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...
Summary: Fantastic keyboard. I purchased the Ultimate version which doesn't come with letters on the keys, and got the Blue MX switches. They really weren't as loud as some people are making them sound. To be fair, they are much louder than most keyboards, but you get used to it (I've had it for 2 days now, and I have).
Summary: This is my [second] das keyboard, i had to buy a new one because some keys were getting stuck. Now the same is happening with the second one just a week after the warranty expiration date. I've just contacted das keyboard in hope of a replacement. For now I'm sticking ( pun intended ) with my rating until this matter is resolved.
Summary: This keyboard is pure intimidation. There are no labels on the keys. Only when you master using the keyboard can you use it. Much like Link's Master Sword, it challenges you to use it, demands you know the placement of every key before you can make any use of this keyboard. Master it, and you have at your hands the most perfect keyboard, your fingers gliding over the keys like wind on the wings of God; lack keyboarding skills, and the keyboard mocks you and laughs in...
Summary: Das Keyboard is a perfect feeling keyboard. It looks beautiful. It's just that it's a bit expensive for a keyboard that doesn't really add any significant functionality. The absence of a feature (labelled keys) is probably the main selling point, and although I've found it helpful for reducing the amount of looking at the keyboard that I do, it's still a LACK of a feature. Mechanical keys are great, but probably don't make this keyboard worth the money.
Summary: I bought two of these for my best friends for Christmas and they are now mechanical keyboard lovers! We all game a lot together and I would always comment on this keyboard and they just didn't understand, well now they do! Unfortunately DAS keyboard has changed manufacturer's from Co-star's electronics to i-One, which I have heard from numerous reviews that it's terrible!
Summary: This keyboard is an absolute dream to type on. As someone who's come from split-design keyboards for over fifteen years, I can safely say this keyboard has been my favorite to type on despite its conventional design. Sometimes I like to clang away at the keys and other days I like to press lightly on them. Whether it's smashing it or delicately stroking it, this keyboard makes the pain of the work environment something to almost look forward to.
Summary: This is actually my second Das Keyboard; I bought one for home and liked it so much I bought another for work. It is often compared to the IBM Model M, and with good reason. The feedback is fantastic and it's very clicky. As far as how it feels compared to the Model M, this keyboard's springs aren't as stiff as the Model M. I actually find myself typing just a little faster on this one, because it really lets your fingers glide over the keys.
It's the "soft and quiet" mechanical keyboard. (Brown Key Model)
14 March 2013
Summary: That in and of itself is an oxymoron, however...this keyboard is AMAZING. I don't know what I was thinking before with the regular old keyboards that come stock with computers. After purchasing this keyboard I could immediately tell the difference between the "tactile" feedback that this keyboard offers and what others lack. Pros: All Black/No markings. - How 1337 can you be?!? Durability - This keyboard is built tough. Really tough.