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On the old Model F keyboards, if you disassembled the thing, you can remove the housings in which the buckling springs sit in as individual units -



If you put the spring in the housing and the keycap on it, the thing will sound exactly like a fully assembled keyboard. Remove the spring and buckle it without the housing, you get a weak click.

There's also some question over whether the spring hitting the barrel affects the sound. Some experiments where performed over at Geekhack, but I don't think we drew anything conclusive from them.
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Can't find any dealer or any company that ships mechanical keyboard to Turkey that sux :S been looking for it like 1 year ...
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On the old Model F keyboards, if you disassembled the thing, you can remove the housings in which the buckling springs sit in as individual units -

*snip*

If you put the spring in the housing and the keycap on it, the thing will sound exactly like a fully assembled keyboard. Remove the spring and buckle it without the housing, you get a weak click.

There's also some question over whether the spring hitting the barrel affects the sound. Some experiments where performed over at Geekhack, but I don't think we drew anything conclusive from them.
Hmm, judging by the shape of that case; it seems very plausible that it 'magnifies' the sound.

Even so, I'm totally stuck on choosing a board here.

EDIT: I give up on Das. My backdpace key is squeaking AGAIN. And this time, lubrication didn't fix it. I tested the switch itself, and it seems fine. Do I have to sink another $15 into this for an RMA? Hell, by now; I practically know Erin personally. I'm going to have to take a recording of the squeaky key, for I fear they won't believe me.

Call me obsessive, but there's nothing more annoying than a squeaky key on a keyboard in my opinion. Except maybe weaboos, but it's a damn close call.
Edited by Maytan - 9/11/10 at 10:10pm
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Hmm, judging by the shape of that case; it seems very plausible that it 'magnifies' the sound.

Even so, I'm totally stuck on choosing a board here.

EDIT: I give up on Das. My backdpace key is squeaking AGAIN. And this time, lubrication didn't fix it. I tested the switch itself, and it seems fine. Do I have to sink another $15 into this for an RMA? Hell, by now; I practically know Erin personally. I'm going to have to take a recording of the squeaky key, for I fear they won't believe me.

Call me obsessive, but there's nothing more annoying than a squeaky key on a keyboard in my opinion. Except maybe weaboos, but it's a damn close call.
I'm planning on getting the black window ultimate but its pretty loud for a mechanical with that blue switch thing I think TwoCables mentioned to me yesterday. I think I might get a rubber domed. I'm probably going to build a new computer within 4 years so I don't really mind if the keyboard dies on me. It would die on my sister since I would probably dump it to her.
post #7435 of 14564
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I'm planning on getting the black window ultimate but its pretty loud for a mechanical with that blue switch thing I think TwoCables mentioned to me yesterday. I think I might get a rubber domed. I'm probably going to build a new computer within 4 years so I don't really mind if the keyboard dies on me. It would die on my sister since I would probably dump it to her.
For the price of the Black Widow - and especially for the price of the Black Widow Ultimate, you could get a much better keyboard. Remember, this keyboard's quality isn't the best: it will have wobbly keycaps in addition to having a price that's higher than it should be.

Also, the click that the Cherry MX Blue keyswitch makes is not loud. It's quieter than the sound of typing. The purpose of the click is to provide a subtle auditory feedback which increases the precise sensation of the Cherry MX Blues.

But if you think that the Cherry MX Blues are really going to be that much of a problem, then find a non-clicky keyboard such as the Das Model S Silent, or some other keyboard that has "non-clicky" switches. The most popular non-clicky keyswitch is the Cherry MX Brown.

While I think it's somewhat cool that Razer has a mechanical keyboard now, I wish they would have chosen a higher quality OEM to build it, and I also wish they weren't charging too much for it. I think that they're going to give everyone the wrong impression of mechanical keyboards (their site is already doing that, and the keyboard isn't even out in stores yet).

So, a keyboard that has the Cherry MX Blues will not be LOUD. It'll just provide a subtle and crisp little click with each keystroke.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
For the price of the Black Widow - and especially for the price of the Black Widow Ultimate, you could get a much better keyboard. Remember, this keyboard's quality isn't the best: it will have wobbly keycaps in addition to having a price that's higher than it should be.

Also, the click that the Cherry MX Blue keyswitch makes is not loud. It's quieter than the sound of typing. The purpose of the click is to provide a subtle auditory feedback which increases the precise sensation of the Cherry MX Blues.

But if you think that the Cherry MX Blues are really going to be that much of a problem, then find a non-clicky keyboard such as the Das Model S Silent, or some other keyboard that has "non-clicky" switches. The most popular non-clicky keyswitch is the Cherry MX Brown.

While I think it's somewhat cool that Razer has a mechanical keyboard now, I wish they would have chosen a higher quality OEM to build it, and I also wish they weren't charging too much for it. I think that they're going to give everyone the wrong impression of mechanical keyboards (their site is already doing that, and the keyboard isn't even out in stores yet).

So, a keyboard that has the Cherry MX Blues isn't going to be LOUD. It'll just provide a subtle and crisp little click with each keystroke.
I find some click pens quiet loud so thats what I thought it would sound like. I never thought it would be that quiet.
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I find some click pens quiet loud so thats what I thought it would sound like. I never thought it would be that quiet.
The clicks that the Cherry MX Blues make are similar to the clicks that a retractable pen makes, but they are quieter.

However, I think that no mechanical keyboard is capable of being stealthy for situations like using the computer in the middle of the night and hoping that nobody busts you. Even most rubber domes are too noisy for that.
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For the price of the Black Widow - and especially for the price of the Black Widow Ultimate, you could get a much better keyboard. Remember, this keyboard's quality isn't the best: it will have wobbly keycaps in addition to having a price that's higher than it should be.
Is the keycap thing known for definite?
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Is the keycap thing known for definite?
I thought you could only pre-order it. Lets see how people think it performs when you can actually order it.
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Is the keycap thing known for definite?
yes. the plunger underneath is bigger than the stem. they wobble, go crooked.
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