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Mechanical keyboard with mediaplayer buttons

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by gasolin, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. gasolin

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    Looking for a good NOT LOUD mechanical keyboard with mediaplayer sound keys NOT FN AND F1,F2........

    I can't turn of my logo on my steelseries shift keyboard :( (unless i take the cable out) just want to have a good NOT LOUD mechanical keyboard. Seems verry hard to find one because there are so few to choose from.

    Prize not more the about 100 euros
     
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    You're not going to have a whole lot of luck finding that. Media keys that aren't tied to a Fn key are a consumer-grade feature, while mechanical key switches are an enthusiast grade feature. I don't know of any off the top of my head.

    BTW, if you want quiet key switches, look into Cherry MX Browns. Tactile feedback without the clackety clack.
     
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    Okay browns it is, just so much easier with only one key for volume (one for + and one for -)
     
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    Mx cherry red keys are apparently quiet also, but lack the tactical feedback of browns. Corsair k60 has a volume scroll wheel and other buttons.[​IMG]
     
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    It is the
    No it is not 100% mechanical but it is the closest I know of to what you said you want. Only the f keys are not mechanical. I don't know about you but I barely ever use those.
     
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    Page up page down etc are also non mechanical iirc, and that can be annoying to some. K60 uses Red, and I think that also produces clickyclackity sounds
     
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    As I said. Red. The red has no tactile feedback so should be quieter. Depends on how hard of a typer you are also.
    This video shows the noise of the reds, browns, and blues.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDUyNY4CAGk&feature=related

    I would also like to add I have no real experience with mechanical keyboards. I just have been reading about them a lot lately. I would like to find a mx brown switch keyboard, with media keys. Haven't yet.
     
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    Reds are going to be almost as noisy as blues, unless you're really gentle with your touch typing. Reds are blacks with half the actuation force, which means you'll likely be bottoming out each keystroke, which will clank rather than click. Browns and blacks are the quietest, because you can touch type with browns and not bottom out (and no click like blues), and blacks are just hard to bottom out until your fingers get used to them.
     
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    What did you ever decide for a keyboard?
    Tpu just did a review on this. It has brown and has media keys.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CM_Storm/Quick_Fire_Pro/
     
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