Originally Posted by krameriffic
I just acquired one as well and while it's a nice keyboard, I don't know that it's as big a deal as I've seen it made out to be on these forums. I do know one thing: if these switches are supposedly quiet, I'd hate to hear the ones that are designed to be loud. It's definitely not as big a deal as the first time I used a good mouse pad.
The sound of a keycap bottoming out against the board is actually louder than the switch. In order to truly see what I mean, try this experiment:
- Pick an alpha key for this experiment.
- Press that key in the way you normally do.
- Now press it while making absolutely sure the keycap does not touch the body of the keyboard (make sure that it doesn't bottom out).
If it was quieter for step 3, then it means that you have to practice typing gently so that you're not bottoming out the keycaps against the body of the keyboard. Yes, it will take time, but I can already assure you based on my limited experience so far that it is absolutely worth it.
Here's a practice technique that I am using that I highly recommend: slow down all of your typing every day for a while so that it's easier to avoid bottoming out. This will eventually cause your "muscle memory" to make you type like this automatically, but at your normal speed.