In the lab: WASD's Code keyboard with Cherry MX clear switches

— 3:27 PM on October 22, 2014

For a while now, we've been getting requests to review a keyboard based on Cherry's MX clear key switches. Good news: the folks at WASD Keyboards have supplied us with an 87-key Code keyboard with clear switches, and it's click-clacking away in our labs as we speak.

Priced at $150, this keyboard features seven levels of white LED backlighting, a Fn key with multimedia shortcuts, and the ability to reconfigure the layout in hardware (with DIP switches for Dvorak mode, Mac mode, and Ctrl/Caps Lock reversal, among other things). It even ships with a PS/2 adapter that enables "true" n-key rollover.

But that's not what makes it really exciting. This keyboard's Cherry MX clear switches are rare animals with a unique feel: they have essentially the same response curve as the Cherry MX browns, which are my favorites, but with more rigid springs that require 65 g of force (instead of 45 g) to reach the actuation point.

Stay tuned for a full review.

Tip: You can use the A/Z keys to walk threads.
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