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
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17 out of 19(89%)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!
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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 11 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 12 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 14 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 15 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!
Review 16 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
PostedDecember 4, 2013
Yes, it is the absolute best keyboard I have ever used!!! I have a heavy touch and really like the feel of the Pro Keyboard 4.0. My previous keyboard: DasKeyboard, was considerably more expensive and does not compare to this one. For some reason I cannot explain, my typing is now almost error free, a considerable improvement. I would give this keyboard a 10 star rating if I could. Try it, you will like it.
Pros: Quality, Durability, touch feel
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 17 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
Feels Great, but E-key Died After 1 Month of Use.
PostedFebruary 26, 2013
I love the feel of the keyboard. The tactile feedback when typing is great. It does remind me of my original Apple Extended Keyboard from the days of my ADB Macs. The noise of the keyboard clicks is nice too, unless you're typing late at night.
For the first month, I thought that this was a great keyboard. I was happy until the E-key died. This keyboard is too expensive for a key to have died after less than a single month of use.
I am working to get a replacement keyboard, but at the moment, I am a frustrated typist since I've had to go back to my Apple keyboard.
Pros: great tactile feedback
Response from Other World ComputingMarketingFebruary 27, 2013
Your experience definitely isn't typical encountering a non-functional key on these keyboards. The product does come with a 1 Year Warranty directly through Matias and they're usually quite expedient with warranty repairs and replacements. You can contact them directly at 1-888-663-4263 if you haven't already done so.
Review 19 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
Great keyboard - should have bought one sooner
PostedMarch 30, 2012
The last mechanical keyboard I owned was an old Apple Extended II - and that was a long time ago. Since then, I've spent over a decade using the mediocre Apple keyboards (all rubber dome) that followed it. I held off on buying another mechanical keyboard for a long time before I finally caved in. I'm very happy I finally did.
Overall, the keyboard feels great. I'm already typing with far more accuracy than I was able to with the slim aluminum keyboard that came with my Mac Pro. I love these ALPS switches! The TP3 is built like a TANK and feels like it will last for years. The 3 downstream USB ports on the keyboard are very welcome. The extended characters printed on the alpha keys are a nice touch.
Being a tactile mechanical keyboard, the keys are noisy, especially when bottoming out. But I fully expected this prior to buying it, so it's not a deal breaker.
Perhaps my only complaints (very minor) are:
1. The Option keys are rather small (normal key size) and take getting used to.
2. Several Apple-specific F-key shortcuts (such as Expose, Dashboard, media transport controls) are completely missing. And since there is no second function (Fn) key, I don't think there's a way to map them as secondary functions on the F-keys. Strangely, they left the old classic OS "Help" key in the middle cluster on this board, which doesn't seem to do anything in OS X. So why not put an "Fn" key in its place?
3. Matias should consider adding Eject key functionality to their Windows driver. If Apple has been able to do this on their own keyboards using their Boot Camp drivers, I can't see why it cannot be done here.
In summary, I highly recommend this keyboard to any Mac user that does a lot of typing, as long as they're fine with the noise it generates. There's not a lot of high-quality keyboard options for Mac users and Matias seems to do the best job out of the very few that are available.
Pros: Quality, Durability, overall feel
Cons: loud (but expected), missing f-key shortcuts present on apple keyboards
Review 20 for Matias Tactile Pro USB 2.0 Keyboard 4.0 - the absolute BEST keyboard made for the Mac - period!
The Best--Particularly if you come from the PC World
PostedDecember 3, 2011
What is it with dedicated Mac keyboards? Typically the best of them are like a bad laptop. Maybe it is because Mac users come from the visual world, or today's Mac user never learned to properly type. Well, I'm a graphic designer, studied industrial design and also am a writer and a fast typist. If you are used to a "proper" keyboard--one with key travel, and one you can type on, this is it. Will probably outlast your Mac, and maybe even you. It is everything they say it is. When the package arrived, I had mine installed in about 2 minutes. I'm a 100 WPM typer, and you CANNOT do that on a typical "sleek and sexy" Apple keyboard, or many similar low profile keyboards. If you complain about typical Mac keyboards, this will be the last keyboard you ever need. I installed mine on a Mac Pro tower.
Pros: Quality, Durability
Cons: corded not wireless
I would recommend this to a friend!
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