When comparing SuperCoder 2000 vs Kinesis Freestyle2 w/ VIP3, the Slant community recommends SuperCoder 2000 for most people. In the question“What are the best keyboards for programming?” SuperCoder 2000 is ranked 19th while Kinesis Freestyle2 w/ VIP3 is ranked 29th.
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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 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 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 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 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 Great for gaming
The 3 key design is perfect for rhythm games such as OSU.
Pro Great tool for truly low level programming
Considering the performance overheads of managed code, go beyond assembly, back to basics.
Pro Vetted by Jeff Dean
Pro Completely universal cross-platform. Programs in any language.
Pro With fewer keys, you are less likely to hit the wrong one
Pro Ergonomic design
The Freestyle 2 has an ergonomic design, aimed to promote healthier and more comfortable typing.
Pro Reduces wrist pain
The wrist support offered by this keyboard alleviates wrist strain.
Pro Encourages "proper" touch typing
By splitting the left and right hand of the keyboard and leaving out a numeric pad it encourages users to use the home row numbers as typically taught in American English typing classes.
Pro Flexible positioning
The left and right side of the keyboard can be positioned independently and tilted as desired.
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 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 android support
Con No Backspace/Undo
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 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 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 Not very solid
This keyboard's construction is not very sturdy and it feels flimsy.
Con Bad for spreadsheet work
Since it has no numeric pad, the Freestyle 2 is not convenient for spreadsheet work.