We just got a look at one new mechanical keyboard designed for Macs at CES last week (Matias' Tactile One), and now we have word of another option for those who take their typing seriously. Das Keyboard confirmed today that a Mac version of its Model S Professional keyboard will be available on April 15th, and that you can pre-order it now for $113 (a 15% discount off its list price). It brings with it the same gold-plated mechanical key switches found on the existing Model S, but with the additional of all the keys you'd expect on a Mac-specific keyboard -- plus some other bonuses like a two-port USB hub and an instant sleep function. Unfortunately, Mac users looking to go truly minimalist with an Ultimate edition will either have to wait and hope that one's coming or break out some black paint.
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Das Keyboard Takes Its Click Clack to the Mac

Company's High-Performance Model S Mechanical Keyboard Now Available with Mac®-Specific Features


AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Das Keyboard, widely known for its clicky mechanical keyboard that has a cult-like following, today introduced a new version of its award-winning Model S keyboard designed to appeal to a fan base also known for its extreme loyalty - the Mac crowd.

"Essentially, we've introduced the most advanced mechanical keyboard on the market designed specifically for Mac users."

The company's new Das Keyboard Model S Professional for Mac is now available online for pre-ordering, and will be shipping by April 15. Available in the U.S. and Canada, the Model S Professional for Mac retails for $133. A 15% discount is currently available on all pre-orders for the newest member of the Das Keyboard family.

"Mac fans will appreciate the high-quality and sharp design of our Model S keyboard, especially now that it provides the features and functions that Mac loyalists are used to and expect from their peripheral devices," said Daniel Guermeur, creator of the Das Keyboard and CEO of Metadot Corporation. "Essentially, we've introduced the most advanced mechanical keyboard on the market designed specifically for Mac users."

Typing Euphoria

Das Keyboard's Model S provides users with a satisfying, even euphoric, typing experience. The keyboard's gold-plated mechanical key switches produce a distinct "click" with each keystroke, providing unique tactile and audible feedback while making the typing experience more comfortable, precise and fast.

Features in the Das Keyboard Model S Professional for Mac include:

Gold-plated mechanical key switches designed to withstand 50 million strokes.
Enhanced 104-key layout with special keys for quick access to common media player and computer functions.
Command and Option keys, helping Mac users to feel right at home.
Instant sleep function, enabling users to easily put their Mac to sleep and save energy during even the shortest of breaks.
6-key rollover, enabling users to enter - and the keyboard to recognize - 6 keys pressed simultaneously.
Two-port, high-speed USB 2.0 hub for syncing and charging iPhone®, iPod®, iPad® and other USB devices.
USB hub connected devices charge up to 5 times faster than with other keyboards.
Extra-long USB cable (2m, 6.6 ft) that goes through desk grommets to keep workspaces neat and tidy.
KVM switch compatible, so users can control more than one computer (Mac or PC) from their Das Keyboard.

"Das Keyboard has always had a devout fan base, and we're eager to introduce ourselves to another loyal audience of tech enthusiasts," added Guermeur. "The Das Keyboard Model S provides a superior and joyful typing experience Mac fans have been longing for."

About Das Keyboard

Das Keyboard is a division of Metadot Corporation, a privately held technology company headquartered in Austin, Texas dedicated to delivering innovative technology products to increase productivity. Developed in 2005, Das Keyboard has been praised by major media outlets, techie magazines, geeks and regular people who use and rely on keyboards to be productive throughout the workday. For more information, please visit www.daskeyboard.com.