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Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate – hyping your typing to new heights of eloquence

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There are keyboards and then there are keyboards, and the fact is a great one can make your life full of bliss and bunnies, while a bad model can really ruin your day. We’ve used our share of different brands – loved a few and hated a lot. The old IBM clackety was awesome, as are most Cherry models, and we’re guessing that this new Das Keyboard may fall into the love camp. At a price.

The new Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate comes with more hyperbolic marketing fluff than a cupboard full of butter salesmen, but behind the jargon it looks like there’s a fairly decent product. The keyboard features Cherry MX mechanics, twin USB 3.0 ports, a raiser which doubles up as a ruler (neat touch!) and it’s firmware upgradeable.

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You can order it with a choice of either Cherry clicky type key switches, or softer switches if you’re more of a dainty typer. Personally, we like click clack. The switches are all gold plated, which should also ensure they last longer than your average Taiwanese product.

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We’re not sure about the oversized volume knob, it looks pretty, but we’re not sure we’d ever remember to use it, since we’re so used to mousing our volume up and down on the multimedia front. Anyways, it’s there and it looks kind of cool. Oh and of course it comes with the now famous blank key caps, just to prove how awesome you are on the typing skills.

Frankly that’s going to drive us nuts as we hunt for the tilda key, but maybe we’re being fussy. The price for all this matte black macho stuff is $169.00, so you’re definitely paying a premium for a wired USB keyboard, but hey for some people it’s value for money.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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