Discover the Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac – An Essential Tool for Mac Users

Discover the Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac – An Essential Tool for Mac Users

Are you a Mac user seeking the perfect keyboard to enhance your productivity? Look no further! Introducing the remarkable Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac – a game-changer in the world of keyboards.

I’ve always believed that the right tools can make all the difference, and the Das Keyboard 4 Professional is no exception. With its sleek design and superior functionality, it’s truly a must-have accessory for any Mac user.

One of the standout features of this keyboard is its Cherry MX mechanical key switches. These switches are designed to provide the ultimate typing experience, with a satisfying click and a tactile feel that will have you flying through your work with ease. Whether you’re a writer, a coder, or just someone who spends hours typing away, this keyboard will revolutionize your workflow.

But the Das Keyboard 4 Professional doesn’t stop at just providing a fantastic typing experience. It’s also packed with essential features that will make your life easier. With dedicated media controls, you can easily play, pause, and adjust the volume of your favorite music or videos without ever leaving your keyboard. And with a full-size USB 3.0 hub, you can conveniently connect your peripherals right to your keyboard, eliminating the need for a separate hub.

Let’s not forget about the stunning design of the Das Keyboard 4 Professional. Its sleek, minimalist look will complement any Mac setup, adding a touch of sophistication to your workspace. And with its sturdy construction, it’s built to last, giving you peace of mind knowing that you’ve invested in a high-quality product.

Additionally, the Das Keyboard 4 Professional includes Mac-specific key functions, such as brightness and media controls, to seamlessly integrate with your Mac system. This keyboard is designed with Mac users in mind, ensuring a seamless and efficient user experience.

Overall, the Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac is a game-changer. Its sleek design, exceptional functionality, and Mac-specific features make it a must-have for any Mac user looking to elevate their typing experience. Why settle for an average keyboard when you can have the best? Upgrade to the Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac today and discover a whole new world of productivity.

Once upon a time, mechanical keyboards were the go-to choice for manufacturers in the industry. However, over the past 15 to 20 years, they were replaced by membrane layer keyboards, which were cheaper, thinner, and quieter. But many of us who spend a lot of time typing on computers believe that membrane layer keyboards have sacrificed too much in terms of quality and typing experience. That’s why there has been a revival of mechanical keyboards in the market, with both new and established companies promoting them as the preferred input device for typing. At TekRevue, we couldn’t agree more.

For the past two years, every word published on TekRevue has been typed on a mechanical keyboard. Our primary Mac Pro workstation is equipped with the Das Keyboard Professional Model S for Mac. While there are many mechanical keyboard manufacturers, Metadot’s Das Keyboard brand stands out because it offers a model specifically designed for Macs and OS X.

We absolutely love the build quality and typing experience of the Das Keyboard Professional Model S. However, there are a few quirks that have always bothered us. Firstly, the Model S is a bit dated and only supports USB 2.0, which limits the functionality of its built-in USB hub. Secondly, using common functions like volume and media playback requires using a Function key shortcut, which can be a little annoying. Lastly, on a personal note, we’re not fans of the keyboard’s glossy black finish, as it tends to attract dust and fingerprints easily.

Despite these issues, the Das Keyboard Professional Model S provides an amazing typing experience that is far superior to the chiclet style Apple Wireless Keyboard that we used before. While we won’t go into detail about the benefits of mechanical keyboards in this review, we can say that we type faster, more accurately, and more comfortably on a Das Keyboard than on any Apple, Logitech, or other standard keyboard we’ve tried.

Introducing the Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac

In late 2014, Metadot released the Das Keyboard 4 Professional, an updated version of their full-sized mechanical keyboard line. It seemed to address most of the issues we had with the Das Keyboard Professional Model S. The only problem was that it was designed for Windows/PC use and didn’t have Mac-specific modifier and function keys. However, in March 2015, Metadot released the Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac.

Hey there! A bunch of readers reached out to us asking about the new Das Keyboard 4. They knew we liked the Das Keyboard brand, so they wanted to know what we thought. Well, I’ll tell you what we told them – we already had a perfectly good Model S, so we couldn’t justify buying a new keyboard, especially when it’s priced at a hefty $175. But lucky for us, the folks at Metadot were kind enough to lend us a Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac to review, and we’ve been putting it through its paces for the past few weeks.

Here’s the lowdown on the key features and specs:

The Mac version of the Das Keyboard 4 Professional is pretty much the same as the one for Windows, but it has full support for OS X modifier and function keys. It’s got a total of 104 keys and includes OS X function keys for stuff like adjusting screen brightness, ejecting optical disks, muting the volume, putting the system to sleep, and controlling media playback (previous, play/pause, next). And the coolest new thing is the rotating volume knob – it’s taken the place of the dedicated volume up/down keys on the Model S. That knob has been a real lifesaver, because with the Model S, you had to hold down the Function key to access the volume keys on the F-key row.

Hey there! So I gotta tell you, the Das Keyboard Professional Model S is seriously impressive. I mean, one of the coolest things about it is its amazing build quality. It’s got this nice solid weight to it, and the design is so clean and sleek. And let me tell you, the keys? They move so smoothly and crisply. It’s just delightful to type on.

But guess what? The folks at Metadot didn’t stop there. Nope, they took it a step further with the Das Keyboard 4. The build quality is even better, if you can believe it. They made it slightly thinner, but don’t worry, it’s just as sturdy as ever. And get this—it’s got this anodized aluminum top panel with a matte finish that not only looks cool, but also resists fingerprints. How awesome is that?

When it comes to the technical side, the Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac offers USB 3.0 support. It’s got a 2-port hub on the top-right edge of the keyboard. Some folks might find this placement a little awkward. You can’t actually see the USB ports without picking up the keyboard or spinning it around on your desk. I eventually got used to it, but I still struggled sometimes to line up the USB plug correctly.

Let’s compare this to the Das Keyboard Professional Model S. It has its USB 2.0 hub on the right edge of the keyboard, which makes the ports a bit easier to reach. But even then, it’s not without its drawbacks. If you’ve got long USB devices or bulky cables plugged into this port, it might get in the way for right-handed folks who use a mouse.

Given the choice, most people would probably prefer having the USB hub on the keyboard’s side, just like the Model S. However, I acknowledge that this is a minor gripe that may not bother some individuals.

Hey, let’s talk about USB hubs. The cool thing about the Das Keyboard 4 is that its USB 3.0 hub uses the same cable as the keyboard’s signal. In the past, the Model S had two USB 2.0 plugs – one for the keyboard signal and one for the USB hub data. But now, with the Das Keyboard 4, they’ve switched to a single plug design. Isn’t that convenient? I mean, with modern Macs having fewer USB ports, this change is not only handy, but it’s practically necessary.

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