Matias Mini Quiet Pro Keyboard for PC

Editor rating

3/5 on June 1, 2017

User's rating

29 reviews

Our Bottom Line Verdict

Given the issue with Home and End discussed above, you may be wondering why I chose to review the Mini Quiet Pro over its full-size brother – or why you should choose it for your work. The answer has to do with the keyboard’s small footprint, which in some situations can be very relevant to ergonomics. Smaller keyboard = more room to move mouse + less distance to reach for mouse.

With the Mini Quiet Pro, this is a simple case of a tradeoff. Choose the small footprint and lose some convenience – especially if you use Home and End much – or upgrade to the full-size model and find a way to deal with its width. My personal recommendation? Go full-size and get a Contour RollerMouse Red, which uses the space in front of the keyboard rather than to the right.

But if you’re crazy for desk space – or just want a keyboard you can fit in your laptop bag – the Mini Quiet Pro is a well-made, compact mechanical keyboard at a very reasonable cost. And it’s an amazing preview of the quality we can expect in the Ergo Pro. Keep it coming, Matias!

I’m a fan of mechanical keyboards – but a frustrated fan, because to date I have not found one in an ergonomic shape I can use. That’s why I’m excited about Matias, the Canadian keyboard maker that will soon be releasing its sure-to-be-amazing Ergo Pro. Alas, when I contacted the company, I was told that samples are not yet available. In the interim, they recommended that I review one of their “standard” models. Having famously low resistance to trying new devices, I agreed.

Matias, the mechanical keyboard company
In its press releases, Matias claims that it is “emerging as the #3 keyboard manufacturer,” behind Microsoft and Logitech. Its main claim to fame is the Tactile Pro, which is designed to feel very much like a certain vintage Apple device. Then there’s the Quiet Pro, which is basically the same thing without the racket. Given my choice of review units by the company, I picked the miniature version of the latter – the Mini Quiet Pro. With a small footprint, low noise level, and of course easy-on-the-hands mechanical action, I figured the Mini Quiet Pro would give me plenty to write about.

Here is our full review of this product. Here is a short video review.

 

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