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I'm currently contemplating getting a das keyboard to replace my model m for college (its simply too loud, don't want to be a bother for my dormmates)

However, should I get blues or browns?
Is there a significant tactile difference between the two?
I would just get blues because they seem to be a favorite among typists and they apparently have a much more accurate tactile click to them (which I'm very used to because, you know, model m). But they still make a bit of noise. Anybody know how much? Comparable maybe to somebody tackin` away on a laptop?
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Originally Posted by hglazm View Post
I'm currently contemplating getting a das keyboard to replace my model m for college (its simply too loud, don't want to be a bother for my dormmates)

However, should I get blues or browns?
Is there a significant tactile difference between the two?
I would just get blues because they seem to be a favorite among typists and they apparently have a much more accurate tactile click to them (which I'm very used to because, you know, model m). But they still make a bit of noise. Anybody know how much? Comparable maybe to somebody tackin` away on a laptop?
Blues will produce a sound when pressed just like the Model M. Browns however, will not. If you wish to go for silent computing then Browns it is.
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Tell that to me wife. She yelled at me 2 times tonight for typing to loud. She may make me get rubber dome

Anyone know the most silent of keyboards with a good switch? Or should I try gluing rubber washers under my keys to silence them
 
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Tell that to me wife. She yelled at me 2 times tonight for typing to loud. She may make me get rubber dome

Anyone know the most silent of keyboards with a good switch? Or should I try gluing rubber washers under my keys to silence them
Try using the dental bands trick. If not scissor switches are pretty darn silent.
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Anyone know the most silent of keyboards with a good switch? Or should I try gluing rubber washers under my keys to silence them
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Anybody with an xArmor have any problems with their space bar? After some gaming the key proceeded to become loose.

Something else that was strange, after a couple hours of BO my arm was tired from using the keyboard... I've never had that happen before, maybe I was just raging to much
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The stabilizer could be coming loose. Try carefully removing and reseating the key.
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Originally Posted by hglazm View Post
I'm currently contemplating getting a das keyboard to replace my model m for college (its simply too loud, don't want to be a bother for my dormmates)

However, should I get blues or browns?
Is there a significant tactile difference between the two?
I would just get blues because they seem to be a favorite among typists and they apparently have a much more accurate tactile click to them (which I'm very used to because, you know, model m). But they still make a bit of noise. Anybody know how much? Comparable maybe to somebody tackin` away on a laptop?
The mechanical clicks of the Cherry MX Blues are certainly quieter than the clicks that Buckling Springs make. It's more comparable to like a retractable pen, only a retractable pen is still louder than the Cherry MX Blues.

Either way, it sounds to me like you might be much happier with the Blues than Browns!

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Tell that to me wife. She yelled at me 2 times tonight for typing to loud. She may make me get rubber dome
So next time type louder while sticking your tongue out at her! I mean who does she think she is? The man of the house? lol

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Originally Posted by Kip69 View Post
Anyone know the most silent of keyboards with a good switch? Or should I try gluing rubber washers under my keys to silence them
There is actually a rubber dental band "mod" that can reduce the sound of bottoming out. These little rubber bands are slid onto the round "stem" of the keycap itself. In other words, all you'd be doing is putting one mini rubber band on each keycap.

Here's what I mean:

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:8857

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Anybody with an xArmor have any problems with their space bar? After some gaming the key proceeded to become loose.

Something else that was strange, after a couple hours of BO my arm was tired from using the keyboard... I've never had that happen before, maybe I was just raging to much
I know how corny this might sound, but it sounds to me like you're not staying relaxed. I mean after all, how else would your arm become tired from that?
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I know how corny this might sound, but it sounds to me like you're not staying relaxed. I mean after all, how else would your arm become tired from that?
That's exactly it, I was raging to hard and was getting to tense, but I'll pass it off on the keyboard so people won't think I'm a rage-alcoholic.
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That's exactly it, I was raging to hard and was getting to tense, but I'll pass it off on the keyboard so people won't think I'm a rage-alcoholic.
ha, I like that idea!
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