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

 
  • 43% (24)
    O-Rings
  • 9% (5)
    Partial O-Rings (On some of the keys)
  • 47% (26)
    No O-Rings
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post #21 of 30
I tried O rings including the FREE ones from my Orthodontist (which this time I do NOT recommend you steal but ask politely for from any orthodontist office outside of New Jersey).

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post #22 of 30
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I tried O rings including the FREE ones from my Orthodontist (which this time I do NOT recommend you steal but ask politely for from any orthodontist office outside of New Jersey).
Real Men don't care what their wives think of their ClickClack.
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post #23 of 30
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Comment: Hi. I was looking at your O-Rings and was wondering what would be the best one for me? I use a Black and a Blue switch board. I was looking more to improve the feel than reduce the noise.

40A-L - 40A (Softer)/0.2mm - Sound reduction with minimal change in feel.
40A-R - 40A (Softer)/0.4mm - Softer landing for better shock absorption.
50A-R - 50A (Harder)/0.4mm - Firmer landing for faster repeated key strokes.

So I'll assume the 0.2mm is out 'cause there is no change in feel? Is this correct?

But for the other two, can you explain how the the two 0.4mm would differ from each other? How would they feel on a Blue and Black switch? Should I get both and see for myself? Any help would be nice. Thanks.

 

 

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Hi Deverica,
 
The 0.2mm reduction still affects the feel, but less so than the 0.4mm ones. The thicker ones can feel somewhat prohibiting at first. It really depends on your typing style. If you type in a way where you are either not bottoming out much or try to not bottom out, I'd go with the thicker O-rings. If you tend to like bottoming out, I'd stay with the thinner O-rings. There's very difference in feel between the 40 and 50A O-rings. The 40A's are softer, which helps if you are experiencing any kind of stress from the shock of the keys. I hope this information helps. Let me know if you have more questions. Thank you.
 
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post #24 of 30
I'll be receiving my ducky shine 2 tomorrow (mx reds). Gonna go to Home Depot and get some o-rings for much cheaper ^_^ ---- I have a cm storm trigger with browns right now that I don't think needs the o-rings though. The feel of the resistance when you hit the middle of the travel distance for me, is enough to help me not bottom out.


http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100258186/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=danco+%2331&storeId=10051
Edited by BassAckwards - 9/25/12 at 11:24am
post #25 of 30
I too bought some rings from Lowes and they work fine, I only put them om things like space bar and PU, PD and the arrow's and enter. Things that get a lot of use. I have the blues on my Rapid and can't even hear the clicks that everyone complains about. Good thing about working around machines my whole life noise means nothing, that and I'm a slow typer.
The rings I got in the hardware dept of Lowes where #36 - 5/16 od x 3/16 id x 1/16 thick ( Danco ).
Edited by bnitch - 9/28/12 at 1:59pm
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post #27 of 30
Well I have heard good things about O-rings but I haven't gotten around to give them a try yet. But I would like to try them with cherry blacks I would bet they would make the blacks super silent biggrin.gif
post #28 of 30
Well I ended up going to Home Depot and getting Danco #36 o-rings, unfortunately they ended up not having enough to cover every single key, but that's okay because we only type with 90% of the keyboard most of the time anyways. The o-rings work great, and I will be using them on any keyboard I use in the future.



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post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by BassAckwards View Post

I'll be receiving my ducky shine 2 tomorrow (mx reds). Gonna go to Home Depot and get some o-rings for much cheaper ^_^ ---- I have a cm storm trigger with browns right now that I don't think needs the o-rings though. The feel of the resistance when you hit the middle of the travel distance for me, is enough to help me not bottom out.


http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100258186/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=danco+%2331&storeId=10051

I know you already got them and used them, but for future purchases, you can save some pennies by buying off of Amazon. Larger pack too (125 count) so you'll have some spares smile.gif (Assuming 50A is what you're looking for)

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post #30 of 30
I didn't like O-rings on blues or reds. Bottoming out on a cherry red keyboard with o-rings is very similar to using a rubber dome keyboard that registers key strokes half way down.
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