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 Post subject: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:56 am 
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Ok, so my Fractal Design Linear died a couple of days ago, and I need a replacement. I bought quite blindly a Logitech K290 which is advertised as quiet, but upon using it I discovered that that is not the case. Also, the keyboard doesn't as have the F1-12 keys enabled but other functions instead, so usability is not the greatest. So I want tips on what to buy. Preferably similar to laptops, meaning low keys, not mechanical gaming keyboards.

Anyone?

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 Post subject: Re: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:13 am 
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You could try an Apple keyboard, which I assume works with Windows.


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 Post subject: Re: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:41 am 
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Yes, that is an option, but the downside is that the buttons don't quite match with the PC enviroment.

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 Post subject: Re: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:08 pm 
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Typing this on a Cherry eVolution Stream XT. Somewhat similar to the Logitech UltraX Flat version 1. Scissor-switch so it's pretty quiet.

http://www.cherry.de/cid/corded_keyboar ... yboard.htm
http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?p=897191

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 Post subject: Re: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:18 pm 
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I personally use Fujitsu KB900, but it is not as quiet as i would like to. Same applies for Keysonic KB8021U, which is pretty much PC version of Mac keyboard. Unfortunately Logitech UltraX is not made anymore, so that is out of the question...


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 Post subject: Re: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:29 am 
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Thanks for the tips. I'm gonna start out by trying the Cherry, if that doesn't work then I will go to the next two suggestions.

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 Post subject: Re: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:15 pm 
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I'm having a similar dilemma. Living in a small town so there's not really any place to go to try keyboards. My current keyboard is a Logitech Classic 200, and I'm not happy with the sound (too loud) nor with the amount of force needed to press the keys. From what I've read, keyboards with the Cherry MX Red switches, Apples keyboards and the Logitech Washable K310 are supposed to be quiet. However, I've read the same about the keyboard I currently use, so I really don't know.
It would be great if SPCR started reviewing keyboards, even if the sound was the only thing dealt with. Personally I find the sound of typing, my own and especially others', tremendously tiring.


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 Post subject: Re: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:55 am 
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frederic wrote:
Cherry MX Red switches

I don't think so: any mechanical keyboard cannot be really quiet by design.

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 Post subject: Re: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:05 pm 
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It appears that Logitech keyboards are available in Scandinavia. If that is the case, try the Logitech Illuminated Ultrathin Keyboard (corded). It's even quieter than the UltraX. More features, higher price.


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 Post subject: Re: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:13 am 
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I'm still using the UltraX from 2004, but I'd like a new one. I think the Fujitsu KB900 could be a great replacement. Logitech have given up making flat keyboards that also works for gaming years ago, the Logitech Illuminated is one example, the K740 is another.

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Also, the keyboard doesn't as have the F1-12 keys enabled but other functions instead, so usability is not the greatest.

I think you would prefer the K280e, it works the other way. But I guess that won't help much if you don't like it because of the noise.
You may be able to change the settings with Setpoint.

http://www.logitech.com/en-roeu/support ... =23&bit=64


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 Post subject: Re: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:30 am 
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What about this one?
http://www.amazon.com/HP-Wireless-Elite ... B005HNHRA6


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 Post subject: Re: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:36 am 
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Mats wrote:

I own it, Mats: nice and absolutely unobtrusive (but not silent), while tactile feel is a bit mediocre, IMHO.

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 Post subject: Re: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
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Thanks for the feedback, Luca.


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 Post subject: Re: Silent keyboards to buy in Scandinavia
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:55 am 
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MX switches can be made quieter with O-Ring dampeners- like this http://www.thekoolroom.com/product/max- ... s-110-pcs/.


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