Das Keyboard 5Q unboxing and first look

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by waloshin, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Unfortunately there is no Mac support yet, but will be soon.

     
  2. D.T. macrumors G3

    D.T.

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    Yeah, I've been kind of following this product - I'm currently using a Das Pro 4 (Mac version, but works fantastic in Bootcamp as well) but I dig on the contextual lighting.

    Is the surface as textured as it looks? Or is this a pre-release product? The photos on the Das site look smoother (like the aluminum surface on my Das 4 pro)

    Will the "Mac support" be actual macOS keys, a mode switch, etc? A completely specific Mac product?
     
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    This is a kickstarter funded Das 5Q the aluminum is rough and not very smooth almost feels like plastic, but does get a bit cool to the touch. I also find the keyboard quieter than the Logitech G710+ with brown switches.
     
  4. max2 macrumors 68030

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    I went with Topre keyboard because I got it on sale.
     
  5. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    I've been keeping up with this keyboard since it went on Kickstarter. I've yet to read any personal accounts by owners with delivered units who sing praise for the keyboard. There are many quality control issues. I'm really disappointed because I've liked Das for years. Though the niche field they had 10 years ago is no more since every company has been developing their own keyboards for years now.
     
  6. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    For me the only issue I really have is the lack of software being complete.
     

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