Are there any desktop keyboards as quiet as Clevo's?

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  1. darlyn

    darlyn Notebook Enthusiast

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    The keyboard on the Clevo B5100M (Sager NP5125) is nearly silent and I'd love a wired one like that for a desktop.
     
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    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC

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    The Zippy WK-7380 (scissor-switch, same as the Clevo) might be very close:
    Zippy WK-7380 vs. Dell 8115 (in Chinese, includes a dB graph)

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    Their actual business is in making the switches themselves, but they also made assembled keyboards in the past. These have the shortest travel of all tactile keyboards. That's my preference; short distance, yet physical feedback, unlike a pure dome.

    If you prefer more travel, like a mechanical keyboard, yet do want silence then a (hard-core) hall-effect keyboard would be great:
    NOS CSSR Contactless alphanumeric Hall-effect keyboard CONSUL 262 1990

    Have to desolder the speaker first and use a serial-to-usb adapter, but after that it's a perfect solution (with colour-coded key-caps). Only need to find the pc that goes with it and we're back in style:

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    Heck, they had 'Design' licked when Apple was still dozing along:

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    TurbodTalon Notebook Virtuoso

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    I use the Corsair Strafe RGB MX Silent gaming keyboard. It has a USB through so that you can connect your mouse to the keyboard, and the palm rest can be removed if you don't want to use it.

    I specifically bought it because whatever switches my old keyboard used (can't remember the model) were so loud that I was getting dirty looks from my wife. ;)
     
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