We like mechanical keyboards. Mechanical keyboards are cool, and the one we have here today is bright white, making it a rare specimen. Neowing got their hands on the Matias Tactile Pro 3, which they'll be examining in this review while also explaining some of Apple's history due to its relevance to the design.
Way back in the 1980s, Apple produced a keyboard known as the 'Apple Extended Keyboard', or AEK for short. The two eras of the Apple Extended Keyboard marked the end of Apple's mechanical keyboard production. For those who enjoyed the Extended Keyboard's feeling, this passing has been long met with sadness.
The AEK used ALPS switches, which are much less common nowadays than they were in the past, but Matias went to the trouble of getting them to replicate the feeling as best as possible. The Tactile Pro is meant to ensure that the typing experience of the late 1980s and early 1990s remains for as long as possible.
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