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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Good but stiffer than expected Review by Boateye
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I like the simplicity of this keyboard. I have a noppoo choc mini at home with brown switches and I love it. I wanted a full size brown keyboard for work, and I liked the look, features and the fact that WASD is local to me.

Maybe this was the case when I first got my noppoo over 3 years ago, but the brown switches feel much stiffer than my noppoo. The tactile bump fels more pronounced. Also, the backspace is especially stiff and awkward to press with just my pinkie unless I press directly in the middle of it where the switch is under the key.

Overall, I like the keyboard. I just with the bump was just a bit less resistant as I much prefer to support a local business than have to buy from across the pond. (Posted on 7/27/15)
Great product! Review by New to Mechanical Keyboards
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Excellent keyboard, build quality is superb, the weight, switches, the detachable cable all are amazing!

Only downside is some of the keys that came with the board were not properly made with bits of plastic jutting out from the side as if they were popped out of one of those plastic trays that model planes are made out of. I had to remove keys and file down or break off those bits as some of the keys were not able to completely go down without rubbing against other keys. At $150 I was a bit disappointed with that but otherwise very happy. I would recommend them to others but at this price point there should be better QA. (Posted on 7/23/15)
One Keyboard to rule them all. Review by JohnM
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Quite simply, this is my new daily driver. The other keyboards in my home cower in shame of their own inadequacies and are now collecting cobwebs. (Posted on 7/17/15)
Minimal and Mechanical Review by Grant
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I have been looking at WASD keyboards for a while. The V2s are nice, but I really was hoping for backlit and I didn't need the custom key coloring. And their price without being exactly what I wanted seemed too steep. But I kept coming back due to all the great reviews I was seeing about the company and their products. Then, the CODE with Cherry Browns came out and ticked everything on my list:
* Cherry MX Brown switches (so glad this was added recently)
* Backlit
* Minimal
* Professional
* Colemak layout built-in
* Awesome build quality

I'm an engineer, with my main responsibility being document and specification drafting and editing, so lots of typing. I also writing fiction in my off time, so again, lots of keyboard time. I ended up buying thru Amazon to take advantage of the Prime Shipping.

I'm amazed at the weight of the thing, so solid and immoveable on the desk. And the look is SUPERB. No markings, the CapsLock/ScollLock/Pause LEDs are so low-key, not glaring. Looks super professional, all my coworkers love it. The Cherry MX Browns are great in an office environment.

The backlighting is even and the white backlight with the white plate looks so nice, even when the room is lit. I love how understated this is. It doesn't try to draw any attention to itself; functional without being drab. The fit and finish is fantastic. Compared to my CoolerMaster QuickFire TK (which is not a bad keyboard by any means) the build quality it lightyears ahead. For the price of the WASD, it should be, and it is.

Final thoughts: this is pricy, but I spend 10+ hrs a day at a keyboard. I want to spend my money on something that is going to make my life better. And this does. So much nicer to type on the the old membrane keyboard they gave me with my desk. Less effort, less hand stress, faster typing. This is a great investment if you are a moderate to heavy computer user, especially if you are doing lots of typing. (Posted on 7/16/15)
Excellent keyboard; cable not so much Review by Keev
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I've been using my keyboard for three months and have to say it is everything I was hoping. I wanted a replacement for the Dell keyboard I use at work and was looking for something with the feel of a Model M without as much click (trying to be a good neighbor to my co-workers). In that regard this keyboard was the right choice. Solid build with enough of a click and bump to make touch typing easy.

The only shortcoming was the cable. It worked for a minute then never again. Once in a while a bad one comes up and I guess it was my turn to get it. No worries, I have more than a few spare USB cables to use and they work fine. I saw it as a minor inconvenience, but you can put whatever weight you want to it. In my mind I bought the keyboard to make my time at work easier, not the cable.

I recommend this keyboard with no reservation. (Posted on 6/24/15)
Exactly what I was looking for. Review by Josh
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I have been wanting to switch to a mechanical keyboard for a long time. I had a Blackwidow Ultimate, but found the feedback and quality to be meh. I was looking for something that was good for gaming and great for software development as well. This is perfect for both.

The minimalism is fantastic, and I love the customization possibilities.

If anyone happens to have an issue on Ubuntu where the media keys don't register correctly, try plugging it straight into USB instead of the PS2 adapter. For some reason mine don't register correctly when using the adapter. (Posted on 5/23/15)
Great, but the backlighting implementation leaves much to be desired. Review by Montreal1978
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This is a very nice keyboard, indeed. The Cherry MX brown switches are great, the backlit keys are beautiful and the visual simplicity of this unassuming keyboard is nothing to be taken lightly, particularly for a mechanical keyboard.

However, I have several issues with the Code Keyboard:

1: There is no on-screen display for when the media keys (including volume up / volume down) are pressed. The system taskbar (Windows 7) volume slider doesn't even appear.

2: Adjusting to one of the 7 backlighting brightness levels is possible only in one direction with one brightness key rather than having brightness-up and brightness-down keys.

3: The special media key icons (Play, Stop, Brightness, Volume, etc.), which appear in the front of the key rather than on top of the key, are not backlit so you'll have to study where they are in order to make use of them in low lighting situations.

4: You must turn on/off the keyboard backlighting manually. The keys will remain lit even when your computer goes to sleep.

5: There's no option to set the keyboard backlighting to sleep, so that it would fade off if the keyboard hasn't been touched in a while.

6: There's no option for backlighting brightness to auto-adjustment itself based on ambient lighting.

It's unfortunate that with the handful of offered options available to users via the dip-switch controls on the bottom of the keyboard that the offered backlighting system is incomplete. (Posted on 5/2/15)
Amazing keyboard Review by Jason Barry
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I upgraded from the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard to this and after typing on it for the first 10 minutes, I'm averaging 20 WPM better! This is my first mechanical keyboard and the keys feel so great to press. I also like that it has backlighting too and that it's not an ugly red or distracting blue color. I love that I can turn on Mac mode so it works better with my Mac.

The sound of the browns are a bit louder than what my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard are, but I love the sound, so it doesn't bother me. Since I'm coming from a rubber dome keyboard, it will take me a little bit to get used to not having to bottom out the keys. After that, it should be a lot quieter.

My first few moments with this keyboard are great. I would recommend it to anybody especially if you are still using a rubber dome keyboard. (Posted on 4/21/15)
Excellent keyboard with the MX Browns! Review by Bash
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Quite pleased with this keyboard. This model satisfied all of my requirements: Solid build quality with some heft and no slippage, Cherry MX Browns, individually backlit keys, 10-key pad, and easy OSX support. Couldn't be more pleased.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great coding or gaming keyboard. I wasn't interested when it was only offered in the Clear switch version, but once it came out with Browns, it became a no-brainer for me.

The backlighting is perfect. The brightness is adjustable in 7 increments, and the halo effect is subtle and effective (unlike many other keyboards on the market).

If you are planning to use this in a shared office environment, you might want to spend the extra $15 and get a set of O-rings. Because even though the Browns are a lot less clicky as others, in this keyboard they aren't exactly whisper-quiet when they bottom out.

Kudos to WASD for a perfectly designed keyboard for my needs! (Posted on 3/30/15)
What more could you need? Review by Guy
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I decided to buy the WASD Code after 4 years with a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate which had tons of issues and niggles that I just got fed up with. I finally settled on the code after weeks of research and contemplation and I gotta say I'm not disappointed. The keyboard was exactly what I wanted: simple, functional and stylish in a refined understated way. The white backplate, detachable cord with attached Velcro cable tie, dip switches for customization without the need for clunky software (one of the main reasons I passed off my Razer BW), great build quality and great potential for customization thanks to the simple white leds and perfect layout.

If you're looking for a keyboard that does everything a keyboard should do and don't need any crazy frills and niche bells and whistles then this is for you.

100% recommended and have definitely found my go to keyboard brand! (Posted on 3/22/15)

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