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

Max Keyboard Keycap, Cherry MX Switch, O-Ring Sampler Tester Kit
 
$9.99
MK-Switch-Sampler
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Can't decide which Cherry MX switch to type on? Purchase our Max Keyboard premium Cherry MX switch 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 PCB!

Includes 4 clear keycaps, Cherry MX switch types, and sound dampening o-rings.

Each sampler kit are mounted on actual PCB board and includes :
* R3/B 1x1 translucent clear keycaps (Qty: 4)
* Cherry MX switch types (Qty:4) [Cherry MX Red(1), MX Black(1), MX Blue(1), MX Brown(1)]
* Sound dampening rubber o-ring (Qty: 4)

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.

Before purchasing a keyboard with any of these Cherry MX switches, you should purchase this. It will give you confidence in knowing for sure that the Cherry MX switch you think is right is the one you really want.
This sampler kit accurately conveys the feel of each cherry MX key type.
Great way to check out the various key types before spending up big buying a keyboard online. It avoids buying an expensive keyboard only to find you don't like the feel of the keys.
Nice and easy way to get an idea of the feel and sound of the various keys. "O" rings also help you decide if you want to go that way or not. Comes in a neat little plastic box. I would recommend this for anyone who needs help in determining the type of key they would want.
I was going to go with the popular MX Red when I was offered this as an option to get a better idea of how the different switches felt. Having tried the different switches now I find that the MX Red is a bit too "loose" for my taste, MX Brown felt very nice for typing but I would probably get annoyed by the tactile bump when gaming. MX Blue is just too loud. So I decided to go with MX Black. It has a higher pressure-resistance than the MX Red and no tactile bump, a compromise between the two worlds.
The only reason I won't give this product five stars is the missing documentation. I know that there isn't much information to give but anything would have been nice since when I opened the package it felt like I had been shipped a missing piece to a product I had already bought.
Otherwise, really nice! Seriously recommended for those who are undecided between switches!
I got this to see how the other half lives, and am still happy with my choice to go with the Red MX switches. The only improvement I could see is adding another row of the same switches with O-rings so you can directly compare them with the o-ringless variation.
This product pretty much told me what I already expected but it did help me decide on o-rings for my brown switches. That said, it is a small price to pay before making a relatively large investment in a keyboard. I can now buy it confidence and suggest purchasing on of these if you are in the market
Didn't help me all that much because I thought I'd like the browns and I tried the kit, and I do like the browns the most, however, it did tell me that I don't like the reds or the blacks when I thought I'd be okay with them. Overall everything came as expected and was the same as advertised.
I thought I didn't need to try out the Cherry MX switches before buying my first mechanical keyboard, but I'm glad I gave it more thought and got myself a key switch tester. I had my heart set on the Cherry MX Reds, but after trying all four switches, the MX Browns won my favor and the Reds became the runner-up as my second favorite. The Blues were just too clicky and annoying, and the Blacks took too much force to actuate comfortably. I never would have known what each one would have felt like and without the tester I probably would have bought a keyboard I didn't feel entirely comfortable with. Each keyswitch is mounted on a small PCB to give the feel of it being on an actual keyboard. While this doesn't give you the feeling of typing on each switch it definitely gives a good impression of what a keyboard with each switch would feel like with every keystroke. And, for only $10, it certainly doesn't come close to breaking the bank. I'm very happy with my product and I look forward to buying more of Max Keyboard's products. Thanks Max Keyboard!
came assembled, which was nice.
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