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I bought the same o-rings a few weeks ago and I absolutely love them. Put them on one board so now I have a quiet mx blue and a loud mx blue. Gained about 10 WPM since the o-rings keep me from bottoming out.

Yup. I really have to try some different switches, but I can't imagine finding a board that is better to type on than one with ringed blues.

specially since I sit behind this thing 40-60 hours a week.
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What's the thinnest O ring? The black ones? I'd be curious to try them with blues and browns. The brown would be virtually silent I would imagine.
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post #16663 of 36807
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I bought the same o-rings a few weeks ago and I absolutely love them. Put them on one board so now I have a quiet mx blue and a loud mx blue. Gained about 10 WPM since the o-rings keep me from bottoming out.

& you just drop them @ the bottom of the switch?
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post #16664 of 36807
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& you just drop them @ the bottom of the switch?

no you pull the keycaps (look at some tutorials about dealing with the stabilized keys ... finicky pain in the butt to get off and back on...

and then you put the o-ring on the bottom of the keycap.


get a keycap puller if you don't have one ...one of the wire ones cause they won't mess up the caps or switches.
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What's the thinnest O ring? The black ones? I'd be curious to try them with blues and browns. The brown would be virtually silent I would imagine.

yes they should be pretty much silent. all I hear with mine is the blue switch click and a very faint click when the key comes back up.

also my version of a key puller is grab a twist tie, and take the paper off then tie two ends together. then just form the other end into a square shape to fit the key. took me about a minute of fiddling and shazam.

Its like the paperclip method, but its way easier to bend into place thumb.gif

edit: check it out:


ugh sorry about the phone pic sicksmiley.png
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kinda like these?
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btw that case isn't painted, it was a Year of the Dragon Chinese New Year faceplate that was for sale back around CNY 2012.
Only red, but yes. That looks quite festive for October.
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Yeah it looks too orange I want a nice blood red maybe a little lighter than crimson or a firetruck red! As you can tell red is my favourite colour tongue.gif
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Hmmm...adding o-rings is an idea.

I love my Mx-Blues and don't mind the clicky-ness, but do the o-rings feel better when typing?
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no you pull the keycaps (look at some tutorials about dealing with the stabilized keys ... finicky pain in the butt to get off and back on...

and then you put the o-ring on the bottom of the keycap.


get a keycap puller if you don't have one ...one of the wire ones cause they won't mess up the caps or switches.

so, then you just do this? (the o-ring, for silencing bottom out)



I always assumed the bottoming out sound came from the key it's self hitting the plate the switch is mounted to/through.
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Only reason why I'm sceptic on getting O-rings is that I don't want my mechanical keyboard feeling like chiclet/rubber dome again with the shorter travel distance.
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