Today I have the pleasure of reviewing the Durgod Taurus K320 Nebula, a RGB backlit TKL mechanical keyboard that doesn’t suffer from the failings typical of most keyboards tailored to the PC gaming community; e.g., cheap build quality, thin ABS keycaps, hideous aesthetics and over-hyped marketing gimmicks.
This particular Durgod gaming keyboard also has a secret hidden under the hood. Silenced Cherry MX linear switches for much quieter gaming experiences and tolerable noise levels for typing in the workplace. Just how quiet are they? Does a dampened switch hurt the key feel? Let’s find out… Continue reading
On the hunt for a quiet keyboard? If so, you’re probably aware that mechanical keyboards are popular for a variety of reasons, but quietness definitely isn’t one of them. That familiar clicky sound mechanical keyboard users have grown accustomed to is great feedback for typing when your alone, but around others can be a real nuisance.
The answer to this noisy problem is dampened switches. And I don’t mean simply grabbing a bag of O-rings and adding them to your existing keyboard’s switches. O-rings can help to reduce impact noise, but only slightly and they destroy key feel. If you want a truly quiet mechanical keyboard with minimal alteration to feel the switches themselves (non-clicky) must be internally dampened on both the downstroke AND upstroke. O-rings and other similar products only lessen sound on the downstroke from the keycap making contact with the switch housing. The quiet mechanical keyboards reviewed below go to great lengths for noise reduction through the use of dampened switches, lubed stabilizers, case liners, high quality keycaps and other sound dampening modifications. Continue reading