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Das Keyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard

Das Keyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard

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Slim, Streamlined & Solid

Sleek without being showy, the Das 4 Professional keyboard has earned rave reviews for its excellent build quality, versatility, and remarkable ability to quickly process keystrokes. “An absolute joy,” Techradar says. “Solid in every sense of the word.” It even won PC Gamer's award for "Best Keyboard for Typing Enthusiasts." And at less than an inch thick, this anodized aluminum board is slim enough to jive in any modern setup—from office spaces to lounges to gaming rooms and everything in between. 

Note: At checkout, choose between Cherry MX Blue and Cherry MX Brown switches; and Apple MacOS or blank key cap options.

Das Keyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard

N-Key Rollover, Gold-Plated Switches

Available with Cherry MX Blue or Cherry MX Brown switches, the 4 Pro caters mainly to typists and everyday users. And with full N-key rollover, it’s also functional for gamers. To prevent fading, the keycaps are hard coated with UV protectant, while the gold-plated switches boast a lifespan of 60 million keystrokes.

Das Keyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard
Das Keyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard

Additional Features

Transfer music, videos, and photos with the two-port USB 3.0 hub, which is powered by a 6.5-foot cable equipped with one USB connector. Other amenities include quick-access media controls with an oversize volume dial and special-function keys, a magnetically attached 4-degree footbar (which doubles as a 13-inch ruler), an anodized aluminum top panel, and a laser-engraved aluminum bottom label.

Das Keyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard
Das Keyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard
Das Keyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard
Das Keyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard

Specs

  • 104-key layout
  • Cherry MX Blue or Brown switches
  • N-key rollover
  • Two-port USB 3.0 hub
  • Dimensions: 18 x 6.8 x 0.8 in (45.72 x 17.27 x 2.03 cm)
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs (1.36 kg)

Included

  • 4º footbar (and 13-inch ruler)
  • 6.5-foot cable

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Jan 11, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.

Recent Activity

First of all, I want to point out that regardless of flaws, this keyboard is the love of my life. I type an average of 20 WPM faster on it than my next closest favorite mechanical keyboard designed for Mac, the AZIO MK-MAC-U01 (wired with white LEDs version). Both have my favorite switches, the Cherry MX Blues (luckily I work from home primarily so I don't have to worry about the clacky keys upsetting coworkers). I find the keys on the DasKeyboard Professional to sit at the perfect height for me to feel comfortable. After much research, I have concluded that "wrist pads" actually cause more harm than good, so it's nice that they keys on the DasKeyboard are not outrageously tall. I also enjoy how the keys are shaped so they cradle the tips of your fingers as you type, greatly reducing errors. So far in my quest to find the ultimate mechanical keyboard natively designed for MAC, this is my favorite from a functional point of view, as well as build quality. This keyboard definitely feels like it will be with me many computers from now, and will probably outlast typing in general...say when we have computer chips imbedded into our brains that type what we are thinking...lol. Now for the bad...with this keyboard being called the MAC version, I was expecting all of the shortcut keys on the top function row to work (launchpad, show all screens, desktop, etc). They work perfectly well on my AZIO, and even my 1st generation Apple bluetooth keyboard, designed well before the operating system with such features. I will most likely get the Mistel Skeeker next in my quest for the ultimate mechanical keyboard for MAC, and that keyboard even shows the icons for these shortcuts on the function bar. Every video I have watched showing how to make a keyboard MAC friendly simply shows the modifier switch, and does not discuss the shortcuts. Furthermore, I do not see support of adding such shortcuts in native OS utilities. I'm sure there is some 3rd party controller I could download, but to me that defeats the purpose of getting a MAC edition/version keyboard. Next, while I feel like a teenager for considering the lack of LEDs a fault, the truth is we have learned to be accustomed to it, and once you have been, it's really helpful. Even white LEDs are very useful in dark editing environments or at nighttime. The lack of LEDs on the DasKeyboard is one reason why I am continuing my search for the ultimate keyboard. Compared to the AZIO, I like the lowered key height, curvature of the key caps, heavy/sturdy build, and overall typing experience. While the media keys do work, my audio is sent via a USB DAC to a tube amplifier and desk speakers. Therefore, the volume knob us useless to me. I wish I could program it to do something else. I also just realized that the brightness buttons do not work, which is odd as this is supposed to be a MAC edition keyboard. Anyway, my experience can be summed up as a stormy hot and heavy love affair. The main purpose of a keyboard is to type, and it does that oh so well. However, the perks we have come to expect from a keyboard are where the faults lie.