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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 have a GX Blue keyboard from Logitech, which is very clicky and loud. After applying these O-rings to my keyboard, I could hardly perceive any difference in loudness (see video).
However, the difference in key travel distance is very noticeable. I initially only applied the rings to half the keyboard, and I could immediately notice that the keys have reduced travel distance. This made typing a bit more tiring for me.
In static physics, Newton's third law tells us that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. When your finger pushes the key to the bottom, the key starts "pushing back" against your finger with equal and opposite force. When your finger has to constantly deal with this force, it gets tired more quickly - this is what I think is happening anyway.
All in all, I would not recommend this product, at least if your keyboard is the MX or GX blue variant.
Great addition to my Razer Huntsmen Tournament Edition keyboard. Some keys had multiple stems, I used 2 o-rings per stem. Number of rings needed for your board and preference will vary.
Don't expect a dramatic sound difference. It is quiter but not by huge degree. The feel is a more noticeable difference. You get slightly less travel and a nice cushion when bottoming out. Overall my board is quiter and feels alot better to me.
I got a new keyboard with Cherry MX switches. I was hoping they weren't too loud but unfortunately it still was a bit too loud. (my first mechanical keyboard). These rings not only dampened the sound (not completely, the source of the sound is a bit more complex) but also made the typing height more comfortable.
On my Gateron Optical Brown switches, comparing a switch with them on vs. one without them made no difference. The product does say they are for Cherry MX key switches, but most switches have the same travel and dimensions of Cherry MX key switches, so I don't see it working better on a different keyboard.
3 stars because they are decent quality and there might be some switches with shorter travel that will find them useful.
I wasn't sure what to expect as this is my first mechanical keyboard - if you are expecting these to dampen the sound of your keys any considerable amount, look somewhere else... As mentioned somewhere else here it does help with the CLACK but the click is still very pronounced.
Also important to note these do not come with a key puller - lucky enough I had kept my keyboard box and found the one I already had.
These are pretty inexpensive and great for noobs who are getting into keyboard modding. I paired these o-rings with my GK61 with Gateron Brown switches. They dampened the end travel 'clack' of each key press but not by a whole lot. These are designed to make subtle difference, not too noticeable. I tried o-rings with my other keyboard with Cherry MX Speed Silver switches, but they made the key travel too short, which warranted unwanted key presses while gaming. I can recommend these if you find your keyboard switches make too much noise, it may not solve the problem completely, but they will help.
Horrible quality. The O-rings are thin, flat and stiff. Compared to other mechanical keyboard sound dampeners they are very poor quality. Even trying to double up on them didn't make them feel any better and just shortened key travel distance too much. I returned them and ordered different ones.
The white O-rings I got made most of the keys on my Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2016 noticeably quieter. Some keys (like the "A" key) didn't get much quieter at all for some reason. Keys with a stabilizer bar (ex. Spacebar, Shift, Enter key, etc) did not get any perceivable quieter.