Pros: Durable and heavy, and the cord is equally sturdy. Cherry MX Blue switches are clicky and satisfying. Feels like a high-end piece of hardware.
Cons: Glossy exterior is a dust and fingerprint magnet, requiring frequent cleaning. Dated USB 2.0 ports on right side of keyboard add unnecessary bulk and are awkward to access. Not all keys are uniformly clicky - some keys have tighter, more obvious action than others. Space bar is a bit wobbly. Das Keyboard logo is ugly atop otherwise clean aesthetics. One of my keys was stuck when it arrived and required some fiddling to make work, but that is unlikely to be a common is...
Excerpt: As a developer, I looked for a keyboard that will quickly register my key-hits while giving me feedback. This means going for MX Blues or Browns, and blues are a little more click for noise, which is good for extra feedback. The design? What typist looks at his keyboard while typing?! Design is...
Pros: I have the predecessor to this design. Same hardware, different chassis. I have owned it for a few years now and it is one of the best purchases I have ever made. The keys feel great to type on and I have no fatigue or discomfort.
Pros: Base of keyboard feels solid. Response time is excellent. Has two USB slots on the side. Has board elevators (although the seem a little cheap). Keys are solid black!
Cons: Keys feel a little cheap (as with all the plastic on the board). When I received mine the space bar squeaked like crazy. I work in an office environment and this thing was entirely too noisy. But that's what you get with a mechanical keyboard. Still.. at this price point, I sort of expected higher quality materials.
Excerpt: I was really impressed by my Das when I had it. Great company and great build quality. I ended up giving it away as a gift, but I enjoyed it while I had it. I now use a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid.