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Wired Aluminum Keyboard
Space Gray

New Condition | Open Box

Mac / PC / USB 2.0
Wired with a number pad
This keyboard is for the people who miss Apple's Wired Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. The Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard for Mac has a beautiful silver aluminum case with traditional white keycaps, just like you remember. It brings you the 2 port USB 2.0 hub that you have always found useful, as well as the special Mac functions that you know and like. It has Matias scissor switches for a slim and comfortable typing experience. Of course, it also connects to your Mac by a traditional USB cable, hard-wired right into the keyboard.

Matias couldn't help but make at least one improvement to the traditional Apple design — they've added a volume control dial along the top edge of the keyboard, to give you more precise control of the volume of your speakers — but if you want to do everything the traditional Apple way, we also include volume keys on the keyboard too.

Product Specifications:

Manufacturer Part Number

  • FK318S

Connectivity

  • USB 2.0

Power

  • Bus-powered

Color

  • Space gray with black keys

Ports

  • (2) USB 2.0 Type-A

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

Keyboard Layout

  • Mac 108-Key US Layout

Cable Length

  • 1 m (3.25")

Dimensions

  • 17.4" x 4.6" x 0.75" (44.1 x 11.6 x 1.9 cm)

Weight

  • 1.22lbs. (550 g)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Matias p/n FK318B UPC#: 833742006159

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.6 / 5 16 out of 18 (89%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: ZanySquid-52009
Rating: 5/5 works well July 17, 2021 it's fine, dose the job well. I have a wife that occasionally types on it . and she still thinks it's a manual .

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard - Silver.

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Reviewer: kbdaddy0097
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Apple Keyboard Replacement June 15, 2021 Works just like the original Apple keyboard it replaces. Well constructed and so far no issues. A very good product.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard - Silver.

Response from OWC, Support June 16, 2021 We are glad that we are able to provide an excellent keyboard replacement for your Mac! We thank you for your product review and value you as a OWC customer!
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Reviewer: wscholtes
Rating: 5/5 Excellent June 14, 2021 I wanted to match the keyboard 'feel' for both my computers. I had an old 'spongy' one from my 2004 Power PC — which I still have used up to now. When I bought my current workhorse in 2006 (!), I really liked the Matias keyboard. Recently I bought a different make of keyboard (also in aluminum); did not like it and returned it. So I should have gotten this one right away. I am very happy with my new Matias keyboard. It is solid, heavier than my old one, which I now use on my newer MacMini (necessary for some programs). It is very touch responsive and I like the short keystroke. Great product! And of course, OWC MacSales has the best customer relations: knowledgeable, helpful, efficient and courteous. Thank you very much! Waldemar

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard - Silver.

Response from OWC, Support June 16, 2021 Hi Waldemar! I'm glad you're enjoying your Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard! It's always great to hear from loyal OWC customers. Thanks for your review!
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Reviewer: KindDragon-33498
Rating: 5/5 Backlit keyboard June 1, 2021 Not as bright as was pictured, but functionally fine once you get used to controlling it. I have nothing else to say about it. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Matias RGB Backlit Wired Aluminum Keyboard - Silver.

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Reviewer: rnakatsuji
Rating: 5/5 Great experience May 29, 2021 Easy ordering and a fair price. Always a great experience at Macsales/OWC. I've bought Macs, parts, and accessories over the years.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Matias RGB Backlit Aluminum Keyboard -Space Gray.

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Reviewer: daaronsawyer
Rating: 5/5 Nice replacement! May 24, 2021 Got this for my (old,tired) mid-2007 iMac (20",2.4GHz,C2D) to replace the original, now-stickified, Apple keyboard. Working like a champ for me!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard - Silver.

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Reviewer: WildAngelfish-42188
Rating: 4/5 Great features, but come with one flaw May 7, 2021 The keyboard has great lights, and is comfortable to use. However, my unit has a problem of injecting double keystrokes for some letters. Matias customer service is aware of the problem. For me, it might be partly my fault for using too much finger pressure, but that doesn't explain everything. I've turned off repeating keystrokes in control panels and that has helped and I'm trying to be aware and using lighter keystrokes. I don't, however, have this problem with other keyboards I own. This unit is a quality product otherwise, well built and good-looking.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Matias RGB Backlit Aluminum Keyboard -Space Gray.

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Reviewer: Eric
Rating: 3/5 Good keyboard, but... May 2, 2021 The keyboard is easy to use and seems durable, but:

The two keyboards I received had a bad problem with doubling key hits: press a key once, get two charters. The fix is to install the Unshakey app, open source and free. Completely eliminates the problem.

After seven months of use, the E T A S and N key caps legends are wearing to the point that you can barely read them.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard - Silver.

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Reviewer: joevt
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Apple Keyboard replacement April 28, 2021 It is very difficult to tell the difference between this and the Apple Keyboard. I don't notice much of a difference in feel or sound.

For the purpose of describing the dimensions: frt have the notch for the Apple USB keyboard extension cables, they can still be used (but it's a tighter fit) The keyboard has Apple Keyboard USB vendor and product IDs but is named "Matias Wired Keyboard" instead of "Apple Keyboard". The keyboard uses 12 Mbps (Full Speed) instead of 1.5 Mbps (Low Speed). The keyboard's hub (two ports, USB 2.0 480 Mbps) can connect an Apple Keyboard or other USB devices but the connection is difficult to undo. The aluminum is slightly bowed upward in the middle but I don't notice it. Perhaps it will flatten over time. The plastic bottom snaps into the aluminum at the rear. Make sure these parts are snapped together completely.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard - Silver.

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Reviewer: tgello
Rating: 5/5 Good stuff April 26, 2021 The keyboards seem every bit as good as Mac factory ones at a much better price. Macsales.com /OWC is a great place . Never a disappointment. Always good prices and fast shipping.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard - Silver.

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Reviewer: ryanknaggs
Rating: 5/5 It's just fantastic! April 26, 2021 I have no idea why Apple stopped making this design. I really like it. I was looking for this keyboard from Apple, but couldn't find it on their site. Then I discovered that OWC had it. I was really happy they sold it.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard - Silver.

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Reviewer: SuccessfulCoral-993
Rating: 5/5 Excellent! Same as the Apple Extended Wired Keyboard. April 24, 2021 Great replacement for the Apple Extended Wired Keyboard, which Apple doesn't make any longer (a stupid move on Apple's part, but they have been making stupid moves for a number of years now since Steve Jobs has been gone). This keyboard looks and feels exactly the same as the Apple! At a much lower price than the Apple keyboard was when it was being sold. With the additional cool feature that Apple never had, a Volume Control Dial on the top edge of the keyboard. I like this keyboard so much that I'm buying a second one for another computer! My advice (from an Apple user for over 20 years): it's a no brainer, if you liked the Apple Extended Wired Keyboard, you like this baby too!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard - Silver.

Reviewer: GearheadedMedia Location: NJ Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Great keyboard but... August 20, 2020 Great keyboard and the two USB ports is an awesome addition, especially with the lack of USB ports on the MacBook Pro. Easy to setup, plug it in and it's ready to be used. After two months of owning, however, the letters looks like it's just been painted on and it's starting to come off. I constantly use the W key in my design programs and the paint is starting to chip off. It still works but I'm a bit disappointed with the quality of production on it.

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Reviewer: Simonclown Location: Modesto, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Better then the original October 19, 2019 I ordered the keyboard on Oct. 15, and received it on Oct. 18th. Very fast service with a great keyboard. Plugged it into my 2008 iMac and it worked right away. Has a good feel on the keys and has a volume control knob to make fine audio adjustments. Love this.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard - Silver.

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Reviewer: Mac361 Location: Wisconsin Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 I love my Matias keyboards July 26, 2019 I pre-ordered this keyboard when it was a new design. Waited five months to get it. Worked great for about ten months then the caps lock light stopped working. When I finally contacted Matias, the one year warranty period had passed. Nevertheless, Matias cheerfully replaced the defective keyboard with a brand new one. I have Matias keyboards for my Mac and my PC. My daughter uses a folding bluetooth Matias keyboard with her iPad. They are all excellent products. I recommend them to my family and friends.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard - Silver.

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Reviewer: JonnyStorm Location: Pennsylvania Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 3/5 Frustrated by odd behavior March 21, 2019 I LOVE that it has the look and feel of the original Apple wired keyboard. It does that VERY well, sadly though one minor issue and one might be fatal. Because the Apple devices have a slightly unique USB connector, this one can't match that and didn't connect to an Apple USB extension. cable. No biggie.

BUT it seems like it isn't accurate. .There are times I'm typing when I get extra periods and spaces that I didn't add in. I thought I was getting "sloppy" but I don't see this on other keyboards on laptops etc. I didn't clean this text and see some of those artifacts as I'm typing. It's now a few months old but has been like this, I think since day one. It's hard to replicate the issue. Very intermittent but I need to be VERY careful ALL the time because of it.

This review is from Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard - Silver.

Response from OWC, Call Center March 21, 2019 Hello! Sorry to hear about any issues you were having with your Matias keyboard. One thing to check when you are getting extra key presses would the Keyboard settings in System Preferences. The Key Repeat and Delay Until Repeat may be set incorrectly and causing some repeat presses. Also, you can contact Matias for support as well. You can reach them at https://matias.ca/contact/
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Reviewer: haroldg48 Location: Nags Head, NC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great February 2, 2019 practically native MAC, full keyboard with number pad and navigation keys...plug and play, great key touch!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard - Silver.

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Reviewer: Willy2 Location: OKC, OK Age: 55-65 Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Much like the original November 19, 2018 Got it quick. It's almost exactly like the original, except I turn the thumb drives over to fit. Love it.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard - Silver.

Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard Space Gray Mfr P/N: FK318B OWC SKU: MATFK318B Wired USB 2.0 connection with Mac specific function keys and high-precision volume dial, housed in a beautiful aluminum design Matias 1 Year Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $59.00Cyber Saver $48.99 After Special OffersAdd to CartMatias FK318B In Stock, Click to Buy Now
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