Recommendations - silent keyboards?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by segamil, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. segamil

    segamil OSNN Addict

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    Hi,

    Just wondering if any of you folks can recommend a silent or at least quiet keyboard, so I don't wake up my wife when I'm busy typing away at 2am?
    It would also preferably be wireless. Any thoughts anyone?
    Thanks, I'll keep checking this post...
     
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  3. segamil

    segamil OSNN Addict

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    Thanks for the prompt reply! That's a lot to look at, have you tried any of them?
     
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    I have been into this situation - and in my case the quietest keyboard I had ended up being an el cheapo £3.95 (about $5) one! Honest! Those roll up rubberised ones work out silent - and you can get them as glow in the dark numbers - but the action is awful.

    IMHO the best solution is to implement wifi and then with a notebook you can remove the keyboard situation from the bedroom entirely!
     
  6. LordOfLA

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    I have a Logitech Ultra-X - it used laptop keytops and has a silent but firm key motion to it. May want to give it a look. Oh and make sure its a proper ultra-x I've seen new-egg and palces selling an all black desktop combo as ultra-x that isnt :)
     
  7. LeeJend

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    Most el cheapo's are quiet. It costs extra to put the click mechanism in.

    The faster you type the louder any keyboard will get since you tend to hit the keys harder when typing fast. Your going to have to try them out yourself to get an idea what the noise level is. I've never run across a keyboard that would be quiet enough to not wake a light sleeper. Except for the membrane keyboards. They are terrible to use though.