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Apr 11, 2014 at 9:28 AM Post #1,501 of 1,945

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  I always wondered about the effectiveness of the o-rings to use with my reds. Thinking about getting blues and just using this keyboard at work if it just wasn't so loud when bottoming out. Brought my keyboard once to work and it went fine as I was sitting in the corner of the office but now work right in the middle so would noise is a bit a of concern for me.

Eventually I want to get a Topre for work, but I currently use an MX Red with O-Rings and it's not very loud at all...not any louder than your standard rubber dome anyway.  I ended up adding them to my daily driver at home which is also MX Red since I have open headphones, and it helps reduce the bottom-out noise quite a bit when gaming 
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  Any of the clicky switches will be much louder even with dampeners, but a board with MX Red, Black or Brown would be idea if you're trying to keep noise down.
 
Apr 11, 2014 at 11:09 AM Post #1,502 of 1,945

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I use reds + O-rings and it's like typing on a cloud. If you're a light typer there is virtually no sound.
 
Apr 14, 2014 at 5:30 PM Post #1,504 of 1,945

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I also put o-rings on my reds.. Shorter throw with less noise when bottomed out. Feels really nice actually. Worth the fiddly work of putting them on without a keycap remover :D


Yeah it's a great feeling! Very light and gentle.
 
Apr 15, 2014 at 10:50 AM Post #1,505 of 1,945

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I also put o-rings on my reds.. Shorter throw with less noise when bottomed out. Feels really nice actually. Worth the fiddly work of putting them on without a keycap remover :D
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That is partially for a plug (you can get the dampening rings and custom keycaps from them), and partially pointing out that they will also sell you a kycap puller for $6.

Not that I don't admire the effort of modding a mechanical keyboard without one XD
 
Apr 16, 2014 at 10:39 PM Post #1,509 of 1,945

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I just use dental bands instead of orings. I know that there are hardness ratings on orings...but dental bands are a low cost alternative nonetheless.

I've done dental bands but really it's so much better feeling to spend $7 on some O-rings on Amazon or ebay.
 
Apr 29, 2014 at 12:26 PM Post #1,510 of 1,945

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I'm still fairly new in mechanical keyboards so I'm bottoming out  a lot so ordered some o rings. It probably disturbs my roommates when I'm up late so hopefully the o rings will help slightly. As time goes by I'm sure I'll bottom out less.
 
Apr 29, 2014 at 2:38 PM Post #1,511 of 1,945
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Installed o-rings to my red switches and noise has been reduced quite a bit. I kinda miss to feel of bottoming out since I got used to it after a year and a half but it is a small grip. The walls in my house are relatively thin and my brother has commented that he hardly notices my keyboard now. In the past he never really did complain much about it unless I had been spamming away at my keys late at night though.
 
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Apr 30, 2014 at 5:13 PM Post #1,512 of 1,945

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I think that anyone that bottoms out owes it to themselves to get a Topre keyboard. It's a switch that has a force curve similar to a regular keyboard, and bottoming out is the only way to type on it. Don't try to adapt to your mechanical keyboard, I bottom out on all my keyboards. Find a keyboard that fits your typing style instead. You can find used Topre keyboards at a reasonable price and pricing on Realforce keyboards are actually very good at elitekeyboards right now considering the quality of a Realforce keyboard. 
 
May 7, 2014 at 1:33 PM Post #1,513 of 1,945

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Hi,
 
Got a chuckle out of this topic, as my colleagues have considered me to be a bit odd (pun intended) for actually caring about what keyboard I use.
 
Got two at work - a DAS keyboard Ultimate S (Blue Cherry MX, blank keys) - which I originally purchased as much to stop people from 'borrowing' my keyboard as for the excellent typing comfort. (Worked for a while - until we hired another couple of proficient typists...)
 
Then I got a Ducky DK9008 Yellow - still with blue MX contacts - the benefit being that I could spot my keyboard from a mile away if somebody had been tempted to ´borrow´mine. (My office was right next to the lab, and we were, for some strange reason, notoriously short on keyboards.)
 
At home I use my trusty old IBM model M - late eighties vintage, AT originally but an Atmel uC now ensures USB 1.1 compatibility.
 
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Has anyone here ever used a CM Storm Quickfire Stealth? I've been thinking about getting one with red switches for work 
 

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