Cherry, a German electronics company makes one of the best keyboards I’ve seen on the market. Cherry MX Silent Keyboard, no more clickety clack. I work in a government office cubical land and these would be amazing. I listen to typing all day long and it honestly distracts me from the work at hand. I am an energetic typist and especially when I feel I need to get my point across I really have my fingers going, testing the MX Silent it was less noisy then my traditional keyboard.
WHY A MECHANICAL KEYBOARD?
A mechanical keyboard that prioritizes noise reduction over everything except for comfort and efficient German engineering. It’s a standard full size keyboard and underneath each keycap is one of Cherry’s brand new MX Silent switches. The keyboard itself is not totally silent that you won’t hear a keystroke but its linear feel, combined with minimal spring force is ideal for fast typists and action gamers.
Mechanical keyboards are all the rage right now for gamers but for the average person at home one may not need a silent keyboard. According to Cherry, “The MX Silent switches have a uniquely shaped rubber pad compared to conventional switches. The integrated 2-component stem reduces audible clicks at the bottom-out and top-out.” I, for one, enjoy the sound of a mechanical keyboard, but I can see how it may be distracting for others in a co-working space. While not totally silent, the keys are significantly quieter than traditional mechanical key switches without sacrificing the mechanical keyboard feel.
The keys and keyboard body have a textured matte finish that is pleasant to the touch. I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing this keyboard and will be allowing my daughter to use this as she is a gamer and is constantly on the computer. I can enjoy the TV while she plays her games in the same room again.
- Model tested: G80-3494LWCEU-0
- Hardware Platforms: PC, MAC
- Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Dimensions: 7.7 x 18.5 x 1.7 inches
- Number of Keys: 104