Silent Keyboard = Happiness.
Are you, like me, driven mad at the sounds of someone typing on a keyboard? Do you also annoy yourself when it's you typing and it's loud?
Being highly sensitive in an open office setup is hell on earth, and it's impossible half the time to find a quiet place to work. I am amazed that so many articles talk about how it's a more collaborative environment, yet none mention that it's a nightmare for introverted people.
I am an extroverted HSP, and even I am uncomfortable with that office setup. I am constantly distracted by everything around me, which makes me miserable. Add to that the noise of typing all around you. Although I am in an open office set up, there are a lot of empty desks around me, and I like the people I work with, so it's great.
However, when I first joined the company, I was given one of those clunky Dell keyboards that sound like a herd of elephants charging across your desk when you type. The mouse made this very loud clicking noise, making me twitch and want to throw it on the floor. Hence, I started researching what I could get that wouldn't make so much noise.
Slim profile & easy to type on
Really is a Silent Keyboard
- They need to make a keyboard that has zero noise
A Great Silent Keyboard – HP Wireless Elite v2
I think minimalism and HSP go hand in hand; the more streamlined an object is, the more calming it is. Less is always more. The HP Silent keyboard has a slim minimalist profile, and typing is very smooth and quiet.
It makes some noise when you are typing but not enough to annoy you, and it’s easier to type on than other keyboards I have used. I can type for an extended period, and it never bothers me.
It has a full-size keyboard with fast-access hot keys, function keys, and a built-in number pad. It is only half an inch thick and six inches wide which is very slim for a keyboard.
You can adjust the silent keyboard to two different height positions. However, to keep it ergonomically correct, you should type when it’s in the flat position. Having it propped up makes your hands rise slightly so that your wrists are bent, which can cause long-term problems.
Another excellent feature is that this silent keyboard is wireless, allowing you to move up to 30 feet away from your computer while typing.
To say that I love my silent keyboard is an understatement. When you write reviews, you should list the pros and cons of everything and measure it out for people.
I can’t see any downside to this silent keyboard and mouse from an HSP perspective.
The Very Quiet ShhhMouse Wireless Mouse
The Shhh Mouse is quiet, wireless, and amazing. It is compatible with both Mac & PCs. It barely makes any sound with a 90% noise reduction; you must listen for it. It is portable and has a good design that fits well in the palm of your hand. However, I have small hands, so this mouse might seem too small if you have larger hands.
Another excellent feature is that it is compatible with your laptop, PC, Mac, Notebook, or Chromebook without installation – you use the USB connector. To save power, the mouse will fall asleep after 8 minutes of non-use, and you must click it once to get it to start back up again. When I first purchased this mouse, I kept forgetting to do that and would think I broke it.
Currently, I am trying to persuade the people who work close to my desk that they need to get these items for themselves. Imagine, if everyone used quiet keyboards, how lovely it would be.
Or if they stopped eating lunch at their desks, clinking their cutlery loudly against the dishes and chomping. Or, taking forever to open the packaging on a sandwich they bought, and every time they take a bite, put it back on the packaging, rattling it some more to make sure my nerves are completely fried.
Or, I get an office where I can close and lock the door during working hours.
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