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Help me find a quiet mechanical keyboard

PacificstarPacificstar Registered User regular
Thanks to H/A forum's advice ~7 years ago I bought this Das keyboard which as been GREAT:

However, when I'm working in Excel the keyboard gets really loud and makes it hard for my partner to concentrate. Can anyone suggest a quiet mechanical keyboard? I need a 10-key for work. Wireless and wired are both fine.


  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    brown switches (assuming that's what yours has) are already basically as quiet as they get, and should be pretty inaudible unless you're really bangin on the thing (which also makes noise with a membrane board fwiw)

    one thing you can do is put o-rings on the switches; they're little bits of plastic/silicon that fit over the switch housing and kinda deaden the feel/sound of key presses.

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited March 22
    cherry red sounds exactly like a non-mechanical keyboard as it doesn't have any feedback

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  • BlazeFireBlazeFire Registered User regular
    Unless the typer is bottoming out the keys, then they will be loud as well. O-rings could help.

  • PacificstarPacificstar Registered User regular
    Yeah sometimes when I’m in the zone working on a spreadsheet I start bottoming out the keys.

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