Typing stealth: a review of the CODE Keyboard

The Code Keyboard, designed by Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror. Two and a half years ago, I fell in love with a mechanical keyboard. It was comfortable to use but profoundly loud, to the point of being obnoxious. It was audible across rooms and through walls and into the night—not to me, with my headphones on, but to most living, breathing souls within a 50-yard radius. Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror appears to know the dilemma of perpetual typists like myself. We love our mechanical keyboards with Cherry MX switches, but they sound off like so many M16 rifles. One of the leading features of his new CODE keyboard is that it is “quiet,” but it packs a handful of other quirks meant to streamline usage for heavy duty users. The sound of Not Even Close To Silence (video link) The keyboard is a pretty spare design, with translucent legends on the keys that allow individual-key backlights to shine through. The body is weighted to keep it from shifting around on your desk, and this one is hefty enough to stay put through minor earthquakes: the 87/88-key version is two pounds and the 104/105-key

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