Most mechanical keyboards are marketed towards gamers, but Das Keyboards are a typist's dream. Their newest, the Das Keyboard 4, is only $120 for a refurb right now, a significant savings off of the usual $169 price tag. You even get to choose from either the Professional or blank key-sporting Ultimate, as well as Cherry MX Blue or Brown switches.
While the key caps differ between the two models, they both have the same core feature set.
- Media controls with oversized volume knob
- Two-port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed hub
- Anodized aluminium top panel
- Full n-key rollover
- Gold-plated mechanical key switches
As for the switches, Lifehacker has a great explainer on the different options, and you can also buy an inexpensive sampler to try all of them yourself. I prefer the obnoxiously-loud Blue switches myself, but Browns are more popular among gamers, and a bit less clicky. [Woot]
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