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. 493-112
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LUBGB-2
BrandCherry
$365.56
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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
$35.25
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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. 493-128
Mfr. Part No.G80-11900LUMGB-2
BrandCHERRY
$375.13
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black Yes No 415 x 193 x 37mm 37mm 415mm 193mm No 104
RS Stock No. 773-9137
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCMEU-2
BrandCherry
$175.63
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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. 841-8349
Mfr. Part No.KYBAC260UP-BKFR
BrandCeratech
$48.62
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Wired - PS/2, USB Standard AZERTY Black - No 456 x 168 x 40mm 40mm 456mm 168mm No -
RS Stock No. 880-1454
Mfr. Part No.920-003082
BrandLogitech
$97.93
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Wireless K360 - Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - No 380.6 x 155.6 x 19.3mm - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 795-0930
Mfr. Part No.920-002524
BrandLogitech
$49.46
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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. 773-9130
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCMEU-0
BrandCherry
$160.19
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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. 678-4748
Mfr. Part No.G84-5500LUMGB-2
BrandCherry
$314.84
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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. 773-9165
Mfr. Part No.G84-4400LPBEU-0
BrandCherry
$356.61
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Wired - PS/2 Compact QWERTY (US) Grey - No 370 x 139 x 19.6mm 19.6mm 370mm 139mm No 83
RS Stock No. 773-9257
Mfr. Part No.G80-11900LUMEU-2
BrandCherry
$375.13
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Wired - USB Compact, Ergonomic QWERTY (US) Black Yes No 415 x 193 x 37mm 37mm 415mm 193mm No 104
RS Stock No. 795-0924
Mfr. Part No.920-004483
BrandLogitech
$152.71
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Wireless - USB Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No - - - - No -
RS Stock No. 841-8339
Mfr. Part No.KYB-MINIMUS-BTWW
BrandCeratech
$97.99
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Wireless - Bluetooth Compact QWERTY (UK) White - No 205 x 82 x 5.8mm 82mm 205mm 5.8mm No -
RS Stock No. 795-0933
Mfr. Part No.920-002515
BrandLogitech
$33.79
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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
$70.08
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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. 384-989
Mfr. Part No.G84-4100LCMGB-2
BrandCherry
$148.33
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Wired - PS/2, USB Compact QWERTY (UK) Black - No 282 x 132 x 27mm 27mm 282mm 132mm No 86
RS Stock No. 753-3361
Mfr. Part No.920-002929
BrandLogitech
$213.62
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Wireless - - Standard QWERTY (UK) Black - No - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 880-1400
Mfr. Part No.920-004523
BrandLogitech
$69.41
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- MK270 - Compact QWERTY (UK) Black (Keyboard), Black/Grey (Mouse) - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 841-8358
Mfr. Part No.KYBAC260UP-BKGR
BrandCeratech
$50.08
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Wired - PS/2, USB Standard QWERTZ Black - No 456 x 168 x 40mm 40mm 456mm 168mm No -
RS Stock No. 773-9213
Mfr. Part No.G84-5400LUMEU-2
BrandCherry
$310.30
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Wired - USB Compact QWERTY (US) Black - No 374 x 139 x 20mm 20mm 374mm 139mm No 88