CODE 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown

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CODE 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX BrownCODE 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown
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My favorite Mechanical - after some mods Review by [email protected]
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Love this keyboard. I plan to own it for a long time. It came out of the box with the spacebar not installed correctly, and after a year the left shift key started sticking. But I fixed both and it's perfect right now.

The might sound like a slight - but I pay a more to tune my piano twice a year (my real favorite keyboard) than I did for this one and much less maintenance.

I guess this is a warning review - plan on owning this thing for many years. (Posted on 2/17/16)
Awesome, totally worth it Review by litgeek
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This is my first mechanical keyboard, and I am very happy with my selection. The keyboard has a very nice weight to it and doesn't move at all on my desk, which is really nice. I got the sound dampeners, which do make it quieter when you bottom out, but to be really quiet I still have to learn to touch-type. Since this is my first mechanical keyboard, the pressure needed to actuate the keys really surprised me- because it was so easy. When I do buy a new one, I personally will be going with the clears rather than the browns. A solid (weight and quality wise) keyboard, overall I would strongly recommend. (Posted on 1/26/16)
AWESOME Review by MrBucket101
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Couldn't be happier about this purchase. I use this keyboard at work, and asides from the backlight, it does not visually appear to be much different than a normal keyboard.

The backlight on LOW is still noticeable, but it is very faint, if only it went maybe 1 or 2 shades lighter, then it would practically be invisible on my desk.

I opted to have the RED O-Rings installed and while I was skeptical at first, I like them much better than I thought I would. I have a keyboard at home with the RAZER ORANGE switches, which are basically browns, and I much prefer typing on my CODE keyboard with the O-RINGS installed.

Not being able to truly bottom out just feels so good, and it keeps my keyboard silent.

Before I used this keyboard I borrowed a friends keyboard with MX BLUES and everyone in the office (10 cubicles or so) was complaining after about an hour.

I can't say I have messed with any of the switches on the underside. I pretty much left those alone.

REALLY HAPPY, LOVE THIS KEYBOARD (Posted on 12/2/15)
Amazing Keybord Review by Fernando
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I bought this keyboard to replace my Ducky Shine 3... I am glad I made this decision! Amazing build and quality... I did encounter some issues with my first keyboard but customer support took care of it... Customer support is outstanding! (Posted on 11/4/15)
Excellent! Review by vahnn
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I've been looking for my first entry into the world of mechanical keyboards for quite some time, and I think I got a pretty good one to start with. Loving the Cherry MX Brown switches.

The build quality of this keyboard is, to put it simply, fantastic. It's heavy and sturdy, two qualities I'm looking for (I game on my couch with keyboard on my lap and a hard mousepad on the couch cushion next to me), and this thing has huge, solid rubber feet on the bottom, with 2 in each close corner and one in each back corner, with each foot being about 1.5"x.5". This thing stays in place! The lighting on every key is perfectly crisp and clear, and the lighting under they keys is very even as well. No distracting blank or dim spots.

I do have 2 small complains: The first is a few of the keys seem to make a "springy" noise upon releasing the key. It's only about 4 or 5 keys, and it's not consistent, but every once in a while I hear it. When I'm gaming, it's not a problem, but times when I'm typing in silence, it can be pretty distracting.

My second complaint is pretty specific to my situation of gaming with my keyboard on my lap and not resting on a flat, solid surface: the kb connects to your PC via a microUSB port on the kb to a USB on your PC. There are several channels in the bottom of the kb to route the wire with small detents along each to hold the cord in place. I'm sure it works great on a flat surface, but in my situation, with nothing solid and flat under the channels, the wire tends to fall out and then put stress on the microUSB connector as the cord hangs down from the keyboard. Again, very specific to my situation. I'll probably wrap something around the cord to make it fit snugger into the channel and detents without getting sticky residue from tape on my kb.

All in all, it's a wonderful keyboard and if I ever need another, I think I'll come back here for it. (Posted on 10/22/15)
Brown > Clear for me Review by Mike G
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I have both the brown and clear CODE keyboards. I like the brown keys much better. (Posted on 10/13/15)
Best keyboard I've ever owned. Review by Sawyer
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Exceptional keyboard. Build quality is amazing and backlighting looks great (keycaps have translucent character etchings to let the backlighting through, which have the added benefit of making the keyboard look pretty sick even with the backlighting off).

As another user stated, Browns are a great compromise if you plan on splitting your time between typing/coding and gaming (I've also owned keyboards with Clears and Blues. I've found that I can type roughly 20% faster on Browns than Clears. And Blues are too loud for my liking. The clicky mechanism in Blues force you to bottom out the keys, which isn't the case with tactile bump switches). (Posted on 10/10/15)
Every developer needs a CODE Keyboard Review by ChrisWhoWritesCode
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I got hooked on using mechanical keyboards at home and knew I had to make the transition at work too. I shopped around the internet for about two months looking for the perfect work keyboard. It was clear to me that the MX Brown switches were perfect for my work environment. Unfortunately WASD was currently sold out of the MX Brown CODE keyboard. I decided to wait for them to get back in stock and... boy! It was worth the wait.

I could not be happier with this keyboard. The MX Brown switch provide the perfect amount of tactile feedback and thus far no irritated coworkers have tried to evict my out the 31st floor window. I was initially concerned about the LEDs. The CODE keyboard is supposed to be low profile awesomeness and I was afraid that the brightness of the LEDs would attract too much attention. Luckily the WASD keyboardologist know this and provide a way to dim the LEDs. There is also a hotkey for turning the LEDs off. This seems like it wouldn't be a big deal but trust me, it's nice to be able to make a break for the exist without having to cycle through the brightness setting in order to turn off the LEDs. It's also nice to be able to turn them back on in the morning without having to cycle back to the correct setting.

I say all that to give an example of how well thought out this product is. It's very solidly build and blends in perfectly to an office environment. Everything I was looking for with no extra BS. Features there when you need them, out of the way when you don't.

Enough rambling. Buy one. You won't regret it. @WASD Keep being awesome! (Posted on 10/7/15)
Perfect Review by Simon
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Perfect keyboard (Posted on 10/7/15)
Just what I was looking for Review by Travis
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After deciding to upgrade from my old membrane keyboard, I gave consideration to several brands and models, including products from Corsair, Razer, Das Keyboard, and others. Each one missed the mark for one reason or the other. Thankfully I came across this offering from WASD, and with the addition of some o-rings, it has proven a perfect match for what I was looking for.

Highlights for my decision to go with WASD over the others include:

1) Simple backlighting I can control without software. I didn't feel the need for a multitude of colors or rainbow effects, I just wanted to be able to easily identify keys across all levels of light.

2) A single, standardized, replaceable cable. The routing channels on the back were a nice bonus.

3) Lack of required software for any features, and full compatibility with any OS I so desire. I use several operating systems, and this was a deal breaker when considering some of the more gaming oriented keyboards.

4) Ability to serve both as a gaming keyboard AND typing keyboard. I spend many hours writing code, and (notably less time) gaming. On a personal note, I've found the Cherry MX Browns to be my ideal in-between for filling these two rolls. I found the Clears to be too heavy for gaming, the lack of feedback on Reds and Blacks didn't do it for me while typing, and the 'click' from Blues and Greens was just too loud.

(If you're not experienced with the different Cherry MX switches, I highly recommend the switch tester so you can try different keyswitches. Going by what you read of other people's opinions on the internet isn't going to cut it, too individualized of a choice.)

5) Simple, clean appearance, coupled with straight-forward functionality. I just wanted a standard keyboard layout, no fancy additional buttons or excessive dual-purposing of keys for opening e-mail or other such silliness. The exception to that was multi-media keys so I could control volume and music playback. I love the way that was handled by WASD, clean little icons on the front side of certain keys that are used in conjunction with the FN key. Doesn't interfere with the layout or appearance of the standard keys, while still providing the desired functionality.

I've also been very pleased with the rock-solid physical stability of the keyboard. It feels extremely solid beneath my fingers as I type, and it absolutely stays in place.

Nitpicks include:

1) The aforementioned FN key icons don't light up very well. This very quickly becomes a non-issue, since I know exactly where they are with a couple days of use, and they're still visible in most lighting conditions. On the flip side, they're less visually distracting this way.

2) I can see where some people have mentioned that the light coming through the key characters isn't perfectly even. It's certainly not enough to bother me, but if you're an extreme perfectionist, it might bother you.

All in all, this was exactly what I was looking for in a keyboard. I wouldn't hesitate to make the same decision again. (Posted on 8/4/15)

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