Switch details you may not know
ThereminGoat presents 25 switch details you may not know.
Published May 16, 2021
From the article here you can learn that:
- Matias Orange switches almost happened.
- Cherry has ‘Cherry Red’ colored prototypes.
- PME and JX are not new plastics.
- Gazzew’s ‘Black Ice’ Switches were a thing.
- Mech27 bathed in Invyr Pandas.
- Gateron employees hand inspect switches.
- Prototype switches are sometimes incomplete.
- There’s a 4th Novelkeys (green) Big Switch.
- Red and Black Zealios switches existed.
- ‘Dummy Stabilizer’ switches exist in vintage boards.
- Vintage Blacks have more than one spring type.
- Some prototype switches differ wildly from final results.
- There are more than just two versions of Zeal switches.
- KTT’s switch nameplate logo is not a mountain.
- There were alternate Novelkeys ‘Blueberry’-like switches.
- Vintage keyboards often had different spacebar switches.
- Aliaz and Arctos switches were supposed to be ‘Zeal killers’.
- Overt factory errors in switches do happen.
- JWK switches were available 6 months before the Stealios Controversy.
- Switch Stickers existed long before Switch Films.
- Some Blue switches have ‘Snap Spring’ mechanisms.
- Blue, Clicky switches are the most cloned type of MX switches.
- There are other Hirose colors than Orange and Clear.
- Super and Mega Cherry MX Blacks exist.
- Three different variants of Cherry MX Locks exist.
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Published on Sun 16th May 2021. Featured in KBD #26 (source).
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