PBT is a special type of plastic that doesn’t actually feel like plastic.
It has a dry satin texture, that’s really comfortable against your skin. This makes it perfect for mice.
Once you’ve experienced it, you understand immediately — there’s nothing quite like it.
99% of mice are made from cheaper, softer, ABS plastic, which has a tendency to turn shiny with use.
To combat this, these mice are often painted with a rubber coating — which is even worse, because it causes them to turn sticky over time (super gross).
Unpainted ABS tends to change colour over time. That’s why many white mice eventually end up looking yellow. ABS plastic is prone to UV damage from sunlight.
None of that happens with PBT — white PBT stays white.
In fact, PBT is so resistant to UV damage, that it’s used for car interiors, that are out in the sun all day.
The perfect material needs a good mouse shape to go with it — so we spent months testing and tweaking the shape, until we were satisfied.
Whether your hand is large or small, the Matias Wired PBT Mouse is right in the sweet spot, in terms of size.
The aluminum controls look & feel really nice, and (unlike rubber or soft plastic) will stay that way, for years to come.
On PC, the aluminum button acts as a Back button.
On Mac, you can assign it a variety of functions through the system settings.
The world (and Europe in particular) is transitioning to USB-C, so we offer both USB and USB-C models, in either Black or White PBT.
We’ve probably all had this experience...
You buy the latest premium mouse from a major brand (we won’t name them). The shape is perfect — it’s so comfortable — you’re very happy.
But after a year or two, one of the mouse buttons stops working. How is this possible? It’s an expensive mouse. This is not supposed to happen.
It happens because many mouse brands use cheap components in their mice. One cheap switch failure, and your otherwise perfect mouse is now landfill.
That won’t happen with the Matias Wired PBT Mouse.
Installing drivers is annoying, and shouldn’t be a requirement for getting the most out of your mouse.
In fact, if you work for a government agency or large company, you may not even be able to install a driver without authorization from the IT dept (due to security concerns).
For those reasons and more, all features of this mouse work WITHOUT installing any drivers.