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.
Keyboard wont stop throwing up notifications about connecting it to a usb 2. every time it does this, which happens every 30 minutes, it opens up the keyboard interface, this is very annoying.
I'm in love with this thing at the momentPros- looks great- software to customize lighting- cherry brown- ergonomiccons- windows key is only on the right side (you can remap and switch keycaps with the left fn key though)- its big- the software could have more options for coloring even though they have a decent selection... make a programming interface?
I have really enjoyed this keyboard. I got it primarily for the ergonomic features, and it's met every expectation that I had. I've been working remotely for a few months now, and I had started to notice wrist pain when working for long stretches of time, so I figured it was time to invest in a good keyboard. I really like the ergonomic design, and my wrists no longer get sore when typing.Here are a few key highlights for me:- I didn't have a difficult time with the split keyboard like I thought I might. I practiced typing a bit online and was up to my normal speed in no time- Easy to set up - no issues. I did accidentally hook up the cord connecting the keyboards backward the first time, but that was an easy fix that was anticipated by the directions I was provided.- Easy to adjust light settings on the keyboardDownside:- loud typing, but not a surprise with a mechanical keyboard. Could be too loud in an office settingSummary: I do think this was worth what I paid for it, and I would recommend it to anyone I know.
This is a big keyboard, which makes sense as the split sides take room of course.Plus it is a full size keyboard with numpad and macro keys.The LED colors are amazing, the optional color setting software allows additional color settings beyond what is already available on the keyboard.The cherry brown key-switches have a lot of travel compared to a low profile keyboard and an audible component that is not harsh or 'clicky; like some other cherry key-switches, but it is not silent.The key panels are stable and stay where they are put, don't tend to wander, and they have a standard connector bridge cable joining the two halves together. Its a purpose built cable and is a fine quality but it also uses standard connections so it can be replaced with standard cable if required.Compatibility has been no-drama no-problem. The media/color knob works well, the keys perfect, and the LED key lighting can be turned off or subdued.Over all this is an impressive full featured mechanical ergo keyboard with really solid quality material, well laid out, no flimsy corner-cutting here.Big, colorful, well made, I'm really impressed at how well appointed this keyboard is.If you want sleek understated conservative.. this is NOT the keyboard for you.if you want solid over-the top durable quality without compromises this is a top-of-the line choice.
I have nerve issues from a neck injury and my hands have pain and numbing when typing. I wanted an ergo keyboard to try after having good luck with an ergo mouse. Many of the Ergo keyboards are extremely expensive and are missing many key features. The cloudnine is split, has excellent switches, a 10 degree tent, RGB, and a number pad. You can easily spend $200+ on only a few of those features from other brands. I cannot overstate how nice it is to still have a number pad. I run a retail store and while I do not type much, I do input numbers constantly and having that at my disposal is extremely important. I specifically wanted a keyboard that splits because I have wide shoulders and this keyboard has been very nice. I used a longer cable than the one that came with it. The RGB is pretty nice. I have a "gamer" PC and even though I'm not a huge fan of RGB it's hard to get away from it. So having the keyboard have a matching theme is very nice. I am not a huge fan of the software. It is on par with iCue, Armorycrate, etc, and I do not mean that positively. I would really like some more options especially on such a nice keyboard. Specifically, the outside edge light strips are constantly on the setting of "RGB Vomit" as I like to call it. This thing is an absolute joy to type on. I admit, I type fast, but I have bad habits. There will be an adjustment period for most people. The switches feel great and the matte finish is excellent and easy to keep clean. My biggest complaints are not being able to change the edge RGB strips and the giant center button. From the factory the button clicks to change RGB and rotates to adjust brightness. I have no had a way to get it to map to something important like Windows volume control. The macro buttons work great for gaming or Google Sheets. If you know how to use Excel/Sheets you'll know how to set up a macro in the software. I will gladly give this a 5/5 rating. It helps with the biggest problem and that is my nerve issues for pain and numbness. It feels incredibly nice to sit at, type with, and play games. It has so many features at a nice price that I cannot recommend it enough.