Matias Quiet Pro Mechanical Keyboard: Enhanced Silence

The tactile sensation of a mechanical switch keyboard is highly prized among a niche group of tech enthusiasts. The way the keys resist and then snap back to their starting position is something that many touch typists seek in their quest for the perfect typing experience.

This preference often feels like a clandestine society. “Ah,” someone might remark with a knowing look, “you’re a fan of the mechanical switch.”

For a long time, I’ve been a patron of Matias keyboards. My first encounter was with a USB 2.0 model, which was a revelation compared to the inferior keyboards I had used before.

Before I knew it, I was on a quest for something even better, which led me to the Tactile Pro.

The superior keyswitch technology of Matias provided the satisfying clickiness that my fingers craved. As I continued to upgrade, Matias became my preferred choice.

However, this preference came with its drawbacks, notably the noise. The loud clicking sounds were the unmistakable signature of a Tactile Pro enthusiast.

Eventually, this began to alienate those around me. Some tried to be polite about it, suggesting I type when we weren’t on calls, while others were more direct, expressing their annoyance with the constant clacking sounds during collaborative sessions.

I remained steadfast, unwilling to give up the mechanical feel that I so cherished.

The situation seemed dire, as if I would never part with my keyboard unless it was pried from my hands.

That changed when Matias introduced their new Quiet Pro line. Priced at US$150, the Quiet Pro uses innovative “Quiet Click” mechanical keyswitches that offer a quieter typing experience while still providing satisfactory tactile feedback.

Upon receiving my review unit, I immediately noticed the difference. While it’s not silent by any means, the Quiet Pro’s noise level is significantly lower compared to the Tactile Pro, resembling a gentle stream rather than a tumultuous river.

There are compromises, of course. The keystrokes are not as sharp, and the rebound is slightly more subdued.

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