Cherry MX Flavored Typing: For the Writer and the Gamer

As technology progresses, we’ve come a long way from the days of carving notes into stone. While our ancestors used chisel and rock, we now use keyboards to hammer out our thoughts and anything that needs to be documented. Some of us spend hours a day sitting in front of a PC, a large portion of which is dedicated to punching keystrokes at a frenzied pace. There’s a good chance that your keyboard is more actively used than any other peripheral or accessory, except maybe your monitor. Yet, most people don’t think twice about their keyboards, as if to suggest that all keyboards are essentially the same.

Professional typists know better. So does Metadot, which started to build a better keyboard nearly a decade ago. You know it as the Das Keyboard and through several generations of refinements, it’s evolved into what’s now called the Das Keyboard 4 in both Professional (labeled key caps) and Ultimate (blank key caps) variants.

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Gamers are on it too. It supports full n-key rollover (NKRO) over USB and there’s no need to use a PS2 adapter anymore. Just press shift + mute to toggle NKRO. It also has media controls that include buttons to play, rewind and fast-forward as well as a mute button and another to put the computer to sleep.

Any body — whether a gamer, a writer or a teen working on a homework — would love to hear that there are two USB ports at upper right corner of the keyboard.

das keyboard_usb portsThe Das Keyboard, however, may strike you at first with its extremely plain looks compared to some other options on the market. There are no fancy LCD screens, built-in media buttons, macro keys or touch-sensitive pads. What you do get, however, is a basic keyboard layout with a glossy black enclosure and mechanical switches on every key. This minimalist look and feel is exactly what the team over Metadot was aiming for. It is not aesthetics that they’ve improved but the keys themselves and how they sound and feel when typing.

Modeled after the classic IBM model M, the Das Keyboard employs Cherry MX gold-plated key switches that provide that same tactical and audible click that many of us grew accustomed to back in the day. One of the great things about the keys on this board is the fact they are very easy to remove which makes cleaning the unit a quick and painless task.

And where traditional rubber feet would be there’s a detachable ruler, talk about multi-purpose?footbar rulerThese keyboards retail for over $160. Bag a chance of getting them at a fraction of that by bidding HERE.

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