X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Matias Tactile Pro 3 Keyboard: the Mac Gets a Real Keyboard Again

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

While many of you might like the industrial design of the keyboards that Apple has been churning out for the last several years, I still long for keys that FEEL like keys. Thankfully, the guys over at Matias have the same sentiment and are getting ready to release a new Mac keyboard with REAL keys, not those wimpy “chiclet” buttons.

matias_pro_mac_keyboard

These new Tactile Pro 3 keyboards are built from the same technology used in the original Apple Extended and Extended II keyboards, complete with lovely, long-throw, clicky ALPS mechanical switches. While the key switches may be decidedly old school, the design of the Tactile Pro 3 has been updated to be more ergonomically friendly than retro Apple keyboards. It’s got a sleek, curvy form factor, and is built for durability. The keys are each laser etched, and the case is designed to keep crumbs and dirt from getting in-between the keys. And Matias has included a special technology that prevents missed key-presses if you’re a smokin’ fast typist. There’s also a built-in 3 port USB 2.0 hub, and it’s even compatible with PCs if you don’t have a Mac lying around.

While $149.95 (USD) might sound like a lot for a keyboard, it seems like a worthwhile investment if you spend all day sitting at your keyboard like I do, and want to type at the highest speed and accuracy. Want one? The Tactile Pro 3 starts shipping in January 2010, and Matias is accepting pre-orders here.

[thanks for the tip, Kenny P!]

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:
No items found.



Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. david says:

    Since Keytronic Ergoforce and cherry keyboards no other tipe of keyboards have been designed thinking on the basics… Typing!! Ergoforce of keytronic have been discontinued, so, thank you matias.

More from Awesomer Media...

Best EDC Pens for School & Work

Best EDC Pens for School & Work

The Legends Rally

The Legends Rally

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Gets New V6 and 8-Speed Auto

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Gets New V6 and 8-Speed Auto

Lexus Unveils LC 500 Super GT Racecar

Lexus Unveils LC 500 Super GT Racecar

Sonic Screwdriver Bottle Opener

Sonic Screwdriver Bottle Opener

HBO Excites with Westworld Trailer

HBO Excites with Westworld Trailer

Advertisement