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Offline bazh

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Razer to release their own keyswitch
« on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 09:58:46 »
Any know about that, this pic is on their site

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There're also an article here (in Chinese unfortunately)

http://article.pchome.net/content-1701570.html

But the video in it is in English so http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjgxNTQyNDEy.html

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(screenshot from the video)


So any body have any information on this thing, is it another "Kailh" stuff or what?

Edit: it's official right after I submit the thread, hmm...

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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:07:21 »
Wonder if we can put those stems in cherry switches :o

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I'm thinking they just made there own blue and brown with different spring weights.
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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:11:01 »
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Requiring a force of only 50g to actuate, these new switches reset at almost half the distance of traditional mechanical switches, so you can double-tap effortlessly with blazing speed.

Interesting.. anybody ever heard of something like this before?
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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:13:25 »
They look Cherry compatible. Just tweaked stems? Looking forward to somebody getting their hands on some and doin some good old fashioned Ripster-style keyboard science.

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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:13:32 »
that board is screaming for a toxic set.

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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:15:07 »
Lots of companies seem to be releasing "their own" switches these days...Razer, tT, Noppoo, probably others as well.

Like the OP, I have to wonder how many of these are actually just Kailhs. Higher actuation point, as described in the specs on Razer's site, would be consistent with Kailh. And Kailh has been more than happy, in the past, to let keyboard makers advertise the switches under the keyboard's brand rather than Kailh's.
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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:16:57 »
I'm predicting that these will be on par with the Kailh switches.

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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:17:00 »
I'm surprised they didn't go RGBLED as well.
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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:20:28 »
seem like the point of this is shorten the way to actuation point, for quicker respond maybe :v


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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:20:32 »
I think i read somewhere they're just Kailhs. I'll dig around when I get home

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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:24:34 »
It's a bold strategy cotton. Let's see if it pays off for em.
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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:25:59 »
Wow! 0,3mm higher actuation! That is INCREDIBLE! I will totally own those nerds with my new Razer switches.

I bet Cherry is not very happy about this.
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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:27:20 »
Yeah look almost identical to Cherry switch.  I think they just redesigned the switch housing "locking tabs" so it seems easier to open the switch now.  Also maybe modified the stems a bit for shorter actuation.

And now they claim it's "all new".  =____=

Also "first switch designed for gaming" lol wouldn't linear more of a gaming switch?

They just modded MX Blue and MX Brown basically.

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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:30:23 »
Yeah, marketing at its best -_-
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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:31:13 »
The housing of the switches looks just like any other kailh switches.
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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:31:59 »
What are these kailh switches?  Are they a Cherry clone?
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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:33:02 »
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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:33:43 »
also, I remember Cherry has a lifetime of 50 millions keystroke, why'd Razer only put 20 in there ?
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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:34:16 »
What are these kailh switches?  Are they a Cherry clone?

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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:35:23 »
curious, shame there boards are hiddious

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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:35:40 »
also, I remember Cherry has a lifetime of 50 millions keystroke, why'd Razer only put 20 in there ?

Because marketing.
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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:55:17 »
Wow! 0,3mm higher actuation! That is INCREDIBLE! I will totally own those nerds with my new Razer switches.

I bet Cherry is not very happy about this.

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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:55:41 »
What are these kailh switches?  Are they a Cherry clone?

http://imgur.com/a/7ujle

lol they cloned Cherry ML switch too.  :P

also, I remember Cherry has a lifetime of 50 millions keystroke, why'd Razer only put 20 in there ?

Because marketing.

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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 10:59:18 »
I'll be amazed if these are in any way better than Cherry switches. Something tells me Razer realised they could chuck Cherry clones in at a 1/4 of the price and people would be none the wiser. Unfortunately they're probably right.
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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 11:22:57 »
"Having used the BlackWidow as my default keyboard for all these years..."

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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 11:29:03 »
"Having used the BlackWidow as my default keyboard for all these years..."

Yep, confirming I won't ever watch/play LoL.

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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 11:32:07 »
It is just me, or this just looks as another marketing thing?

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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 11:32:36 »
Razer when released their first mech board they advertised it as 50 Million click life span, now when they rebrand some cheap MX copy and they say "regular switches" life span is 20 million clicks? This is why! when someone again makes a thread "why teh hatte guyz?"...
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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 11:33:23 »
It is just me, or this just looks as another marketing thing?

isn't everything? razer is probably paying much less for these switches and will probably charge more, pure speculation of course.
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Re: Razer to release their own keyswitch
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 06 March 2014, 11:36:52 »
"Having used the BlackWidow as my default keyboard for all these years..."

Yep, confirming I won't ever watch/play LoL.

Why does a league of lesbians player opinion matter again? o. o you press 4 buttons no **** they're gonna use black widow