Excerpt: The Das Keyboard has two things going for it. One, it’s awesome. It has no labels on the keys. When you type on it, you look like a ninja. That’s awesome. The other thing is that it feels great to use. It’s a mechanical keyboard, and even though it uses the same switches as the SteelSeries 7G, we prefer the feel of the Das Keyboard.
Summary: Before reviewing the Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate I believed all keyboards were created fairly equally. The main difference in my mind was the addition of optional features such as multimedia controls or the addition of macro keys. Little did I realize that the “feel” and sound of a keyboard can make a huge difference in the typing experience.
Pros: Excellent mechanical keyboard with tactile and acoustic feedback, Built in USB hub, Quality build, P+Should improve touch typing skills over time
Conclusion: If you think the cost is high for a keyboard, you're right, but the Das Keyboard Model S more than gives you your money worth. With gold-plated mechanical key switches (rated for upwards of 50 million key presses), you can both feel and hear the elegant, comfortable typing experience you'll receive. There are no media keys, and if you want to be able to press more than six keys at once, you'll need to connect via your PS/2 port.
Pros: Provides an outstanding experience for both the fingers and the ears. Hefty construction. Integrated USB hub. Can support full n-key rollover. Now works with KVMs.
Cons: Very expensive. No media keys. Full n-key rollover requires PS/2 port connection. The Blank Ultimate version may drive non-touch typists insane.
Summary: Metadot konnte mit Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate alle Schwächen der Vorgänger korrigieren und wartet mit einem herausragenden Produkt auf. Endlich wird der potentielle Nutzerkreis nicht mehr auf Fans der IBM Type-M beschränkt. Wer das Abenteuer einer Tastatur ohne Beschriftung wagen und mit deutlicher schnellerer Tippgeschwindigkeit belohnt werden will, kann endlich bedenkenlos zugreifen.