Matias Quiet Pro
A great mechanical keyboard for those in search of a quieter option, although the trade-offs in tactility for quietness may not satisfy purists.
- Very quiet for a mechanical keyboardSurprisingly good tactile feedbackPC- and Mac-specific versions available
- Quietness does come with some trade-offs in tactility
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Matias Quiet Pro
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- 83AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE3 ReviewsMacworld90Review: Matias Quiet Pro keyboard offers old-schooIf you’ve never used a mechanical keyboard before, the Quiet Pro is a great model to start with—it provides solid tactile feedback and reassuring key response without the obnoxiously loud key sounds.Engadget80Matias Quiet Pro review: a mechanical keyboard witThere's a good chance you'll find the tactility / noise trade-off is worth it, but there is a bit of a trade-off. All things considered, however, it's a keyboard that easily justifies its price tag.TUAW80Matias Quiet Pro silences the mechanical keyboardAll in all, the $150 Quiet Pro represents an excellent entry in the mechanical keyboard arena and a wonderful innovation for anyone who has to balance sound against key feel. Recommended.
- 80AVERAGE USER SCORE1 ReviewsEngadget Reader80May 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've used a wide range of non-mechanical keyboards and they've all been okay. I never really thought about typing and never really considered that there could be an improvement at all. Then I started typing all day for my job and started thinking about what was between me and my work. I realized pretty quickly how often I was hitting wrong keys and how often I would need to delete what I had just typed. After seeing a few reviews of mechanical keyboards online and considering how much I was typing on a daily basis, I figured a mechanical keyboard would be worth the cost. I work in an office with other people so I didn't want to be too loud, so that drastically limited which mechanical keyboards were viable options. After further searching, I decided on the Matias Quiet Pro for three reasons: mechanical, quiet, and pre-assigned function keys.It's not as ergonomic as I'd prefer, but it isn't bad either. There's a slight raise to it in the back and it's about half an inch higher in the front than the last few (non-mechanical) keyboards that I've used. I'd probably have no problem with this if I used a wrist rest in front of my keyboard.It is much quieter than other mechanical keyboards that I've used and seen/heard other people use. As I type this, my coworker five feet away from me is on a phone call and is undisturbed by my typing. Definitely acceptable in a work environment.The pre-assigned function keys made setup simple and fast. They were exactly what and where I wanted them to be.I take a handful of typing tests a week just to improve my speed and accuracy, so I have pretty reliable metrics of how fast I type. On a chiclet style keyboard, I was typing around 80 wpm. On the old style (~2004) apple keyboard I was around 82 wpm. On the Quiet Pro I'm averaging over 93 wpm.
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