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Jeff Atwood, behind the "Coding Horror" blog, collaborated with WASD Keyboards to co-develop a mechanical keyboard for quick, comfortable typing, with a consistent tactile feedback that doesn't come with the clicking noise associated with mechanical keyboards. Called CODE Keyboard, the contraption is a no-nonsense 102-key mechanical keyboard with white LED back-lighting, so you can code away into the night. Its gaming credentials aren't bad, either. CODE Keyboard packs Cherry MX Clear switches, which are said to provide great tactile feedback, without a noisy activation. The switches and other electronics are placed on a thicker 2-layer fiberglass PCB, with a steel back-plate that grounds the keyboard. This adds to its 1.2 kg weight.

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Looks like every single keyboard from 1990... with some LED's stuck under the keys. One would expect entire computer to come with it for that price...
 

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I guess we'll never know until we try it out. Cherry MX Clear is a very rare switch.
 
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i would be curious to try it out but for 150$ it better be on the same level (or better) of the best gaming keyboards out there
 

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I wanted to order a tenkeyless cherry mx clear keyboard but their order link is down :(
 
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I am using a TVS Gold black (I think it's 10 year old now), awesome mechanical keyboard.
 
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too small enter, too long right shift (whose right part should have been broken into the backslash above the enter). just how long until rolling back to the proven design from keytronic from the late 199x? been touching (and washing) that keyboard for 15 years and have no intent to cease for as long as we both live!
 

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too small enter, too long right shift (whose right part should have been broken into the backslash above the enter). just how long until rolling back to the proven design from keytronic from the late 199x? been touching (and washing) that keyboard for 15 years and have no intent to cease for as long as we both live!
this is an ascii style keyboard. this is way better for coding because the \ is right above the enter.

bigger backspace is better.


why on earth does it cost so damn much. i just liked the keyboard too! and i dont like mechanical keyboards because of the noise.
 

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this is an ascii style keyboard. this is way better for coding because the \ is right above the enter.

bigger backspace is better.


why on earth does it cost so damn much. i just liked the keyboard too! and i dont like mechanical keyboards because of the noise.
MX clear switches do not cause the inherant noise mx blues make.
Also MX Clear's are very rare and expensive.
 
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Rare & expensive switch LoL

They just arent popular for std use, they are quite popular for POS applications and prolly equipment control ie CNC etc...

The price is ridonculous!!
 

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Rare is a funny word if they did not try to rip companys of for the price of them they be less rare.

Nice simple keyboard but lacks being able to be programed for me to be interested but understandable why.

Other wise clear or not many people ripping many other people off so buy one to be ripped off.. Yeah right the sun don't shine were i'd tell were put it.
 
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too small enter, too long right shift (whose right part should have been broken into the backslash above the enter). just how long until rolling back to the proven design from keytronic from the late 199x? been touching (and washing) that keyboard for 15 years and have no intent to cease for as long as we both live!

if you want a bigger enter key, try getting some Scandinavian qwerty keyboards. they have double height enter keys.

Also, i can see why somebody would want mx clear, have browns myself and the thought of having a more pronounced actuation appeals to me at least.
 
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For me, this keyboard is really not worth it
I wouldn't buy it even for 5$
This is quite simple, because I am used to my keyboard and is the best I have ever had before
 
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This is PERFECT!!! :D And it comes in an 87-key version, EXACTLY what I wanted for ages (plus being mechanical, led-backlit etc.). Instant-buy for me. :cool:

Note to other companies: is it really so hard to design a simple, reliable keyboard such as this CODE keyboard? Gheeez!
 
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At half the price, I'd buy 3 or 4 of them on the spot. But a hundred and fifty bucks?! No way.
 
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For that price I rather buy a Filco.
 

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Yeah mech KBs are not cheap in general but this one seems a little overpriced.
 

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too small enter, too long right shift (whose right part should have been broken into the backslash above the enter). just how long until rolling back to the proven design from keytronic from the late 199x? been touching (and washing) that keyboard for 15 years and have no intent to cease for as long as we both live!
The scandinavian version will likely look like you want. They usually do.

At half the price, I'd buy 3 or 4 of them on the spot. But a hundred and fifty bucks?! No way.
So buy two of them.
 
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This is perfect for me imho.
I don't care for macro BS.
I want a solid reliable keyboard with non-rainbow LEDs.
I don't want a colorful child's toy.

It'd be great if they lopped $40-50 off. :D
 

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really like the simplicity and function but way to high a price.
 
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I would never understand why coders need special keyboard. It's not like they're in the same league as novel writers or something like that. If you like the tactile feels, it's okay, but other than that it seems a little bogus.

I've been using logitech membrane keyboards for years in the office and have no complaints about speed or reliability. My speed depends on my problem solving ability after all.

and oh, I rarely see any busted keyboard, membrane or mechanical. I have $2 membrane keyboard from high school that survived endless stream of coding, gaming, even my friends use it to hit each other, and it still works! dirty though.
 

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I would never understand why coders need special keyboard. It's not like they're in the same league as novel writers or something like that. If you like the tactile feels, it's okay, but other than that it seems a little bogus.

I've been using logitech membrane keyboards for years in the office and have no complaints about speed or reliability. My speed depends on my problem solving ability after all.

and oh, I rarely see any busted keyboard, membrane or mechanical. I have $2 membrane keyboard from high school that survived endless stream of coding, gaming, even my friends use it to hit each other, and it still works! dirty though.
I used to think the same way, until I actually tried a mechanical keyboard. It's amazing the difference such a small change can make to typing comfort.

Now I hate the membrane keyboard I'm stuck with. lol
 

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I would never understand why coders need special keyboard. It's not like they're in the same league as novel writers or something like that. If you like the tactile feels, it's okay, but other than that it seems a little bogus.

I've been using logitech membrane keyboards for years in the office and have no complaints about speed or reliability. My speed depends on my problem solving ability after all.

and oh, I rarely see any busted keyboard, membrane or mechanical. I have $2 membrane keyboard from high school that survived endless stream of coding, gaming, even my friends use it to hit each other, and it still works! dirty though.
Professional coders can write quite a lot... Really rather a lot.

And as WileE says, it's more like you usually get hooked once you try one seriously. Obviously you are fine if you never try them. I have tried them, but didn't get hooked for some reason.