Accidental Keyboard Enthusiasm23 Aug 2015 • 2 minute read
Over the last 5 years I’ve managed to collect quite a few mechanical keyboards, to the point where I think I qualify as an (accidental) enthusiast.
Das Keyboard (3) Model S Ultimate
This was my first mechanical keyboard. The soft Cherry MX Brown switches make it my favourites for long periods of typing. Even so, I rarely use it any more. At the time of writing, this model is still available on the Das Keyboard website.
I was really excited when Jeff Atwood announced the CODE keyboard. I already knew that I wanted my next keyboard to be compact and have backlit keys, so the CODE seemed to come at just the right time. Not long after buying the CODE, I purchased some Keycool rainbow keycaps so brighten things up.
The CODE has Cherry MX Clear switches, which makes for a much firmer keyboard than the Das. I find the clears preferable for short bursts of typing, but over long periods they tire my hands out.(Read more)