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Das Keyboard 4 root edition

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

Das Keyboards have a reputation for making great quality keyboards that seem to last a lifetime. The Das Keyboard 4 root edition is a high quality mechanical keyboard with a solid set of features for general or office use. If you do need the USB 3.0 hub of the Professional model, the root edition is better valuey. It is available with either 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 root edition

A high quality mechanical keyboard with a solid set of features for general or office use. If you do need the USB 3.0 hub of the Professional model, the root edition is a better buy. Available with either Cherry MX Brown or Blue switches. Shame no backlight.

81.0%

Criteria

Features
70.0%
Build Quality
90.0%
Typing Experience
94.0%
Value
70.0%

Usage

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

  • Fantastic build quality.
  • Choice of either Cherry MX Brown or Blue switches.
  • Replaces the USB 3.0 hub of the Professional model with USB 2.0.
  • Lack of backlight is disappointing.
  • No wireless support.
  • Expensive.
  • Only available in full size.
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Features : 70%

The Das Keyboard root edition is one of the most 'sensible' mechanical keyboards you can buy. It does the basics very very well. It is not really aimed at gamers though and is best served by typists or for those looking for a robust and reliable mechanical keyboard. 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. The more expensive 4 Professional model includes a USB 3.0 hub, the root edition only has USB 2.0. The lack of backlight is disappointing, whilst many users would not need RGB lighting, simple white backlighting is handy in dimly lit or dark environments.

Build Quality : 90%

The Das Keyboard root edition, as with most other Das Keyboards feels very solid and should last you a long time. It retains the aluminium top plate of the more expensive Das Keyboard 4 Professional.

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 : 70%

The Das is currently retailing for USD 149. A cheaper Model S keyboard is available that forgoes the aluminium frame.


Gallery

Das Keyboard 4 root edition - Front
Das Keyboard 4 root edition - Front (Source: Das Keyboard)

Das Keyboard 4 root edition - Back
Das Keyboard 4 root edition - Back (Source: Das Keyboard)

Das Keyboard 4 root edition - Side
Das Keyboard 4 root edition - Side (Source: Das Keyboard)

Das Keyboard 4 root edition - USB Hub
Das Keyboard 4 root edition - USB Hub (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 
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 2.0
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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