Our Review of the Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard with Backlight

Last year, I had the opportunity to review the wireless Matias Aluminum keyboard. I suppose that it only seems justified that I review the Wireless Aluminum Keyboard with Backlight.

If you recall from that review, I said that the basic design was essentially an Apple keyboard. I said that I said that I was having trouble attaching it to my PC, and said that I would put some Bluetooth on it. As much I would like to say that Matias took my advice, I think that they were just developing the Wireless Aluminum Keyboard with Backlight.

You can definitely see that the backlight certainly gives the Matias wireless keyboard a Minority Report feel. I don’t think I could come up with a better adjective, actually. Considering that both the Quiet Pro and Ergo Pro keyboards, which I have also reviewed, sport an ebony look, the blue glow is very awesome change of pace.

Since this is a wireless keyboard, and Bluetooth, then you are going to want a good battery. Fortunately, this one is set with 1,600 mAh, which I am told is five to 12 times bigger than most wireless keyboards, which is good enough for a year. I am also told that there is a second rechargeable battery just for the backlight, and this one will last one or two weeks in between charges. By the way, charging is done via Micro-USB to USB.

Now it is time to talk about the Bluetooth capability. I suppose that is good for all kinds of devices like iOS, Android, Windows, or…I’m sure there is something else that I am forgetting. While I am on the subject of operating systems, I should say that the wireless keyboard has Mac-friendly function keys.

If this sounds like something that interests you, you can get it on the Matias site for $139.

Our Review of the Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard

matiasI have reviewed a lot of Matias products in the past. I remember them for the Quiet Pro, which types a lot quieter than the keyboard that I use on my desktop now. Today, I’m trying out the Matias Wireless Aluminum kebyoard, and it is also a good product.

I’m going to just say this, as it just looks like an Apple keyboard. This is appearing to look by design, and it comes with a lot of Mac-friendly function keys. Yes, all of those F keys that I just don’t use are easily usable. So, the charging cord is white, like something Apple, and I am just going to stop making Apple comparisons.

I am told that charging the keyboard for 5 hours will allow it to last for a year with a 1,600 mAh battery. This thing is good for a Mac, as well as other Apple products, and I just realized that I just broke my promise about mentioning Apple stuff. It also works on Windows and Android products, and its wireless, so it works on pretty much anything with Bluetooth.

What I can’t seem to figure out is how to just connect it with a wired connection on my PC. Maybe I should put some Bluetooth on it.

Anyway, it is a pretty cool product, and it is available in Silver, Gold, Space Gray, and Rose Gold for $99 on the Matias website.

Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard

Matias Ergo ProThis isn’t the first time that I have reviewed a Matias product, and after I saw them at CES 2016, I was pleased that they developed an ergonomic edition of their “quiet mechanical” keyboards with the Ergo Pro.

So, this would be my first time typing on one of these ergonomic keyboards. Seriously, I have actually not tried this. I realize in this day and age, it sounds like I am telling you that this is the first time that I am using a touchscreen. I believe that I am actually doing as fast as I would if I were typing on a regular keyboard, so this is a bonus. So far, the only problem I have had is that I am used to typing the number “6” with my left hand, but I have to use my right with this one. Nice to know that there is a quick learning curve with an ergonomic keyboard, at least with me.

I have said before in my review of the first Matias product that my laptop keys are quieter, but I will give points to the Ergo Pro for making some metal keyswitches on this guy.

The lists of the bonuses on this keyboard are numerous. I am assuming that this is better for your wrists, and there are a pad on each side to rest the wrist. There are also some foldable legs on it, but they work like tripods. I don’t know if I am using them correctly, but using the legs on their highest height makes the keyboard sides buckle a bit.

There is also 3 extra USB 2.0 ports on this guy, which comes in handy, because you will lose a USB port on your computer. There are also some dedicated keys for Cut, Copy, Paste, and Undo, that that really comes in handy.

The only drawback is the cords. The one tying the two keyboards together is kind of bulky, but the micro USB/USB cable is just right, and for some reason, and extra is thrown in. It also took a while for my computer to recognize the new keyboard, but it did.

Overall, I’m going to give this keyboard a high recommendation, and if you want to have it for yourself, head over to the Matias site and pay about $200.00.

Matias Quiet Pro Keyboard Review

Matias QuietPro KeyboardI was hoping that I could get around to reviewing the Matias Quiet Pro Keyboard before the whole back to school season, but that just didn’t really happen. Still, for those that want to type out a paper and not wake their college roommate, you could probably get this.

I’m going to address something that would have affected my review, but I believe that Matias is telling the truth when they say they make the world’s quietest mechanical keyboard. The issue is that it is not as quiet as the keys on my laptop.

However, if you want one of those old-fashioned mechanical keyboards, I would recommend this. I will say that I like the way this keyboard as it is more ergonomic than my other laptop keyboard. The keys are laser-etched so the symbols never wear off.

By the way, the Matias Quiet Pro Keyboard comes with three USB 2.0 ports. That is cool to have because you will lose a USB port when you use this on your computer. By the way, it really is pretty good when it comes to downloading the drivers.

Did I mention that I am typing this out using the Matias Quiet Pro Keyboard? Yes, I am! If you want to get into this, you can Matias Quiet Pro Keyboard website for about $149.99.