Cherry MX Switch Keycap O-Rings Dampeners 50A (0.4mm 130 pcs)

Max Keyboard Cherry MX Switch Keycap Rubber O-Rings Dampeners 50A (0.4mm Reduction 130 pcs)
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What is rubber O-Ring? Do I need it?
"Bottoming out or down" is a term used to describe when a key stroke is pressed all the way down where the stem of the switch hits the inside of the switch casing. This causes a "clack" noise. Max Keyboard custom o-rings rubber sound dampeners are soft rubber o-rings that can be installed onto every single keycap stem to cushion the landing of the switch by stopping the key stroke just short of the point of bottoming out. This also very slightly reduces the max travel distance of the switch. (approximately 0.4mm reduction on your key travel which will give you an extra boost on typing speed.)

This add-on is popular among mechanical keyboard owners from around the world. Since most people will bottom out at least a fraction of their keystrokes, the o-ring rubber sound dampeners will cut away extra noise giving your mechanical keyboard a consistent sound output while typing. The added shock absorption can also help with finger fatigue during long typing sessions.

Made of industrial grade rubber which has much better resistant to cracking an fits firmly onto the stem of your Cherry MX keycap. Installation will require removal of your keycaps.

Model Hardness Travel Reduction Characteristics
50A-ORING 50A 0.4mm Noise & shock reduction with noticeable shorter key travel and boost in typing speed. (130 pcs o-rings per bag).
* Please do not get confused with other brand rubber o-rings comparing "40A-R" &"50A-R" . Ours are "50A" formulated and manufactured in Taiwan. (Please purchase from us or our authorized dealers)

NOTE: If you are planning on purchasing keyboard from us, let us install it for you as it will get tricky when it comes to bigger keys with metal wire stabilizer bar underneath. (O-Rings Installation fees is $20.00 per keyboard <Order it here>)

Cherry MX Blue O-Rings Sound and Typing Speed Comparison
0:08 Durandal G1N Cherry MX Blue Switch, No O-Ring (Typing Speed: 92 WPM)
1:11 Durandal G1NL Full Custom with Cherry MX Blue Switch, 50-A O-Rings Dampener installed (Typing Speed: 107 WPM)


Cherry MX Brown O-Rings Sound and Typing Speed Comparison
0:08 Durandal G1N Cherry MX Brown Switch, No O-Ring (Typing Speed: 98 WPM)
1:01 Durandal G1NL Full Custom with Cherry MX Brown Switch, 50-A O-Rings Dampener installed (Typing Speed: 109 WPM)

Cherry MX Red O-Rings Sound and Typing Speed Comparison
0:09 Nighthawk X9 Cherry MX Red Switch, No O-Ring (Typing Speed: 90 WPM)
1:10 Nighthawk X9 Full Custom with Cherry MX Red Switch, 50-A O-Rings Dampener installed (Typing Speed: 103 WPM)


The following video demonstrates the sound differences of Max Keyboard Nighthawk mechanical keyboards using Cherry MX Blue, Brown, and Red key switches with and without rubber sound dampening O-rings. (50A O-Rings were used)

Cherry MX Blue 0:03
This switch has a tactile feel and audible click when a key stroke is registered.

Cherry MX Brown 0:49
This switch has a soft tactile feel. When the switch registers, you will feel a soft bump.

Cherry MX Red1:50
This switch is completely linear. The soft feeling of the switch is smooth all the way down


Used these on cherry mx brown keys. Installed easy enough, work just as well as other o-rings I have used.

They have the exact effect I want, which is dampening the sound a bit. I am typically a soft typist, but I do bottom out when I go full speed and this makes that noise a lot more bearable.

They stop your stroke just after the point of actuation. Just press your keys down a few times to make sure the ring is sitting at the top of the cap.

You also get more o-rings than you need, just in case you lose some!
I don't have a max keyboard (sorry bout that) but I do have a keyboard using the cherry red mechanical switches, for me the difference is night and day. i use my keyboard for both business and gaming (i work from home). I tend to be pretty heavy handed and my keyboard was very loud and noisy. the dampers not only helped to reduce the noise level but should also help protect and extend the life expectancy of the individual switches

my only regret/criticism is that this should be the standard for mechanical keyboard manufacturers, not a add-on option
I bought 2 packs of these O-ring in the past 1 year and I can just say they work nicely on my Vengeance K70 MX Blue and my CMStorm Quickfire TK MX Brown.
However is it a bit too expensive just for some O-ring? I do think so.
And if transparent O-ring will pass more light through?
they do their job, but i somehow get tired after using them for a long period of time.
Generous amount of O-rings. They greatly improve the feel of my browns. There wasn't an obvious reduction in noise, which didn't bother me at all. I've tried them on a few switches, and wouldn't at all recommend them on Blue or Green.
Great product. I bought these dampeners to my CMStorm Quickfire (Cherry MX Black) keyboard because Cherry MX Black switches have really loud noise when pressing key at bottom. Now only noice heard of writing is when key is released; these dampeners does not affect that noise. Noise level is about 30% of original.

use these with my brown MXs, made them feel mushy. the keyboard was quiet to begin with, but it became even quieter.
Simple product, good results. There's not really much to say, they shipped quickly and they pair very well with Cherry MX Browns to give a much quieter keyboard than my old MX Blues could provide.
Five Stars. DOUBLE O-rings FTW
These work perfectly. I bought these for my CM storm quickfire tk with cherry mx blue keys. They make the keys feel even better than they already did and they also are much quieter than without the O-rings. Very happy with this product.
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