It is no doubt that computers are used nearly everywhere nowadays. And it goes without saying that a keyboard must accompany a computer for it to function fully.
Although most computers come with a standard keyboard, most of these are not necessarily the best. Keyboards can be quite noisy making it difficult for you to work in the company of others.
A few years ago, I was living with a couple of friends while trying to cut costs. I am a night bird and this meant that I was almost always using my computer while everyone else was asleep. While this did not pose a problem, my keyboard at the time was quite loud. This meant that my friends, who were all light sleepers, could hardly sleep unless I was done using the computer.
I did not even know silent or quiet keyboards existed until one of them mentioned it. Of course, I still wanted to use the computer at night but not at the expense of their sleep. So I decided to give it a try.Continue reading
Many homeowners do not give much thought to certain things such as the toilet fill valve. The valve is found in the toilet tank and is used to allow the tank to fill to the correct level. It does this by letting water flow into the tank after a flush, detecting the level and stopping the flow once the water gets to a certain level.
Toilet fill valves are available in different designs and variations. This makes it difficult to settle for one. Choosing the right valve is important because the wrong valve could end up costing you so much more in terms of replacement costs and water bills, and sanity in the case of a noisy one.
We have come up with a list of a number of things that you need to know before purchasing a toilet fill valve. To help make the decision easier for you, we have included our top 5 picks of the best quiet toilet fill valves. Be sure to check them out.Continue reading
Acoustics and insulation have always been frenemies. That’s why people came up with numerous solutions how to keep them in balance. Particularly when there are factors we cannot influence.
Many different materials and their combinations have been used to reach the perfection in terms of sound. After all, that’s one of the reasons my blog exists, to help all those dealing with wanted and unwanted sounds all around.
Plasterboard is becoming more and more popular, especially among DIY-ers. It replaced plaster or a combination of lath and plaster which were used to cover ceilings and stud partitioning. Plasterboard also serves as a wall lining and one can attach it very simply.
It turned out as a rather useful component for soundproofing, which is why I shall introduce you to plasterboard, its types, and uses.Continue reading
Have you ever thought of starting your own YouTube channel? How about your own audio-recording studio? Or do you, in fact, just have really loud neighbors?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then chances are that you are in the market for some Soundproof Blankets!
But what are soundproof blankets, and what kind of soundproof blanket should I buy? For the answers to this question, you will need to enlist the aid of this buying guide.
In this guide we will be taking a look at the reasons one may need soundproof blankets, what to look for when purchasing them, and some of the best soundproof blankets that you can buy right now online.Continue reading
If you have some problems with noise in your apartment, you have probably started to look for some solutions a long time ago.
There has been a lot of words lately about methods that are very cheap, very easy to install, and also pleasing to an eye.
These methods are soundproof paint and soundproof wallpapers.
But does soundproof wallpaper really work, and if it does – how?
I have been wondering the same for a long time. I always wanted to be able to soundproof my apartment and keep it beautiful and modern. But I wasn’t so sure if that would be the waste of time and money (and my nerves and eardrums), or it would really bear some fruit.
For that reason, I gave myself a mission to find this out, and bust the myth.
For all those of you who are wandering the same, I have made a note about what I have found, and I hope that you will find it helpful.Continue reading
You are probably wondering what is the cheapest method for soundproofing your walls and related to that, do egg cartons for soundproofing even work?
Well, there are a lot of reasons to believe that egg crates can do the job. Simply speaking, they are round and on the first sight, we might think that it can actually absorb some noise as it doesn’t bounce back from the solid, flat surface.
This is a myth and people are still testing it and believing in it. Egg crates can’t be used for soundproofing. But, they might be used for some other purpose, or to reduce some other type of the noise.
In this article, I will be explaining why egg crates can’t be used in soundproofing and offer you some other alternatives when it comes to soundproofingContinue reading
It’s enough of a challenge to figure out where you lie in the spectrum of people who need acoustic treatments or soundproofing and similar dilemmas. As discussed before, it can be a bit of a fine line to walk.
I know, for us, it wasn’t exactly an easy feat, when we set it up in our home’s theater room. It’s always a struggle to decide what you need and how to achieve it best. It doesn’t help when you consider that a wrong investment can cost a lot if you make mistakes.
Obviously, it’s not that hard or costly to purchase some acoustic panels, but it can add up if you end up going in without a solid plan. Costs do add up if you need to buy multiples of even the best deal.
That’s why the goal here today is to make sure you:
-End up able to form a clear and concise plan of action
-Know what to aim for in terms of material and coverage
-Don’t end up wasting money
One word of warning: there is no ideal solution that can magically solve all your acoustic problems. In all honesty, the science of acoustics often relies on a person’s feel of it all and their opinion on how things ought to be, more than it relies on something precisely and coldly based on math alone.Continue reading
Riding a bike in the outdoors has a thrill of its own. Pedalling around the streets can be really rewarding and also does wonders to your health.
Have you ever marched through your day with the thought of going for a bike ride as soon as you get some free time?
The joy of riding a bike after a long day at work or enjoying it during the weekends is indeed precious.
However, cold or rainy weather can keep you from going for your much-loved bike ride. The weather also comes in the way of your continuity and you can prevent this from happening with the help of bike trainers.
While having a bike trainer at home is amazing, it can also be noisy at times. This may cause your training to affect those residing with you. In this review, we have rounded up the top 5 silent indoor bike trainers that will help you train at home.Continue reading
Have you ever entered a room and felt the kind of serenity that only comes from complete silence and lack of external noises?
If you have, you know how fulfilling the experience can be; and if you have not, think about how many times you have thought to yourself “oh, would the neighbor’s dog just stop barking!”, or been worried about the upcoming party you were about to throw.
Living in your home can be much more comfortable with proper soundproofing. Whether you are an engineer planning your next building project or just someone who wants to improve their own living environment there’s a soundproof system available. And for all of you DIY enthusiasts, most of the products aren’t that difficult to put up.Continue reading
The importance of realizing what is the difference between interior and exterior door is huge, especially for soundproofing purposes.
Unlike exterior doors that are built of solid wood, interior doors usually have a hollow core. With that said, it’s easy to conclude that exterior doors are quite heavier, massive, while interior ones are frankly lighter.
This reflects into interior doors soundproofing power. They are a lot easier for the noise to pass through, unlike exterior doors.
Therefore, they require a bit more soundproofing.
I had interior doors all over my first apartment, and it was highly noisy. You could hear anyone without any problems behind those doors like there were no doors at all. So, I have found out about a couple of solutions.
Of course, changing doors is somewhat expensive, so soundproofing is a great alternative. In this article, I will explain basics of soundproofing interior doors, and hopefully help you solve your problem in the most effective way.
So, let’s get to the point.Continue reading