When comparing SuperCoder 2000 vs Realforce 87U Tenkeyless, the Slant community recommends Realforce 87U Tenkeyless for most people. In the question“What are the best keyboards for programming?” Realforce 87U Tenkeyless is ranked 18th while SuperCoder 2000 is ranked 19th. The most important reason people chose Realforce 87U Tenkeyless is:
This keyboard is equipped with mechanical Topre switches that offer a pleasant tactile experience that resembles playing the piano thanks to their complicated mechanical design. Additionally, Topre switched doesn't feel loose or wobbly since the mechanism is actually attached to a rigid plate that is placed above the printed circuit board.
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Pro Great for when Assembly offers too much abstraction
The SuperCoder 2000 offers a simple, clean layout without fancy extra features like a numpad or media keys, enjoyed by some people.
Pro Great key spacing for error free code
The spacing between the 0 and 1 keys is larger than traditional keyboards. You'll rarely fatfinger a 0 when you mean to enter a 1.
Pro Minimalistic design
Unlike some other keyboards, the SuperCorder has a clean, simple white look, which can be less distracting and favored over more flashy, gaming-oriented keyboards.
Pro Air cooled
This keyboard is air-cooled, which means there is no noise generated by cooling fans. This makes it great for quiet work environments where fan noise could be a nuisance.
Pro Saves desk space
This keyboard has less keys than a standard 104-key keyboard, and thus is smaller and takes up less space on your desk. This makes it great for compact work environments.
Pro Especially good for professional coding
Pro Vetted by Jeff Dean
Pro Does not allow for errors
The lack of a delete button forces you to progressively learn how to always produce error-free code. This is an enormous advantage when it comes to the learning process.
Bonus: you can fix logical and mathematical errors with subsequent commands.
Pro Great tool for truly low level programming
Considering the performance overheads of managed code, go beyond assembly, back to basics.
Pro Great for gaming
The 3 key design is perfect for rhythm games such as OSU.
Pro With fewer keys, you are less likely to hit the wrong one
Pro Completely universal cross-platform. Programs in any language.
Pro Programming dream.
I managed to recreate GTA V while writing my own engine just using binary in just the space of a week with this keyboard. Would recommend.
Pro Pleasant tactile feeling
This keyboard is equipped with mechanical Topre switches that offer a pleasant tactile experience that resembles playing the piano thanks to their complicated mechanical design.
Additionally, Topre switched doesn't feel loose or wobbly since the mechanism is actually attached to a rigid plate that is placed above the printed circuit board.
Pro Doesn't produce much noise
You will not draw your colleagues and members of household insane while working with this keyboard since the Topre switches produce less noise than the traditional mechanical switches like the Cherry MX-Red or MX-Brown.
Pro Key caps feel wonderfully silky
Thanks to its tenkeyless design the Realforce 87U is very compact and, therefore, doesn't take up too much space in a bag.
Con No backlit keys
Unfortunately in dark rooms this keyboard becomes increasingly challenging to use. Although, assuming you know how to locate the home key you should be fine. More of a nitpick.
Con No Caps Lock key
Con No wireless version available
Would be the perfect keyboard if only it was wireless.
Con Requires powered-on machine for use
Inconvenient for use when you must write code without electrical power or batteries available. Would recommend a pin and magnetic storage medium in that case.
Con Uncomfortable for two-handed use
While working with two hands, this keyboard is too small and key spacing is too narrow.
Con User Security
No password option.
Con No Backspace/Undo
You can't backspace binary code
Con Can only type binary code
This keyboard is useless for typing anything other than ones and zeros, which makes me wonder why it's even on Slant.
Con No android support
Con No support for Mac OS X
This keyboard offers no software support for Mac OS X. It only works with Windows or Linux operating systems.
Con Tenkeyless design
This keyboard lacks numpad.
Con Cable position is inconvenient
This might not be the best option for those who's workspace is limited since the keyboard's cable connector is located on the right side of the Realforce 87U - just at the place where you would typically place a mouse.