CODE 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Clear

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CODE 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX ClearCODE 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Clear
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Keyboard is great overall, Keycaps aren't very durable Review by AGon
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I have the 104 key CODE with clears and I really enjoy typing on it. I'm a software developer so I've been using the keyboard for 8 - 10 hours a day for a few months now and it's holding up well.

The key caps could be more durable. ABS doesn't seem to last very long compared to other materials and many of mine are already shiny due to the fact that I use them so often. I have however ordered another set of PBT keycaps that will help sort that out.

Finally, I wish WASD would have included some instructions on removing the stabilized keys properly. When I got the keyboard many of the stabilized keys were binding and squeaking quite a bit. This was the first mechanical keyboard I had that didn't have the MX style stabilizers.So when I took them off to see what I could do about fixing them and found that there were little plastic clips holding the stabilizer bars in and when I took off the shift key I broke on of the plastic clips.

I didn't find this out until I tried to put the key back on and it wouldn't function properly. I ended up having to order a couple of replacement parts, and now there's a chunk of one of the plate clips stuck inside, and I can't open the keyboard case without voiding the warranty. Not a huge deal but considering the instruction manual consists of only a tiny sheet of paper detailing the function keys and switches on the back they could've put a link to a video on how to remove they key caps properly on there.

Overall, I'm satisfied with my purchase, and would recommend this board to anyone that's looking for a high quality device primarily for typing. You may want to look into other key caps if you do want some more durable key caps that won't show wear as quickly though.

(Posted on 12/16/14)
Very very nice keyboard Review by Simon
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the positive:
I very much like the code keyboard. The mx clears are so far my favorite kind of switches (I prefer them over the reds and browns I've already had).
The backlight is very nice and the brightness can be configured. The idea of the pin-switches on the bottom to change the behavior of some aspects of the keyboard to my liking is very nice - especially being able to change the location of the alt key is a welcome possibility for a mac user.

the negative:
some of the larger keys are a bit squeaky - I had to apply grease to it, in order to keep my co-workers happy. (Posted on 12/5/14)
Typing on it right now Review by Xenon787
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Let's start by saying that I get irrationally giddy every time I type with this keyboard.
I did my research and WASD was at the top of my list for mechanical keyboards. Backlighting was important to me, and the CODE has very pleasant white light, undramatic by comparison to some of the more gaming-centric keyboards out there. The keyboard's understated but pleasant design fits nicely into the rest of my desk habitat.
The media controls are just what I wanted, and the backlight can be cycled through 5-6 brightness settings or turned off altogether.
One thing I wish for is an option for backlit Windows logos on their respective keys, but that's just a personal preference. Overall a fantastic product. (Posted on 12/2/14)
With o-rings nothing needs changing Review by Asmodian
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I have used a lot of different mechanical keyboards and the CODE with MX Clears is my favorite so far.

A "basic" keyboard with with a nice even back light and some useful config options so it can be personalized with an odd tweak or two. Mine has no issues. I really like the MX Clears as well though I recently added some 40A-R o-rings which made it even better. (Posted on 11/14/14)
BEST MECHANICAL KEYBOARD EVER Review by MassiveOni
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I've seen a few mechanical keyboards, but this would have to be the best I have ever used, Cherry My Clear switches are better then red blacks and blues by a mile, and with the key o rings it gets even better.

The only thing that would make it better would be if there was an optional add on to change the color of the leds.

Other than that one tiny complaint, this keyboard is perfect. (Posted on 11/12/14)
pretty good keyboard Review by steph
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Good typing experience, but like most mechanicals the keys sit quite high which may require you to change your desk height to achieve good ergonomics. Not as quiet as I hoped, since the spring on the keys is quite powerful which creates a loud "thonk" when a key is released.

Perfect backlighting, and excellent placement of special functions (play/pause, next, prev, etc...) which make them very easy to manipulate with the right hand (seriously every keyboard should adopt this placement, it's way better than having them with the F-keys at the top). (Posted on 11/5/14)
1 week of use Review by Okuma.Scott
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Full disclosure: this is my first mechanical keyboard since the 90's.

As other posters have said, the backspace key is squeaky. I'll have to look into that lube, although I'm not keen on having to deal with the dirt magnet factor...

I've got no qualms with the DIP switches. In fact I love them in comparison with the software / special drivers required for other fancy keyboards with lighting. If you use a KVM like I do (IO Gear GCS1644), those other fancy-pants keyboards won't work like you'd expect.

The brightness of the indicator lights do NOT vary with with the key light brightness!
They appear to always be lit at the lowest setting.
Also (for me and everyone else it seems) they are not visible normally. I have to sit up to look at them; not ideal, fix this please! (just move them up a bit!)

I disagree with what a previous poster said: "it's perfectly easy not to bottom out with clears". Unless I am being very deliberate and concentrating on not bottoming out, it happens with almost every keystroke. [Please disregard everything you've read about clears being 'heavy"; they aren't] Maybe I'm just a heavy-handed typist (used to dome-switch membranes), but I wish that WASD would have automagically suggested O-rings.

Why doesn't WASD sell back-lit key caps? If my keys wear down (as happened on my previous keyboard, a Saitek Eclipse (PZ30AU)) where will I go for replacement keys!?
WASD offers all kinds of crazy key caps, why not any that are back-lit compatible?

Although I'll probably never switch away from qwerty, it's disheartening to know that switching this keyboard over to another layout will result in messed up key angles "because they're sculpted" - stattenf.

The fact that Jeff Atwood helped design this keyboard swayed me a little bit. I'm a coder by profession and I'm no stranger to Stackoverflow. I went looking for a back-lit mechanical keyboard first and found the CODE, before finding out a SO founder helped create it.

All in all, I'm very pleased. I don't see any reason not to give this a 5 star rating. The keys feel freaking awesome compared to the dome membranes I was used to. This is the best back-lit keyboard available hands-down and so far it has been worth every penny.

Other thoughts:
- It needs a wrist-rest to be used comfortably.
- Why sacrifice the menu key when the right "windows" key is prime for the taking? Give users the flexibility to have both at the same time!!!
(Posted on 10/29/14)
Excellent Review by cyborhyzm
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I have purchased two of these keyboards; one for home and one for work. Both are equally awesome and great to use.

I had one very minor problem, the exact same problem with both keyboards: When I started using them, the backspace key was very sqeeky and stiff. I notified WASD keyboards and they sent lubricant promptly. This solved the problem for both keyboards, but I wish this problem was fixed before the items were sent.

Otherwise, I am very happy and enjoying the keyboards every day. (Posted on 10/5/14)
Good keyboard Review by Mystik
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Owned this keyboard for a few weeks now; great keyboard, good feeling, and still fairly quiet.

I'm not a huge fan of where the lights are on the keyboard, from where I sit, they simply cannot be seen; with that said, I only really need to look at them when numlock is off and it should be on, or caps lock is on and it should be off; which is rare, so it's a minor issue.

Having to choose whether to have a menu button or Fn key is tough; I don't use that menu button much, but I use it enough to warrant its existence. But if I ever want to be able to control the lighting on this keyboard, I have to sacrifice it for the Fn key so I can adjust the lights. A bit of an inconvenience.

Those are my biggest gripes - both minor. besides that, WYSIWYG. This keyboard is everything I expected it to be: Awesome. (Posted on 9/21/14)
Awesome! Review by Geo Miller
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My last cherry mx blue keyboard was good, but way too loud. This one has great tactile feedback and a low noise level. Love it -- I'm thinking about buying another one. (Posted on 9/20/14)

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