Das Keyboard 6 Professional Review
I’d wager that folks who have never invested in a good keyboard don’t realize the world of difference one can make. I understand it can be daunting to figure out which keyboard may be right for you, but it’s a process I’ve come to embrace as essential to maximize one’s productivity. If you’re sitting at your desk for hours every day and have yet to take the plunge into a high-end keyboard, I implore you to do so. If you don’t know where to start, the Das Keyboard 6 Professional (DK6) is a fantastic option worth every penny of its price tag.
Foregoing style in favor of substance, the DK6 is a sturdy, well-built, low-profile keyboard. It may not be as eye-catching as high-end gaming equivalents, but that never was the intention. The DK6 is made for professionals who require an excellent typing experience without needing extra bells and whistles. On this front, the DK6 wholeheartedly succeeds. Keystrokes feel natural and responsive, largely thanks to the superb Cherry MX switches delivering satisfying, tactile feedback that’s been blissful to work with.
In addition, aiding each keystroke is flawlessly implemented full-NKRO. Over the last few weeks, I’ve tried my best to get the DK6 to drop a keypress, but it simply doesn’t happen. Whether using the DK6 to play games or write thousands of words, I’ve yet to see even the most minor hiccups in its performance. I feel comfortable saying this is a piece of hardware that everyone could use, even those who demand the highest level of accuracy out of their keyboards.
I mentioned that the DK6 maintains a low-key design, but that isn’t to say it’s rough on the eyes. Its simplicity is something that I think works to its advantage. The DK6 is touted as being able to stand the test of time. I see no reason why that won’t be the case. Weighing in at 2.89 lbs and featuring a strong aluminum enclosure, the DK6 feels like the most premium keyboard I’ve ever had the chance to review. Its laser-etched keycaps are backlit with solid white lighting that remains bright without being distracting. Admittedly, I thought I might miss having customizable LED-lit keycaps. The DK6 doesn’t offer this in any way. But it wasn’t long before I found myself enjoying the DK6 so much that fancy colors under my fingertips became meaningless.
One thing I do miss from my old keyboard, however, is the option for wireless connectivity. The DK6 offers no such functionality; instead, it connects with a lengthy USB-C cable. It’s nice no longer having to remind myself to keep my keyboard charged. Depending on an individual’s setup, having to deal with hardwired cable may not be ideal. Given that the DK6 also provides users with a 2-port USB-C superspeed hub, it isn’t difficult to see why it’s designed to remain plugged into a tower at all times.
The Das Keyboard 6 Professional has been one of my favorite upgrades of the year. It’s an outstanding keyboard that doesn’t concern itself with gimmicks. Instead, it does better than most what keyboards need to do. It gets me excited to write by providing an excellent typing experience. And much like the name suggests, it looks professional without being a gaudy eyesore. The Cherry MX blue switches are supremely satisfying, but most importantly, have held up flawlessly under all stress tests. This is a keyboard worth your attention and one I’ll be using for years to come.
***The Das Keyboard 6 Professional was provided for the purpose of this review***
- Sturdy, low-profile design
- Feels premium
- Cherry MX blue switches
- Dual USB-C ports
- Some may miss LED customization
- Hardwired, no wireless option
- Could be considered pricey