CODE 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Blue

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CODE 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX BlueCODE 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Blue
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Keyboard with a solid build Review by KK
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I am very happy with the quality. The CODE keyboard is very solidly built, I would say it is as good as the Filco Majestouch 2 I also own. The Cherry MX Blue keys work just the same as on the Filco.

I do not really use the backlighting but it looks fine. I use the Menu key as FN: it is nice that I can change both screen lightness and sound volume without having to reconfigure any keys on my Mac via software.

My only little gripe is that if you use the center short cable groove the cabletends to get out of the groove when you move the keyboard. (If you route the cable through one of the longer grooves to the left or right back you do not have this problem.) (Posted on 9/1/16)
Great Keyboard Review by zs
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This is my second WASD keyboard and I am definitely enjoying the different switches. It comes at a premium, but this keyboard is well worth the asking price from the build quality. (Posted on 8/22/16)
Really good keyboard! Review by Julian
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First mechanical keyboard purchase, avid typist/programmer, and the Blues are just blowing me away right now. Nothing gives you more satisfaction than hearing the click-clack and receiving a somewhat indescribable bounce from each keystroke. I hope this lasts long :) (Posted on 8/9/16)
Truly Soul Crushing Review by Zach
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This keyboard is mediocre at best. My soul is full and truly crushed.

I was beyond excited to get this board. For whatever reason I was under the impression that the keys on these boards were all reprogrammable. Much to my chagrin, they're not--which means I essentially upgraded my K70 for a single extra key (Fn) as my K70 already had media keys. I can't blame anyone but myself about it, but I'm full and truly mad about it.

The build quality is excellent but they were incredibly cheap on the USB cable, which is really starting to get to me every time I need to move my board. You would think for $145 they would throw in a braided cable especially when the cable is meant to be at angles depending upon what the end user wants. The lack of a wrist wrest is becoming more and more apparent the more I use this board--and there is no inlaid divots for one to be added directly to the board. If I want one, I have to be happy with one of the cheap "lays on your desk" crappy rubber wrist wrests.

The keys, as I type, seem very cheap. I've been using a Cherry MX Blue for over 2 years now (K70) and the quality from the K70 seems light years ahead of this board. They keys themselves have the telltale audible click, but the resistance seems entirely off. Because of it, even though this keyboard layout is exactly the same as what I've been using every day for 2 years, I'm beginning to miss keys as I type, or the keys never get fully depressed because they depress at a weird angle in which they don't make full contact with the switch.

The only actual gripe I have with this board is the placement of the media keys. Naturally, setting the function key (to be used with the thumb) its most natural to have your index finger hit the play/pause and backward media keys, with your ring finger hitting the stop and forward media keys with volume in the middle (less used keys). But that's not how the layout is and it seems really weird.

Overall, this is a very nice board. But thinking about the sheer cost paired with the lack of almost all customizability (aside from the dip switches) I simply can't justify $145 as a cost for this board. If I had to say a fair price, it would be $60 for a truly entry level keyboard that's built very well.

This exact board, with customizable keys and a wrist wrest would be the cadillac of all mechanical keyboards. But that simply isn't the case--tread with caution. (Posted on 5/2/16)
Entry into Mechanical Keyboards Review by Andre
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PROS:
* (subjective) Great feel
* Backlit/lighted keys
* Heavy base

CONS:
* Overloaded key: Windows Menu and Function (Fn).

You won't be disappointed if this is your first foray into mechanical keyboards! I've sampled and purchased several mechanical keyboards in the past couple months; the value and quality of this keyboard is the best. It feels great to type, whether it be code or lengthy emails.

The backlit/lighted keys provide a nice view of the keyboard. To be honest I did not feel the need for this feature but I fully appreciate and use it now that I have it. Even though I'm 99% not looking at the keyboard, it provides a solid reference to the location of the keyboard; and of course it provides a clear view of the keys on the odd occasion I do look at it. It's a feeling that directly relates to typing on a laptop keyboard with the same feature.

Because I use the keyboard for work (a Microsoft-powered outfit), I am using the Windows Menu Key instead of the Function (Fn) key. I would prefer a separate Fn key (or separate feature) to change the brightness of the backlit/lighted keys. (I don't care/use the the media keys, so I'm fine with the loss of that functionality.) (Posted on 4/8/16)
The best keyboard I've ever had. Review by console
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I love this keyboard. I use it for everything, work, gaming, etc. The feel of the keys and spacing are perfect, the quality is outstanding and the backlight is perfect.

If I had one criticism, and it's minor, I wish they'd incorporate a small angled wrist rest into the front edge of the keyboard (similar to how Corsair and Razer have done).

But that's really minor, I just use a regular wrist rest I purchased and it's 100% fine.

Great keyboard, I may have to get another one for work. :) (Posted on 2/4/16)
great keyboard Review by gima
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Coming from 5-6year old das keyboard that bit the dust this keyboard takes some getting used to. Key presses feel sturdy and solid, quieter than the das keyboard with blue switches. Overall the really enjoy the keyboard so far but it will take some getting used to as the bezel and layout are a little bit different but so far so good. Quality product! (Posted on 2/1/16)
What more can be said? Review by ads103
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I've used rubber dome keyboards all my life - this is my first mechanical keyboard. So far, I'm loving it. The build quality is excellent; its nice and sturdy. The design is very no-nonsense, which is an aesthetic all its own. I can literally think of only one complaint, and that is that the FN key shares its position with the Menu key; that particular key can be either Menu or FN. I wish it was the right OS key instead, so that I could keep from losing menu key functionality while still keeping access to the FN key. Either that or let me switch the functionality on-the-fly without having to power-cycle the keyboard.
Either way, I intend to be using this keyboard for a long time to come. (Posted on 1/18/16)
Why did I wait so long to get one? Review by Michael
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Perfect typing and coding keyboard! Exactly what I was looking for, highly acclaimed Cherry MX Blue keys in a top-notch backlit keyboard.

Cherry MX Blue keys with Red O-Rings pre-installed. Superb feel.

Keyboard arrived a day earlier than promised.

My keyboard has none of the sticky keys nor squeaky keys which led some reviewers on Amazon to award one-star ratings. I'm extremely well satisfied and am going to order a custom-color gaming keyboard with linear keys next. (Posted on 12/16/15)
Great all around keyboard Review by Nick
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This is by far the best keyboard I've ever owned. Very solid, meaning there is very little wiggle in the keys and there is no movement across the surface when typing. Very good for both gaming and regular typing. (Posted on 10/22/15)

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