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Das Keyboard 4 Professional

Updated on: 08 March, 2021
Das Keyboard 4 Professional
Das Keyboard 4 Professional (Source: Das Keyboard)

Das Keyboards have a reputation for making great quality keyboards that seem to last a lifetime. The Das Keyboard 4 Professional is a high quality mechanical keyboard with a solid set of features for general or office use. It is available with either the Cherry MX Brown or Blue switches. It is a shame that Das Keyboards do not include a backlight, something that is common across most of their keyboards.


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Summary

Das Keyboard 4 Professional

A high quality mechanical keyboard with a solid set of features for general or office use. Available with either Cherry MX Brown or Blue switches. Shame no backlight.

80.3%

Criteria

Features
72.0%
Build Quality
90.0%
Typing Experience
94.0%
Value
65.0%

Usage

General
75%
Gaming
65%
Office
85%
Mobile/Portable
0%

  • Fantastic build quality.
  • Choice of either Cherry MX Brown or Blue switches.
  • Mac model available with included Mac keycaps and full macOS support.
  • Lack of backlight is disappointing.
  • No wireless support.
  • Expensive.
  • Only available in full size.
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Features : 72%

The Das Keyboard 4 Professional is one of the most 'sensible' mechanical keyboards you can buy for the Mac. It does the basics very very well. It is only available in full size and whilst Das Keyboard does offer a smaller Tenkeyless (TKL) keyboard, I did not find it to be as solid as the root edition. Das Keyboards treat Windows and Mac users equally and a Mac model is available that includes Mac keycaps and full macOS support. The included 2 port USB 3.0 hub is handy for quickly accessing USB thumb drives. The lack of backlight is disappointing and whilst most Mac users would not need RGB lighting, simple white backlighting is handy in dimly lit or dark environments.

Build Quality : 90%

The Das Keyboard 4 Professional, as with most other Das Keyboards feels very solid and should last you a long time and includes a solid and reassuring aluminium top plate.

Typing Experience : 94%

The Das Keyboard can be purchased with either the tactile Cherry MX Brown or the clicky Cherry MX Blue key switches.

Value : 65%

The Das is currently retailing for USD 169. A cheaper Model S keyboard is available that forgoes the aluminium frame.


Gallery

Das Keyboard 4 Professional - Front
Das Keyboard 4 Professional - Front (Source: Das Keyboard)

Das Keyboard 4 Professional - Back
Das Keyboard 4 Professional - Back (Source: Das Keyboard)

Das Keyboard 4 Professional - Side
Das Keyboard 4 Professional - Side (Source: Das Keyboard)


Specifications

Specifications
Physical Specifications
Length 
45.72 cm
Width 
17.272 cm
Height 
2.032 cm
Weight 
1.3 kg
Cable Type 
Non Braided USB-A
Cable Length 
6.5 feet
Removable Cable 
No
Keyboard Layout 
104-key US layout, 105-key for UK, NO, and DE layouts
Keyboard Features
N-Key Rollover 
Full
Keycaps 
Removable Keycaps 
Yes
Backlit Keys 
No
RGB Lighting 
No
Media Hotkeys 
Yes
USB Passthrough 
2 x USB 3.0
Wireless Support 
No
Charging Port 
N/A
Battery Capacity 
N/A
Key Switches
Type 
Mechanical
Key Switch Model(s) 
Cherry MX Brown or Cherry MX Blue
Removable Key Switches 
No
Support Software
Windows 
No
Mac 
No
Linux 
No
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