Cherry MX switches
Das Keyboard uses best-in-class, Cherry MX mechanical key switches that provide tactile and audio feedback so accurate it allows you to execute every keystroke with lightning-fast precision. Its high-performance, gold-plated switches provide the best contact and typing experience because, unlike other metals, gold does not rust, increasing the lifespan of the switch. The Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac mechanical keyboard is available in both the Cherry MX brown and Cherry MX blue switches.
Force diagram soft (Brown)
Force diagram clicky (Blue)
Cherry MX brown switch - Tactile experience
The Cherry MX brown switches have a soft, tactile bump about halfway through the key press. The soft pressure point switch technology makes the mechanical keyboard less clicky while providing an awesome tactile experience.
Cherry MX blue switch - Clicky
The Cherry MX blue switches have a “clicky” tactile bump when the activation point is hit. This feedback helps to increase typing speed by reducing effort needed to push the keys all the way down. The Cherry MX blue switch is the most “clicky” of the Das Keyboard line.
Oversized volume knob & dedicated media controls
With its large volume knob, Das Keyboard 4 for Mac allows users to quickly adjust volume while on a Skype call, in a Google hangout, or streaming online music. The Das Keyboard 4 for Mac also provides quick access to dedicated media controls such as mute, play, pause, next and previous track.
Energy-saving instant sleep button
Be kind to the earth by putting your computer to sleep with the quick-access instant sleep button. Not only will you save energy, but by putting your computer to sleep, you save time and can be up and running much faster than if you shut down and restart.
USB 3.0 SuperSpeed hub
Need to transfer videos to your workstation but don’t have time to wait all day for file transfers to complete? Don’t worry. Das Keyboard 4 for Mac has a blazing fast two-port USB 3.0 hub to transfer music, high resolution pictures and large videos at up to 5Gb per second. That’s 10 times faster than USB 2.0. It is backwards compatible with all USB 2.0/1.1 devices and hosts so previous peripheral investments are protected.
Programmers and fast typists will love to hear that Das Keyboard 4 for Mac supports full n-key rollover (NKRO) over USB. No need to use a PS2 adapter anymore. Just press shift + mute to toggle NKRO.
Full n-key rollover works with Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
Mac OS specific key functions
In addition to standard command and Alt/Option keys, Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac offers quick, convenient access to a number of other Mac specific key functions. The Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac makes it easy to toggle between screens, view your desktop along with other applications that you have open, and access your brightness controls all at the push of a button.
UV hard coat-protected key caps
The Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac has UV hard coat-protected key caps to prevent fading. The UV hard coating, silk screened legends and new printing process allows for extra durable inscriptions. Das Keyboard’s key cap font has been designed to provide ease of reading. Das Keyboard’s font looks modern while keeping some of its lines from older, well established fonts. The overall result is sleek and easily readable while not drawing unnecessary attention.
Footbar = ruler
We got tired of those itty bitty plastic keyboard feet. They are fragile and typical. The magnetically attached Das Keyboard footbar raises the keyboard to an optimal 4-degrees. It looks sharp and can be used as a precise ruler when not in use as a footbar. 16-Inch red ruler is scaled on both sides. A ruler? Why not...
Extra long cable
Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac sports a 2-meter (6.5ft) cable that goes through desk grommets to keep your workspace neat and tidy. Now equipped with only one USB cable to power the keyboard and USB hub at the same time.
Every detail matters
Featuring a stunning look, Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac has been designed with a slick anodized aluminum top panel, a resonance-free bottom enclosure, a magnetically attached footbar, and a laser-engraved aluminum bottom label… all which make the design feel more badass and the typing feel more responsive.
There is no detail too tiny for us.