Matias, the company based in Canada and which is making excellent third-party Mac keyboards, has already produced many high-quality keyboards for Macs. But instead of keeping the wireless way, during January CES conference in Las Vegas the company added a new wired (yes, wired!) aluminum keyboard to its excellent product line. It differs with the new useful element – RGB lightning with the cost of $99.
Is wired better?
The new version has two main colors (either space grey or silver) and has a managed RGB lightning feature. For some users, the fact that this device has a wired connection (3.25 feet) might be a bit disappointing, but it is still remaining a really nice option since that time when Apple has stopped using its wired keyboards choosing the extended wireless keyboards instead.
Matias new masterpiece
Keyboards made in Matias company, either wired ones or wireless, are really awesome to type on, and new example catches up with this trend. So what features has the company implemented in its new version?
- The device has 2mm of key travel, which helps to get a nice tactile response.
- In order to be able to manage the color of the RGB Backlit keyboard, the company used a color dial for quick tones adjustments.
- To reduce blue shades when moving away from white color, Matias made a great design decision.
- It is pretty obvious that the control over the brightness can be regulated from the keyboard with the increase in 10%. The company included a mechanism for keeping control over the backlight level directly by pressing first –/+ key and then a number (1 increases backlight in 10%, 2 in 20%, etc).
- It also has a Mac USB port to connect a wired mouse if needed. Also, for Mac-users, it has Mac-centric keys for functions like Command, Control button, Option etc., and in its PC version, the keyboard has PC-centric key caps.
The new device from Matias company will be available to order this February. However, if you are an admirer of wireless connection, you could still order one of its wonderful wireless aluminum Mac keyboards. It is pretty obvious that wired keyboards have certain advantages over the wireless ones. Such devices do not need to be charged and you should not worry about pairing.