. Part No.G80-11900LUMGB-2
BrandCHERRY
£154.61
Each
Units
Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black Yes No 415 x 193 x 37mm 37mm 415mm 193mm No 104
RS Stock No. 493-112
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LUBGB-2
BrandCherry
£135.53
Each
Units
Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 84
RS Stock No. 883-7443
Mfr. Part No.ANB-00006
BrandMicrosoft
£11.96
Each
Units
Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - No 456 x 160 x 42.7mm 42.7mm 456mm 160mm Yes 105
RS Stock No. 244-812
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCAGB-0
BrandCherry
£64.71
Each
Units
Wired - PS/2, USB Compact QWERTY (UK) White - No 282 x 132 x 27mm 27mm 282mm 132mm No 83
RS Stock No. 795-0924
Mfr. Part No.920-004483
BrandLogitech
£53.24
Each
Units
Wireless - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No - - - - No -
RS Stock No. 384-989
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCMGB-2
BrandCherry
£64.71
Each
Units
Wired - PS/2, USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - - 282 x 132 x 27mm 27mm 282mm 132mm - 86
RS Stock No. 753-3361
Mfr. Part No.920-002929
BrandLogitech
£85.19
Each
Units
Wireless - - Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 678-4748
Mfr. Part No.G84-5500LUMGB-2
BrandCherry
£132.51
Each
Units
Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black Yes No 374 x 139 x 18mm 18mm 374mm 139mm No 89
RS Stock No. 779-8763
Mfr. Part No.920-002382
BrandLogitech
£105.67
Each
Units
Wireless - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No - - - - Oui -
RS Stock No. 841-8412
Mfr. Part No.KYBNA-SIL540CV2B
BrandCeratech
£151.97
Each
Units
Wired - USB Medical QWERTY (UK) Black Yes No 289 x 227 x 27mm 227mm 289mm 27mm No -
RS Stock No. 795-0933
Mfr. Part No.920-002515
BrandLogitech
£11.71
Each
Units
Wired - USB Standard AZERTY Black - No 450 x 155 x 23.5mm 23.5mm 450mm 155mm No -
RS Stock No. 883-7453
Mfr. Part No.B2M-00008
BrandMicrosoft
£49.28
Each
Units
Wired - USB Ergonomic QWERTY (UK) Black - No 503 x 262 x 82.8mm 82.8mm 503mm 262mm Yes -
Related Products
If you need a pointing device but don't ...
Description:
If you need a pointing device but don't have enough room for a separate mouse, the ultra-flat compact keyboard with integrated trackball will solve your problem. Perfect for 19in. applications, PCs and notebooks. Compact professional keyboard Integrated trackball with mouse buttons Superior Cherry ML keys with gold crosspoint contacts Designed ...
The CHERRY KC 6000 SLIM keyboard impresses with ...
Description:
The CHERRY KC 6000 SLIM keyboard impresses with its precise scissor mechanism, compact dimensions and state-of-the-art design. A sturdy keyboard with an integrated metal plate, it is a particularly attractive addition to the desk of the style-conscious user. Exceptionally compact, slim housing High-quality scissor mechanism for perfect keystroke Status LEDs ...
CHERRY DW 3000 is rock-solid CHERRY technology with ...
Description:
CHERRY DW 3000 is rock-solid CHERRY technology with an excellent price/performance ratio. Modern, flat design with gentle, quiet and durable wear-resistant keys. Universal, reliable and optimised for professional use. Flat, wireless keyboard including cursor and number pad Whisper keystroke keys with wear-resistant laser key legends Up to 10 million keystrokes4 ...
MX technology — mechanical single keys with Gold ...
Description:
MX technology — mechanical single keys with Gold Crosspoint contacts For high typing performance and the highest demands Integrated Touchpad with 1000 dpi resolution Space-saving and ergonomic Can be used with standard mouse drivers Number of keys: 105Cable length: 1.75 m Dimensions: 415x193x37 mm.