Yeah… so not a "silent’ switch, but a “dampened” switch. It would have similar sound profile to lubed switches. The idea is to keep the thock, but not the clack. I h ave several new switches that are good and smooth, but sound too loud for me (alpacas, tangerines v2, T1s, tealios) For me, this design would eliminate the need for lubrication at last!
I would think one of the current manufacturers of silent swithces could R&D a softer plastic or harder silicon material to add to already existing silent stem designs in place of the current silent bumpers. Whatcha think? Think we could talk Durok into it?