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Offline Surefoot

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 03:44:10 »
Yes. At the moment, KBD75v2 with lubed Healios. Going for a rotation with Gat Ink Black Silents.

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 03:53:49 »
I alternate between Ergo Clears, Zilent V2s and Topre.

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #52 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 04:09:12 »
I work from home but twice a year I have to appear in the office for 3 weeks and I do that equipped with my trusty Vortex Pok3r loaded with Zealios/Kailh BOX Reds. My choice would be Kailh BOX Pinks for typing but I don't want to piss people off. There is no real opposition agains mech keyboards, I converted two of my coworkers and doing the work on the rest of them so we can throw out HP crap away.

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 09:37:20 »
My own version of Ergo Clears with original Cherry base and Gateron's tops. 55g springs.

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 10:05:03 »
Used modded MX Silent Blacks previously with a neoprene foam and was quieter than other rubber domes around the office. Now I'm using MX Blacks and haven't heard anyone complaining. It sounds so good though so why would they?
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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #55 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 12:48:44 »
I use my old Corsair Vengeance K70 with Cherry MX Browns + o-rings. Hoping it'll get stolen or die eventually so I can justify replacing it. Unfortunately it's been pretty rock solid although I loathe the non-standard keycap set that I can't replace.

Nobody cares about the noise, even before the o-rings. Honestly if you really jam on a membrane keyboard it can be just as loud or louder.
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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 16:12:07 »
I use a lot of loud switches to I try to spare my coworkers from that.

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 17:44:34 »
Topre Type Heaven. Itís about as loud as the Dells and Lenovos others are using.

What amazes me the most is although it has ABS keycaps, itís retaining the texture pretty well after 3 years.

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #58 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 17:54:55 »
Just some random HP membrane. It hurts but not allowed to have our own stuff  :confused:

If i'm ever in a cubicle job i will bring in my mech keeb - that is with silent switches so that way everyone doesn't have to hate me.

 

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #59 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 18:18:09 »
I had my JD40 with jailhoused MX blues (skeleton case means they're still quite loud) alongside my hot-glue numberpad with MX blacks for a while when I last worked in an office, people complained when they had to use my computer but were fine with the noise of me using them.
                               
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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 07:54:38 »
I just bring my QF TK and another cable. The keyboard is filled with shelf liner, so it is somewhat quiet. It's not that much louder, but the noise from MX Browns is much sharper than from a HP rubber-dome (PR1101u, my arch-nemesis).
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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 10:57:26 »
When I had my own office, I used MX Blues, Matias Clickies, and a Model M.

Now that I'm in a shared area, I've used Box Royals, Kailh choc clickies (not very loud), Outemu Browns, MX Reds, Zealios, and rubber domes. I used a Model M for a month or two, but I took it home because I felt self-conscious. No one complained, but one coworker joked about it once, and the rest of them are probably just too nice to have said anything.

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #62 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 14:16:27 »
I use Topre. At first, I had hypersphere'd Topre which was definitely the quietest keyboard I've ever tried - quieter than the Apple chiclet keyboards that everyone else around me was using. Then I changed the domes to BKE lights which made the keyboard a louder but is still okay.

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #63 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 14:27:10 »
I'm technically in an educational environment, but I'm gonna count it as work.
The one time I attempted to use a mech (which was an Eagletec KG010 with Outemu Blues, please forgive me), people got sick of it after approximately three minutes of typing. I was forced to switch back to a bog-standard Dell rubber dome keyboard, which feels alright to type on, but is nonetheless still kind of mushy and stiff.
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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #64 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 07:29:34 »
I use one of my Stand Asides with BOX Ancient Grays, since I'm in an open-plan office. It's quieter than a membrane board, and lets me use my physical layout.

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #65 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 08:19:57 »
I'm technically in an educational environment, but I'm gonna count it as work.
The one time I attempted to use a mech (which was an Eagletec KG010 with Outemu Blues, please forgive me), people got sick of it after approximately three minutes of typing. I was forced to switch back to a bog-standard Dell rubber dome keyboard, which feels alright to type on, but is nonetheless still kind of mushy and stiff.

Either some silent/linear switches or some tactile switches with dampeners should allow you to use something better.
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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #66 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 08:21:41 »
Either some silent/linear switches or some tactile switches with dampeners should allow you to use something better.

That's a good point. Tactile switches with dampeners would probably be the best, because silent/linear switches make my face hurt.
Linears are for linear people. No offense if you use linears.
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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #67 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 08:45:49 »
What exactly IS that thing?

It is the theoretical great-great-grandfather of the computer on your desk: Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2.

If you are curious, you can find a general overview of it here:

https://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/who-invented-the-computer.htm

Whilst a near cog-by-cog animated explanation of the far more ambitious Analytical Engine by the wondrous Sydney Padua can be found here:

https://sydneypadua.com/2dgoggles/the-marvellous-analytical-engine-how-it-works/


I was not acquainted with Sydney Padua or her work until I set about writing my reply.  I am grateful to you for your query because, without it, I would likely have remained forever so.  That would have been a great pity because, once I understood just what it was that Babbage was seeking to do with his Analytical Engine, it evoked a sense of awe and wonder that I have not felt for some time.

It truly was one of the great might-have-beens of history.

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #68 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 07:14:46 »
Topre, RF most of the time. But I tend to swap them once a week, bringing other ones. Most of keyboards are Topre, so its either plain RF, Novatouched RF or NT. Then sometimes I bring my Tealios.
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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 07:59:30 »
KBP V60 White Fukka.
Although, I type on it below my desk so the sound isn't resonating inside my office and a bit dampened ;D

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #70 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 09:17:44 »
Tealios and vintage blacks.
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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #71 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 09:44:35 »
Tealios and vintage blacks.

Do you use them while skateboarding around the office?

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #72 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 03:19:19 »
Cherry MX Browns on a Kinesis Advantage. No complaints yet. My colleagues mostly type on those Apple Butterfly keyboards, which aren't exactly silent either.

I'm pondering getting Kailh Box Whites for my next keyboard, maybe those might be too loud?

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #73 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 05:05:49 »
Unicomp PC122, or office being in the middle of a noisy workshop no ones complains, and it is not louder than mouse clicks.

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 08:00:42 »
Using Ergo Clears at work with this guy:

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really nice keyboard at work

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #75 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 08:02:07 »
My keyboard, although TKL size would simply not work with the computers i have at school. They're too old.

You may already have thought of this, but just in case: have you considered starting a new thread giving the makes/models of the computers and the make/model of the keyboard you would like to use on them?

I would be very surprised, indeed, if someone on GH could not contrive a way for you to use the keyboard you enjoy with the computers with which you are stuck.

I only wish I had something to offer in the way of practical advice.  However, my own formative computing years were spent cranking away* on one of these:

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...and keyboards did not enter the picture until much later, alas.






*When I say, "cranking away," I am not speaking in a metaphorical sense.

Are you from the 1890s or something?

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #76 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 09:31:20 »
Holy Pandas, lubed Gateron Yellow and Topre 55g.  I rotate between them. No noise complaints  ;D
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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #77 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 10:59:12 »
Mainly using a Canoe with MX Zilent Blacks. Pretty quiet and smooth. Lately I switched up to my FC660C, modded with purple sliders and lubed.

In an open office layout, staying quiet is the best bet.


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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 18:06:22 »
Well I currently work as a Watchmaker, so not many keyboards there.

But previously to that I used a Model M at work. I wanted to use a F, but didn't want to risk bringing it to work.

So that would be buckling springs to adress your question directly.

Also tried Topre for a while at work.

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #79 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 22:11:57 »
I do use a mechanical keyboard at work. Currently, my work board is a Rama M65-A with Holy Pandas. I change it up every couple of months or so.

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 22:45:10 »
About 1 1/2 years back got myself a Gamdias Mechanical Keyboard. Absolutely fantastic to use, key pressing, response time, durability is all there. Will never go back.
My work PC has a Tesoro Mechanical keyboard, still will not trade for anything else. Productivity is smooth as.

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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #81 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 05:36:57 »
Well I currently work as a Watchmaker, so not many keyboards there.

But previously to that I used a Model M at work. I wanted to use a F, but didn't want to risk bringing it to work.

So that would be buckling springs to adress your question directly.

Also tried Topre for a while at work.


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Re: Do you use mechanical keyboards at work? If so, what switch?
« Reply #82 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 11:58:30 »
I use silenced topre at work. Havenít had an issue. A few people use browns and they are noticeably louder but manageable.