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Award-winning Matias Tactile Pro 4 Keyboard for Mac

JIS model now available in Japan

featuring ALPS‑inspired switches based on original Japanese design

YOKOHAMA, Japan / TORONTO, Canada, July 22, 2014 — Matias has released a Japanese (JIS) version of its award-winning Tactile Pro 4 Keyboard for Mac — a modern re‑imagining of the famed Apple Extended Keyboard, widely viewed as the best keyboard Apple ever made, and no longer in production.

Built using individual ALPS mechanical keyswitches, it is faster and more comfortable to type on than the cheaper, less sophisticated switch technologies used in most modern keyboards.



“The original ALPS mechanical keyswitch was designed in Japan. It is Japanese technology. When it went out of production, we worked very hard to recreate it, and even managed to improve it with transparent housing and longer operating life. We are delighted to see it again on our top-of-the-line Mac keyboard for the Japanese market,” said Edgar Matias, CEO of Matias.


“We would also like to thank our Japanese distributor, Pleiades, for helping bring this product to market. It would not have happened without their assistance and commitment to the Mac market in Japan,” added Matias.

The Tactile Pro 4 also features a built-in 3-port USB 2.0 hub, convenient for plugging in your mouse or trackball, flash drives, and other accessories.

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Price & Availability

At ¥19,440 suggested retail price (including tax), the Tactile Pro 4 (JIS Mac model) is available from Pleiades in Japan.


About Matias

Co-founded by an inventor and an accountant, Matias led the way in re-establishing the mechanical keyboard market, starting in 2003 with the release of it’s award winning Tactile Pro Keyboard, and more recently with the development of its own ALPS-inspired Matias Mechanical Keyswitches.


Amazing feel and speed — like the legendary Apple Extended Keyboard.

ALPS-inspired Matias mechanical keyswitches based on the original Japanese ALPS switch design.

Authentic JIS Mac layout with full OS X compatibility.

3-port Hi-Speed USB 2.0 hub.


¥ 19,440

Size & Weight:

18.13 x 6.5 x 1.38 inches
(46.0 x 16.5 x 3.5 cm)
2.75 lbs (1 249 g)




Edgar Matias
(416) 821-0998
Twitter: @matiasblog

Japanese (日本語):
Yuki Imai
Pleiades System Designs, Inc.

+81 45 719 2642
Twitter: @pleiadesdesigns

Tactile Pro, Click Switch, Matias, and the Matias logo are trademarks of Matias Corporation. Apple, OS X, and Mac are trademarks of Apple, Inc. The owners of other trademarks are respectfully acknowledged.