AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Metadot, maker of award-winning mechanical keyboards, today introduced its first-ever tenkeyless compact edition: the all-new Das Keyboard 4C. Offering hardcore typists and gaming enthusiasts over 15 percent more desktop space than previous models, Das Keyboard's newest mechanical keyboard is designed to fit more comfortably in even the smallest work stations and home entertainment centers by eliminating the number pad for nonessential use.
The Das Keyboard 4C mechanical keyboard packs the company's best-in-class typing experience into a smaller and more compact exterior by fusing superior construction and design with the most high-quality, premium features including:
- Tenkeyless & More Flexibility: Removing the number keys for nonessential use lends to a sophisticated yet compact design that creates more usable desk space and conveniently transforms virtually any sized PC workspace into a personal productivity powerhouse.
- Precise, Effortless Keystrokes: Das Keyboard's gold-plated mechanical switches provide better tactile and audio feedback and deliver unmatched speed and accuracy, and the new 4C Ultimate and Professional feature brown switches to deliver a perfectly satisfying tactile feel with each keystroke. For those who prefer a more "clicky" typing experience, both models will also be available with blue switches in the coming months.
- Completely Blank Appearance: The new Das Keyboard 4C Ultimate is designed for only the most serious gamers, programmers and extreme typists who don't have extra time to waste by glancing down at their keypad. This model features purposefully absent key inscriptions to reflect an ultra-elite and untouchable look that may invite envy-induced stares from colleagues and friends, but also enables more efficient, lightning-fast typing. For those who favor key inscriptions, the Das Keyboard 4C Professional will also be available.
- Ultra-Premium Design & Exceptional Durability: Made of the highest quality materials, including an anodized aluminum top panel and mechanical key switches built to last up to 50 million keystrokes, the new keyboard's smaller size doesn't sacrifice Das Keyboard's well-known construction, style or durability.
- Ready to Game: The new Das Keyboard 4C is equipped with N-key rollover (NKRO) over USB for faster gaming, eliminating the need for a PS2 adapter, as well as a dedicated Windows key disable control. Instantly deactivate Windows with one touch, making it even easier to destroy your opponents.
- Clever & Convenient Extras: Other thoughtfully added features include two-port high-speed USB transfer, a magnetically detachable footbar that doubles as a ruler, extra-long cable to help keep workspaces tidy, and quick access media and special function keys to control volume, skip tracks, and instantly enter sleep mode.
"With ten less keys, the all-new 4C frees up desk space, allowing users to position their mouse however they choose while providing a more ergonomic and open workspace layout favored by typists and gamers alike," said Daniel Guermeur, creator of the Das Keyboard and CEO of Metadot. "More and more hardcore users consider the number pad on their keyboard to be largely unnecessary, so we developed this model to provide them with a smaller and more compact yet powerful typing solution that better meets their needs while more effectively maximize workspace efficiency. The Das Keyboard 4C may be smaller, but it certainly doesn't sacrifice the amazing quality, speed, precision, and above all, truly remarkable typing experience that's packed into all Das Keyboard's highly acclaimed mechanical keyboards."
Pricing and Availability
The new Das Keyboard 4C starts at $139 (US) and €139 (Europe) and is available for presale in the US beginning today at www.daskeyboard.com. The Das Keyboard 4C will be available in Europe in the coming months. It is offered in US English, UK English, German and Nordic layouts, and two different models -- Ultimate and Professional -- based on specific features and preferences.
About Das Keyboard
Das Keyboard, a brand of Metadot, makes high-quality mechanical keyboards. Das Keyboard is a privately held technology company headquartered in Austin, Texas dedicated to delivering innovative technology products to increase productivity and lower costs. Developed in 2005, Das Keyboard has been praised by major media outlets, techie magazines, geeks and regular people who use and rely on keyboards to be productive throughout the workday. For more information, please visit www.daskeyboard.com.
SOURCE Das Keyboard