Matias Tactile Pro Keyboard Review

in General Discussion edited January 2014
I was so happy with my Matias Tactile Pro keyboard that I wrote up a little review:

Has anyone else here thought about buying one of these? What sort of keyboards does everyone like/strongly dislike here?




  • Reply 1 of 5
    matveimatvei Posts: 193member
    Great review, thanks.

    I'd buy one if he were to offer a "French Canadian" version, with accents and all...

    Is he going to get a new circuit design to solve the shadow key problems? Maybe in the Tactilepro II ?
  • Reply 2 of 5
    acheronacheron Posts: 3member
    Thanks for the thanks. I thought it was a bit shady to just post a link, but copying the whole freakin' four pages was sure to upset someone.

    I wrote Matias to let them know about the review and they say they're working on French and German versions. I'm assuming that French and French Canadian keyboards are slightly different...?

  • Reply 3 of 5
    gongon Posts: 2,437member
    My old MS Natural Elite is okay. Powerbook's keyboard is a bit worse, but still okay. I don't like the "generic" Keytronics that you see everywhere, but they're usable for a while.

    The most vile and evil keyboard in the world is the Sun you see in a photo on Matias' page. I'd prefer just sticking my fingers in a blender, so if you happen to know about Sun-compatible blenders, drop me a line and I'll forward the info to the sysadmins at my school.

    I'd like a keyboard that is an "ergo" model (divided), very flat, and has *no* keypad in the space that should be occupied by the mouse. Fullsize "inverted T" arrow keys, pgup and pgdn. Control keys in their proper places (both of them).

    I have considered buying a Comfort Ergoflex. Apart from the strange placing of the number 6, it seems almost what I want.

    Then I'd like to be able to do some key mapping (chords, etc) but that is a software issue.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    acheronacheron Posts: 3member
    Matvei: Matias says that if the English keyboard sells well via their east coast/Quebec distributors (Doumoulin is one of them), they might consider doing a French-Canadian version of the unit.

    In the meantime, it looks like you'll have to write them ([email protected]) and voice your opinion, or buy an English keyboard to encourage them.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    matveimatvei Posts: 193member
    Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I had forgotten to check it at the time and say thanks for the info.
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