The base of any proper board is the key switches, and this version of the Code comes loaded with your choice of Cherry MX Brown, Blue, Clear, or Green switches. Clear switches are one of the rarest varieties and are often described as "stiffer Cherry MX Browns." They provide a tactile typing experience, aren't terribly loud, and have increased resistance after their actuation point to prevent bottoming out. The Greens boast the actuation force of IBM spring switches with the tactile click that can be found on the Cherry MX Blue switch. The next layer features white LED backlighting—available in seven brightness levels—to illuminate your ABS plastic keys. The legends themselves were printed in classic Helvetica. If you’re key-mashing, you’re good for six-key rollover using the USB interface, or N-key rollover with PS/2.
Note: The base price for this drop is for Cherry MX Brown switches. At checkout, you can upgrade to Cherry MX Blue (+ $5), Clear (+ $10), or Green (+ $25) switches. Quantities of each are limited.
Underneath all that function, the board is supported by a steel backplate, dual layer PCB joints, and larger rubber pads to keep your keyboard intact and in place. The minimalist case has a textured surface, keeping away fingerprints, scratches, and other dirt. Finally, a row of DIP switches on the bottom allows you customize the keyboard setup to your preferences. Even better, onboard memory will remember your preferences the next time you plug in.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Mar 22, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.