das Keyboard

It appeared to me that I stopped working with a decent keyboard since I moved completely to Macs at home. I was using the keyboards the machine came with and not always does Apple deliver the best possible keyboard for the money.

So I tried to turn back to my trusty IBM PS/2 Model M last week and I had to find out that somehow the actively powered USB to PS2 adapter I had is got lost. A passive one just doesn’t cut it and the keyboard does not work at all.

I remembered that in 2006 I wrote about a back-then-new keyboard that resembled the fantastic Model M. Voilรก! They even worked on their keyboards since 2006 and improved them ๐Ÿ™‚

A little bit more than 6 years after writing first about the product I got me a “das Keyboard Ultimate S EU”.

First verdict: It is awesome!

It’s expensive, that’s true. But if just feels right typing on it. I can see me writing a lot of stuff for longer periods on that keyboard ๐Ÿ™‚

Source 1: http://www.schrankmonster.de/2005/05/22/real-elite-keyboard
Source 2: http://www.schrankmonster.de/2005/08/17/teh-keyboard-for-teh-coders/


  1. #1 by Andreas on August 18, 2012 - 12:13

    Lucky you! I was thinking about dasKeyboard since we have seen it the very first time…

  2. #2 by bietiekay on August 24, 2012 - 13:31

    It really is awesome. That’s just my oppinion – because my wife would say otherwise – it’s a bit acoustically disturbing to the ones around – definitly not office-space approved.

    But other than the sound-effects it creates, it’s A-W-E-S-O-M-E. I don’t know how loud the silent version really is… but I don’t mind the sound-effects anyway…

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