Jason J. Gullickson

Jason J. Gullickson

Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate

What is there to say?  If you need this and you already know about it, you know it’s the right arrow for your quiver.

But for the uninitiated, the Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate is a proper full-sized keyboard featuring buckle- spring mechanical keyswitches.  What does that mean?  It means it feels like a finely-crafted instrument to type on, with both audible and tactile feedback for each keystroke.

The Ultimate takes the sensory experience to a higher level by eliminating legend from the keys entirely, forcing you to use your sense of touch and well-trained hands to find the right keys and never take your eyes off the work.

It’s hard to over-emphasise how good it feels to type on this keyboard.  It’s akin to using a finely-crafted power tool , or a German Super-8 movie camera , or an Italian-made firearm .

I’ve only spent about 15 minutes typing on the Model S so I’ll have to provide a more complete review after a few million more keystrokes but the initial impression is that this is an amazing tool that I can’t believe I waited this long to try.  If you spend the majority of your time working with a keyboard you owe it to yourself to take a Das Keyboard for a spin.