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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 #11 of 55
I use these with my Leopold MX Red TKL only because it would be too loud at my workplace without them.
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Depends on the switch, IMO.
Linear switches sure, browns could go either way (depending on if you touch-type), and anything else w/ more actuation force + tactile, not necessary to me.
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post #13 of 55
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

Depends on the switch, IMO.
Linear switches sure, browns could go either way (depending on if you touch-type), and anything else w/ more actuation force + tactile, not necessary to me.

Understandable. I like them with reds since they're so light, it makes it nice to have less travel distance and no noise from bottoming out.
post #14 of 55
I didn't use o-rings till I got my board with Reds. Definitely seemed to help with my reds, however, I never felt the need to use them on my blues which most people think is weird. tongue.gif
 
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Originally Posted by Dustin1 View Post

I didn't use o-rings till I got my board with Reds. Definitely seemed to help with my reds, however, I never felt the need to use them on my blues which most people think is weird. tongue.gif

Agreed. Love the feel of them on my reds.
post #16 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.

 

Yup, same here.  I never like those o-rings much after having used them for awhile.

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post #17 of 55
Got rings on curtain keys.
Cant really say i like it better but its more silent wich my GF wanted for when she is asleep and i'm behind the PC.

Think i liked the feeling without rings a little bit better.

Cherry MX red keys btw.
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post #18 of 55
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Farih View Post

Got rings on curtain keys.
Cant really say i like it better but its more silent wich my GF wanted for when she is asleep and i'm behind the PC.
Think i liked the feeling without rings a little bit better.
Cherry MX red keys btw.

I see. Yea thinking on it I actually can't tell if I liked the feel of the keys before or after the o-ring installation better. I do like them with o-rings but I don't remember how it felt before them, I wish I could compare side-by-side. I think I'm going to stick with them o for now though because I don't want to bother anybody around me. thumb.gif
post #19 of 55
I did use o-rings for two months. It does reduce the sound a lot, but so is the key feel.

So it is a fair price.
post #20 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artifact View Post

I doubt pressing harder than necessary to actuate is "the feeling" people like about mechanical keyboards. That would completely defeat the purpose.

They make them feel mushy. There is no proper way to type on the mechs. Not bottoming out is one of those fantasies that keyboard snobs like to practice and try to perfect. If you have a few boards with a few different types of switches and you like to change between them it takes a while to get used to not bottoming out again anyway. As stated: o-rings aren't for everybody. The best part about them is that they are cheap and you don't feel bad for throwing them away if you don't like them. It seems most of the people in this thread agree o-rings aren't that great.
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