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Old 01-18-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default DAS Keyboard - now available for Mac

I bought the PC version a while back and within a month or two, liked it so much that the thought of them going out of business and me having only the one panicked me, so I bought another.

They've always worked with Mac but didn't have some of the special keys and you hand to mentally translate Alt to Option or whatever it is.

Now you don't.

http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-p...ional-for-mac/

   
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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There is also the mac keycap set available--$13.90...'-}}

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Old 01-18-2012, 01:30 PM   #3
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I bought the PC version a while back and within a month or two, liked it so much that the thought of them going out of business and me having only the one panicked me, so I bought another.

They've always worked with Mac but didn't have some of the special keys and you hand to mentally translate Alt to Option or whatever it is.

Now you don't.

http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-p...ional-for-mac/
That’s great news! I really liked the Das keyboard but found the mental translations very annoying so sent it back. I’ll go check out the announcement. Thanks.

   
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I recall that you'd tried it and found it overly PC. Thought of you as soon as I got the announcement. I'm sorely tempted myself.

   
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Not to forget... earplugs for 'significant others'

I might like a keyboard like that if it came in a compact version. I'm now using (pounding) a Logitech compact keyboard that I love - not only because it is compact, but also because it has a Swedish keyboard layout.

Yes, Swedish. It took some getting used to, but it makes typing letters with various diacriticals much easier, and I do need to do a fair amount of that.

'A', 'S' and 'N' are already completely worn off - I worry about how long it will last, at least in a usable condition. But I need deskspace, so I need compact.

   
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(Hi!)

Yes, I remember the earlier discussion when you got that keyboard. Curious to hear what you'll think of this, if you do decide to try it!

   
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>> Not to forget... earplugs for 'significant others'

That *is* one of the drawbacks of a good clicky keyboard. It clicks. ;-)

Lucky for me that my office is a floor away and at the opposite end of the house from where She and the cats hang out.

The DAS keyboard has a relatively light, quiet click and feel though. You probably remember the IBM XTs ands such? Nothing NEAR that aggressive.

   
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You probably remember the IBM XTs ands such? Nothing NEAR that aggressive.
Yes I remember them. I do not care so much about the sound of the clicks - I mostly need to feel them. Though a little sound certainly assists/complements that.

   
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These are much closer to "a little sound" but noisy enough that they might be annoying to an officemate. Hmm. Maybe that's why the cats spend most of their time up in *her* office. Ah.

   
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LOL!

   
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