Das Keyboard Prime 13

Das Keyboard Prime 13

Das Keyboard Prime 13 is a minimalist mechanical keyboard from Metadot.

Minimalist Mechanical Keyboard

The keyboard doesn’t offer any fancy features, it just tries to deliver a good typing experience by focusing on high quality materials and simple design. But that doesn’t mean, the keyboard has no features at all. You get full N-Key Rollover, an USB passthrough and quick access media controls via the function keys. Furthermore, Das Keyboard Prime 13 is the first keyboard from Metadot, that comes with a white backlighting. Its brightness can be adjusted to 7 different levels.

Solid Switches and Keycaps

Das Keyboard Prime 13 features Cherry MX Brown switches. Other switch types are not available yet and it doesn’t really look like there are new ones to come. The keyboard features an anodized aluminum top panel and as always, Metadot delivers laser-etched keycaps to ensure high durability. As an extra accessory, you get a keycap puller. The keyboard is compatible with Windows, Mac OS, Chrome OS and Linux.

Tech Specs for Das Keyboard Prime 13

Dimensions: 458 x 172 x 31 mm
Weight: 1320 g
Connection: USB
Illumination: Yes (one color)
Cable Length: 201 cm
Key Rollover: NKRO
Numpad: Yes
Macro Keys: No macro keys
Media Keys: Yes (integrated)
USB Passthrough: Yes
Switches: Cherry MX Brown
Keycaps: Laser etched ABS keycaps
Extras: Keycap puller
Available since: Sep. 2016

Further Information on Amazon.com

Das Keyboard Prime 13 Backlit Wired Mechanical Keyboard, Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Switches, Clean White LED Backlit Keys, USB Pass-Through, Aluminum Top Panel (104 Keys, Black)
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Mechanical Keyboard Score


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Tom's Hardware

January 11, 2018

Without rating

"The Das keyboard Prime 13 is a solid option if you want a clean board with a reliable typing experience for a competitive price. Just make sure you won't miss the fancy extras like customizable lighting or USB 3.0."

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September 7, 2016

85 out of 100 points

"The Das Keyboard Prime 13 is unquestionably a high-quality mechanical keyboard that should appeal to anyone with an eye for simplicity and performance. "

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