The Das Keyboard has two things going for it. One, it’s awesome. It has no labels on the keys. When you type on it, you look like a ninja. That’s awesome.
The other thing is that it feels great to use. It’s a mechanical keyboard, and even though it uses the same switches as the SteelSeries 7G, we prefer the feel of the Das Keyboard. If you want the smooth typing experience without the no-label keys, there’s a model called the Das Keyboard Professional, which is just that.
For people just looking for an awesome typing experience, the Das Keyboard Ultimate S (or Professional) is an excellent choice, provided you don’t mind spending $130. For gamers, this one’s a toss-up—it’s essentially identical to the SteelSeries 7G, but a little better-looking, and without the headphone jacks and insanely heavy-duty construction. If you like the Das Keyboard’s aesthetics, buy with confidence—you won’t be disappointed by the way this one performs.