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post #10511 of 14564
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Yeah, they are only 45G.

Basically a MX-Brown without the tactile bump.
Boo...
post #10512 of 14564
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Originally Posted by purduepilot View Post
I already PM'd him after your earlier suggestion, and he has sold the keyboard.

What would be the quietest option under $75? This one was listed in the OP. http://max-geek-llc.amazonwebstore.c...B000UC1W3C.htm Cherry Blues in this one.
The Cherry MX Blues have a subtle mechanical click which isn't loud, but it's still a sound that is produced (it's quieter than the sound of bottoming out). So since it's likely that you'd be using your keyboard when she's trying to sleep, I recommend looking for a keyboard that has tactile, but non-clicky switches.

However, even a keyboard with tactile but non-clicky switches (such as the Cherry MX Browns) can still be considered a "noisy" keyboard when bottoming out. Bottoming out just means that the keycap is pressed all the way down quickly enough so that it makes a "clack" sound. With rubber dome keyboards (almost any easy-to-find keyboard), this is basically the way we have to type on them. So this means that when upgrading from a rubber dome keyboard to a mechanical keyboard, it'll be next to impossible to avoid bottoming out at first.

But fortunately, it's easy to reach a point where you stop bottoming out altogether. I've learned that the best way to accomplish this is to raise your wrists up while typing while simultaneously trying to type with a light touch. So instead of hitting the keys like we do on rubber domes, you'd work towards just light taps thereby making even less noise than you might be producing on a rubber dome keyboard. However, if your keyboard is higher than elbow height or belly button height, then this may feel uncomfortable.

But now if working towards not bottoming out doesn't sound like an option, then we would need to steer you towards a good keyboard with scissor switches. To get an idea of what that might be like, almost all laptops utilize the scissor switch technology.

Although, if you are far more interested in getting a mechanical keyboard, then check out the rubber band modification using dental bands:

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

I haven't tried this yet, but it's supposed to help a little bit! And it could be just enough so that your girlfriend will have no trouble sleeping.
Edited by TwoCables - 1/7/11 at 4:08am
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post #10513 of 14564
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The Cherry MX Blues have a subtle mechanical click which isn't loud
The Cherry MX Blues have a high pitched mechanical click which is loud and will drive peers or colleagues to insanity. It is said Van Gogh's brother Theo used a Cherry MX Blues board. However, there are also disadvantages.
post #10514 of 14564
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Basically a MX-Brown without the tactile bump.
Basically an MX Brown so?
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post #10515 of 14564
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The Cherry MX Blues have a high pitched mechanical click which is loud and will drive peers or colleagues to insanity. It is said Van Gogh's brother Theo used a Cherry MX Blues board. However, there are also disadvantages.
Oh please. The click of a single Cherry MX Blue is almost no different from the click that a nice retractable pen makes, only the Cherry MX Blue is quieter.
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post #10516 of 14564
By means of an experiment, I suggest sitting in a quiet room, full of people, and continuously clicking/retracting a pen at a rate of about 400-500 times per minute. Observe the reaction you get.

The issue I have with the noise of Blue Cherries is not that they're particularly loud, they just make a particularly squeaky noise that is guaranteed to drive other people insane.
Edited by ch_123 - 1/7/11 at 4:57am
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post #10517 of 14564
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By means of an experiment, I suggest sitting in a quiet room, full of people, and continuously clicking/retracting a pen at a rate of about 400-500 times per minute. Observe the reaction you get.
Oh please give me a break. That's entirely different, and you know it.

Not only that, but it's like I said: the click that a retractable pen makes is louder than the click that a single Cherry MX Blue switch makes.
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post #10518 of 14564
How? Pretty decent simulation of using a Blue Cherry keyboard in a quiet office or library.
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post #10519 of 14564
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How? Pretty decent simulation of using a Blue Cherry keyboard in a quiet office or library.
Because the click that a retractable pen makes is noticeably louder than the click that a single Cherry MX Blue switch makes.
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post #10520 of 14564
It's not as much the sheer decibel quantity of the noise that will annoy people as much as it's the high pitched, plasticky sound, and the fact that you'd be inflicting that sound several hundred times per second on the other people in the room if you can type quickly.
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