Matias tactile pro 2.0 takes steps back
After almost three years of regular and hard use the keys started to stiffen up on the Matias Tactile Pro 1.0 keyboard and I thought I’d try out the newly released sequel.
Basically the entire review can be summed up as this: It’s 4 steps backwards, one step sideways, and 0 steps forward.
The above image shows 3 steps backwards:
(1) One of the only two USB slots is now occupied by a gargantuan dual-USB cable used to plug the keyboard into the computer
(2 + 3) Matias decided to abandon the clean Apple aesthetic and spam up their keyboard with stickers
(3) This sticker is the kicker. It reads “USB 2.0 dock” and the box advertises it as being the greatest thing since sliced bread. Plug in all your fancy digital cameras and gadgets! Well, seeing how Apple mice have an extremely short cord the only thing you’ll be getting at 40x the speed is your mousing action. WooHoo!
(4) The 4th step backwards was the removal of the light on the “caps lock” making it impossible to know whether you’ll simply be typing OR YELLING.
Though this isn’t an actual photo of my keyboard, the same flimsy feet were kept in the back. Step sideways: check.
Pretty much the only good thing I can say about this keyboard is that the mechanical keys are fantastic and luckily they are the sole reason I bought the keyboard. This comes with a 5 year warranty which from my experience (and keyboard usage) should outlast about 5 or 6 Apple Pro keyboards, which is good considering it’s $150 price tag.