|Item model number||FK418BTB|
|Hardware Platform||Tablet, Smartphone|
|Operating System||Mac os|
|Item Weight||1.39 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||17.52 x 4.72 x 0.67 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||17.52 x 4.72 x 0.67 inches|
|Batteries||2 Lithium Ion batteries required.|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||December 9, 2015|
Wireless (Bluetooth) Aluminum Keyboard Space Gray
|Recommended Uses For Product||Office, Gaming|
|Special Feature||Water Resistant|
|Operating System||Mac os|
|Number of Keys||109|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||17.52 x 4.72 x 0.67 inches|
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- Wireless Connectivity
- English (US)
- Mac OS, Android, Windows
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Wireless Aluminum Keyboard for Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, Android Devices
With the FK418BTB, Matias presents an ultralight and ultrathin aluminum keyboard that matches the Macbook's look and color. The Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard features Mac-friendly function keys for controlling screen brightness, volume, and iTunes. Unlike the iconic Apple support keyboards, you can connect the Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard with an iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, and Windows PC via Bluetooth.
For a wireless keyboard, the Matias FK418BTB has a 5 to 12 times larger battery that can last up to a year on a single charge. You'll feel as if you're typing on a wired keyboard with the Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard.
- Operating System: Mac OS
- Weight: 1.39 Ibs
- Dimensions: 17.52 x 4.72 x 0.67 inches
- Voltage: 5 Volts
- Batteries: 2 Lithium Ion Batteries Required
Pair Up To 4 Devices
You can pair up to 4 Bluetooth devices on the Matias FK418BTB, easily switching between them with the press of a button. The keyboard adjusts its layout to match each device (as you switch) — whether it’s Mac, iPad, Windows, Android, etc.
Legacy Mac Support
The Matias FK418BTB is compatible with Mac OS X all the back to version 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). This can be a lifesaver if you are running legacy software on older systems.
The Matias keyboard provides a smooth and responsive typing experience, with a satisfying 2 mm key click. It was engineered for comfort, style, and speed - no sacrifice to any of the three.
Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2017
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However I wanted a space gray keyboard with control keys on both sides of the space bar. I'd prefer to have a tenkeyless model, but I was willing to put up with a full size keyboard. Apple's space gray keyboard was expensive.
The nice thing about the Matias keyboard was the ability to pair with multiple devices. Despite the full-size design, It seemed to have just about everything I wanted.
The first thing I noticed was that keys on the Matias were very spongy. They felt less responsive than the keys on Apple's magic keyboard. It wasn't a very pleasant typing experience but I was willing to see if I could adjust. The next thing I noticed was that a couple times day, there would be lag between pressing a key and it being registered by the operating system. When it did register, the character would show up on the screen multiple times. I never had such a problem while using the Magic keyboard so I don't think there's an issue with Bluetooth interference or with the Bluetooth receiver in the Mac itself. The problem didn't manifest itself frequently enough to cause me to scrap the keyboard entirely, but it was annoying.
After a couple of days of use, I noticed that a few keys were developing a squeak. I tried to carefully pry one off so I could try to grease it's edges. However, the key was so flimsy that a tiny piece of an edge broke. The key was still usable and the damage was hidden. Matias was actually very responsive and sent me a replacement. I still continued to use the keyboard for the next several weeks. I learned to ignore the few keys that were squeaky. However, the '.' key has now reached a point where if I press the upper edge of the key, the bottom edge pops out of the socket. Apparently a small plastic tab under the keycap has worn off after only a couple months of use. Again, Matias has agreed to send me a replacement. In the meanwhile though I'm back on Apple's Magic keyboard and I've forgotten how much more I like it. So I probably won't be going back to the Matias. That's a shame because it was an expensive purchase. In the meantime, I'm researching mechanical keyboards. I don't feel like giving Apple any more money just because I want a keyboard with a different color. The keys will be more durable, more repairable, and it should be possible to get a tenkeyless design in the colors that I want.
6/6/20 Update: Purchased a second one and it's perfect and keys seem fine so far.
The build quality is on par with Apple. The base is plastic as opposed to Apples all aluminum design but you never see that so I don't care. I also like that you can choose a color unlike the Apple keyboard. I bought the Space Gray and it fits nicely next to my 2013 Mac Pro and matches my Space Gray iPhone perfectly. I also wanted black keys because the white ones that Apple insists on putting on their keyboards look like crap after a few weeks of use.
Apple claims 2 months of battery time with their keyboard but this Matias one claims 1 year! ONE YEAR! I haven't had the opportunity to see if that statement is true but I will be excited if I have to dig out my USB cable once a year for a charge.
If you're used to Apple products quality and sexiness you won't be dissatisfied with this keyboard, it is fantastic. The ability to pair it with your Mac, iPhone and iPad with the push of a button is a fantastic added bonus. If you want some bling be sure to check out the back-lit version of this keyboard. I had no use for it so I decided to save some money but it looks awesome.
Thanks Matias! Love your boards.
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For the past 18 months I've been using a Satechi Bluetooth wireless keyboard, it's been good but the lettering has worn off several keys and the responsiveness of some keys has diminished significantly. Overall I was happy with the Satechi wireless keyboard but ideally I wanted something better build and that would last longer.
After searching online I narrowed by options down to the Kanex and Matias Wireless Bluetooth Keyboards. These keyboards look very similar to each other however I chose the Matias over the Kanex because the Matias had more positive feedback on the web and I own a Matias USB2.0 mechanical keyboard, it's build like a tank and is still working after five plus years.
In one word this Matias Wireless Keyboard is SPECTACULAR and perhaps the most expensive Bluetooth keyboard I've ever purchased.
I was hesitant about spending more than $150 for a keyboard and kept waiting for the price to go down or better yet a lower cost option to appear. After 3 months of waiting the 'X' button on my Satechi keyboard finally packed it in and doesn't work anymore which forced me to pull the pin and lay out $153.48 for this Matias wireless keyboard.
Like the Satechi one of the best features of the Matias Wireless keyboard is that you can pair it with up to 4 different bluetooth devices and swap easily between them. My typical computer work station includes two Mac computers, and iPad and iPhone. The Matias pairs with all these devices and allows me to quickly swap between them at the push of a button. In fairness Logitech and Kanex also make keyboards with multi-sync ability.
The build quality on the Matias is better than the Satechi or the original Kannex Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard (Kanex has a new version which I haven't used). The Matias keyboard has an aluminum top which comes in space grey with black keys or silver aluminum with white keys, I bought the space grey and love the black keys. The keyboard is firmer and more rigid than my previous Satechi or Kanex keyboards and reminds me of the build quality of the Mac Bluetooth Keyboard. The touch, feel and sensitivity of the keys on the Matias keyboard also remind me of the keys on my MacBook Pro and the size and spacing of the keys feels comfortable and once again similar to the Mac.
The Matias is a true Mac keyboard and mirrors closely the OEM Mac Keyboard with Control, Option, Command and dedicated function keys F1 to F4 and F7 to F12. The ESC key is even located in the top left corner of the keypad so if you're accustomed to typing on a Mac Keyboard the Matias keyboard will feel familiar and you will not have to learn any new muscle memory.
The extended numeric keypad also mirrors the Mac Extended Keyboard in layout with one important difference which is the Four (4) Bluetooth Hot Buttons which are located on top of the keypad rather than on the function keys.
Switching between one bluetooth device and another is quick and seamless.
Built in Battery: One big difference between the Matias Keyboard and my previous Satechi and Kanex keyboards is the Matias keyboard like the Logitech K811 has an internal rechargeable battery pack. Matias claims the internal battery will last up to 6 months before recharging. I've only had my Matias keyboard for a couple weeks now so I can't confirm that claim however my Logitech K811 lasted 3+ months between charging and the Matias definitely has a larger battery so it may last 6 months ... I'll update my review and let you know.
Overall I'm very impressed by this Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard. The build quality is first class, fit and finish is excellent, the keys are responsive to touch and the built in numeric keypad and multi-sync bluetooth functionality make this keyboard an excellent choice for Mac users.
This keyboard is almost perfect in my opinion the only thing missing is Backlit keys. I really think Matias missed an opportunity by not including back lit keys on this keyboard and for that reason I'm knocking off 1 star. Given the price this keyboard should have backlit keys however even without it is still the best Extended Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard for the Mac and I highly recommend it.
Update 04/25/2017: I've been using this keyboard for five months now and like everything about it except one thing. The lettering on the 'C' key has almost completely worn off. I've never had the lettering wear off any Apple Keyboard I've used even after 7 years but I have a similar experience with lettering rubbing off some cheap bluetooth keyboards but I was expecting much better performance out of this Matias keyboard especially since it was $150 ... seriously 5 months and the 'C' key letting is almost completely gone ... that's very disappointing.
Additional Edit - Battery is also half depleted after two weeks.... 6 months (or a year as advertised...) not happening.
And because the battery's so big, it stays on & connected all the time - meaning zero lag when waking the computer from sleep. Perfect.
Secondly, I can see the print on the keys starting to wear and I have only had this keyboard for 4 months. I wouldn't say I am a heavy typist either.
I don't think the price is worth it to be honest.