Matias Mini Quiet Pro

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84
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Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

If you choose a portable keyboard it often means settling for scissor-switch or membrane keys, giving up the feel and precision of a mechanical keyboard for something a little less satisfying. The Matias Mini Quiet Pro bucks that trend by being a mechanical keyboard that is both small -- and quiet.

Though touted as a "mini" keyboard PC Advisor calls the Mini Quiet Pro "a chunky affair" thanks to its weight of 2.1 pounds, a "reassuringly heavy" build that ensures it can survive being lugged around in a bag. Macworld was a little less than thrilled with it, calling the Mini Quiet Pro a lot of "bulk to add" to their laptop bag with a power switch than can be easily triggered, making it more of a desktop keyboard in their opinion.

Regardless of where you use it, the Mini Quiet Pro offers a rewarding typing experience that PC Mag compares to Cherry MX Red switches, and MacLife says the keys "feel really nice, with sculpted faces and a satisfying sensation as the keys hit bottom." Macworld found them "slightly mushier" than the keys on the larger and noisier Tactile Pro, but they still felt good, making the Mini Quiet Pro "a mechanical-switch-lover’s keyboard."

As indicated by its name, the Mini Quiet Pro lacks the clicks and clacks of other mechanical keyboards, with PC Mag finding it "disconcertingly quiet" and PC Advisor calling it "not especially audible." However, Macworld notes it's still "markedly louder than a membrane-based keyboard" and could be "distracting."

If you don't mind the extra weight and noise the Mini Quiet Pro is a great solution for getting a lot of typing done on the go. And though the Mini Quiet Pro is a wired, PC-only keyboard, Matias also offers the Laptop Pro for $40 more. Not only does it offer the same great build and typing experience, it's specifically configured for Mac and connects to any device thanks to the wonders of Bluetooth.

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