Thursday, September 20th 2012

Matias Releases World's Quietest Mechanical Keyboard

For users who crave the feel and speed of mechanical keyboards, but are put off by the noise, Matias has the solution...Today, they released the Quiet Pro Keyboard, an ultra-quiet version of their award-winning Tactile Pro. "Users love the Tactile Pro, but it's too loud for some work environments. Other mechanical keyboards have the same problem - too loud to use in a shared office, too loud to use near other people. Now, we finally have a solution. A mechanical keyboard that's tactile, feels amazing, and is no louder than a regular keyboard," said Edgar Matias, CEO of Matias.

With ultra-thin, flat keyboards now the norm, many users find them uncomfortable and awkward to type on. This has led to a resurgence in the popularity of higher-quality mechanical keyboards, which were commonplace in the early days of the computer industry. The only drawback is that they've always been louder to operate - until now.

"We've been working on this for over 2 years. We had to develop a whole new keyswitch to do it. It was an enormous undertaking. We weren't even sure if it was possible - but we managed to pull it off. It feels just as good as the Tactile Pro, but it's quiet," said Matias.

Matias also plans to sell its new switches to other companies, who wish to produce their own quiet mechanical keyboards. More details will be released soon.

"After doing all this work to develop these amazing new switches, we didn't feel it was fair that they only got used in our products. So, we're planning to start selling them as stand-alone components. Other keyboard companies can buy the switches, and incorporate them into their products. We even plan to sell them in smaller quantities (on our website) for hobbyists who want to build their own custom keyboards," said Matias.

Price & Availability
The Quiet Pro is $149.95 (US) with separate PC and Mac specific versions. The US models are available now from www.matias.ca and authorized resellers.

For more information, visit the product pages of Quiet Pro PC and Mac versions.
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40 Comments on Matias Releases World's Quietest Mechanical Keyboard

#1
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
Must have one!
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#2
cmaxvt
This is like.. amazing. What kind of switches do they feel like? I currently and typing on MX Blacks and I love them..and the noise isn't awful. I really want to try a set of MX Clears but I'd like to know what switches these resemble if they are similar to the "Tactile feel" of the other?
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#3
gopal
Nice keyboard, lol btar
online at 8 AM?
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#4
james888
by: btarunr
"After doing all this work to develop these amazing new switches, we didn't feel it was fair that they only got used in our products. So, we're planning to start selling them as stand-alone components. Other keyboard companies can buy the switches, and incorporate them into their products. We even plan to sell them in smaller quantities (on our website) for hobbyists who want to build their own custom keyboards," said Matias.
Bravo
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#5
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: cmaxvt
This is like.. amazing. What kind of switches do they feel like? I currently and typing on MX Blacks and I love them..and the noise isn't awful. I really want to try a set of MX Clears but I'd like to know what switches these resemble if they are similar to the "Tactile feel" of the other?
The original uses a White Alps switch, tactile, but less activation pressure than your blacks. I assume this new board is a take on the same switches.
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#6
james888
I have thought about getting a mech keyboard. I wish I could try the different key switches. Unless I can do that, I am not getting one no matter how good they sound.
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#7
silapakorn
What's the point? MX black switch is the loudest and I still find it pretty normal to use.
Nobody uses mechanical keyboard in the office anyway.
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#8
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: silapakorn
What's the point? MX black switch is the loudest and I still find it pretty normal to use.
Nobody uses mechanical keyboard in the office anyway.
you mean "most people use mech keyboards in the office." and you also mean mxblues are the loudest...... riggghhhhhttt?
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#10
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
I like the "simplistic" style. Might have to get one...
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#11
No_Asylum
For $150 it better make me a sandwich and get me a beer while it types by itself.

No thank you .. I'll stick with my $20 Wireless Logitech, with its multimedia functionality.
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#12
Jizzler
Nice.

Would love a quiet and presumably high-quality keyboard such as this at work. At home, I'm still leaning towards the CM Storm Trigger.
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#13
Fourstaff
by: No_Asylum
For $150 it better make me a sandwich and get me a beer while it types by itself.

No thank you .. I'll stick with my $20 Wireless Logitech, with its multimedia functionality.
It seems to me that you don't need a mechanical keyboard. Or tasted one either.
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#14
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: Jizzler
Nice.

Would love a quiet and presumably high-quality keyboard such as this at work. At home, I'm still leaning towards the CM Storm Trigger.
TBH this is more of a feat for the type of switches that they use. You can silence MX switch keyboards fairly easily. Matias switches have a feel which is unique, satisfying, and result in little finger fatigue during long typing sessions.

The CM storm keyboards are fantastic with bumpers under the keycaps. Cherry browns or reds.
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#15
cmaxvt
I have one of the Rosewill's with MX Blacks. I absolutely love it but the keys are slightly cramped horizontally (they seem to be more tall than wide.. I am used to the Dell keyboards that are so good for the price). I really enjoy the switches but I actually make some keypress mistakes because they lack a tactile point.

For gaming mostly, I am interested to see what type of action these things have. It DEFINITELY sucks not being able to tappity tap on these babies before you buy em.
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#16
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
I could be interested in this if I had the money. But I don't.
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#17
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
arent the switches too high from the base/ground?
would have been better with a detachable palm rest maybe?
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#18
xBruce88x
Kinda wish they'd swap the windows key and the "fn" key around
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#19
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: xBruce88x
Kinda wish they'd swap the windows key and the "fn" key around
Whaaat nonono I had a laptop that was like that and I couldn't live with it. Seriously, I never realised just how much I've come to rely on that key on that spot. In a perfect world we'd be able to switch them around I guess.
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#20
cmaxvt
by: Frick
Whaaat nonono I had a laptop that was like that and I couldn't live with it. Seriously, I never realised just how much I've come to rely on that key on that spot. In a perfect world we'd be able to switch them around I guess.
I am on a laptop right now at work that has the Fn Key where the CTRL belongs and it ruins my life. It also makes the F1F2F2etc (function keys) NEED to press the FN key in order to work... I have to press Fn > Alt > F4, Fn > F5 etc to do things. Drives me nuuuuuuuuuuuts
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#21
xBruce88x
hmm... well maybe a toggle switch then to remap them for gaming and whatnot
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#22
UbErN00b
So they have developed their own key switches, be keen to find out how this compares to traditional cherry MX/other mechanical switches regarding feel, feedback and performance.

On a different note, does anyone know of any mechanical backlit keyboards? been wanting a mechanical one for a while though I need it to be backlit as it's my gaming PC which I spend most of my time on in low light
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#23
cmaxvt
by: UbErN00b
So they have developed their own key switches, be keen to find out how this compares to traditional cherry MX/other mechanical switches regarding feel, feedback and performance.

On a different note, does anyone know of any mechanical backlit keyboards? been wanting a mechanical one for a while though I need it to be backlit as it's my gaming PC which I spend most of my time on in low light
absolutely. Deck, Das Keyboard, lots make em, new Rosewill's are backlit too.
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#24
remixedcat
by: Fourstaff
It seems to me that you don't need a mechanical keyboard. Or tasted one either.
there's plenty of food in most people's keyboards... indeed.
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#25
xorbe
In for one after I see an actual review or youtube comparing the sound.
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