008 Buna-N O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Black, 3/16" ID, 5/16" OD, 1/16" Width (Pack of 100)

Sterling Seal & Supply, Inc. (STCC)

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008 Buna-N O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Black, 3/16" ID, 5/16" OD, 1/16" Width (Pack of 100)

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[Handgun] CZ SP-01 Tactical $540, free shipping with SHIP30, lowest price I've seen [R]

1 year, 2 months agogophr posted submission on gundeals.
July 31, 2018
1 year, 2 months agogophr posted comment on gundeals.
July 31, 2018

DRY FIRE PRACTICE WARNING:

  • the majority of your shots should be in single action. You can eventually break the trigger return spring if your practice in majority double action as it puts more wear on the spring.

  • Get snap caps or these to place between your hammer and firing pin. You can eventually break the firing pin retaining pin by dry firing on an empty chamber.

Again, this is only an issue if you plan on doing excessive dry fire practice. I've done both as I need the practice. Both are cheap and easy to replace, but better to take preventative steps.

Edited for formatting.

/r/MechanicalKeyboards What Keyboard, Switches and/or Keys Do I Buy [R]

1 year, 9 months agoalose posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Jan. 15, 2018

If you are looking for a new keyboard, struggling with what switch to pick, or looking for replacement keys try posting in this thread. WHY should you consider a Mechanical Keyboard? See this answer by /u/EMCoupling.

The better you spell out your requirements and do your research in the Wiki the better your answer will be.

What kind of keyboard are you looking for? Full-sized? Left handed? Tenkeyless? 75%? 60%? See the Wiki List of Tenkeyless and smaller Keyboards

Looking for wireless or specialty keyboards? See the WW Shopping Wiki - Specialty keyboard section

Looking for accessories? See the Key Shopping Wiki and WW Shopping Wiki Accessories Section

Which switch(es) would you like? Black/Green/White/Yellow ALPS, Cherry MX Clear/Black/Blue/Brown/Green/White, Topre 45/55g/silent/variable? Others? See the Switch TL;DR wiki

Any brand preferences? Use the Search Option and Redditor Review Wiki

What is your budget? See these sections of the Reddit Keyboard Shopping Guide:

What country are you planning to purchase the keyboard in? See your country's shopping wiki and List of Keyboard Sellers That Ship Internationally

If you are NEW to Reddit check out this handy Reddit /r/MechanicalKeyboards Noob Guide.

1 year, 9 months agoalose posted comment on MechanicalKeyboards.
Jan. 15, 2018

https://www.amazon.com/008-Buna-N-Ring-Durometer-Black/dp/B000FMWLR8

You want 70a durometer, 50a is still pretty soft. Use two if one is not enough.

/r/MechanicalKeyboards What Keyboard, Switches and/or Keys Do I Buy [R]

1 year, 9 months agoDVNO posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Jan. 15, 2018

If you are looking for a new keyboard, struggling with what switch to pick, or looking for replacement keys try posting in this thread. WHY should you consider a Mechanical Keyboard? See this answer by /u/EMCoupling.

The better you spell out your requirements and do your research in the Wiki the better your answer will be.

What kind of keyboard are you looking for? Full-sized? Left handed? Tenkeyless? 75%? 60%? See the Wiki List of Tenkeyless and smaller Keyboards

Looking for wireless or specialty keyboards? See the WW Shopping Wiki - Specialty keyboard section

Looking for accessories? See the Key Shopping Wiki and WW Shopping Wiki Accessories Section

Which switch(es) would you like? Black/Green/White/Yellow ALPS, Cherry MX Clear/Black/Blue/Brown/Green/White, Topre 45/55g/silent/variable? Others? See the Switch TL;DR wiki

Any brand preferences? Use the Search Option and Redditor Review Wiki

What is your budget? See these sections of the Reddit Keyboard Shopping Guide:

What country are you planning to purchase the keyboard in? See your country's shopping wiki and List of Keyboard Sellers That Ship Internationally

If you are NEW to Reddit check out this handy Reddit /r/MechanicalKeyboards Noob Guide.

1 year, 9 months agoDVNO posted comment on MechanicalKeyboards.
Jan. 15, 2018

Looking for O-rings solely for the purpose of reducing key travel. Sound doesn't bother me. I also don't want them to feel "squishy", so I'm looking for a hard durometer.

Using this guide I'm looking for at least 50A hardness. It also seems I want pretty thick rings to reduce key travel. The graphic mentions 0.10" thickness. But I can't seem to find any. These are 0.07". And these mention 0.4 mm reduction. I'm not sure what thickness that corresponds to, but it doesn't seem like a lot.

Does anyone have a tip on where to look for thick O-rings?

The life [R]

2 years, 4 months agoSilentChiller posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
June 8, 2017
2 years, 4 months agoSilentChiller posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
June 8, 2017

It's a good board, nothing fancy but it works well, I don't really like flashy, showy things anyways.

Both of mine have MX Clear switches and the original has o-rings and PBT blacked out caps.

Mechanical VS Standard(?) Keyboard: what's your preference? [R]

2 years, 7 months agohatcod posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 23, 2017

Just got my first mechanical, a red switch, and I can't say I'm completely sold on it. I'm a big FPS gamer used to short responsive keystrokes, but the long keystroke of the mechanical feels a little sluggish.

Any thoughts / recommendations welcome!

2 years, 6 months agohatcod posted on pcmasterrace.
March 23, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/008-Buna-N-Ring-Durometer-Black/dp/B000FMWLR8

These aren't keyboard specific and there's only 100, you'd need 4 more or what I'd do, just find 4 keys you never press and ignore them.

https://www.amazon.com/Dampers-dampener-Switches-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B00HPQQLXM/ref=sr110?ie=UTF8&qid=1490289883&sr=8-10&keywords=keyboard+o+ring

These are keyboard specific, comes with enough for a keyboard. Note those are a bit softer though, I believe they're 40A in hardness whereas the first ones are 70A so it might be slightly mushy but they feel fine, I used them for awhile.

[Keyboard] Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xRRE Red Backlit Mechanical Keyboard w/ Cherry MX Red Switches - $30 (80 - 50 MIR) [R]

2 years, 10 months agoCaptainAmerricka posted submission on buildapcsales.
Dec. 2, 2016
2 years, 10 months agoCaptainAmerricka posted on buildapcsales.
Dec. 2, 2016

Maybe get yourself some o-rings in the mean time. I put these on not to long after I got a blue switch keyboard. You might notice the reduced key travel at first, but you forget soon. I used these cause cheap: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/ref=ohauisearch_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

/r/MechanicalKeyboards Ask ANY question, get an answer [R]

3 years, 1 month agoclonex10100 posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Sept. 17, 2016

Ask ANY question, get an answer.

But before you do remember 99% of keyboard related questions can be answered by looking at the /r/MechanicalKeyboards wiki located here! If you are NEW to Reddit check out this handy Reddit /r/MechanicalKeyboards Noob Guide.

And be polite!

Note: This post alternates every 24 hours with the "What Keyboard Do I Get" sticky

3 years, 1 month agoclonex10100 posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Sept. 17, 2016

If you type forcefully then most of the noise is from the former, You can get o-rings for your blackwidow, without needing a new keyboard! If you aren't set on getting a new keyboard try it first, razer even sells a (Overpriced) o ring kit. Or you could get this If you get the secound you will also need a keycap puller, which the razer kit includes. It will still be cheaper, esp if you have amazon prime.

The only reason you would need a new keyboard is if the click it makes before it hits the bottom is too loud, or you want something nicer then a razer.

I really regret giving him that keyboard [R]

3 years, 3 months agomeganekko_panda posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 6, 2016
3 years, 3 months agomeganekko_panda posted on pcmasterrace.
July 6, 2016

CODE endgame [R]

3 years, 3 months agoJuly 4, 2016
3 years, 3 months agoscubar posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
July 4, 2016
  • WASD CODE TKL
  • Originative Carbon Black PBT Keycaps
  • 70A Durometer o-rings
  • Cherry MX Clear

O-Rings

[help] What O-rings for cherry mx blue keys? [R]

3 years, 3 months agoJuly 3, 2016

Got an mk disco (kbt blues) and want to quiet it with some orings. I thought for a blue switch youd get blue rings, but apparently (of course) it is not that simple. Thanks!

3 years, 3 months agoMandrewDavis posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
July 4, 2016

I tried a sample of the o-rings from WASD and found the 40a rubber was too soft for my liking. If I bottomed out, they felt mushy. Check these out, slightly harder and only $2, compared to $15.

[help] Buying my first mechanical keyboard - need some suggestions and opinions. [R]

3 years, 3 months agoLeChat42 posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
June 22, 2016

I am finally upgrading from my 10 years old Logitech G11 and would love to get a mechanical keyboard. I will use it mainly for work (programming and writing) with some gaming once in a while.

I usually work late at night and share a room with two roommates so I need to keep the noise to a minimum, but would love to have some tactile feedback. Would Cherry MX Brown switches be a good fit for me?

I would love to have full customizable RGB lighting and numpad keys. A volume slider/knob would be a nice touch. Any additional macro keys, USB or audio ports are not important to me.

My budget is around 150€ ($170) but I can go up to 200€ (230$) if the keyboard is really awesome :)


These are the keyboards that caught my attention so far (based on a day of research by a complete mechanical keyboard beginner) :

Corsair K70 RGB This keyboard has everything I am looking for, but it is disturbingly expensive in my country (Slovenia) at 250€ ($285) while the suggested retail price is around $170.

Razer Blackwidow Chroma This one looks nice with an okay-ish price tag, but I absolutely hate the font on the keycaps. The switches are from Razer so there is no compatibility with Cherry keycaps afaik. There is a new model - Blackwidow X Chroma which has a better looking font, but its limited only to Razer Green switches (similar to Cherry MX Blue) which might be too loud for me.

Steelseries Apex M800 has a very decent price (130€ or $150), but it has non Cherry linear action switches (QS1) - so there's no satisfying tactile feedback with this keyboard.

Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate a polar opposite to the keyboards listed above - no RGB lighting and completely blank keycaps. Priced at 170€ or $190 I feel this keyboard would be a good fit for me even without the rgb lights, because it would force me to learn touch typing perfectly.


Do you have any suggestions which keyboard would be good for my needs?

Should I stick with Cherry switches or are other switches good too?

How durable are the lights? I plan on using this keyboard for a couple of years and don't want them to break after a few months :)

Thanks for all your help :)

3 years, 3 months agoLeChat42 posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
June 23, 2016

Switches: If you're leaning towards Cherry MX switches but are still unsure of which ones you prefer, you can get a switch tester that includes red, black, brown, clear, blue, and green switches, as well as O-rings.

No matter which of switch you choose, it will still produce some noise, due to the key caps bottoming out. If you prefer a long-term keyboard with switches that produce tactile feedback, such as browns, blues, greens, etc., but are worried about the noise, you can get O-rings like these.

Which switch? I also code for lengthy periods of time and would prefer typing with something that produces tactile feedback, like either browns or blues. But since you have roommates, maybe browns would be better... unless they don't mind the click-clack noise, then get the blues since they're more satisfactory to type with. Heavy typer? Maybe you'll prefer greens since they require more force.

Keyboards: Of the keyboards you've narrowed down to, the Das or K70 are good. There're also the non-RGB K70s with single color LEDs that are cheaper than the ones with RGBs and come in red and brown switches.

I've owned the K70s with red LEDs and red switches and currently own the Ducky Minis with green switches. The LEDs on my K70 lasted throughout the time I've used it (< 2 years), but a friend's K70 had some that stopped working several months after use :/ I eventually sold the K70 and prefer green switches and a 60% mechKB since it's more portable.

New Gateron Clear Magicforce - I like it should I put o rings on it? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoJune 15, 2016

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3 years, 4 months agoStrottinglemon posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
June 15, 2016

I use mine (Gateron Reds) as a travel board. These should arrive today so people don't get annoyed by the clack. My logic is that it's worth trying out for $2.

Move over Java, there's a new kid on the block. [R]

3 years, 4 months agoMay 26, 2016

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3 years, 4 months agoovrdrv3 posted on ProgrammerHumor.
May 27, 2016

Corsair K70 RGB (MX Reds) here,

Totally agree with this guy, the O rings make a nice difference, there is less travel but you get used to it. I was surprised to find that there wasn't a difference in the light output when the O-Rings go on. Just search amazon for "keyboard o rings". I ended up buying these.

O-Ring - Which ones to get? [R]

3 years, 6 months agonbesa posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
April 5, 2016

I just got this keyboard today and it feels really great, but god damn it is loud. I don't mind the sound, it's actually really nice, but I really am not wanting to annoy the hell out of my fiancee, especially while she is trying to sleep.

Are there any semi-cheap o-rings that will work with it or will any of them work?

3 years, 6 months agonbesa posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
April 5, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/008-Buna-N-O-Ring-Durometer-Black/dp/B000FMWLR8/ref=pdsim1474?ie=UTF8&dpID=41BTaje6hCL&dpSrc=sims&preST=ACUL160SR160%2C160_&refRID=1V21BQJZS79HAZAGWY0S

It's a pack of 100 though, so it will not be enough for a full KB. But you can order 2 packs and it will still be cheap as fuck

Keyboard] Logitech G710 Blue Switches - $59.99 [R]

3 years, 10 months agoDrizu posted submission on buildapcsales.
Dec. 10, 2015
3 years, 10 months agoDrizu posted on buildapcsales.
Dec. 11, 2015

Do you use o-rings? [R]

3 years, 10 months agomiyari posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Dec. 3, 2015

If so, what type of keys do you use them on? And do you like them?

3 years, 10 months agomiyari posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Dec. 3, 2015

I just put o-rings on my alphanumerics on MX Clears and I'm enjoying it. It does actually make what I already feel is a quiet keyboard quieter, which was some of my goal. I also feel like it somehow made my typing a little more accurate, but that's likely just in my head. It definitely changed the way the keys feel a little bit, they have a bit of a "tighter" feel for lack of a better word (I'm sure there's someone more fluent in keyboard that can better attest to o-rings on Clears). Personally, I like the change a lot as I almost feel like it makes the keys heavier and the presses more defined. I might change my mind and go without; I've only been using them for 2 days so far.

For anyone considering, honestly, pick some up for $2 with Prime shipping and just try it out for a bit. Worst case scenario you're out of $2 and then you have a vehement negative opinion that you can later share in threads like this, woo!

Why are o-rings absurdly expensive? [R]

3 years, 10 months agobadenglishihave posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Dec. 3, 2015

So being a student, I stay up super late working on stuff. I currently have a Ducky One (which I love) but that bottoming out can be quiet noisy. Seriously, why do 125 tiny little piece of rubber rings cost so much?

3 years, 10 months agobadenglishihave posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Dec. 3, 2015

Get these, $2.08 for a pack of 100. They work great on my wife's DS4:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8

[Keyboard] Refurbished: Logitech G710+ w/ MX Browns ($63.99) [R]

4 years agoAFlockofTurtles posted submission on buildapcsales.
Sept. 24, 2015
4 years agoAFlockofTurtles posted on buildapcsales.
Sept. 25, 2015

Adding to the information about the O-rings. I have one in brown and blue and use these and it made the keyboard so much better. Bought 3 packs to fully do it to two keyboards.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo04_s00

Is there something to like o-rings but not soft? [R]

4 years, 2 months agoTyler2FTW posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 5, 2015

I am looking for a way to reduce the travel distance to bottom out. I have tried o-rings, but I don't like the soft feeling when bottoming out. Are there hard alternatives?

4 years, 2 months agoTyler2FTW posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 6, 2015

I bought these from amazon a little while ago because I saw they were o-rings and cheaper than others. They may be in the ballpark of what you're looking for because they're 70a, harder than 40a.

/r/MechanicalKeyboards Ask ANY question, get an answer sticky [R]

4 years, 2 months agoQuote_a posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 4, 2015

Ask ANY question, get an answer.

But before you do remember 99% of keyboard related questions can be answered by looking at the /r/MechanicalKeyboards wiki located here! If you are NEW to Reddit check out this handy Reddit /r/MechanicalKeyboards Noob Guide.

And be polite!

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4 years, 2 months agoQuote_a posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 4, 2015

I was looking to buy some O-rings for super cheap. After searching the subreddit, I found a few people list these O-rings that are amazingly cheap and come with 100 of them(more than enough for my 60%): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0051XWXCE/

Those would obviously be fine, I believe, given the number of people that recommend them. HOWEVER, just before I ordered them, I noticed another kind on Amazon that is the same size, but is harder and $5 cheaper: http://www.amazon.com/008-Buna-N-O-Ring-Durometer-Black/dp/B000FMWLR8/ (These O-rings are 70A vs 50A but have the same specifications in every other way)

My main purpose in getting the O-rings is the reduction in sound volume. However, I do also care about the keyboard not feeling mushy when I type, which 40A did when I tested it. This can go on for a decently long time, but my question is:

Will 70A O-rings be significantly louder than 50A O-rings?

[Keyboard] Max Blackbird TKL on Massdrop, 9 more until lowest price ($110=$150-40) [R]

4 years, 2 months agoJuly 22, 2015

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4 years, 2 months agodigitahlemotion posted on buildapcsales.
July 22, 2015

Browns aren't clicky. Technically it's the clack (switch hitting the housing on the way back up or bottoming out) she has a problem with.

If it is the latter, check out /u/tru3gam3r 's suggestion personally I bought these and they're fine.

To see the difference between a clicky switch and a non-clicky switch, see the following pages and the images on them:

Cherry MX Blue

Cherry MX Brown

Edit: Added a link to Click vs Clack

Amazon Prime Day mechanical keyboard Deals? [R]

4 years, 3 months agohomerunnerd posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
July 15, 2015

Are there any mechanical keyboard deals for Amazon Prime Day?

4 years, 3 months agohomerunnerd posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
July 15, 2015

Cheaper O-rings via amazon, Free shipping with Prime!

What sized O-Rings do you have and which Cherry MX switch do you use them with? [R]

4 years, 3 months agoxorian posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
July 8, 2015

I'm going to write a guide and wanted to gauge if what I'm saying is being used in practice. If possible, can you also tell me why you got your specific sized O-Rings and how you're liking them?

The most common O-Ring seem to be the .2mm and .4mm sizes. The most common Cherry MX Switches seem to be Reds, Blacks, Browns, Clears, Blues, and Greens.

4 years, 3 months agoxorian posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
July 8, 2015

I'm using these o-rings with MX Clears. Honestly I picked them because they were cheap and had Amazon Prime shipping. So far I like them fine, but it's only been a few weeks. I have tried the WASD ones that came with a switch tester, and these are firmer at 70A, but I don't really feel any desire to switch at the moment.

[Group Buy] O-Rings of various thicknesses now on Massdrop! [R]

4 years, 3 months agoStreiw posted submission on mechmarket.
July 3, 2015
4 years, 3 months agoStreiw posted on mechmarket.
July 4, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/008-Buna-N-O-Ring-Durometer-Black/dp/B000FMWLR8/ref=sr18?ie=UTF8&qid=1436017378&sr=8-8&keywords=oring#customerReviews

[KEYBOARD] Mechanical keyboard O-Ring sound dampeners ($15-$10 = $5) [R]

4 years, 3 months agoAFlockofTurtles posted submission on buildapcsales.
July 3, 2015
4 years, 3 months agoAFlockofTurtles posted on buildapcsales.
July 3, 2015

$2.08 from Amazon with prime worked on my cm storm quick fire

http://www.amazon.com/008-Buna-N-O-Ring-Durometer-Black/dp/B000FMWLR8

[KEYBOARD] Mechanical keyboard O-Ring sound dampeners ($15-$10 = $5) [R]

4 years, 3 months agoButtonBright posted submission on buildapcsales.
July 3, 2015
4 years, 3 months agoButtonBright posted on buildapcsales.
July 3, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/008-Buna-N-O-Ring-Durometer-Black/dp/B000FMWLR8/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1435954819&sr=8-2&keywords=buna-n+o-ring

from amazon. but they are black, so i'd stay away if you have lighted keycaps.

Massdrop listened, get the Novatouch for ~$140 w/o keycaps! [R]

4 years, 3 months agocompuguy posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
June 22, 2015
4 years, 3 months agocompuguy posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
June 29, 2015

Depends on the o-rings. I was able to get some from amazon quicker than the GB: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo06_s00

Need a quiet keyboard for late night gaming, any suggestions? [R]

4 years, 4 months agoZarknox posted submission on buildapc.
June 15, 2015

I'm currently living in dorm and I am only taking night classes so I do end up gaming till quite late into the night. I'm using blue switches right now and it makes way too much noise so I feel extremely bad for the person living next to me, so I was hoping someone can recommend me a keyboard that won't make much (or any) noise.

I'm basically looking for something that is:

-Quiet

-Decent for gaming (keys responsive, won't break easily, etc)

-Either something that is cost effective (something I can buy and stop using after this semester) or something that COULD be considered "better" than my blue tenkeyless mechanical keyboard so that I would use it even after this semester.

Thanks in advance.

edit: thanks for the replies! Didn't know the O rings existed, will definitely check them out.

4 years, 4 months agoZarknox posted on buildapc.
June 15, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo09_s00

I got them after being recommended by people at /r/mechanicalkeyboards and they work great for me.

Need a quiet keyboard for late night gaming, any suggestions? [R]

4 years, 4 months agoPianowned posted submission on buildapc.
June 15, 2015

I'm currently living in dorm and I am only taking night classes so I do end up gaming till quite late into the night. I'm using blue switches right now and it makes way too much noise so I feel extremely bad for the person living next to me, so I was hoping someone can recommend me a keyboard that won't make much (or any) noise.

I'm basically looking for something that is:

-Quiet

-Decent for gaming (keys responsive, won't break easily, etc)

-Either something that is cost effective (something I can buy and stop using after this semester) or something that COULD be considered "better" than my blue tenkeyless mechanical keyboard so that I would use it even after this semester.

Thanks in advance.

edit: thanks for the replies! Didn't know the O rings existed, will definitely check them out.

4 years, 4 months agoPianowned posted on buildapc.
June 15, 2015

Any Cherry MX board will do as long as it isn't Greens or Blue switches, since those have the slider mechanism that causes the high pitch click. In fact, even Cherry MX clones will do fine, such as the Kailh switches (the blues are the clicky loud ones). Your best bet on a cheap MX switch style board is the Noppoo Lolita Spyder which can be had for about $60 on Amazon.

Next, you need O-rings to silence the downstroke of the keycap striking the top of the switch housing. O-rings of size 008 will fit. Durometer is the measure of hardness for an o-ring. 40A is on the squishy side while 70A is quite firm and nearly keeps the feel of a solid keystroke. These are an example of cheap, reliable, and widely available o-rings.

Alternatively you may use soft-landing pads from Elite Keyboards to do the same thing. Given their foam construction, some believe it to be a better sound damper than o-rings.

This mod will quiet down most Cherry MX boards, but there isn't much you can do to quiet it further. The reason is that while the downstroke is considerably quieter, the upstroke cannot be silenced because there is no way to cushion the upstroke. The way to get around this is to type in such a way that you don't lift your fingers quickly enough to cause the keys to slam back up on return.

You can go quieter than this by selecting a Topre board and doing what is called the dental band mod. Since Topres use rubber domes, they are already quiet on the down stroke. The dental band mod silences the upstroke of the key by preventing the slider from hitting the top of the switch housing. However, this is on the expensive side of things considering the high cost of a Topre board, the cheapest of which would probably be either the Cooler Master Novatouch TKL (on sale with a rebate) or the Topre Typeheaven (not really on sale).

Edit:Convenient video testing Topres with and without dental bands, and a Cherry MX board without any dampening.

[help]Looking for O-Rings for my new K70 [R]

4 years, 4 months agoMe-as-I posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
June 3, 2015

Just got myself a new K70 with blue switches (not going to include pictures, I think most people know what a K70 looks like by now). I wasn't sure if I would want O-Rings when I bought it, but I do, just to reduce the travel time.

I'm just more used to shallower keyboards I think. Can someone help me find some relatively cheap, O-Rings? I don't want a soft landing on the keys, so a hardness of 60A or 70A is prefered. Also I'd like them to be pretty thick so that the key doesn't go far past the actuation point.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

4 years, 4 months agoMe-as-I posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
June 3, 2015

I was unsure about the amazon ones since they don't specify that they will work for keyboards.

Would these work?

http://www.amazon.com/008-Buna-N-O-Ring-Durometer-Black/dp/B000FMWLR8/ref=sr14?ie=UTF8&qid=1433354442&sr=8-4&keywords=o+ring

[KEYBOARD] Cheap O-Ring sound dampeners for mechanical keyboards ($4.50-$9, Normally around $15) [R]

4 years, 4 months agoCaleo posted submission on buildapcsales.
May 30, 2015
4 years, 4 months agoCaleo posted on buildapcsales.
May 31, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo00_s00 $2.08 shipped with Prime

Help me pick a mechanical keyboard [R]

4 years, 5 months agoironpup posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
May 17, 2015

So, I'm sure this question comes up a lot, and I apologize, but I'm torn.

I really really like my Deathadder Chroma mouse, and I was considering getting the BlackWidow Chroma to go with it...

I need one that is 18" or shorter though, so I was considering the "tournament" version that sacrifices the number pad, and a couple programmable macro buttons... not a huge deal for me...

I also can't seem to find a "Stealth" version. I'd really like to get one as quiet as possible, and as far as I can read, the "Orange" razer switches are quieter than the "Green"

It doesn't HAVE to be the BlackWidow, but I do have a few requirements...

  • 18ish" or shorter
  • Red Backlighting/Key Lighting
  • Quietest switches that exist! I can/will add "O" rings

Sidenote: I would love it if the key caps were blank... no letters or writing on them at all...

4 years, 5 months agoironpup posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
May 17, 2015

This got buried in the comment thread:

Did some snooping, these seem like they should get the job done, I'd buy two packs because they're so cheap, and then you can double them up under each keycap if one doesn't do it for you.

Cherry MX Rubber O-Rings - Massdrop 72% off [R]

4 years, 5 months agoPianowned posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
May 13, 2015
4 years, 5 months agoPianowned posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
May 13, 2015

How to buy O-rings

  1. Don't use Massdrop. You'll pay more for it and it'll take a month to get here.

  2. Search O-ring size. In this case, it's 008.

  3. Find these rings on Amazon which are pretty much the same spec, much cheaper, ships faster, though it's short 4 rings (use them on the keys you'll most likely use then).

  4. Enjoy your O-rings at less than half price, and in a week or less while everyone still has a month to get this drop at a higher price.

  5. /u/clutron mentioned an even cheaper ebay alternative and it will probably ship faster than Massdrop

  6. If you're really thrifty, ask for some orthodontic elastics or dental bands from your dentist/orthodontist, or steal some from your brother / sister / children / etc.

Does anyone else only put an O-ring on their spacebar? [R]

4 years, 5 months agoNihand posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
April 29, 2015

After installing O-rings on both my keyboards, I found that I didn't like the mushy feeling that having O-rings on your keys causes, but I enjoyed the reduction in noise.

I realized from listening to typing sound recordings that the spacebar is noticeably louder than any other key on the keyboard. So I put just one O-ring back on my keyboard, on the spacebar. This way I get the crisp bottom-out feel back with every keystroke, but the dampened spacebar contributes to a significant reduction in noise. It's a happy medium.

4 years, 5 months agoNihand posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
April 29, 2015

Those will NOT work, inner diameter is too big. Here are the viable options I've found;

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/ref=ohauidetailpageo03s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

These are the ones I recommend. Perfect fit, pretty average thickness.

If you want something thicker, these are an option;

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMYR48/ref=ohauidetailpageo03s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

These are 50% thicker, reducing key travel, BUT they are borderline near the actuation point, I noticed using these, if I hit the key just right, such as off center, it didn't always register a keypress. I would go with the first option, the 3/16 inch ID 1/16 in width ones.

Hopefully, this will satiate me for a while... [R]

4 years, 5 months agoribo posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
April 25, 2015
4 years, 5 months agoribo posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
April 26, 2015

these are the ones I use, super cheap:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/ref=ohauidetailpageo00s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Will rubber o-rings change the feel of mechanical keyboard? [R]

4 years, 6 months agoApril 20, 2015

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4 years, 6 months agowtf_is_taken posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
April 20, 2015

They taste is like this, sans o-ring was like a crisp apple. With o-ring the end was like a dried apricot. For me the bounce was very subtle. My setup is browns and I bottom out. So for me this was nice because it deadened the sound even more. The feel to me was just fine. I have since changed keyboards to another brown board but without o-rings. If I was not lazy I would add them back again. But I am waiting for my new caps so I don't want to have to do it twice.

If I were you I would get the o-rings from Amazon here. They are ~2$ at that price you can afford it not working out for you without much penalty.

/r/MechanicalKeyboards Ask ANY question, get an answer sticky [R]

4 years, 6 months agoHarakou posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
April 8, 2015

Ask ANY question, get an answer.

But before you do remember 99% of keyboard related questions can be answered by looking at the /r/MechanicalKeyboards wiki located here! If you are NEW to Reddit check out this handy Reddit /r/MechanicalKeyboards Noob Guide.

And be polite!

Since this thread is likely to fill up quickly, consider sorting the comments by "new" (instead of "best" or "top") to see the newest posts.

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4 years, 6 months agoHarakou posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
April 8, 2015

Hm? Do you mean O-rings? If so, no - that's literally all they are. You just fit them around your keycap stems and it works the same on any switch. Just keep in mind that clicky switches like blues will still be loud.

Cherry MX Blue with 0.2mm or 0.4mm O-Rings? [R]

4 years, 6 months agomookerific posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
March 28, 2015

I've been using the WASD Red o-rings with my MX Blues for a while now and recently tried them with the WASD Blue O-Rings... And now I can't decide. I really like how short the travel is with the 0.4mm, but I guess I'm still not used to them as I press a bit too hard still, which makes it feel like the switch is stuck in old gum (probably not the best description).

So, I was wondering if anyone else has tried this and what their experience has been like.

4 years, 6 months agomookerific posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
March 29, 2015

I use these from Amazon. 2$, higher durometer rating to avoid the mushiness, and not price-gouging like WASD's stuff.

My CZ. Please, be gentle... [R]

4 years, 7 months agoMarch 17, 2015
4 years, 7 months agoduckonrails posted on handguns.
March 17, 2015

For your dry firing needs:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/ref=ohauidetailpageo04s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

[photos] Finally got my first mech! KUL ES-87 with Cherry MX Blues [R]

4 years, 7 months agoCBNathanael posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
March 10, 2015
4 years, 7 months agoCBNathanael posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
March 11, 2015

I went brown to not completely drive my family crazy. Unfortunately, I've been toting it between home and work, and now I want to buy another for the office. THAT one will have blues :D

If you're looking to add o-rings, someone tipped me off to these $2 beauties on amazon and they're working wonderfully.

Aesthetics Matter [R]

4 years, 7 months agoRocketmanZero posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
March 3, 2015
4 years, 7 months agoRocketmanZero posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
March 4, 2015

I had no idea O-rings were basically just industry specific rubber rings you don't have to buy at $18 from a keyboard shop.(makes sense when you think about it)
Mind blown, bought 200 of these for $4.
Thanks!

Why does WASD Charge $18 for O-Rings? [R]

4 years, 7 months agoPufferty posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Feb. 27, 2015

This is unconscionable.

4 years, 7 months agoPufferty posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Feb. 27, 2015

Ye, in retrospect I think I was. But its still off-putting to see that sort of pricing.

Here's the link for the Buna-N O-rings - 70A Durometer. They are actually from Amazon for $2.08 with free shipping if you have prime! And with a slightly higher durometer, they aren't as mushy, while still killing the "clack"!

Questions about O-rings! [R]

4 years, 7 months ago[deleted] posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Feb. 27, 2015

I recently got a mechanical keyboard but my mum gets annoyed by the noise so I looked into O-rings but I don't know anything about these so I have a few questions.

Do any O-rings work or do I have to have the specific one depending on my cherry mx switch? ( I have red )

Which O-rings would you say are the most quiet?

Thank You!

4 years, 7 months ago[deleted] posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Feb. 27, 2015

Listen to this guy. There's no reason at all to spend a bunch on o-rings. At worst, buy the Rosewill ones off of Amazon for $10 instead.

http://www.amazon.com/008-Buna-N-O-Ring-Durometer-Black/dp/B000FMWLR8/ref=pdsimindust_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=105N7EVECRVZAHZF1GMH

I saw these ones in the "other items" on the ones you linked. I think you may have meant to link these ones instead, for they have a lot of reviews.

[help] o-ring dampeners for MX Brown switches [R]

4 years, 7 months agomaestro2u posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Feb. 23, 2015

I was just wondering if O-rings with 4mm inner diameter will fit standard MX keycaps. I ask because all of the o-rings marketed at mech keyboard specifically are 10x more expensive than the price I can get them at from the hardware store.

4 years, 7 months agomaestro2u posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Feb. 23, 2015

Here's a couple links I have noted while browsing /r/MK:

Amazon

Ebay

Deciding the thickness and hardness seem to be the other considerations.

O-Rings on Massdrop Ended too Early :C [R]

4 years, 8 months agopipeep posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Feb. 14, 2015

Hi Reddit,

I missed my chance at the limited 280 drop (they magically have 600+, I wonder how that's going to work out) for TEX Clear O-Rings. I have Cherry MX Reds and am very interested in some O-Rings since my Poker 2 is too loud in my classes just buy bottoming out. I was wondering if anyone could recommend me another place to buy clear O-Rings. Also, my purchase of the TEX 60% Aluminum case off of Massdrop just shipped and it's ETA is 2/20! Much earlier than the mid March date. So excited.

Best Regards, Soutetsu

4 years, 8 months agopipeep posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Feb. 15, 2015

I have a couple bags of these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8

They work okay, but I'm thinking I want to experiment with thinner, softer o-rings, if I can find them cheap enough.

[Keyboard]Monoprice Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Keyboard on Massdrop! (52.99 USD at the moment, but could be cheaper) [R]

4 years, 8 months agoz9999z9 posted submission on buildapcsales.
Feb. 12, 2015
4 years, 8 months agoz9999z9 posted on buildapcsales.
Feb. 12, 2015

using mine at the office - so I got these: http://www.amazon.com/008-Buna-N-O-Ring-Durometer-Black/dp/B000FMWLR8

There is still the nice audible click and tactile bump, but the sound is dampened. Bottoming out without these is loud when compared to a "normal" keyboard.

/r/MechanicalKeyboards Ask ANY question, get an answer sticky [R]

4 years, 8 months agogreath posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Jan. 26, 2015

Ask ANY question, get an answer.

But before you do remember 99% of keyboard related questions can be answered by looking at the /r/MechanicalKeyboards wiki located here! If you are NEW to Reddit check out this handy Reddit /r/MechanicalKeyboards Noob Guide.

And be polite!

Since this thread is likely to fill up quickly, consider sorting the comments by "new" (instead of "best" or "top") to see the newest posts.

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4 years, 8 months agogreath posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Jan. 26, 2015

The problem seems to be that the ones that really reduce travel distance also seem to be the mushiest. Seems like most people who are installing o-rings are doing it for sound not how far your keys depress :(

I've only found one real "review" on o-rings in general and the guy was using blues not reds so not sure how much it will tell me. At $20 a pop for a set it's kind of a sucky "guess and check" situation I feel like.

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Edit: I think I found my answer: 70A... the number is a measure of hardness not size! Now I just have to find the right thickness in them...

Edit 2: Found them! 70A O-rings on amazon. Code 008 for the 1/16" and code 106 for the 3/32". At $2 a pop I can actually guess and check with these.

I don't know why my google-foo was sucking so much last night. I must have been tired.

Oh Razer. You card. [R]

4 years, 8 months agoAcknown3 posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Jan. 22, 2015
4 years, 8 months agoAcknown3 posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Jan. 22, 2015

Actually, you're absurdly wrong. About 1000% wrong (with prime).

[Keyboard] CM Storm QuickFire Rapid TKL - MX Blue $65.98 Shipped. Must use Masterpass/Promo code MBLMASTER15 [R]

4 years, 10 months agoRoute66_LANparty posted submission on buildapcsales.
Dec. 23, 2014
4 years, 9 months agoRoute66_LANparty posted on buildapcsales.
Dec. 24, 2014

I own the Cooler Master TKL Blue and bought my retired father the Poseidon Z for a machine I recently built him.

I like the CM TKL + $2 orings (amazon prime) better for typing feel. Just feels a little more stable and solid to me.

If you don't yet have a mechanical to compare it with though the Poseidon Z is still very nice for the money and has the numberpad + backlighting if you are into that.

red vs brown switches, big differents? [R]

4 years, 10 months agoDec. 22, 2014

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4 years, 10 months agoAcknown3 posted on osugame.
Dec. 22, 2014

Not sure where the whole anti-red stigma comes from. You can easily solve the issue by using thick o-rings. It makes the actuation distance equal the total travel distance (2mm), which is where you would normally have the bump in browns. This means that you still get tactile feedback and you don't waste time bottoming out an extra 2mm.

As far as making "mistakes" go, that's a sign of poor typing skills. It means you moved your finger when you weren't supposed to. Don't blame the switch when it's you.

Browns just get in the way with their bump, which isn't tactile enough to feel when you're typing rapidly. You push through the bump with very little effect at all. Clears are much more noticeable, but they also take more force.

[Help] Which keyboard should i buy if i want it to be relatively quiet? [R]

4 years, 10 months agoDec. 21, 2014

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4 years, 10 months agoleonardodag posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Dec. 21, 2014

You should also think about o-rings. They reduce by a lot the clack from the keys (when bottoming out, browns and reds are still really loud compared to membrane keyboards). There are some places that sell some for keyboards (usually the pack from wasdkeyboards), but you can also buy some harder o-rings (like 70A hardness) if you want less change to the feel of the key (like this: http://www.amazon.com/008-Buna-N-O-Ring-Durometer-Black/dp/B000FMWLR8 )

Let the long work begin [R]

4 years, 10 months agoDec. 16, 2014

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4 years, 10 months agospyder256 posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Dec. 17, 2014

I'm curious as well. I recently got these for my Nighthawk X7 : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/

Only lasted a few hours before I was like "fuck this" and took them out.

[Help] Wondering where to buy o rings [R]

4 years, 10 months agomnml_inclination posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Dec. 10, 2014

I just recently bought my first mechanical keyboard. It's not backlit so I don't care what colour the o rings are. I just want some that are thick and can be delivered to me in Canada as soon as possible (preferably in under a week). Any suggestions for where to buy them?

4 years, 10 months agomnml_inclination posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Dec. 10, 2014

There are some available on Amazon for very cheap. From what I've read they're slightly stiffer than their WASD cousins. I'm unfamiliar with Amazon's shipping policies, but I imagine their logistics infrastructure is faster than someone like WASD.

Also, the color of the o-ring won't have any effect on backlighting. The two colors that are primarily available (red and blue from WASD) are of differing thicknesses.

Fix This Build Please [R]

4 years, 10 months agoRoute66_LANparty posted submission on buildmeapc.
Nov. 26, 2014

A while ago, I made this post, and somebody made the following list for me:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor$314.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU CoolerScythe Mugen 4 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler$41.44 @ SuperBiiz
MotherboardASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard$129.02 @ Newegg
MemoryCorsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$135.99 @ Amazon
StorageCrucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$98.98 @ SuperBiiz
StorageSeagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$69.99 @ Amazon
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card$319.98 @ SuperBiiz
CasePhanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case$89.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyRosewill Hive 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply$39.99 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)$90.26 @ OutletPC
MonitorAsus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor$219.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available$1550.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-26 22:10 EST-0500

Which looks great; however, that processor is out of stock on SuperBiiz, and there don't appear to be any other merchants selling them.

Can somebody please fix the build, by either using a processor that's in stock or making a whole new list? My criteria were as follows:

I've never built a PC before, so this would be my first one. I want it mainly for gaming, but I'll also do some regular stuff such as work and internet browsing.

  • Budget: It probably shouldn't exceed $5000 (obviously it can be much lower than that, that's just a max)
  • Do you need an operating system?: Yes, I do. I know some people hate it, but I would like Windows 8.
  • Monitor or Peripherals (Mouse, Keyboard, etc) needed?: I can get the mouse myself, but I need everything else.
  • Where you are located (to determine if you are near a Microcenter): Southeastern Michigan
  • Any other personal preferences or requirements (such as overclocking)? I would like to be able to play most games on the highest settings. Also, I'm not sure if this would affect anything, but it is my first build, so I don't want something that's going to be particularly difficult to put together.

Thanks in advance!

4 years, 10 months agoRoute66_LANparty posted on buildmeapc.
Nov. 27, 2014

> I also don't have any thermal paste yet

> Oh, it also looks like I need a keyboard! Any suggestions

  • If you want a high end keyboard that will last ages, you'll want a mechanical keyboard. You'll spend $80-$150 on a nice keyboard though. Some generic/re-branded mechanical keyboards can be found for about $60.

  • Mechanical keyboards come a few different flavors. Different switch types have different feels to them.

    • Blues are great for heavy typing and MMOs. They have a click you can both feel and hear.
    • Red (and Black) are smooth with no click or tactile feedback. Preferred by competitive gamers.
    • Browns are a nice blend of the two. You get a slight tactile bump to signal switch activation without the audible click. They are well rounded to both typing and gaming.
  • For someone new to mechanical keyboards I'd suggest Reds or Blues. They will have the most noticeable improvement in feel to the cheapo keyboards.

  • There's currently a solid little deal on these Red Switch, Red LED Backlight keyboards to match your color theme:

  • Personally, I'm using a blue switch keyboard, modified with oring sound dampeners. Gives me great typing for reddit and emails, with a shorter switch throw that works well for me with gaming. It doesn't have fancy backlighting, but gets the job done. I've used Reds, Blacks, Browns, and Blues. While I prefer Reds and Blacks slightly for FPS gaming. I do so much typing I adore the clicky Blues.

  • If you want to browse some more... Newegg is having a nice Mechanical keyboard sale:

Edit: For some more exotic mechanical keyboards keep an eye on MassDrop.com - Often have cool ones like this: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/leopold-fc660m

[Keyboard] CM Storm QuickFire XT with CHERRY MX Blue Switches $54.99 ($99.99 - $30 rebate card - $15 via Newegg app+Google wallet) [11/24] [R]

4 years, 11 months agoassofthefist posted submission on buildapcsales.
Nov. 21, 2014
4 years, 11 months agoassofthefist posted on buildapcsales.
Nov. 23, 2014

While the Cherry MX Dampeners are probably pretty nice, I couldn't justify throwing an extra $20 on my keyboard so I used these instead: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/ref=ohauidetailpageo04s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They fit the stems very well and offer a good amount of dampening without making the keys feel mushy (at least to me). I like it so much that I even put them on my brown-switch k70.

Be aware: your blue switches will still be very clicky, you just won't get the "clack" when you bottom out and the bottoming out distance will be shallower (a plus for me, but that's personal).

[modification]Which O-Rings do you recommend and why? [R]

4 years, 11 months agoTheWheeledOne posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Nov. 17, 2014

mechanicalkeyboards, mods, modification, orings, ripster55, mechanicalkeyboardmasterrace

4 years, 11 months agoTheWheeledOne posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Nov. 17, 2014

I used these:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FMWLR8/ref=pe385040121528360TEdp_p4

Nice and cheap, did the job just as well as the .4mm ones from Max Keyboard I'd previously tried. There might be a minor difference in travel limitations for the key -- but we're talking a tenth of a mm at most, and if you aren't bottoming out every key press you won't even notice that. The difference being that these are ever so slightly smaller than the .4mm's.

[modification] First 'mod' - 1.5mm O-Rings for my Ducky Shine 3! [R]

4 years, 11 months agoleonardodag posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Nov. 4, 2014
4 years, 11 months agoleonardodag posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Nov. 4, 2014

You can get harder o-rings (eg. 70A ones) for a harder bottom out while keeping the noise reduction. They sell these on Amazon for 2 dollars (only ships to the US, though): http://www.amazon.com/008-Buna-N-O-Ring-Durometer-Black/dp/B000FMWLR8

O-rings for MX greens [R]

4 years, 12 months agoOct. 23, 2014

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4 years, 12 months agoIceman1925 posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Oct. 24, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/ref=ohauidetailpageo00s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 they say $4 now, but I bought them for 2.20 about a month ago.

[modification]Made my own O-rings out of a rubber dome keyboard. [R]

5 years agoOct. 18, 2014
5 years agoSevion posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Oct. 18, 2014

/r/MechanicalKeyboards Ask ANY question, get an answer sticky [R]

5 years agoNupcake posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Oct. 16, 2014

Ask ANY question, get an answer.

But before you do remember 99% of keyboard related questions can be answered by looking at the /r/MechanicalKeyboards wiki located here! If you are NEW to Reddit check out this handy Reddit /r/MechanicalKeyboards Noob Guide.

And be polite!

Since this thread is likely to fill up quickly, consider sorting the comments by "new" (instead of "best" or "top") to see the newest posts.

Note: This post alternates every 24 hours with the "What Keyboard Do I Get" sticky

5 years agoNupcake posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Oct. 16, 2014

Cheap o-rings in Europe / Germany?

All prices I found through google are around 14-17 € or need some kind of mass buy.

I wouldn't mind the price but I don't even know if I even like them or the exact size I want.

I know of the cheap US ones but I can't really order from US Amazon and may have to pay shipping and Zoll anyway

I have a qpad mk 80 with reds by the way.

[Help] Dampeners for the Razer Blackwidow Tournament 2014 Green switches [R]

5 years ago12ebral posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Oct. 10, 2014

Which ones would you recommend for the Razer green switches, the 40A-R or the 40A-L or something completely different? I've searched for this but I wasn't sure if the Cherry MX blues were exactly the same as the Razer greens. Sorry if I'm doing this wrong, I'm new to the mechanical keyboard world.

5 years ago12ebral posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Oct. 10, 2014

I use these and they're pretty cheap.

Though they're on the stiffer side, they worked well on every switch I've used them on: clears, greens, blues, and reds.

EDIT: Accidentally switched the link and link title. hurrdurr

Dental bands as keyboard dampeners? [R]

5 years agoLindtChocolate posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 10, 2014

Is it a good deal, or do you get what you pay for with an actual pack of o-rings?

5 years agoLindtChocolate posted on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 10, 2014

you can get o-rings for like $2 man they're just rubber. For example, I use these on my Ducky Gold http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/ref=ohauidetailpageo00s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

O-Ring Mod, is it worth it? [R]

5 years, 1 month agocoffeeslick posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Sept. 18, 2014

I have a Tesoro Durandal with LED backlight. The keys are kind of loud and the sound of plastic hitting plastic is getting kinda tiring to my ears.

Does the Keyboard O-Ring mod help at all? I'm hoping it would make my cherry mx browns quieter.

I searched Amazon really quick and found these, is this what I should be buying to do the mod?

http://www.amazon.com/Silencer-Series-Mechanical-Keyboard-O-Ring/dp/B00MX3163W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411071931&sr=8-1&keywords=silencer+series

http://www.amazon.com/Cherry-Rubber-O-Ring-Switch-Dampeners/dp/B00AZQ2OF8/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411071994&sr=8-1-fkmr3&keywords=mechanical+keyboard+o-ring+mod

5 years, 1 month agocoffeeslick posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Sept. 18, 2014

For $2, I used these on my browns. Probably took about 20 minutes to put them on. Definitely takes the edge off the noises from bottoming out.

[Combo] Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard RK-9000 with Cherry MX Blue Switch, Rosewill Jet RGM-300 Gaming Mouse and Rosewill RHTS-11004 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Headphone for $39.97 [R]

5 years, 1 month agoOMGIMASIAN posted submission on buildapcsales.
Sept. 12, 2014
5 years, 1 month agoOMGIMASIAN posted on buildapcsales.
Sept. 12, 2014

I have a blues keyboard. I ended up getting these o-rings to place underneath the keys which ended up cutting the sound of the audio in like half. The loudest part of blues is when you bottom out and the key hits the bottom of the keyboard. O-rings pretty much dampen that, which makes it much quieter. You can also put O-rings on browns etc.

Does dampeners improve the "feel"? [R]

5 years, 1 month agoSept. 9, 2014

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5 years, 1 month agoAsmotron posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Sept. 9, 2014

No problem!

If you want to give it a shot for relatively cheap you can try out the ones I picked up

[Mechanical Keyboard] Logitech g710+ Cherry MX Browns 108.00 Amazon fulfillment. [R]

5 years, 1 month agoEMCoupling posted submission on buildapcsales.
Aug. 29, 2014

Electronics Club has the g710+ for 108 fulfilled by Amazon. Sold by Amazon at 109.99 Newegg at 119

I took the tax hit and PM'ed at Frys.

My first mech. I hope this doesn't start another expensive habit.

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Mechanical-Keyboard-Tactile-High-Speed/dp/B009C98NPY/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1409363264&sr=1-1&keywords=g710

5 years, 1 month agoEMCoupling posted on buildapcsales.
Aug. 29, 2014

Some that I ordered off Amazon.

There are many more too. No way you should ever have to pay $25 for fucking o-rings.

[help] I want some o-rings for both my keyboards, should i buy from WASD [R]

5 years, 1 month agoAug. 25, 2014

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5 years, 1 month agoPrizeless posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 25, 2014

Just get the $2 packs, they are just o-rings. I think those specialty stores just mark the price up because they can.

I bought these they work great: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8

[help] O-rings or new Keyboard ?? [R]

5 years, 2 months agoAug. 18, 2014

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5 years, 2 months agojustmanner posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 18, 2014

They are all the same... even on amazon if you don't trust those sellers

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/

What o rings do I get? [R]

5 years, 2 months agoAug. 17, 2014

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5 years, 2 months agoPrizeless posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 17, 2014

I've used these they are pretty good, you can get free 2 day shipping too if you have Amazon Prime. Currently out of stock at the moment though.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/

Finally Here: The Rapoo KX Wireless Mechanical Keyboard W/Backlight [R]

5 years, 2 months agoPrizeless posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 15, 2014
5 years, 2 months agoPrizeless posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 16, 2014

Hey yeah they slightly reduce the travel distance and they keep them from bottoming out.

I used these o-rings: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/

Question about o-rings [R]

5 years, 2 months agojustmanner posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 14, 2014

I recently bought a quickfire rapid with red mx switches (finally found one that's quite cheap and ships to Europe :D) It hasn't arrived yet, but since I don't live alone I want to buy o-rings just incase they're too loud. I've been looking around for them but it seems the prices vary quite a lot. So my question is: Do I actually need expensive o-rings, or are the cheap ones good too.

5 years, 2 months agojustmanner posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 14, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/008-Buna-N-O-Ring-Durometer-Black/dp/B000FMWLR8/ref=pdsimsbsindust2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1QT0BXXR3WW3FT9HNMF9

^^ Cheap o-rings. O-rings are essentially all the same (quality-wise, they're just little rubber rings lol). But like puppies said, there are varying sizes/thicknesses that you can choose. The above link is for 70A, browse the related products, as the thicknesses can range from like 50A upwards, look for what you like.

Plasti-dipped my quickfire stealth today [R]

5 years, 2 months agoAug. 6, 2014

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5 years, 2 months agoGilianz posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 7, 2014

[modification] Perfect $2 O-Rings for reduced travel/sound (100 pk)

http://www.amazon.com/008-Buna-N-O-Ring-Durometer-Black/dp/B000FMWLR8/ref=pdsimsbsindust2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1QT0BXXR3WW3FT9HNMF9

A post from yesterday

[WTB][US-CA] 4 o-rings. [R]

5 years, 2 months agozaqwedc posted submission on mechmarket.
Aug. 4, 2014

I want to buy only 4 o-rings, only for my wasd keys I don't want 100. Wondering if anyone had some spare willing to sell.

5 years, 2 months agozaqwedc posted on mechmarket.
Aug. 4, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/ I got these for my keyboard, they fit great!

[buying] O ring for Cooler Master Quickfire Stealth Brown [R]

5 years, 4 months ago12ebral posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
June 18, 2014

I'm looking for o rings to quiet my Cooler Master Quickfire Stealth Brown Cherry Mx. I am on a tight budget (under $5?)?

5 years, 4 months ago12ebral posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
June 19, 2014

I use these on my greens:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/ref=ohdetailso02s00i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

A pack of 100 for under 2 bucks.

Bought a Ducky Shine 3 last night and i have a question... [R]

5 years, 5 months agoM1DN1GHTG4M3R posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
April 27, 2014

i bought my first mechanical keyboard last night, red switches with red led to match my lighting scheme, and have a really noob question to ask.

i know since they're red's they're already pretty quiet but i wanted to put on o-rings as well for further noise dampening and i was wondering if it will come with a set of o-rings or if i have to buy a proprietary set?

if i do have to buy a set, does anyone have any recommendations for whats good and whats cheap or where i should get them from? kinda blew my load just buying the board(broke grad school student with shitty part time job) but i really wanted the upgrade from my g110. Any advice would be great. Thank you!

5 years, 4 months agoM1DN1GHTG4M3R posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
May 27, 2014

o-rings will only dampen noise resulting from bottoming out your keys during typing (pressing all the way down). As for where to get them I found this from a fellow redditors comment, they are barely 2 bucks and come with ~100. Hope this helps!

[Keyboard] CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches ($69.99 - $15 rebate = $54.99) [R]

5 years, 5 months agoshadowdude777 posted submission on buildapcsales.
May 20, 2014
5 years, 5 months agoshadowdude777 posted on buildapcsales.
May 20, 2014

I can answer this since I did the same thing with my MX Browns. They sound significantly quieter (for me at least, since I bottom out when I type). For Blues that might not have as pronounced an effect because you still won't be getting rid of the clickiness of the tactile bump, but for browns, they're super-quiet now. The tactility won't be affected. The key travel just gets slightly shorter (I hate low key-travel but I'm still okau with it), and it just makes the sensation when you bottom-out feel a little more "padded".

You can get a 100-pack (enough to cover most of a full-size keyboard. At least the important keys) for <$2 and if you have Amazon Prime, it's free 2-day shipping: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/ref=wmsohsproduct?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Question for Vali owners [R]

5 years, 5 months agoInfinidecimal posted submission on headphones.
May 14, 2014

Has anyone used tube dampers to reduce the microphonics of their Vali?

If so, do they work?

5 years, 5 months agoInfinidecimal posted on headphones.
May 14, 2014

70A is much cheaper, supposedly still works just as well, despite the difference in hardness. Also, what the hell kind of thrift store has mechanical keyboards in it?

CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Tenkeyless CHERRY MX Brown Switches - $69.99 [R]

5 years, 5 months agoMay 8, 2014

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5 years, 5 months agoshadowdude777 posted on buildapcsales.
May 8, 2014

I have a Quickfire Rapid with MX Blues at home, and tried bringing it to work and found that it was far too loud. But I needed a mechanical keyboard, since I'm a programmer and I don't find it comfortable to type on membrane keys all day. So I bought a Quickfire Pro with MX Browns and brought it to work and it's great.

One thing you may want to consider is buying some o-rings. Take off each key and turn it over and you'll see a plastic stem on it. Slip an o-ring over that stem and put it back on the keyboard and it will significantly dampen the sound while not affecting the feel of the keys much (it reduces key-travel by a little bit, but it's still way better than a shitty membrane keyboard).

[Build Help] Mechanical or a Chiclet Keyboard? (For gaming) [R]

5 years, 6 months agoshadowdude777 posted submission on buildapc.
April 15, 2014

Hey guys,

I have been on PCPartPicker building my future Gaming PC. All of a sudden, I had to pick a keyboard. I have been gaming using a laptop for around 4 years now and I am so used to a chiclet keyboard. I have done a fair bit of research and I have been informed from pretty much every site that the mechanical keyboard is loud when pressing the keys. I am alright with that so noise isn't a factor in my case.

My question is:

  • What is better for gaming?
  • Disadvantages and advantages of using a mechanical keyboard?
  • Which keyboard will last longer?

Thanks for reading, I hope you can help.

5 years, 6 months agoshadowdude777 posted on buildapc.
April 15, 2014

Yeah, I use a keyboard with MX Browns at work and installed o-rings under the switches and it's pretty quiet. I bottom out when I type and even then, I'm pretty sure nobody around me is bothered by it.

For anyone wondering, these are the exact o-rings I bought. Under $2 and shipped with Prime, and they fit perfectly.

It's a 100-pack so I think you might have to buy 2 if you want to cover every key on a full-size keyboard (I used one set of 100 on 2 keyboards, just covering the letter+number+modifier+spacebar/return/backspace keys). But still, buying 2 sets of these is under $4.

[WTB] O-rings [R]

5 years, 6 months agoacer589 posted submission on mechmarket.
March 31, 2014

You guys know what I mean.

5 years, 6 months agoacer589 posted on mechmarket.
April 2, 2014

I ordered like.... a hundred for 11 bucks off amazon.

EDIT: Sorry, correction, it's like a dollar fifty for a hundred

Link

Kayfun 3.1 O-Rings [R]

5 years, 7 months agoawhiled posted submission on electronic_cigarette.
March 20, 2014

I've been doing hefty Google searches to find the measurements for the o-rings on my Kayfun 3.1 as the ones I have aren't sealing the tank properly anymore and are causing minor leakage through the threading.

Just in case I'm not being specific here: I need measurements or info on what kinds of o-rings I need. I'm not sure if measuring the ones I have will do any good as they seem kind of... flimsy and stretched out.

I'm looking for information which will allow me to make an order from McMaster-Carr, not links to packs of replacement o-rings. I like to buy in bulk as I'm clumsy (lost one of the tank section o-rings already) and also prone to break things (snapped another o-ring trying to take it off the threads) so I want a larger order.

I have searched for this info but for whatever reason (me being a dumbass is up there on the list of reasons) I'm not finding the information I need. Please help!

5 years, 7 months agoawhiled posted on electronic_cigarette.
March 20, 2014

Some are reporting that these o-rings (15 x 1 x 17mm) fit the kayfun body:

http://www.fasttech.com/p/1208503

I bought the 008 Buna-N Orings for my Russian 91% chimney top, it seems to work ok...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/ref=ohdetailso04s00i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Cherry MX Blues in an apartment. [R]

5 years, 9 months agoDec. 31, 2013

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5 years, 9 months agoSarcasticOptimist posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Jan. 1, 2014

It won't be. If you're super concerned, O rings (like these or here) under the most used keys do a great job getting the bottom end clank out.

Did I just find a cheap alternative to WASD o-rings? [buying] [modification] [R]

5 years, 10 months agounicyclegamer posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Nov. 25, 2013
5 years, 10 months agounicyclegamer posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Nov. 26, 2013

I use these, they're cheap and I wanted to try out O-rings, they seem fine so far.

[help] My keyboard is driving my officemates crazy [R]

6 years agoReygle posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Oct. 16, 2013

I have a Das Keyboard professional, and after using it for a few weeks at the office it's starting to really annoy my officemates. I've heard a little about keyboard O rings but am not sure which size I should get (and would be sufficient to bring my keyboard down to sane noise levels).

If that is not advisable, is there a similar keyboard that someone could recommend with similar feel but much less noise?

6 years agoReygle posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Oct. 16, 2013

Most of these folks are right- blues are pretty noisy even with O-rings, but I will say that O-rings WILL quiet it down a bit. The bottoming out sound of the keycap is quite a bit louder than the actual switch actuating. A user here referred me to some cheap o-rings here that I quite like and would recommend, but it looks like they're not available at the moment. :/

O-Rings! Picked up 60 for $12 at Home Depot. Very happy! [R]

6 years, 2 months agobakageta posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 3, 2013
6 years, 2 months agobakageta posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 4, 2013

There's also the 70A o-rings in a 100 pack for $1.87, and they're eligible for Prime. If you're not sure what hardness to get, give a variety a try. I found I like the 70A quite a bit better than the 50A, they just don't feel as mushy when bottoming out.

[help] Cherry MX Brown dilemma (vs. Red) [R]

6 years, 3 months agoJuly 17, 2013

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6 years, 3 months agodyril posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
July 17, 2013

MX reds, blues, browns use the same spring. The reds should feel slightly lighter because of no literal tactile bump on the stems.

Oh, the o-rings I've tried are the cheap 70 durometer ones off amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FMWLR8/
I believe using softer ones would make the reds feel even mushier.

TBH I prefer browns so much that I haven't given the o-ring'd reds a proper try. I might try them later with 55g springs from originative.

What it sounds like to type on a CM Storm Quickfire Stealth. [R]

6 years, 3 months agowatsaname posted submission on keyboards.
June 26, 2013
6 years, 3 months agowatsaname posted on keyboards.
June 26, 2013

If you want to try out some "cheap" o-rings check out this. They are a harder then the stuff that you can snag from WASD, but I actually prefer them over the ones from the Sampler Kit my brother got from them.

[Question] Audio Filtering My Mechanical Keyboard for Streaming [R]

6 years, 4 months agoJune 18, 2013

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6 years, 4 months agobakageta posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
June 18, 2013

Going to second giving o-rings a shot, I've got mx browns and some 70A o-rings from Amazon and they definitely quiet it down a lot. They were all of $2, so it's a pretty cheap thing to try. I actually like the stiffer o-rings compared to 50A, I find the softer o-rings leave the keys feeling a bit mushy when bottoming out while gaming.