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I started a new job where I am at my desk most of time designing and programming parts to be made. I do have my own office but we all leave our doors open so I don't want go MX Blue keyboard for noise reasons typing away on keyboard.

Looking for recommendations for a keyboard doesn't have to be mechanical but it would be nice. From what I have been reading Browns are alot like blue minus the noise?

Another Note- I would like a professional looking keyboard not gaming this or not. I have a black widow ultimate right now and love it but gaming scheme and mx blues.

Price- I don't really have one but $120 or so new or used.

Right now, I'm using some dell junk $3 keyboard
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Fellow designer and keyboard enthusiast here.

I use Autocad for work, and if you're like me, pounding out commands all day, mx blacks are my favorite for that. The quietest sounding mx switch ( all mx switches are louder than rubber domes ) nice and smooth so you can enter commands in fast.

Brows are nice, they are similar feeling to blues, but without the 'tik' sound ( but they still make noise )

as far as cosmetics go, here are some professional looking keyboards, something that won't look out of place in an office environment.

CoolerMaster XT and Filco are the no frills, just classic look and solid build quality boards. Standard layout and keycap sizing is nice too. ( also check the Qucikfire Rapid if you want a TKL version )

No crazy logo's, no silly lights, and g4m3r br0 marketing.
( and both are easy to customize )


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Thanks Perfect Recommendation Shopping right now.

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