CODE 87-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown

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CODE 87-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX BrownCODE 87-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown
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Very nice keyboard Review by BK
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This was my first mechanical keyboard so I'm relatively new to the various switches and types of keys, etc. I like the feel of this keyboard and the typing experience is various nice. The feel of the brown keys with red o-rings is good. The noise is kept to a minimum, just a nice subdued thumping sound as a type. After using the keyboard for a while a few things that I didn't like were eventually I decided I don't think I like the "bump" of the brown key switches. I have since switched to the linear feel of red switches which I think I prefer. I also don't like the width of a TKL keyboard. Even with the keypad removed I find I'm having to reach out too wide with my mouse hand to feel comfortable. I've since switched to a 75% keyboard that does away with the navigation on the right and integrates it into a smaller package which I think I prefer. So overall I think my dislikes are just personal preference. I liked the backlit keys and although I've found I prefer the PBT keycaps I don't mind the ABS keycaps on this keyboard at all. They have a nice feel and they sound solid. As I've read in some reviews I did notice some "pinging" from they keyboard when I'd hit certain keys and that was slightly annoying. I'm sure I could have gotten used to it but I'm glad I didn't have to. Overall though, a very nice keyboard and I wouldn't have been sad if I stuck with it. I'm happier with the new one that I purchased that satisfies more of my personal preferences as mentioned above though. (Posted on 11/16/17)
Good Review by Andrey
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The CODE is a best keyboard! Thank you for your job (Posted on 10/1/17)
Fantastic Keyboard Review by Sidd K
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Overall this is a fantastic keyboard and typing on it is just a joy. And looks like it made from sturdy materials. Best of all the rubber feet on this is solid, hate it when my keyboard slides around.

Now there is a slight "springy" noise when some of the keys bounce back up, but it doesn't bother me.

I would definitely recommend this keyboard. (Posted on 9/24/17)
Exceptionnal Review by Nic
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I love just about everything on this keyboard. Typing feels incredible, back lighting works great. I really don't feel like the lowest lighting setting is too bright as some mentioned. I've got nothing to say against the keys. The keyboard stays firmly in place, it is easy to setup and works like a charm. I need to get used to typing a bit "higher" than before but that's it. Highly recommended if you're looking for a no-frills, small size, high quality mechanical keyboard. (Posted on 8/29/17)
Pobody's Nerfect Review by Paul
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OK, no one is going to make a perfect keyboard but this one comes close. I had previously been using a Das Keyboard 4 Professional (Cherry MX Brown). I will miss the integrated USB 3.0 hub on that keyboard but I'm willing to give up that convenience.

However, one thing I am not happy about is the internal structure of this CODE 87-Key. Typing on this causes a slight metallic ringing of some sort of spring(s) internally. My Das has a nice, dead sound which emits only the sound of the switches and the keycaps being mashed down. No ringing.

Otherwise, this feels really nice, has a good form factor (bezel is easier to work with, more compact being a ten-key-less model, etc.) and it's groovy that it's illuminated in case the power goes out in this office building.

I really wish it didn't sound like a cheap piece of crap with all this ringing that goes on while I type. :( (Posted on 8/28/17)
Liking this keyboard a lot Review by Ed
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I purchased the Code 87 key with Cherry MX Browns. It is my first mechanical and first with backlighting, so I really have nothing to compare it to in that respect but it's incredibly nicer than the Lenovo Pro I had been using. Typing seems faster and easier. It is also my first tenkeyless; I don't really miss the numpad esp. because the mouse is now closer to me which is more ergonomically correct.

The only complaints I have are 1) the sharp edges; rounded would be nicer, and 2) the 'barely there' (lowest) backlight setting is too bright for me even in the daytime. I toned the lighting down by stuffing little wads of toilet paper under the key caps :-) Which also gave the benefit of quieting the key clicks a bit. (Posted on 8/27/17)
Excellent Keyboard for Typists Review by Wayne
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This is an ideal keyboard for anyone that does a lot of typing of any kind -- coding or otherwise. It requires no special software on the computer. Quality and feel are excellent. (Posted on 8/27/17)
Whoa Review by goodroot
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All these years, I didn't show any interest in mechanical keyboards. Just moved, figured I'd upgrade my office with some new gear. Research led me to the CODE. This thing is incredible. I shred articles and code all day. My hands have never fer softer and less tense after a day of work. Red dampeners and brown switches feel gooey and gentle, while still razor accurate and satisfying. Each key stroke softer than any board: mac, ergo; anything! Thousands of key strokes later and my hands aren't aflame. The board has a valuable heft, is feature rich, has unbranded command keys, and oozes quality.

Recommended. 5 out of 5 is too low. 6! 6 I say! (Posted on 6/16/17)
Not as flexible as advertised Review by Alex
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I had to return the keyboard; I can't use it. I use a Mac, and I use the Dvorak keyboard layout. The CODE website promised that the keyboard was as flexible as I am, and that it had DIP switches which would allow me to configure it for use on a Mac as well as with a Dvorak layout. Not until I received it did I learn, to my dismay, that it can't do both—either you can configure it for use on a Mac, or you can configure it for Dvorak, but not both at the same time. This makes it unusable for me. I am aware that there is software that can remap the keys for me, but I work in a pair programming environment, and I can't make layout changes at the software level without them affecting my pair. I'm very disappointed, and I wish the CODE website had been more honest so that I could have known about its limitations before making my purchase.

**REPLY FROM WASD SUPPORT**
We're sorry to hear the keyboard's onboard layout options did not meet your specific needs. We'll be taking this into account for future versions. (Posted on 6/8/17)
Everything you need, nothing you don't (but too expensive outside US) Review by Bill
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It's hard to find a high quality keyboard that doesn't have all the "gaming" keyboard nonsense, so I was happy to find this one. And it lives up to the reviews. Solid, exceptional quality in a classic, understated look.

Two gripes though, one large-ish and one small. First, as other reviewers have noted, if you're outside the US, the charges can really add up. I'm in Canada and after the shipping and the duty charged on delivery (and the exchange rate), the keyboard ended up being around C$300. I'm not sure that there's much that WASD can do about this, but it's something to keep in mind.

My small gripe is that even the lowest setting on the backlighting is brighter than I'd like. A few dimmer settings would be nice. (Posted on 5/16/17)

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