The world's quietest mechanical keyboard is the Quiet Pro by Matias, released less than 4 months ago, to resoundingly positive reviews. Next week at CES - LVCC Booth #5633 - Matias will show their new compact models: the Mini Quiet Pro for PC and the wireless Laptop Pro for Mac.
"Mechanical keyboards have really grown in popularity, since we first started making them 10 years ago. Even Logitech sells them now. But they all had the same fundamental problem - too loud to use in a shared office, too loud to use around other people. We fixed that with the Quiet Pro, and now we're releasing more compact models that occupy less space on your desk, and are even small enough to take with you in your laptop bag," said Edgar Matias, CEO of Matias.
The Mini Quiet Pro for PC is essentially a smaller Quiet Pro. The number pad has been removed, but all of its other features remain, including the 3-port USB 2.0 hub - very handy for plugging in flash drives and other USB devices. Its cable is now detachable, making it easy to unplug and stow in your laptop bag, and Matias generously includes an extra cable for travel. All of this comes at a price $20 less than the Quiet Pro - $129.95.
"The Laptop Pro for Mac is so named because it's wireless - making it easy to use in your lap. This is especially good for business travellers, who are often stuck with a less-than-ergonomic desk in their hotel room. The Laptop Pro is already a better keyboard than the one built into their notebook computer. The ability to type with it on your lap makes it that much more comfortable," said Matias.
The Laptop Pro is equipped with an Ultra High Capacity rechargeable battery. Matias claims that, in typical use, it shouldn't require charging more than once or twice a year.
Price & Availability
The (USB) Mini Quiet Pro for PC is $129.95 (US). The (Bluetooth) Laptop Pro for Mac is $169.95. Both can be pre-ordered now, for delivery in February, from www.matias.ca, and will be available soon from authorized resellers.