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Offline ergonaut

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BOX whites in the office?
« on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 03:32:11 »
Hi,

I'd like to get a new keyboard for work and would love to give BOX Whites a try, but I'm a bit worried about the noise in an office setting. I'm working in an office with 8 other people; currently, I'm using a Kinesis Advantage with MX Browns, and my colleagues are mostly using the Macbook Butterfly keyboards, and nobody complains about keyboard noise. I have no idea how much louder the Whites would be. Those of you who have experienced them, what is your opinion on this?

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Re: BOX whites in the office?
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 03:49:24 »
Straight up ask them if they care. They might care, they might not, but we're not the ones you should be asking.

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Re: BOX whites in the office?
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 04:54:20 »
the question seemed to have been "are the white box switches louder than brown?" not "will my colleagues mind?" to the former, i never used a white box keyboard but i used a brown and it was almost as loud as my model M and switches loudness is very much dependent on your case and caps.
In theory white box are much louder than brown by themselves, the only way to know is to try, or wait for someone more knowledgeable to come by.
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Re: BOX whites in the office?
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 05:02:08 »
My advice was candid, I asked my coworkers while I was using dampened alps, they didn't care, now I use undampened. You may well be surprised by how not bothered most people are.

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Re: BOX whites in the office?
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 05:59:34 »
Hi,

I'd like to get a new keyboard for work and would love to give BOX Whites a try, but I'm a bit worried about the noise in an office setting. I'm working in an office with 8 other people; currently, I'm using a Kinesis Advantage with MX Browns, and my colleagues are mostly using the Macbook Butterfly keyboards, and nobody complains about keyboard noise. I have no idea how much louder the Whites would be. Those of you who have experienced them, what is your opinion on this?

To be fair, any clicky switch is loud and could lead to you being the chaotic evil in the office. To counteract this, please use tactiles instead

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Re: BOX whites in the office?
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 07:42:42 »
To be fair even normal tactile/Linear switches are to loud. I genuinely asked first time if my keyboard would bother the real answer is yes.  In a open office if you really want to make 0 enemies i would just go with MX silent switches or Topre.

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Re: BOX whites in the office?
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 08:59:17 »
Man, you guys are no fun!

All I wanted to hear is "Yes, ergonaut (if that's even your real name), you can use the Whites, your colleagues will love the sound!".


j/k, I get it. It's just that I recently discovered that I really like the feel of clicky switches. I suppose there's no such thing as a silent clicky switch, right? ;)

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Re: BOX whites in the office?
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 09:13:18 »
well you can always try, putting a bit of silicon rubber where the clicker spring hit may do something, who knows
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Re: BOX whites in the office?
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 11:24:11 »
Man, you guys are no fun!

All I wanted to hear is "Yes, ergonaut (if that's even your real name), you can use the Whites, your colleagues will love the sound!".


j/k, I get it. It's just that I recently discovered that I really like the feel of clicky switches. I suppose there's no such thing as a silent clicky switch, right? ;)

Yep. Unfortuately, no

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Re: BOX whites in the office?
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 03 December 2019, 12:25:36 »
tactile switches are going to have some sound. some people may like it, some may not mind and some may hate it, I asked my coworkers if it would bother them, but truthfully I didn't care. either way, I was still bringing my board no matter how they felt. so far no one has complained, but again, I wouldn't care if they did. I use MX clears and MX blues and i am hunting for a board with heavy pale blues. if someone complains they can buy some headphones. if you are the type of person that is irritated but something as simple as a bit of clicking you have bigger problems in life and not one of them is my issue.
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Re: BOX whites in the office?
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 03 December 2019, 17:42:35 »
Man, you guys are no fun!

All I wanted to hear is "Yes, ergonaut (if that's even your real name), you can use the Whites, your colleagues will love the sound!".


j/k, I get it. It's just that I recently discovered that I really like the feel of clicky switches. I suppose there's no such thing as a silent clicky switch, right? ;)

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