By Andrew Liszewski
Obnoxiously loud keyboards aren’t really an issue any more, unless you happen to work in an office where there’s someone who absolutely refuses to give up their IBM model F or M. Like Milton with his beloved red Swingline stapler in Office Space, those IBM keyboards still have a die-hard following, and odds are you won’t be able to make them just mysteriously disappear one night. So as an alternative, you can require the use of these ridiculous soundproof keyboard covers from Thanko.
They supposedly muffle the klakety-klak sound of older keyboards, while still allowing touch typists to do their thing. But there’s even a plastic window for hunt-and-peck types, so it should be able to accommodate everyone in your office. At ~$36 (¥2,980), available from Geek Stuff 4 U, it’s kind of an expensive solution, particularly when you can just reference Office Space again and banish those keyboard users to the basement levels of your office.