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USA Matias Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard for Mac Silver

FK308S-US

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The 'Matias Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard for Mac - Silver' is for people who miss Apple's wired USB keyboard, but also prefer not having a number pad. Many people still like the reliability of a traditional USB 2.0 connection, with a two port USB 2.0 hub, and classic aluminum frame and white keycaps. This keyboard by Matias is just as beautiful as the Apple one was, and has all the special Mac functionality you expect on the function keys.

£62.48 (£52.07 ex VAT) 

USA Matias Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard for Mac Silver - FK308S-US

The keyboard has one special function that improves upon the original Apple keyboard ... there is a volume control dial on the top edge of the keyboard that gives you more precision in controlling volume than using the keys; however, if you are a traditionalist, you can still control volume with keys on the Matias keyboard, just like the Apple one.

USA Matias Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard for Mac Silver - FK308S-US

Manufacturer
Part Number
FK308S-US
Connection
USB
Cable length
1.5 Metre
Language Layout
USA
Number of keys/buttons
87
Length
357 mm
Depth
116 mm
Height
19 mm
Weight
500 g
Compatible
Mac
Gross Weight
700 g

USA Matias Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard for Mac Silver - FK308S-US

  Dimitry Andric  09/07/2019
This keyboard is almost up to par with the original Apple wired keyboard. It looks the same design-wise, with a brushed aluminium casing, white hard plastic bottom, and white flat chiclet keys, which seem to be slightly rubberized plastic.

Also, the main typing area (from Control to Control key) is wider than on the original Apple wired keyboard, this may take some time to get used to. But note that Apple made their main typing area narrower than usual on PC keyboards, so Matias actually did the right thing here.

The keystrokes make slightly more noise than the original Apple keyboard, but they feel largely the same, though maybe they are a bit more sensitive. I sometimes manage to get doubled keystrokes, but this may be due to me still being unfamiliar with the keyboard.

The little rubber bumper feet on the bottom are fairly high, so pressing down on the keyboard at the sides can cause it to tip a little bit. I guess this will disappear by itself when the feet wear away, or when the rubber gets less supple, so it is not a big concern.

All in all, I am pretty satisfied with this keyboard. If you like the Apple-style chiclet keyboards from *before* the butterfly disaster, this should have you covered. And it saves quite a bit of desk space and mouse-arm movements due to the removed number pad.

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