Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period! Uses Alps mechanical keyswitches, for positive feel. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! White color. Matias 1 Year Limited Warranty
Average Customer Rating:
(25 Reviews) 25
Rating Breakdown25 reviews
22 out of 24(92%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Review 2 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
PostedFebruary 4, 2016
I've been wanting one of these keyboards for a long time but couldn't justify the cost since there was nothing wrong with my Apple keyboard. Fortunately someone gave it to me as a gift. However, I am using this keyboard with a Power PC Mac running OS9. There are no drivers available for this computer so some of the keyboards features don't work. For example, there is no power button for this system. So the computer must be turned on at the unit itself which can be awkward depending on where your computer is placed. Regardless, I love the keyboard and the tactile feedback and the sound it makes while typing really make me enjoy using it. Other than the lack of drivers, I don't see anything that I don't like about the unit. I didn't realize how worn out my old Apple keyboard was. BTW, if there is a workaround the power button I would give it five stars.
Review 3 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
Really like the keyboard
PostedOctober 10, 2015
I find it much easier to type on a keyboard with tactile and audio feedback. The concavity on the tops of the keys helps keep my fingers centered on the keys. The only problem with the keyboard is that I have a little trouble with the Caps Lock key not toggling sometimes.
Review 4 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
PostedSeptember 21, 2015
I don't care if it's loud. It's the best keyboard I've had in years. So much easier to touch-type on this keyboard. I love having the extended character set right there to use quickly. And the USB repeater works great, unlike some Apple keyboards.
Review 5 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
Nice Mac Mechanical Keyboard
PostedAugust 3, 2015
I was sick of using the "chiclet" keyboard that comes with all new Macs. I yearned for the good old days of mechanical keyboards. So I thought I'd give this keyboard a try. I couldn't be happier! My typing speed and accuracy have improved on this keyboard. It's USB so it was just plug and play, (it has a really nice LONG cord) set up was super simple, no drivers to install. This is an extended keyboard, so you have the number pad included. All the function keys are the same as the standard Mac keyboard, including the media eject button. A nice touch is that the keys have the character, shift character, AND option/shift characters printed right on them. So accessing special characters is very easy and convenient. This is a mechanical keyboard, so be aware that it's NOT whisper quiet, rather, this keyboard sings to you. This is exactly what I was looking for!
Pros: Quality, Durability, special characters printed on keys
Cons: only available in white, slightly rounded sides give it a larger footprint
Review 6 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
THE keyboard for touch typists
PostedJuly 30, 2015
The best keyboard since the legendary Apple Extended II Keyboard. Clickity-clack, sculptured keycaps and the positive feel of the key hitting home. If you're a touch typist this keyboard is worth every penny. The laptop-style keyboards Apple is selling now are complete JUNK. I can't feel a thing. If I'm going to be doing some serious work on someone else's computer I take my keyboard along.
Pros: Quality, Durability, excellent tactile and audible feedback
Review 7 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
I like it
PostedJune 11, 2015
I received the product in two short days. Unfortunately, there was a problem with the Caps Lock button such that half the letters would be wrongly capitalized. No problem. I called service, got the info to e-mail the correct department about the problem, and within another two days, I received a new keyboard which has worked flawlessly. Their service people were polite, professional, and quick. The keyboard works great, as advertised, and, to me, is worth the money. It's the closest computer keyboard to the old typewriters I used to type 100 wpm on that I've experienced. Mainly, the depth of touch makes it superior, in my opinion. The noise it produces is negligible to me, though I suppose if there's an office mate in very close proximity and they're sound-sensitive, it might be annoying.
Review 8 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
Top Notch! Hands Down, The Best!
PostedApril 29, 2015
My last Matias lasted me through 4 or 5 Macs. After years, I had a problem with key repeat on two keys. Without hesitation, I purchased the new Tactile Pro, which, I might add is even better than my old one, and I am just thrilled. Some people complain about the noise this keyboard makes, but it is a non-problem for me. I am a fast typist running about 60 wpm and I could never reach any decent speed with the stock keyboard for the Mac. I find this keyboard is ever so much more accommodating to the touch typist. I really like the fact that all of the different characters are so easily available to include in any text you might create. This keyboard seems to have everything that a Mac user could possibly want. Yes, it is not cheap, but when my first keyboard lasted for so many years, I felt it was well worth it. I would do it again too.
Pros: Quality, Durability, full mac support, 3 usb ports
Review 9 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
PostedApril 28, 2015
This isn't an Apple Extended Keyboard II (still my favorite, bar none), but it's about as close as you can get. The quality is great and Matias's customer service is excellent if you ever have any trouble. I'd highly recommend this, as long as you and the people around you can handle the noisy keys.
Review 10 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
PostedJanuary 1, 2015
Bought this keyboard for my Mac Pro due to it's 100% compatibility and "stock-ness" of the keys.
Anyone looking into purchasing a mechanical keyboard for any Mac should consider this keyboard. The only drawback, as many know, is the sound this makes when typing; just a bit on the loud side. Perfect for those who work in a closed office or workspace but not good for those working near others.
So, I am going to purchase the quite version of this keyboard and re-purpose this to my second office, and not my primary.
Pros: Quality, Durability, great feel, tactile keys
Review 11 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
Sorry folks, but this is FAR from the best
PostedDecember 23, 2014
If you read customer reviews on the keyboard on sites like Amazon, you'll see it gets high ratings from everyone ... until the thing stops working. Then Matias' paltry 1-year warranty comes back to bite you. That's what happened to me, 15 months in my A key stops working. Contacting them nets you an "enhanced" "loyalty discount" of 30% off / free shipping on a replacement. No chance of getting fixed -- either junk it and eat the cost or pay them to get a replacement. Seriously?? I want to buy quality stuff, not throwaways. But can buy 5 wireless keyboard from a Big Box for the price of one of these. All I can say is, think twice before you spend money with Matias.
Review 12 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
PostedNovember 18, 2014
The price is more than "a bit much" so the missing star is for that reason, otherwise it is a definite 5 Star product. I've only had it for about a month and all seems to be working well. It's nice to have a trackpad that requires the occasional USB charge for it's wireless needs (Logitech T651) so the USB port, on both sides, comes in very handy. The feel and sound of the board gives me the reassurance that I am really typing and not "feeling up" some flimsy plastic. The F keys, to F18 are working well and do all those Apple things we enjoy, including the release of the DVD though few newer Apple products have optical drives. I am willingly and happily giving into the USB cable that goes from this device to my IMac for the all the above reasons. In actiont is close to my Unicomp Window keyboard and for that I am most pleased.
Review 13 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
Only Keyboard 4 Me
PostedOctober 20, 2014
After reading reviews from various computer mags, I decided to take the plunge. Boy am I happy I did! Over the years, as laptops became more popular, low profile keyboards have become standard for the iMac. When I use these, I have far more typos. Not with this new keyboard! I can "feel" the keys and the stroke is long enough to give the confidence that the key is correctly typed.
I can fly on this keyboard, easily doubling my old speeds on those "flat" keyboards. Needless to say, I love my keyboard.
Review 16 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
PostedMay 25, 2014
In Spring 2012, I purchased two of these keyboards -- one for work and one for home -- after I was diagnosed with carpal-tunnel syndrome brought on by intense writing sessions on my 2008 MacBook Pro. My investment was imminently worthwhile. I have nearly completely recovered from my RSI, despite continuing to type extensively. One of my keyboard's space bar failed this past spring, so I immediately replaced this keyboard with another Matias Tactile Pro 4.0 from OWC.
Review 17 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
excellent recommendation from OWC
PostedMay 1, 2014
I was thinking of the quieter, Matias keyboard and, while speaking with one of the OWC crew, I asked what she preferred. She asked me when I came into computers and was able to ascertain my affection for earlier, clackity clack mechanicals and also disclosed that this keyboard was what she used. I have not regretted the choice. Smooth, with a low resistance key stroke, with great auditory feedback and a crisp definition of effective depression. Some have stated that the keyboard looks cheap..., not to my eye. It is clean and sleek. The key labels are helpful, if a bit busy. I haven't been using it long enough to comment on durability. Time will tell. Although I don't particularly like USB keyboard, my experience with this keyboard and the Matias Alps mechanical key switches, as well as the wonderful sculpted key tops, I'll be purchasing another for my home computer. The service and responsiveness of the OWC team is phenomenal. Best service I've ever encountered. So much so, that I always check to see if components I'm interested are available from them. They are my first choice.
Review 19 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
Good keyboard but not for everyone
PostedFebruary 26, 2014
The keyboard has a very solid feel and I really like the full size of the keyboard with its number keypad. I also like the tactile feel of the keys and the clicking sound of the mechanical switches. However, my wife hates it because of the the afore mentioned keyboard clicking - which I love.
Review 20 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
Great keyboard, but does't last long
PostedFebruary 5, 2014
I've been crazy enough to go through four of these keyboards over the years, and honestly, I've had enough. While they are good, they always fail after about 1-3 years, after the warranty is out. My first two had the letters wear off, which they improved with later models. My third keyboard had some keys stop functioning. Now my fourth keyboard, bought a few years ago, will not work at all (just the Shift Lock key lights up, nothing more).
For what I have paid for these keyboards, I would expect this to last for many years, but they have not. I will not spend another $100+ on poor durability. Goodbye Matias, forever!