Reviews and Problems with Das Keyboard Professional
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Das Keyboard Professional Model S Mechanical Keyboard Review
24 November 2012
Conclusion: Been using the Professional Model S mechanical keyboard continuously for almost 7 days now and it really is nothing like we've ever used. As expected since mechanical keyboards have been hitting the market for the past 5 years or so it comes really close to some other mechanical keyboards we've used...
Pros: - Build Quality (Mechanical Keyboard), - Cherry MX Blue Switches (Tactile Click/50.000.000 Operations), - 2 USB 2.0 Ports, - Dual USB Connector (Extra Power), - PS2 Full N-Key Rollover (6 Simultaneous Keys Via USB), - Size (For Some)
Conclusion: Having used our standard Das keyboard for the last 20 months I knew what to expect with the Silent variation for the most part. Going from a clicky keyboard to something quieter will be a major improvement for those around me.
Conclusion: The Das Keyboard Professional, is it all that? Yes and no, for my personal preferences I’d have to spend a long of time getting accustomed to using it before I was really comfortable with it to use it everyday.
Conclusion: Performance in a keyboard is about being able to type quickly and accurately. The Das Keyboard Professional succeeds on both fronts providing a wonderful platform to type on comfortably while having as few mistakes as possible with haptic and auditory feedback from its Cherry MX Blue switches.
Pros: Haptic and auditory feedback can help increase a users typing speed, Full NKRO with included PS/2 adapter, Built in media keys, When clean it is beautiful
Cons: One-year warranty, Loud key actuation, Case prone to fingerprints and collecting dust, No software for customization
Conclusion: Apple owners looking for an outstanding typing experience need search no further than the Das Keyboard Model S Professional for Mac—provided they don’t mind its wildly divergent appearance.
Pros: Provides excellent tactile, aural feedback. Includes built-in USB hub. Requires no additional drivers.
Excerpt: The DAS Keyboard was graciously sent to me to review over the past several weeks and I must say, it is a flashback to the old keyboards we all once used. DAS Keyboard sells 3 models of their signature super-clicky keyboards: Original Professional, Model S Professional, and Model S Ultimate.
Conclusion: If you’re looking for a well made and good solid keyboard that provides both tactile and audible feedback then you might want to seriously consider the Das Keyboard Professional S. Yes it’s pretty much the same at the original Das Keyboard but the addition of the multi-media keys really do add value...
Pros: Addition of multi-media keys adds functionality and usability, Nicely made, Long cable
Cons: Glossy finish picks up dust and fingerprints easily, Angle is a little too low for me personally, Requires two USB ports
Excerpt: People have practically written poetry and love songs to the prince of keyboards, the IBM Model M. Its mechanical, spring-loaded switches gave it legendary durability and a distinct clacking sound that dominated computer labs in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Pros: Gold-plated mechanical switches under the keys make a nice old-school clatter. Fire up a cigar and pour a stiff drink — you’ll be pounding out emails like Hemingway in no time. Recognizes up to six keys pressed simultaneously for your sick Warcraft macros. Two USB ports.
Cons: No more typing on the sly while on conference calls. Zero ergonomic features.
Summary: The question, then, is whether the Das Keyboard Professional is worth the $129 price tag, since you can get a brand new Unicomp buckling spring keyboard for and a vintage Model M for as little as ~$30 on eBay.
Frankly, I'm a little torn.