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Mini Tactile Pro
USB Keyboard for Mac

Mac / USB 2.0
"The best keyboard Apple ever made" goes on a diet.
A Better Keyboard For Your Mac
The Mini Tactile Pro Keyboard is built from the same premium keyswitch technology that Apple used in its original Apple Extended Keyboard, widely viewed as the best keyboard Apple ever made.
Compact for comfort & travel
There are several advantages to a compact keyboard such as more free space on your desk. Using your mouse is more comfortable — because you don't have to move your hand so far. It is easy to pack for trips. If you loathe your laptop's built-in keyboard, the Mini Tactile Pro is narrow enough to fit in your laptop bag.
Mac-friendly function keys
Just like an Apple keyboard, the Mini Tactile Pro's function keys let you control screen brightness, volume, iTunes, and more.

There's even an Fn key, that lets you momentarily change the function keys back to their traditional duties, when you need them.
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Extra handy (but hard to remember) symbols are printed right on the keys. Simply hold down the Option key for the bottom-right characters, or Shift-Option for top-right characters.
Laser etched keys
All those symbols are handy, but what happens when they wear off?
They won't. They're laser etched - burned into the keys with a laser - so they'll never wear off.
Sculpted keytops
The latest trend in keyboards is to have very flat & wide keys, with little or no space between them. You see this a lot on laptops and netbooks. While they look great, they can also be a little tricky to type on. The flatness makes it very easy to slide out of home row and lose your bearings.

The Tactile Pro bucks this trend. It has traditional sculpted keytops, curved to fit your fingertips, and keep you from sliding out of home position.
3 extra USB 2.0 ports
Some keyboards have 2 USB ports — most have none. Matias gives you three! You can plug in flash drives, digital cameras, your mouse, and more.
Detachable keyboard cable + a spare
If you plan to take your Mini Tactile Pro with you, it is now easier to do. Keyboard and cable detach from each other, and an extra cable is provided that you can keep stowed in your laptop bag, for use on the road.
No ghost in this machine
Most keyboards allow only a certain number of keys to be pressed at once, and often cannot keep up with very fast typists. The result is called ghosting - letters missing from what you actually typed, or additional letters that you didn't type.

The Mini Tactile Pro has special Anti-Ghosting Circuitry (also called n-key rollover) to eliminate these problems. You can type as fast as you're able; the Mini Tactile Pro will keep up.

Product Specifications:

Matias Part Number

  • FK303

Connectivity

  • USB 2.0

Power

  • Bus-powered

Color

  • White with White Keys

Ports

  • Three USB 2.0

System Requirements

  • Mac with USB port.

Keyboard Layout

  • Mac 81-Key US Layout

Cable Length

  • Home: 6.5 feet (2m)
  • Travel: 3.25 feet (1m)

Dimensions

  • 13.26" x 6.5" x 1.38" (33.7 x 16.5 x 3.5 cm)

Weight

  • 2.06 lbs (934 g)

Warranty

Manufacturer provided specifications for Matias p/n FK303 UPC#: 833742003059

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Includes

  • Matias Mini Tactile Pro Keyboard
  • 2 keyboard cables
  • User manual

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 5 out of 5 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 4/5 Great Feel, Very Noisy January 3, 2016 My particular keyboard had a few sticky keys, but the manufacturer's customer service was stellar. The keyboard is so noisy though - and since I operate on the phone I asked if there was a quiet version, which turned out to only have a PC-style keyboard. But they sent it immediately out to replace the Mac version, and I'm very happy with the tactile feel and relative quiet, although I hope they come out with a Mac version of it soon.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Dayton, OH Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 I had a problem, Mac Sales handled it... June 15, 2015 This is a great keyboard. I hated the wireless one from Apple, it ate batteries. Now I don't have to play power angel with the keyboard. The first keyboard I got didn't work. I called OWC and the tech guys sent another one. Prior to sending the second unit, they checked the replacement to make sure it would work properly. It did and does now too. My rating is for the product AND the Mac Sales team. They're both great!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 The Best Keyboard I've Ever Used November 6, 2014 As a professional software engineer, I write code all day for work, and I write code all night for fun. Needless to say, I have begun to see the signs of a repetitive stress injury developing. Being mindful of this, I take frequent breaks, stretch, and try to practice good posture. In addition to this, I began to search for the perfect keyboard for coding on a Mac. I set some criteria that this mythical keyboard must have: - No numpad. This reduces the distance my arm has to move to use the mouse. - Mechanical switches with audible and tactile feedback. Easier to press, and easier to know that you have pressed a key. - Mac Compatible. Unfortunately this ruled out 90% of the mechanical keyboards out there

After much searching I finally found this Matias keyboard. It satisfied all of my criteria, and it even has some awesome extras: - built in USB hub like the wired Apple keyboards - super compact design that moves the arrow keys in closer, further reducing the mouse travel distance. - it comes with two high quality Micro-USB cords: one long one, and one short one that has an awesome reversible plug so you don't have to care what way is up when you plug it into your Mac. - Nerd cred for having a mechanical keyboard that does use Cherry switches like all the rest (ALPS)

I have been using this keyboard at work as a software engineer for the past 7 months, and I have nothing bad to say about it. A potential con, if you care about noise, is that this keyboard is fairly loud. Personally I don't mind, but I can't speak for my coworkers.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Kingston, JAMAICA - West Indies Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 The best of the best keyboards for the Mac! October 25, 2014 I recently acquired a new Mac Pro, and when purchasing it I wanted a new keyboard. I’d been using electronic keyboards for quite a while, but thought I’d switch over to a keyboard with mechanical switches and give them a try. I ordered the Matias Mini Tactile Pro Keyboard from OWC Macsales, and I must say that I was more excited with this than the Mac Pro itself! Everything stated in their advertising is right on: I can type at least twice as fast, and I make very few mistakes now. This keyboard it a beautiful unit, and a substantial one as well. I am very happy with this purchase and Macsales.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Fantastic keyboard August 8, 2014 This is better than any Cherry or rubber-dome keyboard I've used, and I prefer it in some ways over even the mighty Model M. A great complement to any Mac (or even Windows PC). Very clicky and loud.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Matias Mini Tactile Pro USB Keyboard for Mac Mfr P/N: FK303 OWC SKU: MATFK303 The absolute BEST mini keyboard made for the Mac - period! Uses Alps mechanical keyswitches, for positive feel. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! White color. Matias 1 Year Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day only $119.95
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