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Originally Posted by Hoodcom View Post
No click half-way through.

I took the back cover off, and sadly not a mechanical keyboard, just some dome thing. Oh well, I thought I'd give it a try trying to find out or not. lol

Does it resemble this at all?



I grabbed this from the OP of this thread.
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post #4192 of 14567
Probably more like this, with the dome inside a plastic housing:
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/20...aedrus2401.jpg

Only with less filth.
post #4193 of 14567
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Probably more like this, with the dome inside a plastic housing:
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/20...aedrus2401.jpg

Only with less filth.
Wow. I'm so glad I wasn't eating. But regardless, I'm grateful to have seen this since I'm an aspiring keyboard geek.
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My EMA reached Texas. About a week longer and I'll have my baby back.
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I know mechanical keyboards are not the way to go if you are concerned about noise, but does anybody know a good place where I can hear how loud they are? I am only concerned because my keyboard is in the living room right by the TV, so I am concerned about interfering with that.

Just for the record I am looking at the Das Professional Silent
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post #4196 of 14567
If you find it too loud you can do the rubber band mod, which is extremely simple; you order ~100 dental bands for ~$5-7 per 100, then take off all your keycaps, put the bands around the keystem like so:

And put the keys back on.

That should muffle the bottoming out noise and make it about on par with an average rubber dome.
post #4197 of 14567
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I know mechanical keyboards are not the way to go if you are concerned about noise, but does anybody know a good place where I can hear how loud they are? I am only concerned because my keyboard is in the living room right by the TV, so I am concerned about interfering with that.

Just for the record I am looking at the Das Professional Silent
Even the Model S Silent can be "clacky" when bottoming out the keys against the casing of the switches. The reason why it's called the "Silent" is because it uses the Cherry MX Browns which don't make any noise. But again, that doesn't mean it's rubber-quiet.

I recommend using YouTube to find videos of people using their mechanical keyboards by using searches like "das model s", "mechanical keyboard", "cherry mx blue", "cherry mx brown", or anything else you can think of. Unfortunately, some of these videos make it seem like the keyboard is louder than a construction site, so watch as many videos as you can to get a clearer idea.

Also, I am sensing that you're concerned about the click sound that the Cherry MX Blues make. This click is a bit like the click a retractable pen makes, only it's quieter and nicer sounding. The sound of bottoming out the keys is certainly louder than the clicks.

Fortunately, it's easy to avoid bottoming out just as long as you want to avoid it.
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Okay, so sounds like as long as I don't hammer the keys like Thor hammering baddies with Mjolnir it shouldn't be too bad.

And I have to say, I was looking at like an Eclipse III or a Logitech until I read this thread. But I also fall into the camp of wanting some function keys on like a Das, just like a vertical row on the left hand side. But I realize that isn't really what they are going for.
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Okay, so sounds like as long as I don't hammer the keys like Thor hammering baddies with Mjolnir it shouldn't be too bad.

And I have to say, I was looking at like an Eclipse III or a Logitech until I read this thread. But I also fall into the camp of wanting some function keys on like a Das, just like a vertical row on the left hand side. But I realize that isn't really what they are going for.
Fortunately, there are some options in the form of software:
But AutoHotKey is much more than just software for programming keys on a keyboard.
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Okay, so sounds like as long as I don't hammer the keys like Thor hammering baddies with Mjolnir it shouldn't be too bad.

And I have to say, I was looking at like an Eclipse III or a Logitech until I read this thread. But I also fall into the camp of wanting some function keys on like a Das, just like a vertical row on the left hand side. But I realize that isn't really what they are going for.
Make sure you get one with the keys then, I think they discontinued doing that on their site, due to popular request ironically. Apparently they got tons of complaints from people who didn't like the fn key there instead of a windows key.

If you must have media keys and can't find a Das with them, these keyboards are a little more but do have either brown or blue switches like the Das, and have media keys: http://www.notestation.com/kb-modmac...ackeyboard.htm
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