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well when it comes to bottoming out, even the rubber domes are noticable ! smile.gif

 

Yeah, but bottoming out on some mechanical keyboards is noticeably louder. I don't know why though.

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post #22 of 24
It's probably due to the mounting plates and rubber dome keyboards are pretty much dampened already.

So far my CM Storm Trigger w/ browns is not much louder than my old regular profile Logitech gaming keyboards (granted they needed to be used for 6 months to get to that point) but quieter than my Blackwidow Ultimate v1 and I bottom out on all my keyboards. My Sidewinder is pretty quiet during regular typing, even after several years of use but it can be a bit loud during heavy handed typing.
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So here's an update. I have adjusted to the noise but really miss my Logitech's dedicated volume control and palm rest. I wanted to try a different keyboard so I pre-ordered the Corsair K70 CherryMX brown from Amazon. I believe official release is the 16th on Newegg at least, AZ says "ships in 2-5"I wanted the gunmetal/blue LED over the silver color or red LEDs, and I didn't want to try a red switch since I like the tacticle feel. So in order to preserve my chance of returning the BW I've gone back to my Logitech temporarily... I never realized how much it feels no like I'm typing on MUSH. Oh my god this is terrible, I don't know if I can wait the time. Anyone who has used both keyboards have an opinion on the K70? How is a brown switch compared to this keyboard? I may just suck it up, order a belkin palm rest and use a macro for volume. Not sure how I used rubber dome for so long!
    
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So here's an update. I have adjusted to the noise but really miss my Logitech's dedicated volume control and palm rest. I wanted to try a different keyboard so I pre-ordered the Corsair K70 CherryMX brown from Amazon. I believe official release is the 16th on Newegg at least, AZ says "ships in 2-5"I wanted the gunmetal/blue LED over the silver color or red LEDs, and I didn't want to try a red switch since I like the tacticle feel. So in order to preserve my chance of returning the BW I've gone back to my Logitech temporarily... I never realized how much it feels no like I'm typing on MUSH. Oh my god this is terrible, I don't know if I can wait the time. Anyone who has used both keyboards have an opinion on the K70? How is a brown switch compared to this keyboard? I may just suck it up, order a belkin palm rest and use a macro for volume. Not sure how I used rubber dome for so long!

 

There are free and easy ways to get volume control with a keyboard that doesn't have it built-in. My favorite is using SharpKeys, which edits the registry for you in order to get the results that you want:

 

http://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/

 

http://www.randyrants.com/2011/12/sharpkeys_35.html

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