Product Review: Matias Tactile Pro Keyboard for PC

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Behold, in all it’s glory, the Matias Tactile Pro keyboard for PC. If it looks familiar, it’s because it was inspired by the (now discontinued, but not forgotten) Apple Pro Keyboard:

Of course, the Matias Tactile Pro PC is for, PC, and doesn’t feature the Apple keymaps. That doesn’t mean the Tactile Pro isn’t channeling the ancients. In the short time I’ve owned the Tactile Pro, apple-pro-keyboardit has provided one of the best, if not THE best typing experience I’ve had the pleasure of enduring in many years.

As it happens, I’m an analyst by trade and spend a lot of my time at a keyboard for work, as well as pleasure. Before purchasing the Tactile Pro I was using a Microsoft Sculpt Desktop and was generally pleased with the keyboard, quite pleased with the mouse. There were a few issues, though. For example, the keyboard couldn’t keep up with my typing speed, and often missed letters; “ghosting” they call it. Additionally, the split caused my right wrist to be sore some days, especially after long hours in spreadsheets. This was due to the hyper-extending of 2 fingers on the right hand, since I have small fingers.

A long day coming arrived, and I had to shop for another keyboard.

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