Are you looking for a way to make your keyboard quieter?
You’re in the right place!
In this ChairAdviser.com guide, you’ll learn:
- Supplies needed to make a keyboard quieter
- Why keyboards are noisy
- 4 simple steps to make a keyboard quieter
- And much more!
If your keyboard is noisy while typing, it can serve as a distraction.
Figuring out why your keyboard is so noisy and fixing the issue will eliminate the distraction the noise causes.
What You Need to Know About Noisy Keyboards
Some keyboards, like mechanical keyboards, are much noisier than others and can be a source of distraction in an otherwise quiet workspace.
Before you dive into making your keyboard quieter, you should find the source of the noise.
For instance, if you mostly use your keyboard for gaming, it could just be a few keys that need replaced from wear and tear instead of making the entire keyboard quieter.
You also want to make sure the keyboard isn’t bouncing around on the desk as you type, so put a mat underneath it to prevent it from contacting the desk.
If none of these fix the problem, there are some steps you can take to make your keyboard quieter.
Supplies You’ll Need for Making a Keyboard Quieter
- O-rings-These will be used to make the keys quieter on your keyboard
- Tweezers- To help place the O-rings where they need to go
How to Make a Keyboard Quieter (4 Steps)
Step 1: Remove the Keys
The first step in making your keyboard quieter using O-rings is to remove the keys.
You can either do this one at a time and follow the other steps for each key, remove the keys in groups, or pull them all off at once.
You can use a small, flat screwdriver or the tweezers to help pop the keys off.
Use caution when removing them so you don’t accidentally damage your keyboard!
Most of the keys should come right off, but if there is gunk in the keyboard, you might have a few stuck keys.
Step 2: Apply the O-Rings
Now comes the fun part. For each and every key, you need to put an O-ring on the stem of the key.
This is the little part that sticks up in the center of the key once you remove the top part.
Using the tweezers, simply place a ring on each key.
If you use an RBG keyboard, it is best to stick with clear O-rings, so they don’t interfere with the colors.
Step 3: Put the Keys Back
Once you get the O-rings on the keys, you are ready to put your keyboard back together.
Use a guide if you don’t remember where all of the keys go, but all you have to do is pop them back onto the stem until they are in place.
Step 4: Test the Keyboard
This method isn’t for everyone as it can make the keys feel squishy and weird if you aren’t used to them with the rings.
However, they are a tried-and-true way to make a keyboard quieter. Give the keyboard a test run and see how it feels and how it sounds.
Test all of your keys to ensure they are all functioning properly after getting the O-ring placed.
Now you have a quieter keyboard!