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PLEASE NOTE: All versions of the Tactile Pro 2.0 are now sold out and have been discontinued.

The Tactile Pro 3 is in production and will be available in Autumn/Winter 2009.


The original Tactile Pro keyboard won a Macworld Editors' Choice Award for "Best Old-School Keyboard", and rave reviews from keyboard connoisseurs. The Tactile Pro 2.0 builds on the best features of the original, and adds a few more!

Premium mechanical keyswitches for maximum comfort and speed.
Computer users who crave the feel of Apple and IBM’s quality keyboards of 15 or 20 years ago will love the Tactile Pro 2.0. Unlike other keyboards made today, each key on the Tactile Pro 2.0 is built on an individual Matias Mechanical Keyswitch.

Key detailBased on the legendary Alps keyswitch used in the Apple Extended Keyboard and the original Tactile Pro, the new Matias Mechanical Keyswitch recreates the tactile feedback and force curve of the original Alps design, ensuring maximum performance, greater comfort, and faster typing speeds. You will feel the difference immediately.

Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Dock, right where you need it.
Sync and charge your iPod®, transfer files at lightning speeds, download your digital photos... The USB 2.0 Dock does it all, and only Matias keyboards have it.Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Dock

The Tactile Pro 2.0 Keyboard’s Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Dock is up to 40 times faster than the low-speed USB 1.1 hubs found in other keyboards. It’s also much less clutter than a standalone dock or cable.

Ideal for use with USB flash drives, MP3 players, digital cameras, and other USB or USB 2.0 devices.

Time-saving Optimizer technology.The Tactile Pro 2.0 comes in two different models. The White version for Mac, and the Silver and Black version for PC or Mac.
for Mac - click for larger image for PC & Mac - click for larger image

For Mac: Special symbols at your fingertips.
The White Tactile Pro 2.0 for Mac makes it easy to find the ™ € £ © and other symbols – they're all printed right on the keys. Simply hold down the Option key for the bottom-right characters, or Shift and Option for the top-right characters. No need to launch another application to find all those hard to remember key combinations for international characters, accents, punctuation, mathematical and currency symbols.

For PC/Mac: Time-saving Optimizer technology.
click here for more information on Optimizer features The Silver/Black Tactile Pro 2.0 for PC or Mac comes pre-programmed with Matias' exclusive Optimizer™ technology.*

Ideal for accountants, writers, or anyone who wants to get their work done faster, the Tactile Pro 2.0's Optimizer features put the commands you use most right at your fingertips - giving you split-second access to arrow keys, select and delete entire words, a dedicated TAB key right on the number pad, and much more. Every minute you use the Tactile Pro 2.0's Optimizer features, you save precious seconds.

Click here for more information about the Tactile Pro 2.0's Optimizer features.


where can I get one?

The Tactile Pro 2.0 has been replaced by the new Tactile Pro
Mini Tactile Pro


Praise for the original Tactile Pro keyboard:

"I've tried LOTS of keyboards, and I mean lots... this one is my favourite by a bunch."

Gene Steinberg and Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus discuss the Tactile Pro on Mac Night Owl – Click here to listen to the MP3 (Runs 2:32, 2.3 MB)

Macdirectory review
"The performance and feel of the Tactile Pro ranks with the best, including the original Apple Extended... I found my typing speed up and my error rate noticeably lower... a keyboarder's dream come true."
[rated 5 out of 5]

Macworld Eddys awardMacworld logo

TidBits review
"I can't speak for anyone else, but if you consider yourself a keyboard aficionado, or if you've been bothered by the slide in quality for Apple's
keyboards, you owe it to yourself to give the Tactile Pro Keyboard a try."



Which Tactile Pro 2.0 is right for you?

Silver & Black
  Model Number
  Mechanical keyswitches
  Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Dock
  Macintosh Power key
  Default keyboard layout**
Windows PC
  Keycap labels
Mac Option-key symbols
Optimizer functions
  Optimizer functions
  Caps Lock indicator light

SOLD OUT – No longer available

Development of the Tactile Pro 3 is in progress, expected in Autumn/Winter 2009. Please click here if you'd like to be contacted when it becomes available.

*Optimizer functionality is also available for the White model. Please visit our Mac OS X Setup Page for information on how to re-program the White Tactile Pro 2.0 to enable the Optimizer features.

**Keyboard layout:  Both models of the Tactile Pro 2.0 can be programmed for either Mac or Windows keyboard layout. Please visit our Support page for more information.





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