Cons: Random keys will end up not working.
- The first keyboard I purchased ended up losing the S and 5 keys, while this one has lost the T. I have to press SUPER hard on it
Overall Review: Purchase a different keyboard. For the price, I expected super high quality and longevity but got neither.
Pros: - Fantastic build quality. It feels solid and doesn't slide anywhere.
- Quieter in comparison to other MX Brown keyboards.
- The volume control knob has clicky feedback which lets you know every time you change the volume, which is AWESOME.
- The USB 3.0 ports are high throughput (I can transfer large files just a quickly as plugging into my tower).
- Doesn't show dirt easily and zero fingerprint marks from (aluminum?) matte finish.
- Keyboard cable is solid rubber; will NOT be easily trashed.
- NKRO is worth mentioning; I can bang on this keyboard with both of my hands and it'll capture every keystroke.
Cons: None whatsoever.
Overall Review: I wish I would have bought this keyboard sooner. It is such a pleasure to type on every day.
Pros: +solid build quality, metal top panel, I feel like this keyboard may outlast my computer<br>+mx brown switches feel perfect<br>+2 usb 3.0 on top of board<br>+media keys look/feel nice<br>+quieter than other mx browns I have used<br>+price, while on the higher end, using it everyday, this keyboard is worth it
Cons: -no back light <br>-would have been nice to have a braided cable<br>-ruler used to prop up the board is hard plastic and allows the keyboard to slide around
Overall Review: The switches just feel right. For something I use everyday I do not mind paying a bit extra.
Pros: Great for gaming, general use and programming.
Brown switches quieter then blue however not as loud
Cons: not backlit
Pros: Wonderful tactile and auditory feedback with just the perfect amount of resistance. I feel like I am typing twice as fast as my baseline. The angle of the keyboard is excellent with the "ruler" base installed. Having audio adjustment easily found without taking eye off screen. I also like the mute key right next to the wheel which can also be found easily without taking eyes off screen if the phone rings. It is nice a heavy and this helps resist the tendency for my other keyboards to slide around. I had to put my last keyboard on a rubberized tablemat to keep it in one place. Lastly I love having USB 3.0 slots on my desktop. My monitor provided 2.0 but this clearly faster.
Cons: I really need a wrist support or I get my carpal tunnel flaring. I ended up needing to get some nice gel supports. This keyboard seems expensive for what I am getting but I have been disappointed in nearly any other keyboard I have. This one I like. Problem is now I want one for home too.
If you type part of your day on a laptop then switch to this you will hate your cheap dinky laptop to the point you find yourself avoiding it which might make you less productive. I say this only semi-joking.
Overall Review: They may be "brown" switches but they are still a little heavy on the click feedback. Yes it provides feedback but people around you might hate just how fast you are typing.
Cons: -constant ghost key activations
-constant double presses
-poor typing experience
-uncomfortably sharp corners on keycaps
-overall this keyboard SUCKS
Overall Review: Bought this keyboard as i went into a new work from home position. Needed a decent mechanical keyboard, and this one was reasonably priced and came as a recommendation from a trusted source. My experience with this keyboard is absolutely ABYSMAL. I constantly lose work because as im typing out something, a different key other than the ones Im typing on activate, activating a shortcut that makes me lose all my work. Constantly keys double activate. Its an uncomfortable horrible typing experience, and it sucks because the board is very well visually designed.
This was my first ever DASKeyboard, and will forever be my last.
Pros: - This is why I bought this model, no software to fool with, just an outstanding keyboard. Who could ask for more?
- Like the volume knob & 2 USB ports.
Cons: None that I can find.
Overall Review: I would recommend this to serious keyboarders.
Would buy again.
- Research what type of Cherry switches suit your style.
Pros: - This keyboard has an excellent feel. The keys have a magic touch and it just feels fantastic to type on. The keys are easy to read and there are no mechanical problems. The keys are very quiet for a mechanical keyboard and are not much louder than a plastic keyboard.
- The rubber stoppers ensure it doesn't slide around.
- It's heavy and feels durable.
Cons: This is a very expensive keyboard. For the price, I was expecting a much better product. I'm going to be picky because of the price.
- The magnetic ruler which serves as a platform to raise the keyboard is too short. I'm currently writing this review with the keyboard propped up using post-it notes.
- There is no stop button on the media controls.
- The oversized volume knob seems nice, but in actuality it doesn't feel great to use.
- The entire keyboard has a plastic rim that runs on all sides and it drives me nuts - I'm always bumping into it with my thumbs.
- The top of the keyboard feels like fake plastic lumber (the kind at home depot that is used to make decks). It just doesn't feel right.
- The keys are small and it feels compact, especially the control keys. The corners of the keys feel too sharp. Some of the keys, like the shift and enter have too much friction when pressing them on their sides and not directly in the middle of the key.
- There is no backighting except for the caps lock, number lock and pause indicators.
- USB slot in back of keyboard (a con if you have limited desk space).
Overall Review: I purchased this after trying a Corsair CH-9000067-NA Vengeance K70 Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown Switch. The Corsair was superior to the Das Keyboard in almost every aspect. For a casual office person, this would be a good keyboard. For a gamer or programmer, I would not recommend this because it simply doesn't fall into a superior category, despite Das Keyboard's marketing videos. I will definitely be doing a return on this and sticking with the Corsair.