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How Quiet are the Quiet Keys

How Quiet are the Quiet Keys

From:
Joe Schonbok
Date:
2015-09-08 @ 12:54
How quiet are the quiet keys - the Matias Quiet Click, right? I am finding
the Atreus more portable than I had first envisioned, but the clickyness of
the MX Blues I have is somewhat prohibitive for most non-office locations.
Subjectively, are they on a par with a laptop keyboard, or are they just
slightly less loud than a clicky mechanical switch?

Thanks!

Joe

Re: [atreus] How Quiet are the Quiet Keys

From:
Stephen Hassard
Date:
2015-09-08 @ 14:20
I have a quiet Matias build, and they're similar noise to a Cherry Brown. 
The tactile bump feels a little less prominent and the click is a little 
more muted. They feel quite different, but not worse in any way. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 8, 2015, at 5:54 AM, Joe Schonbok <joebok@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> How quiet are the quiet keys - the Matias Quiet Click, right? I am 
finding the Atreus more portable than I had first envisioned, but the 
clickyness of the MX Blues I have is somewhat prohibitive for most 
non-office locations.  Subjectively, are they on a par with a laptop 
keyboard, or are they just slightly less loud than a clicky mechanical 
switch?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Joe
> 

Re: [atreus] How Quiet are the Quiet Keys

From:
Ken Goudey
Date:
2015-09-08 @ 15:25
And unless you have the discipline of a ninja, o-rings will make a bigger
difference in keyboard noise than the switch type. I had a reputation for
typing busts in the office, but adding o-rings to my cherry browns turned
me into less of a "someone poured marbles down the stairs" and more of a
"subtle deskquake."

It does take a little getting used to the reduced travel, but overall, I
feel like I've improved my touch with the o-rings. It's a relatively cheap
option, so give it a try!
On Sep 8, 2015 7:20 AM, "Stephen Hassard" <steve@hassard.net> wrote:

> I have a quiet Matias build, and they're similar noise to a Cherry Brown.
> The tactile bump feels a little less prominent and the click is a little
> more muted. They feel quite different, but not worse in any way.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Sep 8, 2015, at 5:54 AM, Joe Schonbok <joebok@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > How quiet are the quiet keys - the Matias Quiet Click, right? I am
> finding the Atreus more portable than I had first envisioned, but the
> clickyness of the MX Blues I have is somewhat prohibitive for most
> non-office locations.  Subjectively, are they on a par with a laptop
> keyboard, or are they just slightly less loud than a clicky mechanical
> switch?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Joe
> >
>

Re: [atreus] How Quiet are the Quiet Keys

From:
Stephen Hassard
Date:
2015-09-08 @ 16:08
I've used o-rings on my Kinesis Advantage (Cherry Browns) with great 
effect. I'd highly recommend the same if you want a very comfy quiet 
keyboard. 

Unfortunately I haven't seen o-rings that would work on the Matias 
switches. They're very different from the Cherry stems. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 8, 2015, at 8:25 AM, Ken Goudey <swaziloo@monkeymind.com> wrote:
> 
> And unless you have the discipline of a ninja, o-rings will make a 
bigger difference in keyboard noise than the switch type. I had a 
reputation for typing busts in the office, but adding o-rings to my cherry
browns turned me into less of a "someone poured marbles down the stairs" 
and more of a "subtle deskquake."
> 
> It does take a little getting used to the reduced travel, but overall, I
feel like I've improved my touch with the o-rings. It's a relatively cheap
option, so give it a try!
> 
>> On Sep 8, 2015 7:20 AM, "Stephen Hassard" <steve@hassard.net> wrote:
>> I have a quiet Matias build, and they're similar noise to a Cherry 
Brown. The tactile bump feels a little less prominent and the click is a 
little more muted. They feel quite different, but not worse in any way.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>> > On Sep 8, 2015, at 5:54 AM, Joe Schonbok <joebok@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > How quiet are the quiet keys - the Matias Quiet Click, right? I am 
finding the Atreus more portable than I had first envisioned, but the 
clickyness of the MX Blues I have is somewhat prohibitive for most 
non-office locations.  Subjectively, are they on a par with a laptop 
keyboard, or are they just slightly less loud than a clicky mechanical 
switch?
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> >
>> > Joe
>> >

Re: [atreus] How Quiet are the Quiet Keys

From:
Bojan Nastic
Date:
2015-09-08 @ 13:06
Has the production moved to Matias keys, from Cherry Clears (which is what
I have in my Atreus).

Cherry Clear or Matias Quiet will be ok for a non-office environment.
Cherry Blue might not even be acceptable in noisy offices, let alone some
quiet environment (I have all three and have used them extensively).
I prefer Cherry keys, tho. Matias quiet is not as quiet as laptop keys and
lacks that "click" sound, but is nowhere near as loud as Blues! Those
things are vicious.

--Bojan


On Tuesday, 8 September 2015, Joe Schonbok <joebok@gmail.com> wrote:

> How quiet are the quiet keys - the Matias Quiet Click, right? I am finding
> the Atreus more portable than I had first envisioned, but the clickyness of
> the MX Blues I have is somewhat prohibitive for most non-office locations.
> Subjectively, are they on a par with a laptop keyboard, or are they just
> slightly less loud than a clicky mechanical switch?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Joe
>
>