The great attribute of the C989M mechanical keyboard is it’s full size board. A lot of ergonomic keyboards on the market are not full-size keyboards. When typing in numbers, standard keyboards can only be used from the top row or you will have to use some kind of function to type in the numbers which can be extremely time consuming and annoying. For these types of keyboards, you will need to buy a keypad that can cost up to $100.00. This is not needed for the Cloud Nine keyboard, it’s all included.
There is no need to get use to a brand new keyboard style. The familiar layout allows you to hop right in and start typing away.
The current Cherry switch for the C989M is a geniune Cherry MX Brown. This key switch is quiet with tactile feedback, making it perfect for accurate typing and a subtle and audible feedback. A great hybrid for typists and gamers.
Unlike the C989M many manufactures use poor quality components and other low-priced mechanical shafts on the market. The C989M uses German Cherry shafts which have excellent quality and durability. Cherry shafts all use first-class precision springs, internal gold contacts on the shaft body, and have durability of up to fifty million clicks. At the same time they have an excellent feel that has been tested by countless users and are stable and comfortable for long-term use. The Cloud Nine C989M is even great for gaming! That’s right, you can work or play with the Cloud Nine C989M. The keyboards splits into two halves’ allowing either side to be used. This creates space for your mouse or mic to be placed between the two sides for advantageous game play and comfort. You can easily adjust and separate the keyboards to your desired separation. Shoulder-width, apart, and a slight angle is recommended to achieve neutral wrist angle as well as the best ergonomic experience. Everyone’s game play and position are going to be different, so feel free to experiment with what is most comfortable for you. Designed with ergonomic aesthetics in mind but also built for the most competitive gamers. With anti-ghosting and 2ms response time this keyboard is ready to game!
The convenient center dial allows you to change your computers volume and the keyboard lighting controls on the fly. In the future firmware (June 2020) you will be able to use the built-in smart wheel in Windows 10 without any additional drivers. You can customize it according to different software, volume, scroll, zoom or rotate, adjust brushes, video clips and multimedia playback.
There is an additional set of USB ports on the left side of the keyboard, which allows the user to add additional accessories like a microphone or a stream deck.
Our keyboard keeps your hands typing comfortably by separating them a natural width apart.
Traditional keyboards anchor your wrists together at an unnatural angle. Queue the wrist pain and fatigue...
Our keyboard is built with the perfect amount of support to keep your hands at their natural angle.
Traditional keyboards force your hands to lay in an unnatural flat position while you type. Ouch!
Our keyboard uses only 100% Cherry® mechanical switches that give a super-satisfying key press and blissful typing experiance.
Traditional keyboards use cheap membrane switches that give a dull, non-precise key press and a very "meh" typing experience.
Cloud Nine C989 Ergonomic Mechanical Split-Keyboard
You Sent me two keboards and one 21" keyboard connector. I would like to send one of the keyboards back to you unopened. can I take it to KOLES and get my money back as I would like to get my money back soon.
The installation instructions are incorrect and incomplete. They tell you to download the software at www.C9ergo.com/downloads. However, you actually need https://c9ergo.com/pages/download-software. It also doesn't say which software to install, it just says to download it.
There doesn't seem to be much information for debugging the keyboard if it isn't working correctly. I ran into some issues at first and this was pretty annoying. Since we have to install your software anyway, please add some debug functionality, like does the software see the keyboard and is the keyboard reporting any issues with itself or the connection.
On a final issue, I'm pretty sure you have an incomplete sentence in your software license agreement.
I like the idea of your product and it seems to physically function correctly now, but please spend the time going over the user side of it.
I searched high and low to find a board that met my checklist and this keyboard checks all of the boxes! I love that you can position the keyboard halves where they are most comfortable. The light up keys are nice for working at night in low light.
I've used a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 for years and decided that I wanted backlit keys with better feeling switches. This keyboard totally fits the bill! I switched the Windows and function keys with the firmware update (and swapped the key caps) and everything has been great.