Metadot, makers of the popular Das Keyboard, have introduced a new mechanical board that CEO Daniel Guermeur claims is an order of magnitude improvement over previous generations. It’s called the Das Keyboard 4 and is the most significant update to the line since the original hit the market years ago.

The Das Keyboard 4 features a refined enclosure with a cutting-edge look designed to reduce vibration. Aesthetics are also improved with the use of hex screws instead of traditional Philips screws and there’s also a new anodized aluminum top panel for improved durability.

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The board features an oversized volume knob and dedicated media controls, an instant sleep button that puts the connected system into sleep mode and a magnetic footbar (instead of traditional flip-out feet) that inclines the board ever so slightly. Other extras include two USB 3.0 hubs, N-key rollover for USB and a cable that measures 6.6 feet in length.

The Das Keyboard 4 is available in a number of different configurations, both with traditional QWERTY key labels (Professional) and without (Ultimate). Both versions come with either the Cherry MX Blue switches for a clicky, tactile feel or the Cherry MX Brown switches that offer a more subtle and lighter typing experience.

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Pricing starts at $169 for either board with the Cherry MX Blue switches while the Brown switches command a few more bucks at $173. The board is available in the traditional, German, UK and Nordic layout and will ship at the end of April.