Matias adds RGB backlighting to wired Mac keyboard

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It's just like Apple's keyboard, only better.
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CES 2018 bug The best wired keyboard for Macs not made by Apple just got even better.

Mac accessory maker Matias unveiled its next-generation keyboard at CES this week and it comes with some cool new features you won’t find in its competitiors.

With 2mm of key travel, Matias’ keyboard provides the tactile feedback you’d expect from the clickiest of old keyboards. It also packs an RGB LED backlight that is completely customizable.

The brushed aluminum body of Matias’ keyboard looks like a near replica of Apple’s now-discontinued keyboard. By adding an adjustable backlight, the Matias keyboard adds a futuristic splash to the classic design.

Users can control the color of the LED backlight by rotating a dial on the keyboard’s back panel. You can also control the brightness of the light.

Matias also put a USB 2.0 port at the top, allowing you to connect a mouse to it. Pre-orders are open now for $99. Units are expected to ship next month.

  • hello_kos

    Better? Because it has RGB lighting?

    Man, if Apple had introduced that on theirs you’d be calling it tacky.

    Leave the light show party tricks to third parties. There are gamers who don’t even bother with the myriad of disco lights on their keyboards.