What is a Keyboard Stabilizer?
A keyboard stabilizer is placed beneath the bigger keys on your keyboard to allow for an even press through and to prevent any rattling or unevenness. They keep your keycaps stable when pressed down with the switch so that you have a consistent typing experience and a pleasing sound. There are different types of stabilizers based off your keyboard PCB and compatibility. Cherry style stabilizers are by far the widely used out there and these include plate-mounted, screw-in and snap-in options.
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Our Recommendations: The Best Keyboard Stabilizers
What are the Benefits of Using a Keyboard Stabilizer?
The ideal stabilizer allows for no wobble and minimal sound when those keys are pressed at any angle or area. On a standard keyboard, the keys that need a stabilizer are the spacebar, shift keys, enter/return, and backspace. Having a stable and consistent keypress is important when typing and gaming. For sound, it is a must-have as a noisy and rattly spacebar can be grating to the ears.
The WS Stabs 3.1 Black Glitter is an improved stabilizer kit designed to offer enhanced stability and durability compared to its predecessor, the WS Stab V3-silicone version. It comes in two versions: the 4+2 Version and the 7+2 Version, each tailored to different keyboard layouts. The 4+2 Version includes five pairs of stabilizer housings and stems, along with wires, washers, and copper screws, while the 7+2 Version has eight pairs of stabilizer housings and stems, along with additional wires, washers, and screws. Made with TPE housing, these stabilizers are built to withstand extended use.
Durock is well-known for making great stabilizers (like the Everglide branded one above) and the Durock V2 Stabs are well-known for good reason. They are super-smooth, come pre-clipped, and are screw-in mounted. Just make sure you can install screw-ins on your PCB and you're good to go.
- Gold-planted stainless steel wires
- Polymer Polycarbonate
- Screw-in only
- Can purchase individual sizes or a kit
If you're looking for a great starter set, these KBDFans Dyboox Screw-in Stabs are perfect. These are the same ones used with many of KBDFans' pre-built keyboards and come in a couple different colors for those that want to personalize their stabilizers. They offer the ability to use as mount or screw-in for those that want the options. We highly recommend using a keyboard PCB that supports screw-in it's the best at reducing vibration. The great thing about KBDFans is that they sometimes offer some extra services to save you some time on your purchase. They to clip and lube your stabiliers for an extra $2 and those tasks greatly reduce rattle and make your stabilizers way beter.
- 5 Different Color options: Black, Clear, Yellow, Pink, Blue
- Polycarbonate material
- PCB mount and screw-in
- Available in 60kit and 104kit
- Designed by KBDFans
Offered by DROP, these Everglide Panda stabilzers are manufactured by Durock and feature gold-plated wires and made from lightweight and durable polymer. These are also plate-mounted stabilizers and MX-compaible. These are a solid choice for those looking for a high-quality and traditional option for their stabs.
- Manufactured by Durock
- Gold-plated wires
- (7) 2u stabilizers
- (1) 6.26u stabilizer
- (1) 7u stabilizer wire
Keyboards Stabilizers are an essential part of your setup
Most people who get into mechanical keyboards value both the feel and sound of their keyboard. Getting great stabilizers and putting in the work to reduce key rattle is an easy and cheap way to get your keyboard to sound great right off the bat. Many keyboard enthusiasts often see the mark of super-quiet stabilizers with no rattle with respect.
ID75 Ortholinear Keyboard
The ID75 has a hotswappable PCB and connects via USB Type C with 75 keys. In addition, the case is CNC milled anodized aluminum with several color options including an acrylic bottom to allow the underglow led to shine through.Learn More
The latest version of the Planck keyboard supports hot swappable switches, LEDs, a small speaker and even rotary encoders. There are several offerings for baseplates: EOTW (easy on the wallet), hi-pro and low-pro. These keyboards usually come in as a kit with some light assembly required.Learn More