The follow up to the very popular Model S.
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Pro Beautiful design
The Das has a beautiful nearly-minimalist design. The volume wheel and slight protrusion on the top right help it stand out from the crowd. The front is covered with a matte aluminium finish that resists fingerprints.
Pro Solid construction with an aluminum top panel
The Das uses the best materials available to create a durable board. It uses an aluminum top panel which not only feels great, but also resists fingerprints and prevents any flexing, and the switches are genuine Cherry MX Brown switches. The keycaps are available in two options: regular (which have the text laser etched), or blank.
Pro Comes with dedicated media controls and an oversized volume knob
There are three rectangular media keys which are previous, play/pause, and next. Just above the next key is a circular mute button, and on the right of all the other media keys is a volume knob that can be spun to adjust the volume.
Pro Innovative mix of Cherry & Costar stabilisers
All of the stabs are costar, except the space bar, which uses cherry stabs.
Pro Conveniently located two-port USB 3.0 hub
The location of the hub makes adding a mouse very convenient.
Pro Ultimate version looks very slick
The ultimate version has blank keycaps (it looks badass).
Pro Very thin
Das claims that this keyboard is the thinnest mechanical keyboard available on the market.
In comparison to other brands in terms of features and build quality, Das is usually lighter on the features and built more affordably for a similar price.
Con Not backlit
If you're sometimes in a dark environment you may find it a bit harder to type - even for typists who don't normally look at their fingers (for special characters at least).
Con Potentially uncomfortable to use depending on your wrist placement
The edges of the keyboard are not rounded, so can be painful if you rest your wrists on them.