What was originally voted to be Amazon’s Top Rated Computer Keyboard, the Das S Mechanical Keyboard is back with a vengeance. In fact, it is now available with added functionalities thrown into the mix, introducing a refresh for Das’ mechanical keyboard line that is sure to get those who purchased the Das S Mechanical Keyboard previously grinding their teeth out of frustration. I guess that there is always a price to pay for early adopters, and those who want to stay at the forefront of technology will need to live with the possibility of a refreshed or upgraded model being introduced not too long after you made your purchase.
The famous Das S Mechanical Keyboard will not come with previously unavailable features, such as Volume control, Track Control and Instant Sleep functions. This added media functionality for the hugely popular Model S Professional mechanical keyboard should be able to see it consolidate its ranking on Amazon even further, since the original ease of use and comfort in typing are retained.
Daniel Guermeur, creator of the Das Keyboard and CEO of Metadot Corporation, said, “As modern professionals become more involved with different media-related activities during the work day—such as online meetings, video conferences, webinars, video tutorials, product demos, podcasts, communicating via Skype, or participating in Google+ Hangouts—it’s important that they have convenient access to media controls on the computer keyboard that’s directly in front of them. Our fans have increasingly asked for a version of our mechanical keyboard that includes media features along with two Windows keys to maintain an optimal typing and multi-media experience. We’re pleased to deliver our refreshed Model S to satisfy their keyboard demands.”
The new features will make its way to both the Model S Professional and Professional Silent versions, where they will comprise of standard media functions such as mute, volume, play/pause, stop, and previous or next track. Not only that, the Das Keyboard’s Model S Professional will now also come with an energy-saving instant sleep function, allowing users to be able to quickly and easily send their computers to sleep mode at any point in time when they want to take a break from typing – perfect for tree huggers as well as anyone with a heart for the environment.
You will be able to place an online order for Das Keyboard’s refreshed Model S, where it will come in two tactile flavors—click pressure point (Model S Professional) and soft pressure point (Model S Professional Silent), retailing for $129 and $135, respectively.