Matias Mini Tactile Pro Keyboard

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

A number-pad-less (aka tenkey-less) keyboard with interesting features, the Matias Mini Tactile Pro keyboard, especially designed for Apple's Mac users.

Matias mini tactile pro mechanical keyboard for Mac
“Matias Mini Tactile Pro keyboard for Mac Mechanical keyboard” Buy at amazon
Matias mini tactile pro keyboard for mac keyboard
“Matias Mini Tactile Pro keyboard for Mac Mechanical keyboard” Buy at amazon

Here's interesting features:

• Mechanical switch. (“ALPS-inspired design”). 〔►see Guide to Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms

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Keymap from Mac OS X Keyboard Viewer (with Dvorak Keyboard Layout), showing you what characters you can type using the ⌥ option key. Those colored orange are prefix keys, allowing you to type combination characters such as {áéíóú}.

• Unicode characters printed on the keys, to be used with Mac's ⌥ option to type these characters. This is fantastic, because now you can easily type it without having to turn on Keyboard Viewer to find where is the char you want. 〔►see Mac: Keyboard Viewer and Unicode

• Compact design, no number pad keys. If you don't like number pad keys, this is excellent.

• Laser etched keys. They don't wear off.

• 3 extra USB ports.

Matias Mini Quiet Pro PC Mechanical keyboard

They also have a PC version.

Matias mini quiet pro pc mechanical keyboard
“Matias Mini Quiet Pro PC Mechanical keyboard” Buy at amazon 1960×1060

Note, these are standard USB keyboards. So, it can be used for both Mac and Windows. 〔►see Difference Between Apple and PC keyboards

〈Matias Laptop Mechanical Keyboard〉 Buy at amazon

If you like compact keyboard with mechanical key switch, there are several alternatives. See: Keyboards without Numeric Keypad.

The Matias Tactile Pro Extended Full Sized Keyboard

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The Matias Tactile Pro Keyboard