CODE 87-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Clear

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CODE 87-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX ClearCODE 87-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Clear
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Perfect except keycap letters wearing off Review by Jason H
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This keyboard performs exactly as expected, though in less than a year, 6 keys have indistinguishable letters and another 10 or so are showing a lot of extra light where the black has worn off. The paint is definitely a weak point in the durability here.

This issue is not just about not being able to see letters (who uses a keyboard 8hrs a day and still has to look at it when typing?!), but it does mess with the lighting in the work area if you code at night - when some fingers move to expose a naked keycap, he gets an extra flash of light. it's subtle, but noticeable, and for a premium product, unexpected (and sort of unacceptable).

Aside from this, actual issue is a mere opinion as a matter of preference: i miss the 10-key on the side. I should have gone with the 104 key model. If you work with numbers a lot, there's just no replacing a 10-key layout for input speed.


**REPLY FROM WASD SUPPORT**
Hi, please do email us about the worn keycap print and we can replace those keys, we warranty the print for a year from purchase. (Posted on 6/7/18)
best. keyboard. ever. Review by martijn
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Good build quality, great keyboard. period. (Posted on 6/1/18)
Solid keyboard that I could use to hack my way back in time. Review by matjam
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I have been looking for the right keyboard for years. Decades, nay, centuries. And I never was able to find a keyboard the met my desire for a keyboard that was both solid and clicky but also not sounding like a thousand monkeys sexually assualting a line printer from the 1970's.

This keyboard feels solid. I could use it as a chock for a Boeing 747. If I ever have need of something blunt and heavy for self defense, I'll be heading straight for my office and reaching for this keyboard.

They key action is smooth. It has taken me a little time to get used to the keys as I have been ruining my typing ability for years by typing on poor quality chicklet style keyboards.

Of course when I say "smooth", these are the Cherry MX Clear so they are smooth and then have a nice satisfying bump when they actuate. I can simply glide my fingers across the keys and feel for when they activate, or hammer on it like Bonzo from Led Zepplin when the mood strikes me, or when I'm writing a particularly pithy review.

This all started, mind, with me buying a keyboard with an Amiga key for my old Amiga 4000. For it, I chose the MX Browns, and while happy with it I was a little unsatisfied. I wanted something slightly tigher. So for my Linux machine I bought the Code keyboard with the Clears. Totally worth it.

5 Stars, A++++++++ would buy again. Oh wait, I'm buying another for work.

$450 in keyboards in a month. I have a problem. (Posted on 5/13/18)
Very nice/clean design Review by Buck
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The keyboard has a nice/clean design and feels nice under my fingers. I wish I'd made the jump years ago.

improvements that could be made:
- an auto-off feature for the backlight (eg., after 5m, turn off the light until the next keypress)
- a USB-A port for security keys to live in
(Posted on 4/24/18)
Great keyboard. Very clickable. Review by Jon S.
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Love everything about it. Quality product. 5/5, would purchase again. (Posted on 4/23/18)
Exactly what I was looking for. Review by Nahuel
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I previously owned a Blackwidow, and now after a couple days of using this, I must say I really loved it. The attention to detail is stunning and the backlight is just perfect, I had installed some sound dampeners and they didn't affect the feel of the keys so much, it is still very pleasant and they make it less clicky sound so I can type at night without bothering everyone around me.

I love it!. (Posted on 4/8/18)
When you replace something with the identical thing you know you've got a winner Review by Timothy
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Five years or so ago, I bought my first CODE 87 key keyboard. Some of the switches were starting to fail sometimes, so I thought it was time to replace it. It wasn't a difficult decision to repurchase the exact same keyboard. It feels right, it sounds right, it just works. (Posted on 3/26/18)
Overall: Outstanding Review by Lars
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I had some initial troubles with the key layout setup - the Mac key layout for the meta keys didn't quite work, so I switched back - but I'm actually starting to like that layout better that way. Just that damn muscle memory...

The Cherry Clears don't have quite the same tactile feedback as the Greens I use at home, but are satisfying enough while still being gentle on my co-workers' ears (even without sound dampeners).

I have tried a few other mechanical keyboards, but so far the CODE line is my favorite. And, they fit my hands. (Posted on 3/15/18)
A great experience Review by tksymphony
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I use the keyboard for a lot of professional computer typing, and it is fantastic.
Everyone who uses a computer should make the switch.
(Posted on 3/11/18)
After some initial hiccups, I love this board Review by Curt
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I'm using this keyboard on a Mac, so I planned to swap the Alt keys into the OS position and install Mac-style ⌘ (command) keycaps where the Alts were. Sadly the post of one of the Alt keys pulled out of the board when I attempted to remove the keycap. Apparently this isn't uncommon with the Clear switches.

After a quick trip back to the factory for a new key switch, I'm back in business. The Clear switches with red sound dampeners give me nearly the feel of the blue switches that I've come to love without driving my office mates crazy. They say this keyboard is actually quieter than the Apple Magic Keyboard that I was hammering on previously.

I know I'm faster and more accurate on a mechanical keyboard. The Code with Clear switches is the perfect answer for an open office environment. (Posted on 2/18/18)

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