After A Long Wait, The Das Keyboard 6 Professional
One Of The Originals Has A New Model
The original Das Keyboard was released in 2005, and while it did not have mechanical key switches it did have individually weighted keypresses. That changes in 2006 when the public met the Cherry MX Blue switch and a new industry was born, which has grown immensely and is still going strong. Since then they have been considered one of the top mechanical keyboard brands, even though they tend to space their releases out quite a bit compared to other companies.
After a four year hiatus they have announced the new Das Keyboard 6 Professional and TechPowerUp managed to get their fingers on it. They have continued with their new habit of including markings on their keycaps, which are not doubleshot-injected ABS plastic as it says on the box. It seems there was a last minute decision to switch to laser-etched thin ABS caps and that change wasn’t reflected on the packaging.
There were a few good features on the Das Keyboard 6 Professional, but if you already have a previous model you should check out the review to help decide if you should stick with the one you have or look to update.