Max Keyboard Keycap, Cherry MX Switch, O-Ring Pro Sampler Tester Kit

Max Keyboard Keycap, Cherry MX Switch, O-Ring Pro Sampler Tester Kit
 
$19.99
MK-Pro-Sampler
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Can't decide which Cherry MX switch to type on? Purchase our Max Keyboard premium Cherry MX switch pro sampler kit and decide which switch fits you better. Our kit is designed to simulate the actual typing feeling on a real cherry mx switch mechanical keyboard by mounting all the actual switches on a 9.525mm (0.375 inch) thick acrylic base

Includes 9 clear keycaps, 8 Cherry MX switch types, and 8 sound dampening o-rings.

Each sampler kit includes :
* Translucent clear keycaps (Qty: 9)
* Cherry MX switch types (Qty:8) [Cherry MX Red(1), MX Black(1), MX Blue(1), MX Brown(1), MX Green(1), MX Grey(1), MX Clear(1), MX White(1)]
* Acrylic base (Qty: 1)
* Sound dampening rubber o-ring (Qty: 8)
* 3M clear rubber feet (Qty: 4)
***Some Assembly Required***

Model Switch Type Actuation Force Characteristics

Cherry MX  Red

Linear 45g Smooth, no tactile bump. The Cherry MX Red is a lighter variant of the Cherry MX Black linear switch.
Cherry MX Black Linear 60g Smooth, no tactile bump, The Cherry MX Black is a stiffer variant of the Cherry MX Red linear switch.
Cherry MX Blue Tactile & Clicky 50g Tactile and clicky switch. You can feel the tactile bump and hear the "click" that occurs when the activation point is hit.
Cherry MX Brown Tactile 45g Softer and lighter tactile bump, no click. The tactile point is much less pronounced.
Cherry MX Green Tactile & Clicky 80g Firm tactile and clicky switch. You can feel the tactile bump and hear the "firm click" that occurs when the activation point is hit.
Cherry MX Grey Tactile 80g Firm tactile bump, no click. The tactile point is much pronounced.
Cherry MX Clear Tactile 55g Tactile bump, no click. The tactile point is much pronounced.
Cherry MX White Tactile & Clicky 65g Tactile and lighter click switch. You can feel the tactile bump and hear the "soft click" that occurs when the activation point is hit.

Max Keyboard Cherry MX Pro Sampler Kit Key Cap Guide

The included 9 clear key caps are actually in different row profiles just like what you will find in real mechanical keyboards. There are symbols under each key cap which tells you which row profile they are.

E = Top 2 rows (ESC, F1, F2, 1, 2, 3)(1 key included)
D = Q, W, E, R...(1 key included)
C = A, S, D...(3 keys included)
B = Z, X, C, V, arrow keys (4 keys included)

You could  use the 4 "B" profile keys for your lower row. 3 "C" profile keys for your upper row and E / D profile for your last key. To remove the switches, simply push it out from the bottom of the base.

***Installation Guide***

Max Keyboard Pro Sampler Kit Installation Guide


Brilliant switch tester. was even able to open and swap around springs
This is a GREAT idea, poorly executed. There is nothing wrong with the quality of any of the parts. However, I cannot fathom any purpose to purchasing this kit other than to compare the various Cherry switches before purchasing a keyboard. As such, I cannot fathom a reason for including non-identical keycaps! Why would I want to try to "think around" the feedback my oh-so-sensitive fingertips are giving telling me the keycaps are all different. I cannot even put two identical rows on, nor even 4 identical pairs. There is no logic to the keycap selection included.

My advice, BUY THIS KIT. The run off and buy 8 identical "A" row keys so that your fingers will get identical feedback from the keycaps.
Since I'm not testing these keyswitches on a regular computer keyboard and just on the sampler test kit I'd prefer that all the keycaps were the same. I suggest buying two kits so you can try O ring and O ring-less keyswitches at same time.

(It may take a little while to break the O-rings in so they won't bind the keyswitches too much. I thought I'd have to take some
keyswitches apart to reposition O-ring. Just using the keyswitches for a while fixed it.)
Great quality, i especially love the Blue and Red switches.
I actually really like the test kit, and will buy a keyboard. However, as intuitive as the kit would seem to be, I put the caps on without placing the O-rings on the caps first time. Why... there's absolutely no instructions. Failure number 1. And if you need to take the caps off (like I did), there's no simple tool to do so. Being left to my own devices, I broke the Cherry Blue mechanism. Failure number 2. Thus, ny average rating.
Perfect kit to determine which Cherry MX switch is right for you. Everyone in my office was impressed with the kit as well, most of them had never encountered mechanical keyboard switches before. Highly recommended if you want to try many switches prior to buying.
Awesome tester, let me see the difference of blues greens and whites. I LOVE the firmness of the greens! Clears are pretty good feeling as well. The keycaps are pretty durable and the base is well made :)
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