Perfectly quiet typing solution

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Mr.Koala, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. Mr.Koala

    Mr.Koala Notebook Virtuoso

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    So I'm in a situation where I need to use a non-touch laptop and type frequently next to a sleeping person, and I need a very quiet input device. Many keyboard products claim to quiet, but in my experience anything that has moving key caps are not quiet enough for this use case.

    I can only think of two solutions that might work. One is capacitive touch keyboard which doesn't have mechanically moving keys. I played with the virtual keyboard on a tablet for a while. It's obviously awkward, but with the right key spacing and practise I think I can make it work. Is there any good product in this category? I prefer one that's wireless and has no numpad. The lighting also needs to be as dim as possible to avoid any unnecessary annoyance.

    Another potential solution is gesture-based wearable keyboard such as the Tap Strap. Has anyone tried those? Do they make reasonable general-purpose PC keyboards? It it easy to switch between the Tap and a traditional keyboard once you're good with the gestures?

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