Any way to reduce sound from keyboard o new MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by torbjornhb, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. torbjornhb macrumors newbie


    Dec 15, 2016
    As the heading says, is there any way to reduce sound from keyboard o new MacBook Pro? I just got mine, and I am driving everyone in the same room as me crazy because of the clicking sound...
  2. jackoatmon macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2011
    it quiets down after a couple days. you just gotta work it in. it's actually a very quiet keyboard. they're really clicky at first. also, naturally as you use it you'll bash it less hard because it requires a lot less hard of a press to click than other keyboards.
  3. torbjornhb thread starter macrumors newbie


    Dec 15, 2016
    Thanks for your quick reply. I hope you are right. I guess I have to wait with returning it. To be honest I went from a MacBook Air to MacBook Pro 13" 2015-modell just three days ago. Then I found out that I loved the screen on MacBook Pro, and that I wanted the portability from Air. I thought the new MacBook Pro 13" would be a great compromise and bought it today. Hopefully the clicking-sound will quit down soon. I have to stay up all the night just to write...
  4. jerryk macrumors 68040

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Get a cat. Mine likes to lay on my keyboard all the time, and his fat muffles the sound.
  5. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2016
    Finger muffs. All you need is tape, cotton wool and a golden bust of Tim Cook.
  6. Hyloba macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2014
    Type with less force. It's one of the best keyboards I have ever used.
  7. torbjornhb thread starter macrumors newbie


    Dec 15, 2016

    Well, I love typing on the keyboard, it's just the sound or makes...
    Heve tøy experienced that it gets more quite after some time?
  8. Hyloba macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2014
    If you are used to keyboards with a lot of travel, you will type with more force. I was used to low-profile keyboards and therefore I type quieter. I guess you will get used to it, unless you often have to type with high-profile keyboards.
  9. torbjornhb thread starter macrumors newbie


    Dec 15, 2016

    I'm used to Macbook Air 13. I guess I type pretty hard. Might have to work on my technique ;)
  10. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I have to agree with the comments above - either the keyboard quiets down after a week of good use or your technique will change so you're not typing with as much force. Either way, it get's better. Personally, I think it's a combination of both.
  11. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2012
    No it doesn't. If anything, it gets louder and hurts your fingers after about 20 minutes. My wife's had her's for about a week and it's just as loud as the day she bought it, if not louder. It's a crappy keyboard in my opinion, and I write for a living. Most of my peers agree, but we're a unique bunch of idiots...we all write for coin and ramen noodles.
  12. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2012
    If you put a keyboard cover over the 2016 MBP, it's pretty quiet. They can be purchased for ~$8 on Amazon.
  13. Scary Spice macrumors regular

    Scary Spice

    Jul 31, 2015
    British Columbia
    "You're typing it wrong!"
  14. Naimfan macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2003
    My experience has been that it does not get quieter with use - I've had it a while now and it's just as noisy as before. The keyboard feel alone would be enough to make me return it.
  15. bbates123 macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    As others have said it does not get more quiet. I've had mine for several weeks and it's still as loud as it was on day 1. I know some people love this keyboard, I hate it. I wish Apple would have added 1mm to the thickness of the laptop to allow for slightly deeper keys. Oh well, I still think the pluses outweigh the negatives with this laptop overall.
  16. thesaint024 macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2016
    suspension waiting room
    As others have said, it does get more quiet. Well clearly YMMV. My chiclet desktop keyboard is way louder than my MBP. My old MBP seems louder now. The new one has either quieted down and/or my style changed naturally. If you never change your style from a greater travel keyboard, the sound may stay the same. I think my style naturally changed because the feedback is so crisp. You know when a key registers and don't need to pound them with such force any longer. Maybe the keys don't actually "break in", who knows. I haven't done any aural testing because it didn't bother me so I can't confirm anything definitively. I just know it's quiet now, and it was clicky as hell when I first got it.
  17. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    Mine got quieter after a "break in" period, too.
  18. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
    The keyboard is great, but the gigantic trackpad is a sin for sure. On my 15", its like a cookie sheet that always gets in the way. Idiotic design choice. I know they are proud of their trackpad, but please settle down Jony.
  19. PhoneI macrumors 68000

    Mar 7, 2008
    It took me a few days to adjust to the keyboard, but now I like it just fine. As others have mentioned I think I changed how much force I use when typing.
  20. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    I don't think mine got more quiet, I just think I notice it less. Or I built it up in my mind to be incredibly loud (which it seems at first) and now that perception has tempered a bit.
  21. linguist macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2009
    work on it a bit with daily use, touch instead of push habit, if still not enough keyboard cover should help immensely.
  22. Martin29 macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2010
    Quimper, France
    I have only had my new machine a day, but the keyboard noise is spoiling the experience. Keys in the centre of the keyboard are much louder than those at the edges. I can't believe it was designed to make this much noise.

    I actually love the keys and the positive click, but the noise is because the body of the machine is acting as a sound box. Not sure whether Apple agree there's an issue, but I sure hope so.
  23. erich.j.k macrumors member


    Aug 10, 2016
    Mine is as loud as it was in the beginning (Nov. 2016) . I still don't like the sound. In a quiet office it makes a hell of lot of noise. It's not good at all in my opinion. Most of all because of the noise. Sometimes it seems if you don't hit (a certain) key at the correct angle it makes more noise - as if it had gotten stuck. This is mainly the command, option, alt keys.
  24. Sanpete macrumors 68020

    Nov 17, 2016
    Mine's as quiet as I want it to be, entirely a matter of how hard I type.
  25. MrGuder macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2012
    Someone needs to post a picture of there MBP with keyboard cover. Lol

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