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USA Matias Wired Backlit Aluminum Keyboard for Mac Silver


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Beautiful aluminum + RGB backlight.
It's the keyboard many have wanted, but Apple never made - a wired RGB backlit keyboard, in beautiful aluminum.

Typing is tactile & responsive.
With a generous 2mm of key travel, typing feels as tactile and responsive as any of the best laptop keyboards.

£99.98 (£83.32 ex VAT) 

USA Matias Wired Backlit Aluminum Keyboard for Mac Silver - FK318LS-US

Spectrum Color Dial.
The Color Dial gives you a continuous spectrum of colors, by simply turning the dial...
For White, turn all the way to the left, or all the way to the right - passing through a rainbow of colors in between.
It's the ultimate in simplicity & flexibility.

Nightly whites.
Too much Blue-light exposure at night is known to negatively impact your melatonin levels. This can shift your body’s natural time clock - leading to poor sleep and various other health issues.
The backlight on this keyboard was SPECIFICALLY designed to address that problem...
Turning the Color Dial all the way to the left or right gets you White (which is 100% Red, Green, and Blue).
BUT when you turn the Dial back, it preferentially reduces the BLUE component of White, resulting in softer Whites, that are more Yellow (and better at night).
Dial it back a little further, and you have 100% Yellow (0% Blue).
Dial it back further still, and you get 100% Red - which is the color that least impacts sleep patterns.
Reducing the backlight brightness is also advisable (see below).

Brightness control.
You can adjust the brightness of the backlight (in 10% increments) anywhere from 0 to 100% ...
Hold down the -/+ backlight key, then press + or - to increase/decrease the brightness.
You can also select a brightness level directly, by holding down the -/+ backlight key, then pressing a number (1 = 10%, 2 = 20%, etc.).
-/+ backlight key and Esc turns off the backlight.

Mouse-friendly USB port.
The built-in USB 2.0 port is perfect for connecting your favourite wired mouse (or wireless dongle).

Mac-friendly function keys.
Just like an Apple keyboard, the function keys let you control screen brightness, volume, iTunes, and more.
There's even an Fn key, that lets you momentarily change the function keys back to their traditional duties, when you need them.

USA Matias Wired Backlit Aluminum Keyboard for Mac Silver - FK318LS-US

Part Number
Cable length
1.5 Metre
Language Layout
Number of keys/buttons
441 mm
116 mm
19 mm
570 g
Gross Weight
770 g

USA Matias Wired Backlit Aluminum Keyboard for Mac Silver - FK318LS-US

  Melanie  04/10/2022
A very nice keyboard and a fitting replacement for the apple wired keyboard, the haptics are so close that the difference doesn't matter, the sound differs some, probably due to the different material used on the translucent keycaps as opposed to Apple's opaque ones. The feel of the keys is a bit different as well, slicker than on a new apple keyboard but approaching that of a well broken in one.
As a software engineer, I type a lot, in excess of one million keystrokes in 6 months and I'm hoping the keyboard is as durable as the Apple one was.
Four stars for the backlight, it shines around the keycaps a lot and a brightness control would be a nice addition as I perceive it to be quite dim. I dislike the artificial dampening of the blue component, the blue part of the spectrum is the dimmest of all of them and I prefer the pink to purple spectrum, of which blue is a big part. I believe in choice, not prescription, so would like a brightness control in order to get more intense blues. Also, fn + backlight should send the eject keycode, some people sill have a SuperDrive.
For what it's worth, I would buy it again.

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