Just wondering if anyone has used a "Das Keyboard".
They get great reviews.
I use a "Das Keyboard Professional Model S for Mac" on my secondary computer. I like it a lot.
I prefer the clicky sound and switchy feel of the mechanical key switches.
I use a Filco Majestouch (Ninja, no numeric keypad) on my primary computer. I would use the Das Keyboard on my primary computer if I had a little more room on my desk's keyboard tray to fit both the full-sized keyboard a mouse and a trackpad on the other side.
Since I am a forceful typist, I usually bottom out the keys. I added o-rings underneath all of the keys on both keyboards to soften the bottoming out both in feel and in sound.
So, do you have the super clicky sounding ("blue") or the less clicky ("brown") model?
For $163 plus or minus on Amazon, I don't want a too "clickly" sounding keyboard that would seem weird when I'm used to the mac's chick-let keyboard.
The Das Keyboard I have is the super clicky Cherry Blue. My Filco is also Cherry Blue.
I also have a Cherry Brown CM Storm QuickFire Stealth by Cooler Master keyboard. I do not like it. It doesn't have the click noise of the Cherry Blues. It also has less tactile feedback. It is quieter, but I find the lack of auditory and tactile feedback unappealing.
Keyboards are very much a "personal taste" kind of thing. You need to like the the sound, feel, ergonomics, and have it a good match to your style of typing. Considering the number of hours you will be using the keyboard each day, it is worth taking the extra time to find the one that best suits you.
I probably need to visit my local computer store and test out both types I guess.
I'm not using the Das Keyboard but just recently switched from the standard Apple Keyboard to a CODE keyboard w/ Cherry blues. Although the sound and feel is very different, after a few days it feels quite good to type on it. I also like the solid, heavy base of the keyboard.
I chose the compact CODE-61. Needed some rewiring of my typing style, but don't regret it. You can even program extra layers on top of the standard one, if you're into that.
Independent from which keyboard you will end up getting, you may want to check out Karabiner for remapping some of the keys: https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/
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