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EZ MX switch opener

EZ MX switch opener. No more sore fingers? Posted by fnu_lnu_.
Published May 20, 2021
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This relatively new switch opener by Gateron is already available on Aliexpress.

E.g. from this seller.

Definitely not cheap (above $30), but classy and may prevent your fingers from getting soar after opening a bunch of switches.

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Published on Thu 20th May 2021. Featured in KBD #27 (source).


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