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If you play any kind of games that require double tapping, get the a keyboard with MX Browns for safety. After I started playing Unreal again I've noticed how it's actually kind of a huge issue.
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what is the name of the sound a key makes when it pops up? also why does it make it. my hhkb is almost silent when bottomin out but on the way back up it makes a sound.
Sounds like the so-called "Topre fart"... Might want to check out the Topre wiki on Geekhack.
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Sounds like the so-called "Topre fart"... Might want to check out the Topre wiki on Geekhack.
the topre fart is not that. its when you leave ur kb alone then you hear a pop which comes from the cup coming up again. after using a hhkb2 for while is get less and less frequent even though it wasnt that annoyin to begin with.

what is the opposite of "the sound of a key bottoming out"...it would be the sound of a key poping back up and i was just wondering if there was a name for that and why it happens.
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the topre fart is not that. its when you leave ur kb alone then you hear a pop which comes from the cup coming up again. after using a hhkb2 for while is get less and less frequent even though it wasnt that annoyin to begin with.

what is the opposite of "the sound of a key bottoming out"...it would be the sound of a key poping back up and i was just wondering if there was a name for that and why it happens.
Hmm... I suppose we can call it "key pop".
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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.
Assuming I get used to the keyboard after a time and am no longer bottoming out, an MX Brown keyboard would be no louder than a cheap rubber dome keyboard, right? As long as I'm not getting a keyboard that's significantly louder than my current Dell POS, I don't think noise will be an issue.
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The Das can be lowered to ~$100 if you can use the educational discount.
Yes the Das has browns or blues.
The Das Silent is one that I was looking at, but price was keeping me away. 24% discount is quite nice, and I think I can probably spend $100 on a quality keyboard without feeling too guilty. Any last advice from anyone before I pull the trigger on the Das Professional Silent? http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-professional-silent/
Edited by purduepilot - 1/8/11 at 2:38pm
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If you're gaming, the blank keyboards are extremely annoying with one hand having to reach all the keys blindly.
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If you're gaming, the blank keyboards are extremely annoying with one hand having to reach all the keys blindly.
Not sure if that was for me or the other guy, but I'm planning to get the one with the key labels. I don't need to look at the keys when I'm typing normally, but I don't use the special characters very often so I need those.
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Not sure if that was for me or the other guy, but I'm planning to get the one with the key labels. I don't need to look at the keys when I'm typing normally, but I don't use the special characters very often so I need those.
Ultimate version doesn't have labels.
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The professional is the printed ones and the ultimate is the non-printed ones. I got the Ultimate and it is suppose to be here on Monday. I don't know the special characters either, but I will learn.
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Ultimate version doesn't have labels.
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The professional is the printed ones and the ultimate is the non-printed ones. I got the Ultimate and it is suppose to be here on Monday. I don't know the special characters either, but I will learn.
http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-professional-silent/

Pictures show labels.

edit: My bad--I put the wrong name in the other post.
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