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Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate Soft Tactile Mechanical Keyboard

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Cherry MX Brown key switch
  • German-engineered mechanical key switches with gold contacts (Cherry MX brown)
  • No key cap inscriptions
  • Full n-key rollover with included PS2 adapter, and 6 keys with USB
  • Enhanced 104-key layout with two Windows keys
  • Glossy black upper enclosure and matching black USB cable - Darth Vader approved.
  • Blue LEDs for Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock.
  • Compatible with PS/2 and USB KVM switches
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Technical Details

Style: Cherry MX Brown key switch

Product Details

Style Name: Cherry MX Brown key switch
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003M4XGI4
  • Item model number: DASK3ULTMS1SI-CO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (274 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 13, 2010

Product Description

Style: Cherry MX Brown key switch

From the Manufacturer


Model S. Ultimate Silent

Efficient typists don't look at their keyboards. So why do others insist on labeling the keys? Turns out you'll type faster than you ever dreamed on one of these blank babies. And that's not to mention its powers of intimidation. Sometimes less really is more.

Clicky keyboard makes typing fun.
Das Keyboard compares to the legendary IBM Model M. Its best-in-class, mechanical, gold-plated key switches provide a tactile and audio click that makes typing a pure joy.
Type faster with Das Keyboard.
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?
Green recyclage.
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 versus disposable keyboards.
Ear plugs.
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.

Key Features
Cherry MX key switch
German-engineered Mechanical key switches

High-performance, mechanical, gold-plated key switches help maximize typing speed and accuracy.
USB hub
USB 2.0 hub


The high-speed USB hub allows you to sync and charge your iPhone, iPod or any USB compatible devices.
USB plugs
Extra-long USB cable


Das Keyboard sports a 2-meter (6.6ft) cable that goes through your desk grommet to keep your workspace neat and tidy.
N Key rollover
N-key rollover


Model S allows full n-key rollover with a PS2 adapter, and 6 keys with USB. Great for fast typists and gamers alike.

Product Description

Efficient typists don't look at their keyboards. So why do others insist on labeling the keys Turns out you'll type faster than you ever dreamed on one of these blank babies. And that's not to mention its powers of intimidation. Sometimes less really is more. 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 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 versus 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 "silent" model sounds much like a regular keyboard while providing a delightful keyboard feel.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The keyboard has nice matte-finished keys that feel great to type on.
Nth Doctor
Anyone who writes, programs, enters data, etc is spending a lot of time looking at a screen and typing on a keyboard.
J. F. O'Neill
The Cherry MX Brown switches makes typing feel like butter - absolutely a pleasure typing on this keyboard.
MichaelD

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

215 of 220 people found the following review helpful By Larry H. on January 21, 2011
Style Name: Cherry MX Brown key switch
First, you should know the difference between this model and the model with the same name that is listed for $129, as Amazon doesn't explain it. This model has the quieter Cherry MX Brown key switches, while the model for $129 has the Cherry MX Blues. If you check the two models out on Das Keyboard's website, you'll see it explained there.

Some background on me. I've been a programmer for the last 16 years, and I game about three nights per week for a couple hours. I spend about 12 hours a day on my computer, and have been going through keyboards every six to eight months for years. You know how nice a new keyboard feels. But after a few months, the keys don't actuate like they did when it was new. If you don't hit the key in the middle, it doesn't always depress. Consequently, you end up hammering the keys without even realizing it. The keys on this are rated at 50 million key actuations. So if I get even three years out of it, I'll be money ahead.

The Das Keyboard is an absolute dream to type on. I don't do many reviews, and see them as a waste of my time. All I can say is once you've used a mechanical keyboard, you'll never go back. And your speed with definitely increase. I would've bet money against that, and I would've lost.

Regarding the MX Blue key switches vs the MS Browns (this keyboard): I'm glad I went with this model. I'm on the phone with clients every day and am constantly making notes during my calls. I've had several people mention they can hear my typing, and this is the silent (not silent, but less noisy) version. Personally, I like "clack clack" of the louder model, but it's too loud for my use.

Regarding the blank keys: Obviously, I'm a touch typist.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By MichaelD on June 30, 2011
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You're in the market for mechanical keyboards so you're not generally afraid of a $100+ price tag.. Get this keyboard. The Cherry MX Brown switches makes typing feel like butter - absolutely a pleasure typing on this keyboard.

If you're iffy about buying this because of the lack of letters, get it anyway. Sure, the professional version has characters on the keys, though I keep hearing that they wear off easily which is a bit counter-intuitive. Get this keyboard and you will memorize where all the keys are - very simple.

Why the Silent version over the regular (MX Blue switches)? Personal preference. Both of these keyboards have volume - if that isn't going to bother people around you, whether it be coworkers, family members or roommates, here's why I STILL suggest the "Silent" version - it still takes SLIGHTLY less force to press down the key. 45g vs 50g doesn't seem like a huge thing, but it really can be. BUT, if you want the Cherry MX Blues for their famous extra click sound, absolutely go for it. The two switches have few differences - I chose the Browns because I didn't need the extra sound and I wanted the easiest possible typing experience - I got what I wanted.

If others who have reviewed this gave it anything less than 5 stars because it is NOT silent or some other non-issues, I ask them to DO THEIR RESEARCH before buying AND reviewing a product. This keyboard is a 5-star product; there should be no question about that.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By TucsonShopper on February 19, 2012
Style Name: Cherry MX Brown key switch
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: Sporting golden-plated mechanical switches and a high speed USB Hub to connect your iPhone and iPad [NEW]. Uses Cherry Blue mechanisms.

4) Das Keyboard Model S Professional Silent (this one): 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. IMHO, this is the one to get.

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.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Mary E. Crawford on April 7, 2011
Style Name: Cherry MX Brown key switch Verified Purchase
This keyboard is the Das Model S Ultimate Silent, meaning it has Cherry MX Brown switches and no lettering on the keys (they're blank, forcing you to learn how to touch type).

The mechanical switches in this keyboard are great, they don't make the clicking noise at the actuation point (halfway down the key-press, when the switch is activated), however they still have the same tactile bump as the non-silent version of the keyboard that uses the MX Blue switches. The reset point of the MX browns is almost the same as the actuation point, so it is very easy to double tap the keys as you can "float" at the halfway point and just slightly lift and depress the key repetitively. If you bottom out the keys as you type (you press them all the way down so that the key hits the back-plate), the keyboard will make some noise, however if you learn to touch type you won't bottom out the keys, you will just press them halfway down until you feel the tactile bump letting you know the key press has been read, and then lift your finger back up again, this allows you to type with much less effort and mess less noise. If you are gaming you will probably find yourself bottoming out the keys more frequently, so the noise levels will be equivalent to those of a standard rubber dome keyboard (e.g. Logitech G15).

This keyboard comes with a USB to PS2 adapter so that you can avoid the limitations of the USB interface, where you are limitted to 6-key rollover (meaning if you press more than 6 keys at once whilst typing furiously or more commonly, gaming, it will only register the first 6 keys depressed.) If however, you are using the included PS2 adapter, it supports full N-key rollover (NKRO).
With NKRO support, you can press all 104 keys simultaneously and it will register all of them.
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