Cloud Nine C989M Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown Switches - RGB Light Up LED Backlit with USB - Ergo Split Key Board with Macro for PC
The Cloud Nine Split Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard is the first split RGB full sized keyboard with real cherry mx keys on the market. The keyboard was designed with the highest ergonomic standards and quality in mind. The adjustable 9” braided cable links the two sides of the keyboard allowing the end user to customize the separation of the keyboard, giving you the most customizable full sized split RGB ergonomic keyboard on the market. From short to tall people the Cloud Nine C989M is extremely diverse in universal usability. Several types of keyboards, even ergonomic keyboards, have 5-10 degrees of positive slope from either front or to back. These types of keyboards put a lot of strain on the wrists causing pain and possibly carpal tunnel issues. THE C989M has zero degrees of slope on the exterior angles and gradually increases to 14 degrees in the middle creating a perfect slope for the most essential wrist positioning. The 9 inch cable between the two sides allows the user complete separation ranging from a small footprint to a large. This type of ergonomic design relieves ulnar deviation which can be extremely painful.
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.
Standard Key Layout
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.
Real Genuine Cherry Switches
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.
Tactile switching characteristics
55 cN operating force
2.0 mm pre travel
4.0 mm total travel
No audible click
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!
Smart Wheel Mode and Design
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.
Built in USB Hub
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.
Intuitive interface design allows you to setup on the keyboards to your preference. All settings are stored on the keyboard, so there is no need to constantly upload a config to your keyboard. The software allows you to record macro’s, key binding such as copy paste (ctrl + p) (ctrl + c) as well as backlight customization. The software also allows for ten dedicated macro keys for you to execute the most extreme key combinations with a single button. All functions are programmable within the software.
Ergonomic shape and detachable design
The distance between the left and right typing area can be adjusted according to typing habits and shoulder width.
Colorful backlit mechanical key shaft provides extremely fast response and key feedback, as well as RGB backlight effects
USB-C separate main cable and connecting cable, flexible and easy to disassemble
USB port is included for easy connection of USB devices
10 physical macro buttons for easy operation
Macro and backlight colors and special effects can be set with the software
UP to 16.8 Million color adjustments.
Product model: C989M
Number of keys: 115 keys
Switch form: Cherry mechanical brown switch
Key stroke: 4.0 ± 0.5mm
The whole area anti-ghost key design (NKRO)
1 USB 2.0 port
Voltage / current: DC 5V / 650 mA Max.
Product weight: about 1.85 kg
USB-C main line length: 6 feet
USB-C cable length: 9”
Product size: 563 (L) X 256 (W) X 52.5 (H) mm
Warranty period: 3 years
Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
USB port (Recommended USB 3.0 for best experience)
Sure, it’s not perfect. Put that function key somewhere else or allow it to be reassigned, you animals. Many people’s muscle memory has been trained for that to be the the Windows key since around, I don’t know, 1995? I reassigned it that way, but that leaves me with no function key. That is the only physical thing wrong with this keyboard. It’s almost completely perfect. Are you like me and hate it when you accidentally turn off number lock? Problem of the past... disable that pos! Same problem with hitting the scroll lock, insert or some other key that you may never use? Disable!! Create your own keyboard pretty much. Are you German and want to physically switch the Y & Z keys? TU es einfach!! Get this keyboard now. You need it in your life! Don’t like the feel of ergonomic? You’re a heretic, but whatever.... rotate away and undo all that scientific engineering, you savage! Trust me though... I’ve never lied to you, have I? Do it. Now!
Finally a great back-lit ergonomic keyboard.
Awesome lighting options with fully customizable colors per key or section and has 20 different built in color pattern and several that respond to key presses. The center knob, which exists on other keyboards but with much less functionality, has 4 very useful modes including volume control which is very helpful. Buttons can be mapped to launch apps, run macros, or send key combinations. There is much more to say but TLDR; 5/5 stars worth the cost.
The best split keyboard every!
This is the first time I have seen a full-sized split ergonomic keyboard that is RGB!!! Wow totally worth it. It is a dream typing on it.