|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
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|Number of Buttons||104|
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- German engineered, mechanical gold-plated key switches, Full N-key rollover with an included PS2 adapter and 6 keys with USB
- Enhanced 104-key layout & Two Windows keys, No key cap inscriptions
- PC or Mac, Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X. Compatible with PS/2 and USB KVM switches
- Extra long 6.6 ft (2 meter) USB cable, Two-port USB hub 1.1 and 2.0 compatible & Blue LEDs
- Includes: 2 USB ports or 1 USB port + 1 PS/2 port - USB to PS/2 adapter
- Special Media Keys (inscriptions in blue): sleep, brightness +/-, mute, volume +/-, eject, play/pause, next and previous track
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Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate with Cherry MX Brown Switches
Experience faster typing than you ever dreamed. The Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate Soft Tactile 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. This high-performance, mechanical keyboard feels amazing on your fingertips and offers two distinct tactile experiences - click and soft. Your fingers will love it.
Best-In-Class Cherry MX Switches
Das Keyboard uses best-in-class, Cherry MX mechanical key switches that provide tactile and audio feedback so accurate it allows you to execute every keystroke with lightning-fast precision. Its high-performance, gold-plated switches provide the best contact and typing experience because, unlike other metals, gold does not rust, increasing the lifespan of the switch.
- German-engineered, gold-plated, Cherry MX Brown mechanical key switches
- Special Media Keys
- Two-port USB 2.0 Hi-Speed hub
- Completely blank keyboard (no key cap inscriptions)
- Glossy black upper enclosure
- Full n-key rollover (anti-ghosting technology)
- Blue LEDs for Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock
- Extra long 2-meter USB cable with single USB type-A connector
Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate Features
Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Key Switches
The Cherry MX Brown switches have a soft, tactile bump about halfway through the key press. The Soft Pressure Point switch technology makes the mechanical keyboard less clicky while providing an awesome tactile experience.
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Hub
The high-speed USB hub allows you to sync and charge your iPhone, iPod or any USB compatible devices.
Extra-long USB cable
Das Keyboard sports a 2-meter (6.6 feet) cable that goes through your desk grommet to keep your workspace neat and tidy.
Model S allows full N-key rollover with an included PS2 adapter, and 6 keys with USB. Great for fast typists and gamers alike.
Glossy Black Enclosure
Glossy black upper enclosure with matching black USB cable – Darth Vader approved.
Blank and Bad Ass
Type faster than you ever thought possible on one of these blank babies. The Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate is a completely blank keyboard for bad ass typists and gaming enthusiasts.
Quick Access Media Keys
Quickly access and adjust the brightness or volume up and down, you can also mute, eject, play/pause, next and previous track, and put your computer to sleep with easy to access media controls.
Help reduce the environmental impact of your computer and save energy by putting your computer to sleep simply by using this handy sleep function even for your shortest breaks.
|Das Keyboard 5Q Smart RGB||Das Keyboard X50Q Smart RGB||Das Keyboard 4 Professional | Ultimate | root||Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac||Das Keyboard Prime 13||Das Keyboard Model S Professional | Professional for Mac|
|Switch Type||Omron Gamma Zulu Soft-Tactile with gold plated double cross-points||Omron Gamma Zulu Soft-Tactile with gold plated double cross-points||Cherry MX Blue (Clicky) or Brown (Soft Tactile) with gold contacts||Cherry MX Blue (Clicky) or Brown (Soft Tactile) with gold contacts||Cherry MX Brown (Soft Tactile) with gold contacts||Cherry MX Blue (Clicky) or Brown (Soft Tactile) with gold contacts|
|Switch Lifespan||100 million||100 million||50 million||50 million||50 million||50 million|
|Keycap Type||Double Shot||ABS Plastic||Professional: Laser-Etched | Ultimate: Blank | root: Laser-Etched||UV Hard Coat-Protected||Laser-Etched||Professional: Laser-Etched | Professional for Mac: Laser-Etched|
|(NKRO) N-Key Rollover||Full n-key rollover||Full n-key rollover||Full n-key rollover||Full n-key rollover||Full n-key rollover||Full n-key rollover (with included PS2 adapter) or 6 keys with USB|
|USB Ports||-||-||Professional | Ultimate: 2-Port USB 3.0 Hub | root: 2-Port USB 2.0 Hub||2-Port USB 3.0 Hub||2 Ports, USB Hi-Speed 2.0 Hub||2-Port USB 2.0 Hub|
|Media Controls||Dedicated Media Controls||Dedicated Media Controls||Dedicated Media Controls||Dedicated Media Controls||Quick Access Media Controls||Quick Access Media Controls (Not available over PS2)|
|Top Panel | Wrist Rest||Black Anodized Aluminum | Detachable Silicone Wrist Rest||Black Anodized Aluminum | Detachable Soft Touch Wrist Rest||Black Anodized Aluminum||Black Anodized Aluminum||Black Anodized Aluminum||Glossy Black|
|Works With||Windows, macOS, Linux||Windows, macOS, Linux||Windows, Linux, Chrome||macOS||Windows, Linux, Chrome||Windows, Linux, macOS|
|System Requirements||One 2.0 USB Port, Optional 3.0 USB Port for Enhanced Brightness Mode||One 2.0 USB Port, Optional 3.0 USB Port for Enhanced Brightness Mode||One 1.1, 2.0 or 3.0 USB Port||One 1.1, 2.0 or 3.0 USB Port||One USB Port - (optional) Second USB Port for Pass-Through||One USB Port, Optional Second USB Port for Hub|
|Key Backlighting||RGB+ with Q Notifications||RGB+ with Q Notifications||-||-||White LED Backlighting||-|
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|Are batteries included?||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Are batteries required?||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Color||Soft Tactile - Cherry MX Brown Switch||Soft Tactile - Cherry MX Brown Switch||black||—||black||Space Grey|
|Connectivity Technology||Wired||USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0||USB, USB 2.0||Wireless||wireless||Bluetooth, USB|
|Hardware Interface||USB, PS/2||USB||USB||—||Bluetooth||—|
|Item Dimensions||18.00 x 6.50 x 1.50 inches||18.00 x 6.80 x 1.30 inches||18.03 x 6.77 x 1.22 inches||—||18.82 x 8.50 x 1.33 inches||—|
|Item Weight||3.00 lbs||2.87 lbs||2.90 lbs||1.90 lbs||3.10 lbs||—|
|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.|
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Reason 1: Firmware update bricked the darn thing. I have no way of resetting it.
a) It is ridiculous to have to download 120 MB setup file just to assign colors to keys.
b) Key colors are not permanent (you cannot save them to the keyboard). It means you cannot use the keyboard with less popular OSes --such as BSDs and others.
c) In order to use custom colors, a Das Keyboard Windows Service has to run in the background and it has to be able to connect to the cloud/Internet.
This is an incredible security issue. I have no idea what that Windows Service is doing. It might as well be a key logger.
Who knows; it probably is. After all, who would go to all the trouble of writing a cloud-connected configuration utility just to assign colors to keys.
In short: This is supposed to be a keyboard. I should be able to save custom colors to it --not somewhere in the cloud. All the rest are frills.
If it cannot do that basic thing, it is a useless piece of crap.
Waste of money --unless you want a potential spy in your computer.
The first problem began in June of 2017. That's right, only 3 months into it. Some of the keys started registering double-presses when I was only single pressing. I followed instructions from support, which did not work, and the problem got worse. I RMA'd the board and got a new one, which actually looked new, not refurbished. They didn't fight it at all or comment after receiving my board, so I'm sure they confirmed the hardware was defective.
The second board lasted a bit longer, hooray. Starting around December 2018 (~1.5yr, if you're keeping track), the new board started disconnecting randomly, taking a few seconds, and then coming back on. I tried different USB ports, even exchanged with a coworker, and the problem followed the board. Support said that it "sounded like the control board was failing." Same as before. Of course, the warranty is only one year! So, after pleading my case, they generously offered me 30% off a new board. Wow, just wow.
I don't know how it's possible to produce keyboards that fail this regularly. I have owned 15+ keyboards in my life, and never had a single one stop working properly for any reason other than mechanically wearing out. The fact that this cost me 2-5x more than competitors and is backed by just a 1-year warranty is outrageous.
If you want a mechanical keyboard, I beg you to buy a different brand. These keyboards are a joke, and you'll feel dumb like I do when you throw money at them for this overpriced crap.
* ping is similar to the old IBM selectric, and IBM PC keyboards (if you're old enough to remember them). Good tactile feedback.
* 2 USB ports (2.0) on keyboard.
* Media keys if you lie such a thing.
* Great keyboard layout.
* USB cord to computer is hard-wired, with good strain relief. No worry about USP socket failing.
* Spare parts available.
The NOT so Good:
* lights (Numlock, Caps, Screen lock) are visible only if you look straight on. Not normally visible.
* Website has sales info, but no description of specific keys. (They are reasonably straight-forward.)
I've had a Rosewill mechanical, and the USB connection to the keyboard failed.
Bottom line -- I'll **Never** be without a Das Keyboard. I've typed extensively on Selectrics, and the initial (i.e., good) IBM PC keyboards. I find that reasonable tactile feedback is essential to accurate and fast typing. This keyboard has it all.
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It is a DAS. That much I 'll give it to them. Unfortunately, a comparison between this product and the Ultimate Clicky which I also own can show that this iteration is totally inferior. The Ultimate not only has switches that respond much better to typing but also these switches are used in all the keys, including e.g. space bar and the other keys that have stabilisers.
If you can, order the Ultimate model and buy additional keycaps to switch the keys if you so desire.
The quality is there but I believe that for its' price you can get far better mechanical keyboards.
A quick research shows that the professional keyboards use different switches (not Cherry MX) than the ultimate ones. If you are really picky, you should avoid it all the way and get a true Cherry MX experience. Because the Model S Professional, simply doesn't cut it.
On the pros side, if there is one, it's a bit more quiet (I compared blue switches in both cases) than the Ultimate one - but if you are going for the blue switches, noise I think is not your main concern now, is it?
I also do a fair amount of gaming this keyboard is good for that job too, I think perhaps it's better suited to typing than gaming due to a couple of things, the first being that finding an individual key can be tricky in gaming situations and even though it's easy to type on you still would find some level of difficulty with, say, an RTS game where you need to press the "L" key which is surrounded by blank keys, secondly the keys study and I did notice after a couple of hours of Quake Live yesterday that I had a bit of fatigue in my left hand. I think the second point will probably get better over time as I am more used to it, but it's definitely worth mentioning.
Overall very happy with this purchase.
I am satisfied with the feel you get when you type. This is the most important thing.
I was a litttle disapointed by the finish of the product:
The casing of the keyboard does not fit well at the back, which means that if you apply your finger on the back of the keyboard it budges and makes a noise indicating it does not fit well, as if the two casing parts have been forced.
Given the price of the keyboard I would have hoped that this defect, which I assume is only present on the one sent to me, would have been picked up. I have attached a video to illustrate the annoying thing. That was disapointing.
That said, it's a good keyboard.
What's not to like?
If an elephant could touch type, this would be their keyboard of choice. It makes a perfect accompaniment to a Mac, assuming you're a typist that likes big, chunky solid keyboards with a design aesthetic that is industrial, rather than Apple chic.
I wouldn't type without it.
But be aware, if gentle solitude is your thing, then this is not the keyboard for you.