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Aluminum panel icon

Aluminum top panel

LED icon

White LED backlighting

USB cable icon

Extra long braided cable

USB icon

USB pass-through

N-key Rollover Icon

Full N-key rollover

Minimalist design

Start with pure lines sculpted in aluminum, add clean white backlit keys with a modern font face, and you get an incredibly efficient tool that helps get the job done.

Das Keyboard Prime 13 mechanical keyboard side view
Cherry Switch

German engineered Cherry MX switches

Das Keyboard incorporates a product of the highest-quality German engineering: Cherry MX switches. With gold crosspoint technology, these switches ensure high-precision electrical contact. They last over 50 million keystrokes with no loss of quality.

Cherry MX brown switch

  • Feel: Soft tactile
  • Actuation force: 45g
  • Tactile force: 55g
  • Lifetime: 50 million actuations
  • Total travel distance: 4mm
  • Pre-travel distance: 2mm
  • Operating point: 2mm
  • Reset point: 2mm
  • Keycap stem: MX (cross)
Cherry Brown LED Switches
Cherry Switch

MX2A red silent: The new gold standard

Experience tranquility at your fingertips. Driven by our unwavering pursuit of perfection, the MX2A introduces our high-precision ring lubrication, elevating the keyboard experience.

Cherry Brown LED Switches
  • Engineered and Made in Germany
  • CHERRY MX2A SILENT RED switch: Linear actuation without pressure point and reduced typing sound
  • Industry-leading CHERRY Gold Crosspoint technology
  • Factory-applied, premium-grade lubricant
  • Noise-reducing barrel spring design
  • Diamond polished stem and spring guidance
  • Glide-optimized stem guidance ribs
  • Short bounce time for high switching frequency (such as for fast typing)
  • Self-cleaning contacts
  • Switch resistant to dust and dirt
  • Over 50 million keystrokes with no loss of quality guaranteed

Type anywhere, even in your cave

The Das Keyboard Prime 13 wields white LED backlit keys with 7 levels of brightness. Plenty-enough settings even for desks located in challengingly-dark environments.

Das Keyboard Prime 13 mechanical keyboard backlighting

USB connectivity

Das Keyboard Prime 13 mechanical keyboard braided cable

Improved cable management

With the extra long braided cable and its rectangular shape, the Prime 13 keeps you knolling more then ever.

Das Keyboard Prime 13 mechanical keyboard usb port

Connect any device with a USB pass-through

Conveniently plug a mouse, thumb drive, headset, or phone directly into the keyboard's USB pass-through.

Save the planet. Your Prime 13 saves energy

The planet needs your help. Every bit counts. The Prime 13 has built-in energy saving features.

Sleep control function
Das Keyboard was one of the first to incorporate a computer sleep control to its keyboards. Having a computer sleep a few hours a day while you are away from your desk will make your power hungry 600-watt, eight-core, fire-breathing monster computer stop burning unnecessary energy when it is not needed.

LED auto-dim
The Prime 13 backlighting automatically dims after 10 minutes of inactivity. Even keyboards like naps.

The Earth

Every detail matters

Das Keyboard Prime 13 mechanical keyboard back label

Laser engraved aluminum label

Forget stickers. Find excellence down to the laser-engraved aluminum label under the keyboard.

Das Keyboard Prime 13 mechanical keyboard sidelit

Sidelit media controls

We rotated the LED switches to be front facing so that even the media controls icons located on the side of the keycaps are backlit. The best way to explain this is to create this new word, sidelit.

Connecting users to the machine

The Prime 13 is a minimalist, beautiful, and rock-solid keyboard that seamlessly connects the user to the machine for maximum creativity and productivity. Focus on the task at hand and let the keyboard disappear from your mind, seamlessly connecting it to your work displayed on the monitor.

Das Keyboard Prime 13 mechanical keyboard connecting the user to the machine

Knolling has never looked better

For the overachiever who likes to keep their desk clean, the Prime 13 has a place in the middle of your desk.

Das Keyboard Prime 13 mechanical keyboard perfect for desktop knolling

Prime 13 technical specifications


  • Minimalist design with anodized aluminum top panel
  • Cherry MX mechanical switches with crosspoint gold contacts
  • White LED backlighting
  • Full n-key rollover (NKRO)
  • USB pass-through
  • Extra long, 6.5 ft braided cable
  • Quick access media controls and sleep mode via function keys

Good to know information

  • Laser-etched keycaps with keycap puller
  • Cherry-style wide keycap stabilizers
  • Dimensions: 18.03 x 6.77 x 1.22 inches
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs
  • Designed in Austin, TX USA

System requirements

  • One USB port for keyboard connection
  • One USB port for USB pass-through
  • No software driver required
  • Compatible with Windows, Linux operating Systems, and Chrome OS

Country layouts

  • Available in 104-key US layout & 105-key for UK layout (NO, and DE layouts will be coming soon)