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Apple does a good job of convincing buyers that it makes the best hardware in the world. And while this isn't too far from the truth, there are companies out there that can give the company a run for its money.
Das Keyboard is one of those companies.
Specializing in keyboards, Das Keyboard has been in the business of making keyboards since 2005, starting out by making a keyboard with blank keycaps.
Fast forward to today, and the company is making some of the best, most robust, most beautiful keyboards available, and the company's first Mac-specific keyboard embodies all this keyboard manufacturing experience.
These are gold-plated switches that are good for up to 100 million keystrokes. If you've never used a keyboard that makes use of Cherry MX red switches, then you really have no idea what you're missing. These are so responsive and positive, and they make my MacBook Pro keyboard -- which normally feels like a good keyboard -- feel mushy and unresponsive.
Topping these switches are durable, low-profile PBT keycaps featuring sharp, crisp, white symbols. These are designed not to wear, shine, or fade. Yet, they feel soft to the touch.
The symbols are backlit, making the keyboard perfect for low-light conditions.
There are also dedicated play, pause, skip, and rewind media keys, along with eject, command, and screen brightness keys. There's a large volume control knob and an energy-saving sleep button to put your Mac to sleep.