My Das Keyboard inevitably catches the attention of anyone who comes in my office. The loud ‘click clack’ of its keys along with its gigantic footprint make it the antithesis of nearly every keyboard aimed at Mac users. But I love it.
Now, I’m not some keyboard evangelist who pledges devotion to a 30-year old keyboard, but I haven’t looked back since getting my hands on a modern mechanical keyboard. While I have the Das Keyboard Professional Model S, the Texas-based company has just introduced its latest Mac solution…
There are a lot of intricacies to mechanical keyboards. I recommend taking a look at this Das Keyboard blog post to learn the ins and outs of mechanical key switches and how these keyboards compare to everyday membrane models. The bottom line is that you should type faster, and more accurate with a mechanical keyboard and it should last much longer.
The Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac builds on its predecessor by adding quick media controls, USB 3.0 hub ports, and a new anodized aluminum top panel. These upgrades fix every issue I have with my Pro. Model S — having to use the function key for media controls is a pain, the USB 2.0 ports are frustrating since USB 3.0 accessories are commonplace nowadays, and while I don’t have a huge problem with its glossy panel, some reviewers complain about it being a fingerprint magnet. There’s no doubt these upgrades made by Das Keyboard will make this new model a top-choice for Mac users.
At $175 it’s definitely more than the average person is looking to spend on a keyboard, especially for one that isn’t even wireless, but if you’re typing all day long then I would suggest you take a look at Das Keyboard. If you’re looking to save some money, you could opt for the previous generation Pro. Model S.
AUSTIN, Texas, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Metadot, maker of award-winning mechanical keyboards, today announced the new Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac, its most significant keyboard update for Mac users since the Model S.
Beginning today, Mac OS power-users, designers, editors, coders, gamers, musicians and enthusiasts alike can experience the best-in-class typing experience available on the market for ultimate speed, performance, style and durability. Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac is meticulously engineered with a refined vibration-less enclosure, hex screws, cutting-edge look and oversized HiFi-inspired volume knob to enhance the desktop experience and help unleash personal computing potential like never before.
No detail too small, Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac is expertly crafted and fully equipped with an array of premium features including:
- Unmatched Mechanical Precision: Gold-plated mechanical switches provide more accurate tactile and audible feedback than standard keyboards and create a distinct, satisfying click with each and every keystroke.
- Exceptional Durability: A new anodized aluminum top panel improves durability and displays a professional, contemporary look and feel on any surface.
- Quick Media Controls: Over-sized volume knob with dedicated media and function controls enable fast and easy audio adjustments and access to Mission Control, Launchpad and display settings – without the added hassle of navigating tedious keyboard shortcuts.
- High-Speed File Transfer: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hub delivers the industry’s first two-port 5Gb/s hub for faster high-resolution picture and video file transfers between USB devices.
- Increased Speed: N-key rollover (NKRO) over USB allows for better, faster gaming, eliminating the need for a PS2 adapter, often required of older keyboards.
- Energy Savings: Instant sleep button puts the connected Mac into sleep mode to help conserve power during even the shortest computing breaks or gaming intermissions.
- Extended Range: Extra-long 6.5-foot long cable increases the potential distance between the keyboard and connected Mac device for more space and setup flexibility.
“Das Keyboard 4 for Mac represents our most advanced and significantly updated offering for Mac OS users yet,” said Daniel Guermeur, creator of the Das Keyboard and CEO of Metadot. “The keyboard is and will continue to be the most important tool in many people’s everyday lives, and Das Keyboard 4 for Mac delivers a superior product that is as highly satisfying and enjoyable to use as it is innovative and efficient, providing the best possible typing experience for Mac power-users. It’s a difference so extraordinary you really have to feel to believe.”
Pricing and Availability
The new Das Keyboard 4 for Mac starts at $175 (US) and €179 (Europe) and is available for order in the US beginning today at www.daskeyboard.com. It is offered in US English and German layouts with either blue switches for a clicky tangible feel, or brown switches for a softer, more tactile experience. UK and Nordic layouts will also be available in the coming months.
About Das Keyboard
Das Keyboard, a brand of Metadot, makes high-quality mechanical keyboards, along with RFID blocking gear that protects user privacy. Das Keyboard is a privately held technology company headquartered in Austin, Texas dedicated to delivering innovative technology products to increase productivity and lower costs. Developed in 2005, Das Keyboard has been praised by major media outlets, techie magazines, geeks and regular people who use and rely on keyboards to be productive throughout the workday. For more information, please visit www.daskeyboard.com.
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