As almost any gamer can agree with, mechanical keyboards are incredible. The tactile response from your keyboard can prove to be quite a satisfying experience. But for everyone else that has to listen to the clickity clack, the mechanical keyboard can be a total nightmare. While some companies will offer quieter switches (ie Razer's Blackwidow Ultimate) the loud clicking noises of an active gamer can still be heard from quite a distance.
To the delight of many ears worldwide, Canada's Matias Corporation has announced a new keyboard it likes to call "The World's Quietest Mechanical Keyboard". Called the Quiet Pro, Matias' latest keyboard is the result of over two years of research. Without sacrificing any tactile feedback, the keyboard is advertised to be much quieter than its Cherry MX-based competitors.
As usual, the keyboard comes in either a PC (all black) or Mac (silver & black) layout, each with laser-etched keys and three additional USB 2.0 ports. In addition, each key features sculpted keytops, a refreshing change from most of today's flattop keys. The down side is you'll have to pay the usual premium for this mechanical keyboard, maybe even a little more. Both models are now available for $150 in Canada or the U.S., with additional availability promised for January. For more info or to order your own, head on over to the Matias page here.
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My facepalm is the size of the "Stay Puft", right now... :\
And GOD THIS DESIGN IS UGLY.
But at $150? Nope.
In fact I just realised this reading the article, I think I rather prefer to keep my clicky keyboard and annoy the other non existant people that are currently not around me.
Use to be... keys didn't have cheap decals glued to them.
Foam? No. They have new key switches. Logitech had a mechanical keyboard then? No. Also has laser etched keys so the lettering doesn't wear off. This is on par with higher end mechanical keyboards for price. Im not sure I like this keyboard but your post using made up pieces of info is silly.
The "Mechanical" refers to a mechanical switch, be it designed by IBM (Buckling Spring Switch) Cherry (Cherry MX) or Topre (Topre Capacitive Switches), et al.
Basically a Mechanical keyboard is any keyboard that has a mechanical keyswitch design, or, when used in layman's conversation, any keyboard that doesn't use a digitizer or simple rubber dome membrane.
If you really want to get nitpicky about the definition of "mechanical" then my cell phone is mechanical because it flips open and has electronic parts, but as the term is used amongst enthusiasts, no, not every "regular keyboard" is mechanical.