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TKO Tournament Keyboard



by Kinesis Gaming

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Detailed Product Information







Tournament Grade, High Performance,
Ultra-Compact Design

The TKO Tournament Keyboard from Kinesis Gaming packs a punch! This ultra-compact keyboard is ideal for gaming anywhere but it's dimensions make it ideal for transport to gaming venues. At just 11.6" in width and 4.5" in depth this keyboard makes space for the mouse regardless of your space constraints. The small footprint means it can be angled and positioned to optimize your keyboard input while permitting your mouse hand to move with total freedom.

And the TKO doesn't fall short on power and features. It is fully programmable with 9 dual-layer layouts available and equipped with fully addressable RGB lighting. The KAILH Box swithces (3 styles available) are fully hot-swappable and each TKO even ships with 4 each of the other styles so you can customize keys to as desired. Any mx-style switch can be swapped in or out as desired, making custom layouts easily achievable. Full NKRO, 100% Anti-ghosting, 1 ms response time, macro recordign and variable speed playback - these are just some of the features packed into the TKO Tournament Keyboard.

And, while it may be small, the TKO is no lighweight - it weighs in at 1.25 lbs, with a heavy metal base and rubber feet. An the convenient padded hardshell carry case is ready to protect your investment on the road.

This keyboard may well provide you with the widest range of customization and control that you will ever need, regardless of your requirements.

If you like the power of the TKO Tournament Keyboard but want a keyboard that offers greater ergonomic features you may wish to consider the FREESTYLE EDGE RGB Split Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Based upon many years of experience in addressing the ergonomic needs of office typists, Kinesis has combined Performance and Power with their proven ergonomic design to reduce the risk of developing potentially "game-ending" repetitive strain injuries (RSI) that can arise as a result of intense keyboard use.   


Ultra-Compact


Compact, 60% Tenkeyless Format


The symmetrical, compact design (achieved by eliminating the ten key numeric pad) reduces the reach for the mouse whether you are left- or right-handed. The standard layout means that you can switch from your existing keyboard with ease - no relearning is necessary.



Shallow Footprint
The TKO Tournament Keyboard is just 4.5" in depth. When space is at a premium the TKO gives you full performance without encroaching on mouse space. The shallow footprint means that you can place the TKO anywhere - there is no need to have a wide or deep space for the keyboard - and if you want to angle your keyboard to the side for greater comfort the loss of mousing territory will be minimal.


Comfort


Negative and Positive Tilt
Ergonomics can be just as important to gamers as anyone else so Kinesis has equipped the TKO Tournament Keyboard with front feet that can be extended to raise the front edge of the keyboard to encourage a more neutral and relaxed position for the wrist. This can reduce the tension in the carpal tunnel when gaming sessions get intense. The TKO is also equipped with the traditional rear feet that can be extended to create a positive incline on the keyboard for those who like to have a better view of their keys.

Left or Right Side Angling
The TKO Tournament Keyobard is equipped with large "tenting" legs that can be deployed to angle the keyboard to either the right or left. This can reduce the tension that can arise in the forearm from maintaing the hand in a palm-down position. And being more relaxed is less fatiguing and may result in a faster response.

Note: Restrict the use of the side tenting option to when input is being done by a single hand. Do not try to type




Control


Fully Programmable
The TKO Tournament Keyboard can be fully reprogrammed for custom applications. The on-board memory is capable of storing 9 dual-layer (95 keys per layer) fully programmed layouts (effectively 18 custom layers).

Macro Programming
Each layout can store up to 24 macros and each macro can be up to 300 characters long. Macros can be assigned to trigger by a single key or by a 2-key combination. Nine playback speeds are available via the MACRO shorcut, ranging from 4 APS (actions per second) to a blazing 250 APS.

On-The-Fly Remapping
Key remapping is available directly from the keyboard and requires just 3 keystrokes (Remap Key, Source Key, Destination Key). All keys are remappable, even between the dual layers.

Multi OS Programming
The TKO Tournament Keyboard supports Windows, Mac OS X, Chrome OS, and Linux. Programming can easily be performed as Onboard Programming in all OS or Direct Programming - also in all OS. Whether you rely on Windows or Mac OS you have the added option of using the SmartSet Programming App. SmartSet App for Windows or Mac can be downloaded as desired.

On-Board Programming Engine
The TKO Tournament Keyboard features a 4MB on-board v-drive that retains all custom programming. This eliminates the need of installing programming software to the computer. However, all programming can still be done via the SmartSet APP if a GUI interface is desireable. Everything you need, without the bloatware. Now that’s what we call changing the game!

 


Performance


High Performance KAIHL Mechanical Key Switches
The most important part of any gaming keyboard is the functionality of the keys. Regardless of what other performance features are available, if the keyswitches are not up to the demands of intense use and rapid response, the keyboard is a failure. The TKO Tournament Keyboard is available equipped with 3 different KAIHL Box switches. The options are: Box White (Clicky), Box Red (Low Force & Linear), and Box Brown (Tactile). Whatever your selection, these switches will offer performance-level activation and durability. Each keyboard also ships with 8 extra switches (4 each of the other two colours) so it is possible to create a custom feel and response as desired.

Fully Addressable RGB Backlighting
The laser etched keycaps feature brilliant RGB backlighting with 9 pre-programmed custom modes (each of the 9 available layouts is preprogrammed with a different mode). Keys can be individually programmed to any of the 16.8M colours. Custom lighting effects can be created a single key at a time for all nine of the available profiles. Pre-programmed lighting profiles include Monochrome, Wave, Spectrum, Breathe, Rain, Reactive, Loop, Pulse and Rebound. Backlighting can be switched off with a single keystroke and a Pitch Black Mode (all backlighting and static indicators disabled) is also available. Edge trim lighting is also customizable using the SmartSet App.

Updateable Firmware
The TKO Tournament Keyboard is easily updated to take advantage of new features when new firmware becomes available.

Special Actions Option
There is a menu of non-standard "Special Actions" available for programming. These can be programmed either directly or through the SmartSet App. This includes Tap-and-Hold (available with installation of the most recent firmware update)

Full NKRO
The Freestyle Edge is equipped for FULL NKRO (n-key rollover) which is easily activated via the onboard shortcut. Once activated the NKRO mode remains active until the onboard v-drive is opened or the keyboard is unplugged.

Anti Ghosting
The Freestyle Edge offers 100% Anti-Ghosting. No matter how fast and intense the action, this keyboard will handle it.


Game Mode
Game mode disables all Windows keys actions to ensure that you are unable to accidentally exit games. Game mode remains active until turned off. The indicator LED remains lit while Game Mode is active.

4 MB Onboard Memory
All keyboard settings are stored in the 4 MB onboard v-drive. Your custom settings travel with the keyboard as does your ability to make instant changes.


MultiMedia Controls

Onboard MultiMedia controls are availabel via the FN layer.


1 ms Response Time
Lag is not an issue with the TKO Keyboard. The 1 ms response time will ensure that your input will make it on time.

Braided Cable
The TKO Tournament Keyboard is equipped with heavy duty braided cables to ensure durability and performance.

Textured Keycap Kit Accessories
Gamers may wish to add one of the textured WASD and Arrow keycap kits. These are laser etched to support the full RGB lighting effects.

Image Gallery (Click on any thumbnail to view larger image)

TKO Tournament Keyboard - Ultra Compact
TKO Tournament Keyboard - Ultra Compact

TKO Tournament Keyboard - Low Profile
TKO Tournament Keyboard - Low Profile

TKO Tournament Keyboard - Front & Back Tilting Options
TKO Tournament Keyboard - Front & Back Tilting Options

TKO Tournament Keyboard - Left and Right Tenting Options
TKO Tournament Keyboard - Left and Right Tenting Options

TKO Tournament Keyboard - HyperSpace Mode
TKO Tournament Keyboard - HyperSpace Mode

TKO Tournament Keyboard - Adjustable RGB Lighting Effects
TKO Tournament Keyboard - Adjustable RGB Lighting Effects

TKO Tournament Keyboard - Built for Portability
TKO Tournament Keyboard - Built for Portability

TKO Tournament Keyboard - Tenkeyless 60% Standard Layout
TKO Tournament Keyboard - Tenkeyless 60% Standard Layout

TKO Tournament Keyboard - Quality KAILH Mechanical Keyswitches
TKO Tournament Keyboard - Quality KAILH Mechanical Keyswitches

Technical Specifications
  • Width: 11.6" (29.5 cm)
  • Depth (front-to-back): 4.5" (11.4 cm)
  • Height: 1.3" (3.3 cm)
  • Weight: 1.25 lbs (0.57 kg)
  • Keyswitch Type: Kailh Box Mechanical (3 styles) with IP56 rating against dust and sprayed liquid.
  • Mechanical Kailhl Switches (3 options available):
    White Box Switch (audible click, tactile)
    Red Box Switch (low force, linear)
    Brown Box Switch (low force, tactile)
  • Keyswitch Rating: 80 million actuations
  • Key Travel Distance:
    White Box: Activation: 1.8 mm, Total 3.6 mm
    Linear Red Box: Activation: 2.0 mm, Total: 4.0 mm
    Brown Box: Activation: 2.0 mm, Total: 4.0 mm
  • Keycaps: Doubleshot PBT
  • Number of Keys: 63
  • Key Pitch: 0.75" (1.9 cm)
  • Legends: Etched with Fully Addressable RGB Backlighting.
  • RGB Backlighting: Fully Addressable - Per KEY (requires SmartSet APP - available for MAC OS or Win 7-10) RGB, 9 preset custom modes (each of the keyboard's 9 profiles are pre-programmed with a separate custom mode), and can be turned off and on with a single keystroke. In addition there is a Pitch Black mode which also turns off all indicator lights. All keys can be individually programmed with colour, direction and speed to create customized lighting effects for each of the 9 pre-programmed profiles.
  • Interface: USB-A, 6' Heavy Duty Braided Cable.
  • Compatibility:
    Plug & Play Functionality:
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Chrome OS
  • Linux
SmartSet Programming App (required to customize Lighting Effects)
  • Windows 7-10
  • Mac OS X 10.4+


  • Warranty: 1 Year - Limited
    Note: Warranty Exemption on Hot Swappable Switch Sockets: This Warranty does not apply to damage to switch sockets caused by the customer. If a customer receives a product with a broken switch they must contact Kinesis within 7 days of purchase and submit a Support Ticket documenting the switch failure. Damage to switch sockets reported after 7 days will be assumed to have been the fault of the customer and will not be covered under warranty. If Kinesis receives a returned keyboard after 7 days and determines that the failure was caused by a damaged socket, warranty coverage will be denied.
  • Package Contents:
    KBTKO-KBW - TKO 60% Tournament Keyboard (Kailh Box White Mechanical Switches), Detachable USB-C Cable, 8 Extra Kailh Switches (4 each of Brown and Red), Full-Size Spacebar and Stabilizer, Keycap and Switch Removal Tool, 2 HyperSpace Switch Covers, Quick Start Guide, Travel Case
    KBTKO-KBR - TKO 60% Tournament Keyboard (Kailh Box Red Mechanical Switches), Detachable USB-C Cable, 8 Extra Kailh Switches (4 each of White and Brown), Full-Size Spacebar and Stabilizer, Keycap and Switch Removal Tool, 2 HyperSpace Switch Covers, Quick Start Guide, Travel Case
    KBTKO-KBB - TKO 60% Tournament Keyboard (Kailh Box Brown Mechanical Switches), Detachable USB-C Cable, 8 Extra Kailh Switches (4 each of White and Red), Full-Size Spacebar and Stabilizer, Keycap and Switch Removal Tool, 2 HyperSpace Switch Covers, Quick Start Guide, Travel Case
Models
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Model #DescriptionPrice
KBTKO-KBW Kinesis TKO Tournament Keyboard, Kailh White Clicky Mechanical Switches215.00
KBTKO-KBR Kinesis TKO Tournament Keyboard, Kailh Box Linear Red Mechanical Switches215.00
KBTKO-KBB Kinesis TKO Tournament Keyboard, Kailh Box Brown Low Force Tactile Mechanical Switches215.00
Accessories
Model #DescriptionPrice
KC950WAR-BLK Textured Key Kit, WASD and 4 Arrow Keys, ABS Backlit Double Shot Rubberized Key Caps, includes Keycap Puller - Black27.50
KC950WAR-GRN Textured Key Kit, WASD and 4 Arrow Keys, ABS Backlit Double Shot Rubberized Key Caps, includes Keycap Puller - Green27.50
MP8040 Kinesis Desk Mat, 80 cm x 40 cm, Black42.50
FP30A Savant Elite2 Triple Action Foot Pedal250.00
PD9VEK Vektor RGB Gaming Mouse Add a Freestyle Edge Split Keyboard (KB950-XXX) and get a $20 Instant Rebate on the bundle (applied at time of payment) 60.00

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