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SMD LED Compatible Gateron Switches

SMD LED Compatible Gateron Switches

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I'm interested in this drop but I have no idea which switches I would like. There is a Fry's near me where I could test some keyboards if anyone knows of specific keyboards with specific switches.
Otherwise my daily driver is a knesis freestyle2 which is tolerable but not as crisp as I would like. I miss my model M :|
If anyone has a suggestion on how to figure out what switches to get before the drop ends, please let me know.
I am interested in Browns, 45g Tactile switches. So far I have only used Otemu (Garbage) and Cherry MX Browns (one of my favorites). just an FYI have also used Zealous, Cherry MX Blue and Milk.
Are these comparable to Cherry MX Browns in terms of Quality ? Wobble? Tactile?
Any feedback would be very much appreciated ...
Thanks
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Thanks, I will pass for now I guess. I hate Wobble...
Moeeed
I bought a switch tester at the beginning of the year in 2017. The quality of the gat switches was much higher than cherry. The housing quality of the gat switches was much better, leading to less wobble of the stem and shifting of the upper housing. This might have changed since people updates molds and tools. my opinion is Kailh>gat>cherry
If you want them for a few dollars cheaper, buy the pack with 15% off $35 from http://pcgamingrace.refr.cc/princessvikky426 and it also arrives a lot faster than may 21st
princessvikky426
Thanks for that. I bought a pack for $34.74 including shipping to Singapore (it would've cost me $39.74 here). Best part is it's due to arrive in 8-20 days (probably sooner; shipping to Singapore is fast) when this drop won't even ship until May 21.
I bought these for swapping out the Outemu Blues on my MechanicalEagle Z-77 sold by GranVela on Amazon. DID NOT GO WELL. It was a struggle and I ended up breaking a bunch of switches -_- Save yourself the heartache and buy Outemu Browns (either on Massdrop when they roll around or on Amazon) instead. It was way easier.
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foodrightmeowplz
@foodrightmeowplz Where did you find Outemu Browns on Amazon? Need ones for SMD LEDs too...
will these be compatible with the Cooler Master Masterkeys lite L keyboard? looking forward to buying these
Jozu
Yes but you have to solder
Just FYI, you can buy the same switches for $32.40 on mehkee or $34.99 on pcgamingrace both with US based 2-3 day shipping. Not a very good deal here honestly.
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Period
I don't see them on mehkee for that price, got a link? Also blues are sold out on there
AgentZero
https://mehkee.com/collections/switches-and-parts/products/gateron-switches?variant=45253707151
$2.70*12=$32.40 for 120 switches, just like the drop. Yeah blues are sold out unfortunately.
I want to get black switches to lube and put on a board. Should I get Gateron Outemu blacks? I've read gats are a more consistent switch overall but I think i'll prefer the heavier spring in the outemu blacks.
I also could get box blacks or the box dark yellows instead and wouldnt't need to lube them. Any ideas on what I should get?
Ja4341
Outemu Black is really scratchy. Don't bother.
Gateron Black is OK.
Kailh BOX Black is good if you *don't* bottom out when you type, because they apparently have bounce problems (double registering keypresses) at the bottom of the stroke.
Are they compatible with wasd code keyboards?
donpalavi
yeah
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Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
Expect another update from us on 1/9 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Just about there! Our vendor has informed us that the SMD LED Compatible Gateron Switches will be available to them by end of the month. They will be working hard to prepare this order for shipment once the units are received and we’ll update the group as soon as everything is en route to us. We are currently still on track for everything to be shipped out of our warehouse by the estimated ship date.
Expect another update from us on 12/27 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Does anyone know if these switches work with the E-Element RGB hot Swapable mechanical Keyboard?
christopher.zhang.813
I'd love to know too, i have the same keyboard. Thanks !
Cocorickoo
If the E-Element keyboard is anything like the Redragon brand of budget mechs, I would have to say no. The sockets might be a bit too narrow for the pins on the Gateron switches.
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the MD LED Compatible Gateron Switches and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 1/13.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 12/13.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
PeterK
This drop has never been and will never be the best choice for smd led gats unless it costs less than $30 total.
Could i use these for replace pok3r rgb switches?
" $69.99 MSRP " That's not entirely true at all. You can get these same switches for $36 with free shipping off ebay right now, and they'll almost certainly get to you before this drop will.
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donutcat
The exception to this is the Gateron Yellows. Which are hard to find a reliable source for. Edit: Oh JK, just found someone selling them at 120 for $36. Plate mount instead of PCB mount though. So still might need to do some searching if you want PCB mount. http://www.ebay.com/itm/61-87-104-108-120-PCs-Gateron-SMD-RGB-Yellow-3-pin-Plate-Mount-Mechanical-Switch-/272416131235
But yeah, that $69.99 MSRP is way off.
donutcat
We're the seller on eBay XD You guys can get it even lower on our own site http://shopkey.doyustudio.com/kba/gateron.html (But not include shipping)
What are the chances that this drop will be available again?
Diablo_Hitto
It's live right now.
I just received mine. Unfortunately they will NOT fit in the E-Element "hotswappable" rgb keyboard from the other drop. There is a posting on the discussion for that drop with more details.
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
We're also on Instagram! We'd love to see photos of the drops you've received. Give us a follow @Massdrop and tag your pictures #massdrop. https://instagram.com/massdrop
Just about there! Our vendor has informed us that the SMD LED Compatible Gateron Switches will be available to them by end of the month . They will be working hard to prepare this order for shipment once the units are received and we’ll update the group as soon as everything is en route to us. We are currently still on track for everything to be shipped out of our warehouse by the estimated ship date.
Expect another update from us on 10/28 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the SMD LED Compatible Gateron Switches and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 11/14.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 10/19.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Will these work for rgb lighting on an ergodox infinity?
The text doesn't say, but the picture shows plate mounted switches. Is PCB mount an option?
Cherry company produces SMD LED Compatible Switches but the whole "case" is translucent. Here only the upper half is translucent. Why is that? Is there another company that could produce a SMD LED Compatible Switches with the whole "case" is translucent?
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OlivierPons
The top is clear and the bottom is translucent. It doesn't help tremendously in spreading the light from SMD LEDs. I have clear caps on a Ducky Shine 5 where the outline of the LED is perfectly visible.
Regular Gateron has a black bottom.
MagicSmoke
Yeah I need more coffee. The Ducky S5 has Cherry switches that are clear top / translucent bottom.
So the only difference is the opacity of the bottom, correct?
DarkQuark
Not opacity. White bottom one isnt really opaque. It has a slot cut out in the LED area to let light in from below. Other one is solid there with small lead holes.
Oxides
Oh, I think I get it now. The LED hole is much larger than on the regular ones. That makes perfect sense. Thank you.
How are these switches different from the switches in the other Gateron switch drop, besides the bottom housing color?
DarkQuark
The black bottom ones will block the light from surface mount LED. The have little holes that the leads of a normal dome looking LED go through, and be soldered to the pcb.
Do anyone know if these switches fit on the customizable (cheap) keyboard called Team Wolf Zhuque (link below)? It explicity says you can change switches and customize that keyboard, and some reviewers on Amazon say that Gateron are ok. But some people here ask if these switches are plate or pcb mounted. So I am wondering too.
https://www.amazon.com/Team-Wolf-Swappable-Mechanical-Keyboard-Blue/dp/B01AFBJQA8/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
AlexFonewn
It looks like this drop is for plate mounted switches (based on the pictures) so I think these should fit on that keyboard.
AlexFonewn
Yes. I've changed them on that exact board.
Can someone provide a link to a good place to get the correct LED's for these?
I wish i could get half my order in browns and half in blacks. Or even switches in 1/3s that would be sweat so i can get more out of my money.
The_Boom_Boy
Switchtop sells individual switches
Anyone has got maximum dimensions numbers for the rgb smd leds that can fit in?
What SMD LEDs are these compatible with? WS2812? Looking around at what RGB LEDs are available that would fit.