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Red O-Ring Switch Dampeners For Filco Keyboards

KBC-OR-40-002

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This set includes approximately 125 red o-rings to modify the feel of your Filco or other Cherry MX keyswitched keyboard. The o-rings are fitted to the underside of each keycap, and soften the landing of the keys when pressed all the way down to the bottom of the keystroke.
These are 1.5mm apx thick, 40 shore (standard hardness), and are made from silicone.

£9.60 (£8.00 ex VAT)

Red O-Ring Switch Dampeners For Filco Keyboards - KBC-OR-40-002

This set includes approximately 125 red o-rings to modify the feel of your Filco or other Cherry MX keyswitched keyboard. The o-rings are fitted to the underside of each keycap, and soften the landing of the keys when pressed all the way down to the bottom of the keystroke.
These are 1.5mm apx thick, 40 shore (standard hardness), and are made from silicone.

Red O-Ring Switch Dampeners For Filco Keyboards - KBC-OR-40-002

Part Number
KBC-OR-40-002
Connection
Friction
Language Layout
Universal
Number of keys/buttons
125 apx.
Length
8 mm
Depth
8 mm
Height
2 mm
Weight
10 g
Compatible
Cherry MX style keycaps
Gross Weight
10 g

Red O-Ring Switch Dampeners For Filco Keyboards - KBC-OR-40-002

  Rich  08/07/2017
These are superb - I'm using Cherry MX Blues on one keyboard and Browns on another (I made a little effort to keep the noise down with the Browns).

Fitting the o-rings is a bit of a pain - on a full keyboard with numeric keypad, it took me around 90 mins, however, I was taking my time and I'm not at all mechanically minded. I ended up watching a YouTube video to figure out how to deal with the Spacebar, Return key etc. It's easy enough - I won't try to describe here.

I ordered red, They seem about right. Action is perfect, no real loss of travel, just much quieter whilst still very tactile.

I would agree with another reviewer that it feels less stressful when you are not bottoming out all the time. I'm not sure but I think there is a chance it may have improved my speed a little.

Well worth the money - I would say that I doubled up on the Spacebar and the Enter key - I was one ring short but had a spare in the other pack.

Both Blue and Browns are significantly quieter. I wished I had discovered these before ordering the Browns - I would have gone Blue with o-rings. You live and learn.

If you're considering it - order - I doubt you will regret it.
  M  20/10/2016
Bought these for a Filco Majestouch 2.

Personally I like the lower travel time - I haven't learned not to bottom out and I appreciate the softer landing.

No problems actuating the keys but the other colours are apparently a little thicker so bear that in mind if you want to get those instead.

My colleagues appreciate the quiet!

Somewhat of a shame that they don't come with an applicator - they're tight, they have to do be to stay in position, so getting them on was tricky. I ended up using a spudger from a phone repair kit I have; it would be nice if they came with something.
  Si  02/07/2016
These have made quite a noticeable difference - I'm using Cherry MX browns and the noise reduction is good (an implied request from my colleagues comments) while the key actuation point is still nice and tactile.

I'm still on the fence as to whether I necessarily prefer the reduced travel with or without the o-rings - both are great - but for under 10 these are definitely worth a try.
  Anonymous  30/03/2017
Reduced the 'clacky' bottoming out of the Filco keyboard. A great improvement for little cost.
  Mark Lazarides  29/03/2017
A matter of taste, yes, but for my taste, an essential. My first mechanical keyboard. Without the orings, I wondered if I'd made a mistake spending all this money, with them, I completely understand the praise these keyboards received.

I ordered red, but doubled up on the main characters, space bar and return. I would therefore go for the thicker variant. The reds were a good place to start to gauge my taste.

Keyboardco have been an excellent supplier: somehow making the transaction more human. Quite a feat for an online shopping experience.
  Vincent  29/11/2016
O-ring switch dampeners are easy to put and remove. It's really worth having them for the price. It offers extra modes for typing. The rest is a matter of taste.

Yes, it does make a complete difference. Dampeners avoid the key to hit the bottom of the panel. Hence you remove the clicking noise which is different from the tactile effect due to the MX Brown switches.
  Dan  05/07/2016
I've just grabbed a new board from Keyboard Co. I'm fortunate to work in a quiet, open-planned office in the Suffolk countryside. I prefer tactile, clicky switches and I knew these wouldn't go down well with my co-workers!

Fitting these o-rings is a piece of cake. It's a little time-consuming, but it dampens the volume of the keypresses as you'd expect and it also refines the feel of the key at the furthest point of it's travel.

Without o-rings I've noticed I tend to bottom-out as I'm quite heavy-handed when I type. This results in a clunky sound and in hindsight left me feeling a little fatigued after a day's work. These red o-rings are apparently softer than the other colorssizes and I feel like they add a ncie level of cushioning and rebound to my key presses. I'd be interested in trying the other varieties, but as a simple, cheap addition to a nice keyboard, these work wonders!

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