Contrary to what many may believe, Das Keyboard is not a Germany-based company. It is, in fact, a company founded in 2005 in Austin, Texas, USA, by two Europeans- a Frenchman named Daniel Guermeur and a German named Birgit Schroeder who were simply not satisfied with the state of keyboards at the time. Fast forward over a decade later, and Das Keyboard is one of the more recognizable names when it comes to mechanical keyboards for typing. They have since launched a gaming line to cater to the booming gaming keyboard market, but today, we take a look at their flagship Das Keyboard 4 Professional. Thanks must be given to Das Keyboard for providing the review sample.
In the same family as their Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate, which differs in that it comes with blank keycaps, the Das Keyboard 4 Professional is a full-size, 104-key keyboard that comes with support for PC and MacOS (separately). There is also an option to get this in a 105-key UK, NO, or DE layout. As such, this review would be a good place to start if you are interested in those keyboards as well. At the heart of the Das Keyboard 4 Professional is a subdued aesthetic with dedicated media buttons - their volume knob in particular has been the source of inspiration for a lot of keyboards since. So let us begin with a look at the specifications below.
Das Keyboard 4 Professional
ABS plastic bottom panel, aluminum top panel, steel plate
1.3 kg / 2.90 lbs.
Full N-Key rollover
Dedicated buttons and volume knob
173(L) x 457(W) x 20(H) mm
Choice of genuine Cherry MX Brown or Blue mechanical switches