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The Matias Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard is for individuals who miss the Apple Wired Keyboard but don't need a numeric keypad. It has all the key design elements Mac users were familiar with; an aluminum case with keycaps, a 2 port USB 2.0 hub, all the special Mac functions that were on the now discontinued Apple Wired Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, and a hard wired connection via a USB cable. Improvements on this Matias product include Matias scissor switches providing a satisfying typing experience in a slim and compact design.
Matias has also added a high precision volume control dial with 64 levels on the top edge of the keyboard for those who desire more accurate volume control than the 16 settings provided through the traditional volume up and down keys. This keyboard only weighs 1.2 lbs and comes with a one meter (3.25 foot) USB cable.
The Matias Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard for Mac is compatible with Mac OS X all the way back to Version 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and is available in Silver or Space Grey. The the PC model (FK308PCBB) is Windows compatible and is available in Black only.
Reduced Risk of Wrist Extension
- The Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard presents a low front profile which means that there is not a significant difference between keyboard height and the work surface. For users who "rest" the heel of their hands when keyboarding low profile can reduce the risks associated with wrist extension. Learn more about Wrist Extension.
Reduced Risk of Shoulder and Back Pain
- Keying on laptops requires users to position their hands unnaturally close together. This requires them to roll their shoulders in and usually also down. This puts undue strain on both the shoulders and the upper back. Extended use of devices requiring this posture can have a noticeable effect on the health of the shoulders and back. The Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard addresses this by providing users with a means of entering data on these devices without the space limitations of the device screen.
- Hard Wired USB Connection: The Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard uses a dedicated USB cable to connect to the keyboard. This ensures a quick, reliable and secure connection to any device.
- No Integrated Numeric Keypad: The Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard has eliminated the full numeric keypad, which provides users with a more compact model for tighter spaces and greater portability.
- Low Profile Design: The Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard employs a "chiclet" or "island" keycap which permits a very low profile. The profile tapers from 3/4" at the back to just 3/8" thick at the front, presenting a slightly angled profile to the user.
- Familiar Design: Apple users will appreciate the familiar Silver colour and design.
- Non-Reflective Finish: The Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard features a matte anodized finish which eliminates reflection and glare. It also means fingerprints are not visible.
- Slightly Concave Keycaps: To assist touch typists in maintaining home row position on the keyboard the keycaps feature a very slight concave surface just barely detectable by the fingertips.
- Mac-Friendly Function Keys (Mac only): Common Mac functions such as screen brightness and volume control are easily accessed. Users who require the traditional F-Key functions can temporarily access these using the "fn" key.
- Sturdy Aluminum Housing: The upper housing on the Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard is made of aluminum which ensures strength and rigidity.
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Matias Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard (Mac)
Matias Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard (Mac) - Tenkeyless layout
Matias Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard (Mac) - Space Grey housing
Matias Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard (Mac) - Side Profile
Matias Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard (PC)
Matias Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard (PC) - Side Profile
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|FK308S|| Silver Housing with White Keys for Mac|
|FK308B|| Space Grey Housing with Black Keycaps for Mac|
|FK308PCBB|| Black Housing with Black Keycaps for PC|