Max Keyboard Keycap, Cherry MX Switch, Pro Sampler Tester Kit

Max Keyboard Keycap, Cherry MX Switch, O-Ring Sampler Tester Kit
 
$24.99
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 12 labeled keycaps, 12 Cherry MX switch types, and 12 sound dampening o-rings.

Each sampler kit includes :
* Labeled keycap (Qty: 12)
* Cherry MX switch type (Qty:12) [Cherry MX Red(1), MX Black(1), MX Blue(1), MX Brown(1), MX Green(1), MX Grey(1), MX Linear Grey (1) MX Clear(1), MX White(1), MX Silent Red(1), MX Silent Black(1), MX Speed Silver(1)]
* Acrylic base (Qty: 1)
* Sound dampening rubber o-ring (Qty: 12)
***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.

Cherry MX Linear Grey Linear 80g

Smooth, no tactile bump, The Cherry MX Linear Grey is a stiffer variant of the Cherry MX Black linear switch.

Cherry MX Speed Silver Linear 45g

Smooth, no tactile bump, The Cherry MX Speed Silver has a shorter actutation distance at only 1.2mm

Cherry MX Silent Black Linear 60g

Smooth, no tactile bump, The Cherry MX Silent Black is quiet and slightly shorter travel distance at 1.9mm

Cherry MX Silent Red Linear 45g

Smooth, no tactile bump, The Cherry MX Silent Red is quiet and slightly shorter travel distance at 1.9mm

Very helpful for choosing switch type for your keyboard. Its also just fun to play with.
Helpful in choosing which switches I wanted on a full keyboard, though still a tough choice between the Blues and Browns with only one key of each, but that's the trade-off to make it cheap enough to test :-) I have a coworker with Blues that I tried full-size as well, and I picked Browns based on this test and his Blues, though I still like both. Ended up getting a Filco Convertible 2 wired + Bluetooth keyboard (hard to find though!). It hasn't arrived yet.
Nice and simple. Gives you a quick and easy way to compare many common key switch styles before spending money on a full keyboard/
great tool for getting a good feel for switches before buying.
It was nice to confirm I made the right choice before dropping ...
This is a big help if you've never touched a mechanical keyboard before (or at least have never tried Cherry MX switches). My research led me to the browns before I even got this little doohickey, but it was nice to confirm I made the right choice before dropping $100+ on a keyboard. Now that I have no use for it, it makes a cool little desk toy.
Great for getting a rough idea. This is a great tool since there aren't any stores near me with different mechanical keyboards to test / choose from. I wanted to get an idea of what keys I want when the time comes to order a mechanical keyboard.
I bought this to test what kind of keyboards I would like best and I have to say that MX Cherry blues are my favorite. This is useful if you are the main person that your friends come to for technology advice. I've allow a lot of friends to test which kind of switches they'd like for a mechanical keyboard and they've been all very happy with their purchases.
I'm not sure if the feeling of these keys are authentic, if they are, then this is a good introduction to mechanical keys. If not, then it's not a good purchase. This is a nice sample, although others have more keys. I am looking forward to buying a mechanical keyboard one day.
Found out I like MX Browns over Blues because of it and sort of MX Blacks. saves you money; so you don't buy a MKB that may have switches you may not 100% enjoy.

I think I may like a Stiffer key switch. I wish it had MX Green and Clear.
I've been looking at mechanical keyboard for a while trying to decide on a replacement for my keyboard. The problem with shopping for mechanical keyboards online is that you can't actually type and get a good feel for how the keyboard feels when you type on it. So what do you do when you can't sample 4 keyboards when the cost would easily be well around $400 U.S. Dollars? You buy a tester kit! This little kit is the cats pajamas. it has Cherry MX's four most popular switches: Red, Black, Blue, and Brown. Also it includes four clear keys and a dampening O-ring for each key as well (in case you're into sound dampening).

SO, what did this do for me? Well, this gave me a set of physical keyswitches to get accustomed to so that I could gather a better understanding about what kind of keyboard I would like to purchase. I originally thought that I would lean more toward MX Browns, but oddly enough I'm starting to consider Blue's or Blacks' for my keyboard, but I digress:

Pros:
-Has Cherry MX's four most popular switches: Red, Black, Blue, and Brown.
-Lets you get an idea for what type of switch you would like to type with.
-Great little conversation piece to keep on your desk.

Cons:
-A wee-bit pricey for only 4 switches
-After looking around I noticed that there are a couple of kits that include two more switches such as MX Clear and MX Green, and I wish that I could see how those feel under a key.
-Still doesn't give you the full picture when it comes to actually typing on a keyboard, but it does give a little bit of clarity as to how the switches themselves operate.

Overall, I like this product, it's been a big help in educating me about mechanical keyboards. I would recommend this product or a similar type of tester kit to someone who is looking at purchasing a mechanical keyboard but doesn't have the opportunity to test one out.
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