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I was hoping that it would make blue switch more quiet, but it didnt. I guess the clicking noise is un-avoidable. This product sort of increase the height of my caps if tri-paired per cap which helped me to emphasized the most used caps. Its always good to experiment anyways. This goes to my keyboard btw but I dont know about others. Thanks anyways.
I installed these on my kailh blue board to reduce the "clack" of keys bottoming out. The clack reduced significantly on all the standard keys but was still pretty apparent on the large keys like backspace/enter/shift and especially spacebar. I ended up doubling up on all of those keys and that finally removed almost all the clack. I also realized that it significantly reduced the travel for each keypress, especially on the doubled up keys. So I also doubled up on WASD and the arrow keys to reduce unneeded travel for gaming. I found that, on my board, adding 2 brought it right to the point where the key bottoms out just a hair after the actuation point. The one thing I'm still on the fence about is the overall change in feel. These o rings make the board much softer with a lot of squish at the bottom, almost like a rubber dome. I prefer a nice hard stop on my mech boards. Maybe one day I'll switch these out for harder o rings and compare. Overall, if you're looking to reduce clack and don't mind some more squish at the bottom, these will be great for you.
I was hoping this would cut down on the noise of my keyboard, but it's hardly noticeable unless you are doing a side by side comparison. Like a lot of the video reviews here, it might seem noticeable but it's not going to be night and day. It's like lowering the volume by 5%.
And it's a LOT OF WORK to get all of these replaced.
Before you buy these, take your own key caps off and inspect the rubber o-rings you already have. The ones that came with my keyboard (G710+) were just fine. I tried doubling up but was not pleased with how they felt.
Oh well, nothing is wrong with the product. It's just not very necessary, sadly.
So overall dampened the sound a fair bit. I have an Aivia Osmium w/ Cherry mx reds. The only reason for the 4 stars is that it definitely gives a notable resistance to the keys and also makes them feel mushier - basically turning your mechanical keyboard into a membrane keyboard. So while it serves the purpose of dampening, it's not without the tradeoff. There is definitely added weight to the keys now too, so I do feel some extra fatigue. Also, on my keyboard, the added O-ring seems to make the keys (particularly end keys like ctrl/alt) ever so slightly more likely to pop off when typing harder.
The quality is as you would expect: squishy and consistent. I had one broken o-ring in the pack, but I still have more than a handful of leftovers so no big deal.
I can't image these being super ideal for gaming because of the added weight and mushier feel (at least in my experience), but they definitely do dampen the clicks and clacks.
-- two were broken on arrival. ++ none broke during installation. ++ yes they slightly quiet/dull the keys clicks. ++ yes the soften the impact. ++ yes they shorten the travel distance. -+ two per key is just barely too much for use on Keychron K2v2 with red Gateron, unless you naturally have a very heavy typing (not enough in one package to do the whole 75% layout anyway)
== would likely buy again or recommend if I had the need
makes key strokes a little quieter and more mushey. I type a lot at night and this helps a little to keep it quiet. not a huge difference in terms of sound. the cushion effect isn't noticable to me but i don't type THAT much. potentially helpful for people who type all the time. or just don't bottom out the key when you type, blue and brown type switches help if that's what you want to do.
This helped get rid of the "ting" sound my mechanical keyboard was making on each key press. I use a mechanical keyboard at work, and I was a little self conscience about the sounds it was making. It's not running loud, clicky blue switches, but it still had a "ting" sound on each key press. I looked into o-rings. I went with these because they were cheap and they work great.
Very nice if you want to quiet the down stroke for a low price. Easy to install and effective for making clacky switches quieter. The only down side is that the rubber somewhat ruins the crisp feel of mechanical switches and makes them resemble membrane keyboards a little bit, if you're okay with that then they're totally worth the buy.