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Experience faster typing than you ever dreamed. The Das Keyboard Professional - Soft Pressure Point Mechanical Keyboard sports high-performance, gold-plated, mechanical key switches that produce unique clicky tactile feedback while making the typing experience more comfortable, precise and fast. Now includes media controls for quick access to the most common media functions.
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Model S Professional Soft Pressure Point: Type Faster
Whether you're looking for speed, precision, comfort or just the pleasing sound of world domination at your fingertips, this is the keyboard for you. Its high performance, mechanical key switch lets you know immediately that you've hit your mark, while the addictive crunch sound spurs you on to greater heights of genius.
Das Keyboard compares to the legendary IBM Model M. Its best-in-class, mechanical, gold-plated key switches provide a tactile click that makes typing a pure joy.
Wicked-fast response time gives YOU the edge, whether it's gaming, beating a co-worker to the punch with a report or coding that last bit of work for the afternoon. Your fingers deserve a keyboard that works with them. After all, what else do you touch for hours each day?
Precision crafted for reliable operation and long life, Das Keyboard is designed to last up to 10 times longer than traditional keyboards. This premium quality product is recyclable which minimizes its environmental impact compared to disposable keyboards.
You're sold on the tactile awesomeness of Das Keyboard, but need it a bit more on the quiet side? Maybe you've got super-noise-sensitive coworkers, or you spend a lot of time on the phone while you type. Perhaps you just want to keep this little beauty to yourself. Whatever the reason, we've got you covered. The "quiet" model sounds much like a regular keyboard while providing a delightful keyboard feel.
German-engineered mechanical key switches
High-performance, mechanical, gold-plated key switches help maximize typing speed and accuracy.
USB 2.0 hub
The high-speed USB hub allows you to sync and charge your iPhone, iPod and most USB compatible devices.
Provides quick access to volume, mute, stop, pause, next and previous track. Requires USB connection.
Allows full n-key rollover with a PS2 adapter, and 6 keys with USB. Great for fast typists and gamers alike.
Style Name: Cherry MX Brown key switch
18 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches ; 3 pounds
Style Name: Cherry MX Blue key switch with Mac keys
There are four Das Keyboards:
1) Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate: With no inscriptions on the keys. Nothing at all. Uses Cherry Blue mechanisms.
2) Das Keyboard Model S Professional: Sporting newly redesigned electronics provides full n-key rollover. Uses Cherry Blue mechanisms.
3) Das Keyboard Model S Professional For Mac (this keyboard): Sporting golden-plated mechanical switches and a high speed USB Hub to connect your iPhone and iPad [NEW]. Uses Cherry Blue mechanisms. There are quieter Mac keyboards but none with better function and reliability.
4) Das Keyboard Model S Professional Silent: This silent model (read not silent but less clicky) is ideal for people working in an open environment or for workers who need to type while talking on the phone. Uses Cherry Brown mechanisms.
The 1961 IBM Selectric typewriter was the result of the first serious thought about keyboard ergonomics. The effort showed in every detail of operation. The adjustable but uniform key touch, spherical keycaps, the ability to handle and buffer multiple key presses, and its hallmark tactile feedback contributed to vastly improved typing speeds at any skill level. Every competent typist I knew for the next two decades refused to work with any other typewriter. Alas, in the frenzy to re-invent everything, we've thrown out most everything we learned. And, cheap flat undersized plastic paddles sitting atop flimsy mushy contacts that throw every possible wrench into eye-hand coordination have become the norm as professional typing skills (and High School typing classes) have sadly gone the way of the dodo... until mechanical keyboards like this one.Read more ›
Style Name: Cherry MX Blue key switch
A little over a year ago, I had received a full-sized Das Keyboard Professional S (with cherry MX blue switches) as a gift. It typed great out of the box: I loved using it and after I got used to it I was typing extremely fast and enjoying it for gaming and work alike. As a product of my own stupidity, I spilled a sticky drink into that old keyboard and was unable to clean it out. I gave it an isopropyl alcohol bath (I do not recommend this: Das Keyboard states to not submerge the product) out of desperation, and cleaned the stickiness of the keys, but ruined the switches in the process. I gave up and decided to order a new one.
I used that keyboard for a long time, and I'm on my computer quite a bit: I know what the Das Keyboard feels like. The replacement just arrived, and I'm a little upset. The normal keys feel about the same, but the larger keys (backspace and space in particular) feel extremely squishy and sticky. Attempting to type at my full speed, I constantly feel 'stopped' by the non-responsive feedback of the spacebar: no click, and I never feel it come back up (I rest my thumb on it when I am typing). It works, for sure, but it seems like they've made a small change to some of the larger keys on the keyboard and it feels cheaper and more like a well-used membrane keyboard. I dearly miss the feel of my old Das Keyboard now.
Proceed with caution.
Edit (Sept. 2013): I gave myself plenty of time to get used to the new Das -- almost a year. However, I broke down and bought a new Das Keyboard Ultimate, and the lovely feel of my old Das is back. As comments have stated, the switch in quality is only in the Das Professional with media keys. The Ultimate and Mac Professional are the same old quality.Read more ›
Style Name: Cherry MX Blue key switch with Mac keys
I am that old, having watching the progress of technology. Keyboards have progressed. The Apple wireless keyboard is aesthetically pleasing. However functionality can trump aesthetics.
I have been very unsatisfied with keyboards the past few years. My typing skills seemed to worsen. A few months ago I decided to buy a mechanical keyboard for gaming for durability reasons. What I did not realize was that ol' feeling that a mechanical keyboard provides. The assurance that when a key is pressed, it types. The gaming keyboard was an improvement but with my new job I knew my typing was going to increase dramatically. I had looked at the DAS Keyboard in my previous search but opted for a gaming specific keyboard (Cherry MX Black Switch's) since that was my focus.
I decided to purchase the DAS Keyboard and see if it would help. First the DAS does use a different switch (Cherry MX Blue) than the gaming keyboards so there is a different feel to the press and feedback. The DAS feels smoother, my fingers just seem to roll, flow into across the keyboard. I am even considering using the DAS for gaming, the "Special" gaming keyboard layout does not apply to the DAS, but the feel and especially responsive keys I believe will be an improvement.
So now I have a DAS for home and work. The keyboard uses two usb ports if you wish to use the built in USB ports on the keyboard. In essence you gain one extra USB port if you assume that a normal wired keyboard would have taken one USB port. I have used the keyboard on both my MAC and Windows machines with no issues. The keyboard mapping can be changed in Mountain Lion or previous versions of Mac OS X.
I am very pleased and my co-workers are not annoyed by the clicking and I do not find it bothersome.Read more ›
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