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How many of you use o-rings on your mechs?

Poll Results: O-Rings or no O-rings?

 
  • 51% (63)
    O-Rings
  • 9% (12)
    Partial O-Rings (On some of the keys)
  • 38% (47)
    No O-Rings
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post #1 of 55
Thread Starter 
Title^.

Just curious.

I just spent like 40 minutes installing o-rings slowly and surely on my new mech keyboard, and I really can't tell if I like it better with or better without the o-rings, honestly.

And I only put it on the keys without stabilizer bars, because I'm scared to break the bars on things like the spacebar.

So how many of you use o-rings on your mechs? I kind of want to take them off now, but it's a lot of work to remove them after they are on.
post #2 of 55
Nope. I like the clickity-clackity sound of my blues too much, hehe.
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post #3 of 55
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Originally Posted by Swift Castiel View Post

Nope. I like the clickity-clackity sound of my blues too much, hehe.

Fair enough. I'm using Cherry MX Reds and I decided to pop some o-rings on because I was bottoming out anyways. Haha. Also I did put some on the Left Shift (I don't use Right so whatever), Spacebar, Enter, and Backspace. I was stressed out while removing from stabilizer thinking I was bending it but I think it's all good now. Before with it on the 33 middle keys + number row, all you heard while typing was the constant spacebar. Now with o-rings on those few stabilized keys, it all sounds uniform and really good. It also feels more 'tactile' because I can tell the travel distance is less and it kind of bounces up a little more than before.
post #4 of 55
Edited: I answered on my own question.
Edited by junction34 - 6/30/12 at 12:03am
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post #5 of 55
O-rings ruin the feeling of a mechanical keyboard.
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post #6 of 55
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dklic6 View Post

O-rings ruin the feeling of a mechanical keyboard.

Really? On my Reds since I was bottoming out anyways I actually like the feel A LOT more.
post #7 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by dklic6 View Post

O-rings ruin the feeling of a mechanical keyboard.
I doubt pressing harder than necessary to actuate is "the feeling" people like about mechanical keyboards. That would completely defeat the purpose.
post #8 of 55
When I got my Ducky with MX reds, I considered getting some O-rings since I was worried that I would bottom out a lot since they are lighter than the blues that I was used to. But I actually ended up adjusting to the reds pretty quickly and rarely bottom out now after two months of use. Most of the noise now is actually from the keys coming up, but I doubt O-rings would help with that and it is still by far quieter than my blues.

I still miss the tactility of the blues though... :c
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post #9 of 55
I love the O-Rings on my Browns. They help with training you to not bottom out. They work really well at making them a little bit quieter too.
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post #10 of 55
I run 40A-R on both my boards (Blues and Clears), wouldn't have it any other way.
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