Soft Touch

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Acronyms/​initialisms: S/TCategory: SwitchesOrigin: Official

Soft Touch was an IBM marketing term for a keyboard that sported buckling spring key-switches that were greased from the factory to make the keyboard quieter than normal. The grease mitigated the spring's ping. It should not be confused with Quiet Touch (rubber dome). The only known Soft Touch keyboard is the Lexmark-made IBM Enhanced Keyboard with Soft Touch (P/N 8184692).


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