Although I’ve always been delighted with my Apple USB Keyboard, but some people live and die by the clickety-clack. For some QWERTY warriors, in fact, things never got better than the vintage old IBM Model M, a platonic ideal of a mechanical keyboard.
DAS has been trying to appeal to the vintage old IBM Model M crowd for a couple years now with their fantastic series of DAS Keyboards, but those beautiful accessories — while admittedly both beautiful and satisfying to type on — weren’t strictly Mac compatible.
Now that’s all changed. Meet the DAS Keyboard Model S Professional for Mac, and it not only will help old Model M-ers make the switch… it should even please vintage Mac users who have been missing their old Apple Extended Keyboard II.
Needless to say, the big difference in the DAS Keyboard Model S Mac edition is the addition of media keys in the top row, allowing you to use your F-keys to control music, volume and screen brightness.
Otherwise, the DAS Keyboard Model S isn’t necessarily everyone’s key, and is only available in monolithic black, but if you appreciate the tactile sensation of “gold-plated clicky mechanical switches,” this $133 keyboard (available for order now, shipping in April) will be right up your alley.