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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Exactly what I had hoped for Review by mattlezeay
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I have purchased a lot of keyboards, constantly looking for the "one." I actually switch between using macs, windows, and linux computers quite a lot so having one keyboard that is the same for all of them has been as struggle. Not anymore, this keyboard is great, not only do I get the great feel of Cherry MX Clears, less noise than buckling spring or Blues, but also can use the same keyboard on my mac as well as my PC. Being able to switch the layout between mac and PC is just great icing on top of a very delicious cake. The adjustable backlight is also great.

I would recommend this keyboard for anyone wanting to upgrade to a mechanical keyboard but has to live with coworkers and therefore has to keep the noise down while not sacrificing quality. (Posted on 8/21/14)
Only one small flaw... Review by Aaron
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I have been using the Code keyboard for about 2 weeks now and absolutely love it.
My co-workers can deal with the extra noise, typing all day is so much more pleasurable now.

My one complaint is the positioning and size of the indicator lights (Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, Num Lock). With the keyboard in its current position, I cannot see the lights at all. Even if I lean forward a bit the small size of the hole for the LED light and angle makes them so dim it is still hard to see. If they were a little bit further up (say lined up with the middle of the top row of function keys) and larger, it would be absolutely perfect. (Posted on 8/19/14)
A "Top Shelf" pick... Review by JCChaconJr
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From the moment you hold the box in your hand and feel the weight, you'll know you have a serious keyboard in your hands. I chose the Clear switches for mine. While I wish that the tactile "bump" was a little more noticeable, the weight of the key presses feels perfect for me - but hey, that's a minor criticism of the switch, not the keyboard itself. As advertised, I don't find the keys too loud, even when I bottom out (at least no one has complained), but a colleague suggested getting red O-rings for good measure, which I just might do down the line.

The rubber pads and rubberized kickstand literally require some effort to make it slide on my desk. Unless you are typing on a Teflon surface, this thing will NOT move! The illuminated keys with white lighting really stand out in the late afternoons in the office. I use it full brightness, but it's nice to know that I have 6 levels of brightness to choose from. Because of their deep set placement, the notification lights for Caps/Num/Scroll look dim, unless you're directly over the keyboard, but I quickly got used to seeing the dim reflection along the hole's inner face. It's just another minor grievance... All in all, a solid keyboard for lond coding sessions.

If there is one last minor complaint (a request really), I really hope that WASD considers offering custom keys made for the back-lighting - even if it's limited to the extra keys and just black keys. I really want to customize my keyboard, and it's a shame that the regular custom keys aren't designed for illuminated keyboards.

So I rated this 4 stars, but if I could go halves, I'd definitely give it a 4.5 Star rating. My minor complaints wouldn't stop me from recommending this terrific keyboard, and in fact, I shared my positive thoughts on our Company's Yammer portal. Nice job, WASD and Jeff Atwood!!! (Posted on 8/7/14)
This is a great keyboard memories of my 5150 days Review by The Builder
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I remember my IBM AT that had the click keyboard and it lasted all the way until I could not use the PS/2 connector anymore. I did manage with membrane keys for a few years and then after reading an article online about WASD keyboards I decided to get one. 1st selling point Lighted and Adjustable keyboard dim / bright. 2nd positive tacktile keys with good movement. 3rd Its customizable beyond what I thought you can customize I really like this keyboard. 4th Its heavy does not move and is built like a tank !!! I feel that another one will be purchased by me very very soon !!! (Posted on 8/1/14)
Excellent keyboard, though keycaps for alternate layout would be nice Review by Keith G
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This is my first mechanical keyboard. I had never used one before, but after a lot of reading up on them (and reading Jeff Atwood's epic quest for the Perfect Keyboard), I decided it was worth the risk. I'm glad I did it. I was initially slower typing on the mechanical switches than on my Macbook Pro, but after about a week, I was able to match my original typing speed, though I still think it will be another week or two until it feels completely familiar to me.

The look is simple, elegant, and beautiful. It feels sturdy. The backlighting is excellent. I've gotten comments from coworkers when they see it.


I have a few things I wish were different: foremost would be keycaps for alternate layouts. I type on a dvorak, and while I love that the DIP switches let me change to that on the hardware, the keys cannot physically be rearranged -- each row is cut at a slightly different angle. So while I can physically attach the keys in a dvorak layout, they are uneven and essentially unusable like that.

Lesser nitpicks: the DIP switches are tiny and deeply set in the back of the keyboard, so they are a bit tricky to set using just your fingers; using a paperclip is much easier. The Mac layout (OS & Alt keys swapped) is just one of the four available layouts; you cannot use that option and use a dvorak/colemak layout at the same time. (Posted on 7/22/14)
Very happy with my keyboard Review by Dr. Captain
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I haven't used a mechanical keyboard since I learned to type on a typewriter. I did some research and figured the Cherry MX Clears would be a match for my typing style.

Bottom line, I type much faster now. My only problem is going between my laptop and this sweet keyboard.

This unit appears to be rather well built. I have had it for about 4 months. Liked it so much I purchased a 2nd one for my brother to enjoy.

This thing is fairly heavy. Nice.

The backlighting is very nice overall.

Some suggestions:

Caps Lock light is weak. A bigger LED/indicator would be nice. IMHO.

Dip switch changes for various settings....I had to adjust them to change back-light brightness level....seems to be a minor undertaking. (read the instructions and you should be fine.) Ideally, these settings could be adjusted via the PC gui interface itself. I understand this would be a project to create software to handle this.

USB ports would be nice. For the price point, the option to connect my usb headset or other usb device should be expected.

Overall, Buy this keyboard. These guys have done a very good job of building a keyboard that is rock solid. Extra goodies would be nice, but bottom line, it's a better keyboard than I have ever used. (Posted on 7/16/14)
Pretty Awesome Review by NekoGecko
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This keyboard is honestly the best keyboard I've typed on. It almost made me want to go back to school and write essays (keyword: "almost"). I love love love typing on this: the satisfying clicks, not having to press so hard on my keys, the great response time, and the backlighting. The backlighting has to be my favorite feature.

Unlike my other keyboard, the backlighting has MANY levels, not just "brighter than the sun", "only visible in a black hole" or "off". The range is great for me typing both during the day when I need a bright setting or during the night, when I turn it down a bit. I believe it has 6-7 different settings so you can adjust to your needs!

The ONLY reason I did not give 5 stars (I would have given 4.5 if that was an option), is that the keyboard was not as quiet as I was hoping for. They description of my clears with the o-rings stated it would be a soft amount of sound as compared to their Greens, but my boyfriend has Browns and mine was JUST as loud if not slightly louder.

Other than my small issue with the noise (really I can get over it, I listen to my boyfriend's constant rapid programming), this keyboard is like candy for my fingers! (Posted on 7/15/14)
Overpriced and overrated Review by Marv
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The only 2 plusses about this keyboard are the rare mx clear switches and clean look of it.

The quality overall is very lacking. The frame feels very cheap, and the backlighting is varied so that some keys look yellow instead of white. They supposedly "replaced" my first keyboard because of defected LEDs, but the new keyboard I have has the same yellowish hue on the same keys as the first board! I understand some keys like the < > and {} are going to be off in color due to how they are printed, but keys like the "5, 6, D, F, G, H" should all be white since the print is centered. I expect way better quality for an almost $200 board!

I love the switches, but the quality you get for the price is way off! (Posted on 5/12/14)
Almost there Review by Kate
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This is a great keyboard, but there are a few issues.
1. That pinging noise a few people talked about. I can deal with that.
2. This is a keyboard geared to people who use alternative layouts, but the KEYCAPS ARE NOT EXCHANGEABLE
2a. You cannot pick a layout when buying the keyboard, so if you always use dvorak, too bad. The keycaps can't really be switched for it.
2b. You cannot even BUY new keycaps to fix this issue, as the backlighting won't work if you do so.
Had I known about this issue, I would have bought a keyboard from another company.
3. Seriously, who needs 2 OS keys? The switch really should have been so you can turn one of the OS keys (the one on the right, ideally) into an Fn key, not to turn the only menu button into it. Again, minor issue. (Posted on 5/7/14)
solid and pleasing to use Review by Andrew
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My only problem with this keyboard was that the lower lip of the space bar was irritating my thumbs, which normally rest lightly on the space bar. I solved this by removing the space bar and turning it over. (Posted on 5/4/14)

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