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Mind if I join?

I have 2 mechanicals at the moment, the first is a Chicony KB5181, which has "Monterey" SMK switches, which are like a snappier, slightly heavier Cherry Blue.

My other 'board is a Filco Tenkeyless with Cherry Browns (I've used rubber band dampening to quiet them down even more). I've got both blank ant normal keycaps for that one
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Mind if I join?

I have 2 mechanicals at the moment, the first is a Chicony KB5181, which has "Monterey" SMK switches, which are like a snappier, slightly heavier Cherry Blue.

My other 'board is a Filco Tenkeyless with Cherry Browns (I've used rubber band dampening to quiet them down even more). I've got both blank ant normal keycaps for that one
Oooo what do you mean by "rubber band dampening"?
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Oooo what do you mean by "rubber band dampening"?
It works better with dental bands. You put it around the stem of a Cherry MX keycap, and it dampens the sound of bottoming out.
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It works better with dental bands. You put it around the stem of a Cherry MX keycap, and it dampens the sound of bottoming out.
Oh. I think I would like that quite a bit! Can dental bands be purchased by consumers?
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Oh. I think I would like that quite a bit! Can dental bands be purchased by consumers?
eBayed "orthodontic elastics" and found 100 for $2.99 shipped. Though, I'm not sure if these are the right size for keycap stems.

Don't have a mechanical keyboard yet, but I've been researching. Elitekeyboards is taking preoders for the Tactile Touch Otaku boards later this month.
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eBayed "orthodontic elastics" and found 100 for $2.99 shipped. Though, I'm not sure if these are the right size for keycap stems.

Don't have a mechanical keyboard yet, but I've been researching. Elitekeyboards is taking preoders for the Tactile Touch Otaku boards later this month.
Whoa. These are the perfect size! 1/8" is 3mm, and a Cherry MX switch's stem is in the shape of a plus sign, and both of the lines that would make up the plus sign are 5mm across!

Y'know, I might have to order 500 just to make sure I can get every key (I'd hate to end up with exactly 100 and wish that I had 4 more). Plus, it's only $4.99 shipped!

But brodie337, should I be concerned about how this might affect the feel of the switches? And regarding the sound, how much quieter is it? I mean, do you get just soft, quiet thuds now instead of the clackiness of the keycap bottoming out? How do you describe the difference?
Edited by TwoCables - 4/12/10 at 6:14pm
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Whoa. These are the perfect size! 1/8" is 3mm, and a Cherry MX switch's stem is in the shape of a plus sign, and both of the lines that would make up the plus sign are 5mm across!

Y'know, I might have to order 500 just to make sure I can get every key (I'd hate to end up with exactly 100 and wish that I had 4 more). Plus, it's only $4.99 shipped!

But brodie337, should I be concerned about how this might affect the feel of the switches? And regarding the sound, how much quieter is it? I mean, do you get just soft, quiet thuds now instead of the clackiness of the keycap bottoming out? How do you describe the difference?
Um, what?

I don't think you understood.
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?tit...ghlight=dental
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Um, what?

I don't think you understood.
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?tit...ghlight=dental
Wow. So excuse me for not understanding?

Anyway, thank you for clarifying it I guess.

If you're wondering what's wrong, then it's this: you could have just said, "Actually, the rubber band has to go on the keycap itself. Check it out: [insert pic]". But the way you did it here looks like I bothered you or something because I misunderstood. Why didn't you just go all the way and say "uhh... can't you read?" But when I see "stem", I currently only think of the stem on the switch. So, it caused me to glaze over the word "keycap" in your post. That was the first time I had ever seen anyone talk about the keycap's stem. Until now, I didn't even know that part was CALLED a "stem".

This makes me want to ask you to forgive me for being imperfect or something (and this isn't the first time).
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Sorry mate; I can be brusque when I'm in a hurry, and I was in a hurry to get you that info before you bought 500 dental bands that you didn't need.

I can be eloquent when I take the time to write a long essay; but when I just write a quick one-liner, I write it the way I would if I was speaking, and text is known to be a poor conductor of inflection. Sorry for the offense.
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