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Updated hotswap sockets

It seems there were some changes made to the Kailh hotswap sockets.
Published October 14, 2022

As reported by the Yousha Kobo staff, the shape of the metal part of the Kailh hotswaps sockets has changed in a new lot.

It doesn't seem to matter in reflow, but what about hand soldering? It's going to be a little harder, isn't it? – Yousha Kobo.

Published on Fri 14th Oct 2022. Featured in KBD #99 (source).

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