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Instead of O-rings, I got the grey firm pads from Elitekeyboards for $13 shipped to me. So, could always try that out. With the greys, my Quickfire with reds its just quite, if not quieter than my Logitech G15.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Canis-X View Post

Can you guys give me some more specifics, what kind of grease and O-rings?

Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk

Greasing stabilizers is not necessary unless the thing is squeaky. O-rings will reduce some, or all, depending on the thickness, of the clack at the bottom of a single key stroke. Instead of plastic hitting plastic the o-ring that you need to fit onto each and every key will tap the plastic.

I've used o-rings and they make the keyboard feel softer on the landing while reducing the noise marginally.

Personally I prefer no o-rings; I enjoy the sound and feeling of the clacking.

And to answer your question after I've firmly inserted my opinion:
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,misc&pid=mechlube
http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/keyboard-accessories-2/cherry-mx-rubber-switch-dampeners.html or http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,slpads
Edited by Khaotik55 - 1/20/12 at 9:31pm
post #43 of 70
I would just try the keyboard as is before looking at ways to dampen the sound.
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post #44 of 70
Currently using the cherry brown switch of that keyboard. LOVING it!

I was skeptical of the price tag at first as well. But I do not regret the purchase at all.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rafety58 View Post

I would just try the keyboard as is before looking at ways to dampen the sound.

As he said. I myself, I had been using a ABS M1 with the weird alps black switches for a long time until it broke. With no sound damping. So, I already new I wanted to get the dampeners.
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I'm still using my 17 year old Microsoft Natural Keyboard with rubber dome switches in it.

It came free with my 233Mhz Pentium MMX powered PC and it's still typing perfectly till this day with not a single problem in terms of functionality, aesthetics or otherwise.

At the end of the day, crap is crap.

You don't need to buy an expensive "top of the range" car if you want a car that will last, you just need to not buy a crap car.
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post #47 of 70
I got a razor blackwidow ultimate and love it to death so far. It's very nerdy to say but I really enjoy typing on the keyboard. Even my girlfriend said wow that was so much fun to type on after she used it for a bit. There's just something about the feedback, makes typing a breeze.
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post #48 of 70
I have a Filco simply because of full NKRO, which is a godsend for some of the games I play.

Aesthetics, feel, and even quality are secondary concerns to NKRO for me, but it's nice to have them all.
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post #49 of 70
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy View Post

I'm still using my 17 year old Microsoft Natural Keyboard with rubber dome switches in it.
It came free with my 233Mhz Pentium MMX powered PC and it's still typing perfectly till this day with not a single problem in terms of functionality, aesthetics or otherwise.
At the end of the day, crap is crap.
You don't need to buy an expensive "top of the range" car if you want a car that will last, you just need to not buy a crap car.

Thanks, but in case you didn't read the whole thread I already purchased one.
   
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