This review is about my impressions of the keyboard. Technicalities can be read on these two websites, and I will not repeat them here.
This keyboard is discontinued and you can only hope to get it used somewhere. When it was new, it went for 170 euros.
It works without special drivers on Linux.
Note: The included USB cable is for charging only. The keyboard will communicate wirelessly even when the USB cable is connected. Also, the caps lock LED doubles as a charging indicator. The LED lights up yellow while charging.
The keyboard has an on/off switch on the side showing away from the user. The caps-lock LED lights up blue three times when the device is turned on, and three times yellow when it is turned off.
Apparently the keyboard was replaced by the Matias Mini Quiet Pro which is not wireless, but comes with an integrated USB hub instead.
View of the front side. Notice the glossy finish of the case.
View of the backside. The white thing is the on/off button.
Details of the keycaps. Notice how the caps lock led has a tiny window in the caps lock keycap. Very nice.
The keyboard is glossy, which I do not like very much. The keycaps are not glossy and I think they are good. At one key the “laser-engraved” letters are already fading a little on my keyboard (remember: I bought a used one).
The keyboard uses Matias’ quiet switches. These are dampened so as to not be any louder than the typical rubber dome keyboard. The switches are tactile and the resistance is about 60g. I like the key switches a lot. The tactility is more pronounced than on my Cherry-MX specimens. The keys are less stiff than the Cherry-MX clears of my ergodox.
The layout of my board is standard ansi qwertz. The keyboard does not have a numbers block, which I never use, and a function block. There are page up/down buttons on the keyboard that double as home/end. I like the position of the fn key. It sits on the right on top of the navigation keys.
The whole board seems to be quite narrow, probably to be more compact and transportable. I use a Kinesis Advantage 2 at work and use an ergodox at home. Both of these keyboards are split so my wrists are not used to be held so tight together.