Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The CODE Keyboard

I recently had my second Apple keyboard break down. And that doesn't include the other broken keyboard on my MacBook Air. However, in Apple's defense I do spend a lot of time typing. And I key mash like you wouldn't believe.

So when I was looking for a new keyboard I decided I wanted to get a mechanical one. They're a bit on the expensive side, but the feel, durability and soothing clicky-ness helped me justify it.

After some research (and a return of the MX Cherry Brown counterpart) I bought the CODE Keyboard with MX Cherry Green switches from WASD Keyboards.

The CODE Keyboard with Cherry MX Green switches
The CODE Keyboard with Cherry MX Green switches

I originally ordered the MX Cherry Brown version of this keyboard. Browns don't have the "tactile click" of a Blue or Green switch which makes them a bit quieter. But, I used it for a day and didn't care for the feel.

It was a nice device, but the keys gave a little sooner than I liked and it lacked the classic click older keyboards have. Although I was worried the keys would feel too heavy, I ordered an MX Cherry Green version instead to see how they felt.

This is the best keyboard I have ever used.

When I opened the package and dabbled around I knew this was the right switch for me. They keys didn't feel even remotely as heavy as I thought. Again, I tend to type pretty hard so it didn't take long to adjust.

The feel of these keys is incredible. They're heavy enough to prevent accidental keys from getting pressed, but not too heavy to keep me from typing quickly.

The sound is perfect. If you want a loud, clicky keyboard this is going to exceed your expectations. I even took the sound dampening rings off because I like the sound of the keys "bottoming out" occasionally.


If you're looking for a durable, (very) clicky keyboard that is backlit and has a Mac mode then I can't recommend this more. It is loud, so it might not be the best choice for an office setting. However, between the Clear, Brown and Green switches you can absolutely find something up your alley.