Inevitably, you're going to start typing, and it's at this point that you'll notice the "high-quality rubber dome keyswitches". Whatever these are, they seem to do the trick; the Matias USB 2.0 Keyboard feels a lot better to type on than the majority of plastic based keyboards I've used. It can't compete with the likes of the Das Keyboard, or really high end, microswitch based devices, but it isn't trying to. That said, I'd like to see what Matias could produce if they did aim for that end of the market.
For the $30 that the Matias keyboard will set you back, I can't help but recommend it. I find it to be far better to type on than Apple's equivalent, and the addition of the USB 2.0 Dock elevates it further. For extended periods of typing, the Matias felt more natural than my Apple keyboard, or any of my Logitech keyboards. There's a certain amount of resistance on each key; not too much, but just enough to make the typing experience an enjoyable one.
The keystrokes don't make an insane amount of noise, but they do make a little. It's certainly one of the less "clacky" keyboards I've come across, thanks to the weight of each key.
The dock has worked with every device I've thrown at it, from memory sticks, to my iPod, to external hard drives. If you're intending on hiding your computer under your desk, or in another difficult to reach spot, having a few USB connections on your keyboard is extremely handy.
The only thing I don't like about the Matias keyboard is the return key. It's half the size of the return keys of most keyboards, and occasionally I'll hit backslash instead of enter. It's really not a big deal, however, and I am getting used to it. In fact, it didn't take very long for me to adjust at all.
In summary then, a big thumbs up for the Matias USB 2.0 Keyboard. It's affordable, well made, and has some extremely useful features.
Product reviewed was the white Matias USB 2.0 Keyboard for Mac. Also available in black for Windows/Mac.