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This keyboard is spec'd with brown Outemu switches that balance moderate tactile feedback with a subtle audible click profile.

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Monoprice has its Workstream brown switch mechnical keyboard [monoprice.com] for $26.99 + Free Shipping. Reg 34.99 (-$8 or 23% off).

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Spec'd with brown Outemu switches ...
They also have a few other variations on sale:

Full size keyboard ($30)
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=33538

Full size & backlit ($35) https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=33539

Seems like a reasonably good deal. I like that it looks like a normal professional keyboard (most cheap mech keyboards have silly "sci-fi" fonts and austentacious designs which some random marketing person thinks will appeal to teenage gamers, but generally just look silly to me. To each their own, I guess).

This one has brown switches, which is generally viewed as a really good compromise for people who want something a little quieter (not silent, but also not remarkably loud) but still feel much better to type on.

Monoprice is a pretty dependable budget brand for a wide variety of products.

Reviews on these keyboards seem mixed, but that seems to be mostly from a sparsity of reviews. Most negative reviews seem to be based on it being loud. Mechanical keyboards are never silent, which is kind of the point for many people, but not everyone researches before buying so it's pretty typical to see negative reviews complaining about the noise of any mech keyboard.

Some reviews complain about a squeaky sound from the space bar. To me, that falls under the category of "I am shocked, shocked to find that this $25 keyboard isn't exactly the same as a $150 keyboard." It's silly to expect something at this price to be absolutely perfect, so a squeaky spacebar seems like a reasonable tradeoff (which most people would probably bever notice) and something you'd likely find on other budget mech keyboards in the $40-$60 range.
Tenkeyless means it doesn't have the number pad. As for your second question, why not TKL?

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Spec'd with brown Outemu switches ...
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Looking for a good mechanical keyboard for desktop at home for work/gaming. Is this good ?
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Would this keyboard be loud to type on?
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Would this keyboard be loud to type on?
Browns are quieter than most other mech keys but it is going to make noise.
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Would this keyboard be loud to type on?
It's not quiet by any means, but also not the loudest around. I've used it around others at work without any foul looks.
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What is Tenkeyless and why it has to be abbreviated as TKL?
Edit: Im just asking. Not at all trying to be helpful.
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What is Tenkeyless and why it has to be abbreviated as TKL?
Tenkeyless means it doesn't have the number pad. As for your second question, why not TKL?
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They also have a few other variations on sale:

Full size keyboard ($30)
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=33538

Full size & backlit ($35) https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=33539

Seems like a reasonably good deal. I like that it looks like a normal professional keyboard (most cheap mech keyboards have silly "sci-fi" fonts and austentacious designs which some random marketing person thinks will appeal to teenage gamers, but generally just look silly to me. To each their own, I guess).

This one has brown switches, which is generally viewed as a really good compromise for people who want something a little quieter (not silent, but also not remarkably loud) but still feel much better to type on.

Monoprice is a pretty dependable budget brand for a wide variety of products.

Reviews on these keyboards seem mixed, but that seems to be mostly from a sparsity of reviews. Most negative reviews seem to be based on it being loud. Mechanical keyboards are never silent, which is kind of the point for many people, but not everyone researches before buying so it's pretty typical to see negative reviews complaining about the noise of any mech keyboard.

Some reviews complain about a squeaky sound from the space bar. To me, that falls under the category of "I am shocked, shocked to find that this $25 keyboard isn't exactly the same as a $150 keyboard." It's silly to expect something at this price to be absolutely perfect, so a squeaky spacebar seems like a reasonable tradeoff (which most people would probably bever notice) and something you'd likely find on other budget mech keyboards in the $40-$60 range.
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Tenkeyless means it doesn't have the number pad. As for your second question, why not TKL?
Oh thanks. I thought "tenkyless" was already an abbreviated version of something.
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For those who want to dampen the sound there are o-rings available for sale on eBay that you can fit on the stems of the keycaps to prevent the keys from bottoming out. Not sure if they'll work with this particular keyboard but in my experience it's worked with any other of my mech keyboards
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Tenkeyless means it doesn't have the number pad. As for your second question, why not TKL?
Am I the only one who games with a mechanical keypad instead of a keyboard?
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Looks great, wish it was backlit (no need for RGB just backlight would be enough). Usually work in low-light conditions and keyboards w/o backlight aren't very usable. Still looks like a great board, love TKL.
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Am I the only one who games with a mechanical keypad instead of a keyboard?
Nope. I use the razer orbweaver and love the software and hardware, even though I'm not the biggest razer fan. I only use my keyboard for Starcraft but for almost all other games I prefer the mechanical keypad
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