Matias Mini Quiet Pro
|Branding||Matias mini quiet pro|
|Keyswitches||Matias quiet click switches|
|Years of production||current; in production|
The "mini quiet pro", is an all black, 75% keyboard that uses the plate-mounted tactile and heavily dampened (quiet) clicky Matias switches. While it's based on the [Matias Quiet Pro]], the "mini quiet pro" comes in a space-saving compact form.
The keyboard is solidly made with an easily recognizable Alps SKBM white switches type feel to it but with significantly reduced auditory feedback/sound. This is achieved, as Matias explains, by sound dampening on the downstroke and upstroke. The sculpted ABS keytops make typing more precise by not easily losing the home row position.
On the first look, maybe because of its glossy finish, the case/housing looks flimsier than it is -- actually, the material used is one of the sturdiest, very hard to break plastics. Surrounded by a tough plastic housing and being plate-mounted there is very little torque/twist flex and almost no board flex when the keys are pressed very hard. A weakness of a cosmetic nature is that the glossy finish "attracts" and displays fingerprints, dust, and other smudges.
Similar "mini" shape keyboards by Matias
Several Matias' mini keyboards look similar or identical, but they have either different switches (quiet or clicky), are primarily built for a specific OS (Mac or PC), or have a wireless or wired capabilities (in addition to other less prominent differences):
|Wireless/quiet:||secure pro||laptop pro (bluetooth)|
|Wired/clicky:||n/a||mini tactile pro|
|Wired/quiet:||mini quiet pro (this page)||n/a|
The Matias mini quiet pro is a well designed and well built keyboard that doesn't disappoint in any critical way. As in the case of Matias mini tactile pro, improvements can be made in some areas, for example, replacing the ABS keycaps with the sturdier PBT plastics, or having a matte case finish instead of glossy, but, overall, there is no serious negative side to this space-saving 75% keyboard. This keyboard is ideal for crowded cubicle-style offices, or offices where (thin) walls were put up as an afterthought, and in any home or office situation where the sound output needs to be low and/or controlled. The packaging is modern, professional, and tasteful. The 3 built-in USB ports offer lots of (portable) expandability, and the included USB cable for home/office (2 m / 6.5 feet) and one extra cable for travel ((1 m / 3.25 feet) is a classy touch.
|Model name:||Matias mini quiet pro|
|Switch name:||Matias Quiet Click|
|Switch Part #:||PG155B01|
|Clicky:||Yes, sound dampened|
|Actuation force:||60 g (+/- 5 g)|
|Dimensions:||337 × 165 × 35 mm / 13.26 × 6.5 × 1.38 inches|
|Weight:||934 g / 2.06 lbs|
|Switch mount type:||Plate mount|
|Keycap mount:||Alps mount|
|Contact mechanism:||Metal leaf and spring|
|Cable:||Detachable (2 USB cables included)|
|Buily-in USB ports:||3|
|Key travel distance:||3.5 mm|
|Actuation point:||2.2 mm (+/- 0.2 mm)|
|Audio control keys:||Yes|
|Included:||2 USB cables, user guide|
|Full OS support:||Windows|
|Compatible with:||Linux, Mac|