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Das Keyboard Ultimate
7.6 out of 10

Das Keyboard Ultimate

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Overall 10
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Rediculously Cool

Nathan B., Newegg
22 February 2014
  • Summary: This keyboard is heavy. It's almost like it's built out of actual stuff. My old keyboard was wireless and had more keys and a larger footprint, but weights substantially less. Makes me think that my old keyboard was made of styrofoam. Best of all, it comes with the most effective security feature you can find for your computer, and you don't even have to install it: the near certain inability of those around you to operate a keyboard without looking for the keys.
  • Pros: - Awesome Feel - Awesome Sound - Awesome Aesthetics - Saves desk space - Keeps siblings and friends off of my computer
  • Cons: - Shows dust easily (minor) - Thick cord comes a bit kinked up (minor) - Makes it impossible for siblings and friends to borrow my computer
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Overall 10
10

A typing experience like no other

Joseph V., Newegg
7 December 2013
  • Summary: I bought this keyboard for the experience of typing. I definitely got my money's worth the second I started using it. When I had a normal labeled-keyboard I found myself cheating very often by looking down to see the first letter I am typing. This keyboard has challenged myself to learn to type without having the assistance of labels and I could not be anymore satisfied from the experience. From this keyboard I can feel my typing skills getting better everytime.
  • Pros: 1. Mechanical keys are pleasant to type. Going from a non-mechanical keyboard to a mechanical keyboard was a big upgrade for me so I really appreciate the tactical feedback from typing. 2. The typing noise is pleasing and give me reassurance when I hit a key. 3. Very quick registration from the keyboard to my screen. The response from the keyboard registers faster than I can type, so I feel very confident when typing on this keyboard and I feel obligated to type faste...
  • Cons: *no distinctive negative comments
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Overall 10
10

Little typing ninjas

Landon G., Newegg
22 June 2013
  • Summary: Soooo addicting. The sound, the smell, the feel, and all the things. It is overall great. Many people complain about the glossy finish, but I don't really see that as a downside because I don't rest my hands on that part of the keyboard and it really doesn't collect that much dust. I really like the response of the keys and how they sound.
  • Pros: This keyboard is great! This is my first mechanical keyboard and I was kind of skeptical that the price was worth it. After only typing on it for part of a day I'm hooked. The response from the keyboard is fantastic and it very addicting to type on. I have tried both speed typing, programming and gaming on this so far and it all feels great.
  • Cons: It isn't really "silent." With the o-ring mod it muffles the sound and makes it feel a bit more like the standard run of the mill keyboard. I personally didn't appreciate the difference the orings made and decided not to install them. I would say if you are looking for true silence you look at something other than brown switches.
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Overall 10
10

Great Keyboard!

Derek A., Newegg
16 January 2013
  • Summary: I bought this keyboard to use at work and to help to correct the bad typing habits I've picked up over the years. It's definitely helped me and now I am getting much better and more accurate at laying down text, which is terrific!
  • Pros: This is the first mechanical keyboard I've bought and I am quite happy with it. The unit has good weight and looks great to boot. The buttons feel very crisp and it isn't uncomfortable to use. The USB ports are a nice touch and I love the overall sleek-but-subtle design.
  • Cons: This keyboard isn't exactly "silent" and doesn't have any special features. It also picks up fingerprints and debris easily but obviously that is going to hold true for almost any keyboard that is used on a daily basis.
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This keyboard will get you laid

Ryan M., Newegg
27 November 2012
  • Summary: Super high quality. It's not the best for new typists or those who still get caught up on trickier letters/words but great for anyone looking for a well-built piece of hardware that looks and performs at the top of its class.
  • Pros: It's blank. If you can touch-type this won't make a difference at all to you and will significantly increase the intimidation factor when non-touch-typists see your keyboard. This will force you to stop looking at the keyboard while you type. You can still glance at the keyboard if you wish but you'll feel like an idiot every time you look down to see what you're typing and you're greeted by the blank key caps that offer you no assistance other than seeing where the F...
  • Cons: It's blank. If you haven't memorized what symbols are where in the number row you're in for a fun game of guess-and-check. If you don't know how to touch-type this is likely the worst keyboard you could possibly purchase until you are able to learn.
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Overall 10
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Great keyboard, but...

Geoffrey F., Newegg
12 November 2012
  • Summary: Aside from only having 6-key RO now, and polling on my USB bus (which is what I wanted to avoid, hence buying the mechanical keyboard) I love it.
  • Pros: Great mechanical keyboard. Solidly built, feels good under the fingers. N-key rollover* if that's what you're looking for.
  • Cons: On my original system, I had separate mouse/keyboard PS2 ports. The keyboard worked great, and had true N-key rollover. That system then crapped out, so I built a new one. I sought a motherboard exclusively with PS2 ports so I could retain the NKRO functionality. The board I bought came with a combo PS2 port. As it turns out, after submitting a ticket to Das Keyboard, the keyboard is *NOT* compatible with combo PS2 ports. Had I known this ahead of time (it isn't adver...
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Overall 10
10

perfect keyboard

Emily Z., Newegg
23 September 2012
  • Summary: -i've found that this keyboard intimidates my friends or loved ones who are not touch-typists... for example, my boyfriend doesn't like to use my computer when i'm not the one typing. then again, some might view this as a plus. -the keyboard arrived with a squeaky key, which seems to be normal. there is a tutorial on the das keyboard website on how to fix this by adding a small amount of lubricant. some might be irritated at this small maintenance.
  • Pros: -cherry mx brown keys means the "middle ground between gaming and typist keyboards." i agree with this. -sleek design with no labels -clickyclickyclicky -durable and easy to clean
  • Cons: -does not reciprocate when i try to cuddle with it at night
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Overall 10
10

@Zaggeh

Anonymous, Newegg
24 June 2012
  • Pros: THIS IS GREAT. I puke on my keyboard all the time and its fine man. must just be you.
  • Cons: nothing is bad about this keyboard, it can hold up to the worst puke.
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Overall 10
10

Best peripheral I own

Daniel Y., Newegg
16 May 2012
  • Summary: I liked it so much that I bought two so that I could swap out the raised keys F, J, and 5. Yeah, that much.
  • Pros: Best keyboard I've ever used. I type faster, repeated keystrokes are no longer a problem, and even my typing error rate has dropped. If typing with this keyboard is wrong, then I don't want to be right.
  • Cons: {}
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Two words: Bad A

Drew H., Newegg
20 March 2012
  • Summary: This product will actually improve your typing skills. The faster typing speed that it enables has also really helped me when responding to emails (my job requires a lot of email coordination). I don't procrastinate as much and I get everything I want to say out because my fingers can finally keep up with my thoughts.
  • Pros: MX Brown Switches. Google it. Read the tomshardware article for starters. I had been using a four year old $50 keyboard (now $10) when I bought this, and I can never go back. Ever. The best analogy is like watching movies in standard def for your whole life, and then seeing [Insert movie here] in 1080p. Granted, you have to be kind of good at typing to really enjoy it. Also, if you are an FCP or Premiere or whatever user, make sure you know that you don't need inscrip...
  • Cons: It's expensive, but you get what you pay for.
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