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Offline nsrexler

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MX Clear Switches
« on: Thu, 31 January 2013, 10:55:19 »
Does Cooler Master have any plans to offer a board with Cherry MX Clear switches? The MX Green version of the QFR shows that you're not opposed to offering more uncommon switches, so is there any chance that you'd try offering Clears as well?

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 31 January 2013, 11:01:32 »
I would be VERY interested in this as well  ;)
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 31 January 2013, 23:31:36 »
I'd like to see a CM with clears, I think this is likely, as in the CES video I saw of CM, they pride (read: Differentiate) themselves on offering uncommon switch types, like greens.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 04 February 2013, 17:14:00 »
We are always looking at offering new switch types, but the only problem is our distributors already dislike us for so many SKU offerings :) We have to keep it within reason, and if the market demand is there, we wouldn't be opposed to it.  Fow now, we'll be putting a lot of effort into green switches and educating them to the masses.
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 10 February 2013, 07:08:09 »
How about more exotic switches, like mx clears or whites? Clears are the more popular "modded" switches on here.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 15:01:03 »
+1 for mx clear switches

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 17:10:34 »
The biggest reason why I don't yet own any CMStorm Quickfire Rapid is that the Nordic layout offerings are only in Black or Red MX switches.
If it had been available in Brown or Blue switches, I would have already bought one.
If I had heard that it would be available in MX Clear switches, I would have pre-ordered and camped outside the store!
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 19:27:28 »
Ergo clears would also be very nice. Cherry said they'd be willing to make them if the demand was high enough.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 19:33:51 »
I've noticed a phenomenon that once someone who loves Clears tries MX Whites they abandon Clears like a bad habit.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 23:03:34 »
I've noticed a phenomenon that once someone who loves Clears tries MX Whites they abandon Clears like a bad habit.
I don't know, I have more keyboards with greens, and I like the whites (which feel very similar). I've never had a KB with clears, but I have two with ergo clears and I still like them. They're my go-to tactile nonclicky switch.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 23:04:43 »
Has anyone done an "ergo" white mod? It would be interesting to hear and feel the soft click

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 23:06:10 »
would be excellent if they can bring in white switches, or the grays that ducky has.... or both :)
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 19 March 2013, 00:13:55 »
My clears and whites are comming soon. I just dont have any red springs to mod them ><
Maybe I will like stock better than modded.
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 19 March 2013, 04:10:32 »
Has anyone done an "ergo" white mod? It would be interesting to hear and feel the soft click

I'm typing on one right now. White swithes with Korean 50g springs. Feels amazing.

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MX Clear Switches
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 19 March 2013, 04:14:26 »
Aren't whites extremely close to being "albino" greens, which in itself is just a heavier blue?

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 00:16:04 »
Aren't whites extremely close to being "albino" greens, which in itself is just a heavier blue?
7bit called them "albino greens" in the first GB for them. After people started receiveng them, and reviews and comparisons were done. I would say they feel almost the same, but the white is not as loud.

I don't think "ergo white" is a good term, "light white" has been proposed, but I have always preferred "white light" instead.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 10:08:53 »
I would be happy if you make your plates Switch modifiable.. That would be ahuge feature that would allow easier switch.. er switching..  Make a CM- Storm Custom

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 10:22:12 »
Has anyone done an "ergo" white mod? It would be interesting to hear and feel the soft click

I think rkinze has done this as well. I forgot where I saw this but it's definitely been done before.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 11:46:40 »
I would be happy if you make your plates Switch modifiable.. That would be ahuge feature that would allow easier switch.. er switching..  Make a CM- Storm Custom

It would be awesome if switches could be installed like old video game console cartridges.  I'm not an engineer and don't know this is feasible but that would be a game changer.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 09:19:26 »
I would be happy if you make your plates Switch modifiable.. That would be ahuge feature that would allow easier switch.. er switching..  Make a CM- Storm Custom

It would be awesome if switches could be installed like old video game console cartridges.  I'm not an engineer and don't know this is feasible but that would be a game changer.
I'm no engineer either, but I do have that sort of leaning. It'd be possible to do something like this, but you'd have some problems to overcome:
how to make it so you don't pull the switch out when you're changing keycaps
how to get a good contact between the switch and the PCB

Both of these are not insurmountable, but I would say that it's unlikely for CM to do this.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 04 April 2013, 20:56:47 »
I would purchase a 3rd QFR if it was available with Clears or Whites.
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 08 April 2013, 12:58:43 »
A small quantity of clears have been ordered.  Will update when I have more info!
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 08 April 2013, 13:00:40 »
A small quantity of clears have been ordered.  Will update when I have more info!

NICE!!! Hoping to grab one :D
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 08 April 2013, 13:49:23 »
A small quantity of clears have been ordered.  Will update when I have more info!

That's great news. You guys will have to educate the masses on Clears just as you did with Greens. I'm definitely looking forward to a QFR with Clears.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 08 April 2013, 16:41:02 »
nice :)
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 08 April 2013, 17:31:43 »
A small quantity of clears have been ordered.  Will update when I have more info!

This post just made my day. I've always wanted to try ergo-clears and this would make it a lot easier since I'd only have to order springs.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 12 April 2013, 10:45:26 »
A small quantity of clears have been ordered.  Will update when I have more info!

That's great news. You guys will have to educate the masses on Clears just as you did with Greens. I'm definitely looking forward to a QFR with Clears.

Already working on the documentation ;)
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 12 April 2013, 10:48:21 »
DAMN! Totally getting one or two in clears.
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 12 April 2013, 10:55:44 »
Already working on the documentation ;)

That's great news! Any estimate on time frame for release and boards you're looking at putting the clears into?

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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 12 April 2013, 11:16:22 »
Rajiv, it's so awesome that you take requests from the community so easily and quickly. Kudos to you guys. According to some polls and our recent large group buys, clears was the most popular of all switches. Of course, this is only amongst us here at GH, I don't even think the general consumer will even know what a clear switch is.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 12 April 2013, 11:50:33 »
We feel that while we can cater to the enthusiast community, we can also work on educating the masses on why different mechanical switch types are good.  Our competitors are traditionally pigeon-holding people into one (blue or red or black), but we want to provide options.  We're taking the same philosophy on our mice with sensors and grip types as well.
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 12 April 2013, 17:31:13 »
I am interested in a QuickFire Rapid Stealth with clear switches.
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 16 April 2013, 15:00:48 »
Any time frame or idea of what models might be made available with clears?

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 18 April 2013, 01:14:52 »
Two big thumbs up to CM for continually working with the community!!

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 03 May 2013, 15:18:29 »
I agree; I find they are among the more friendly and responsive bunch of people around.

I don't even begin to understand why certain brands (eg Rosewill) get any business outside of cashiers in supermarket. Their keyboards are boring, lack better functions, aren't priced so competitively and it is not as if they make an effort to promote or foster relations with the geek community.
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 04 May 2013, 21:35:05 »
Please don't make it on QFR stealth only, Europeans will not be able to get one of those.
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 06 May 2013, 08:43:02 »
Definitely would love to get a CM Storm Stealth with MX Clears! ;)
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 10:47:29 »
Definitely would love to get a CM Storm Stealth with MX Clears! ;)
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 12:56:45 »
It has been confirmed there will be an MX clear run of some form of QFR. No Idea whether it will be stealth or not, but most likely it will be.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 30 May 2013, 17:30:41 »
It has been confirmed there will be an MX clear run of some form of QFR. No Idea whether it will be stealth or not, but most likely it will be.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 30 May 2013, 19:05:14 »
It has been confirmed there will be an MX clear run of some form of QFR. No Idea whether it will be stealth or not, but most likely it will be.

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The coolermaster reps, there is a reddit page about it

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« Reply #41 on: Thu, 30 May 2013, 21:05:08 »
It has been confirmed there will be an MX clear run of some form of QFR. No Idea whether it will be stealth or not, but most likely it will be.

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The coolermaster reps, there is a reddit page about it

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 25 June 2013, 17:59:39 »
It is confirmed. Still awaiting schedule but we should see a limited QTY release in both TKL & XT form factor in approx. 1.5 month. 

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« Reply #43 on: Tue, 25 June 2013, 18:06:29 »
It is confirmed. Still awaiting schedule but we should see a limited QTY release in both TKL & XT form factor in approx. 1.5 month.

Nice!! 

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 29 July 2013, 11:23:46 »
I am all for QFRs with Whites, Clears, and Greys. I own two of each of the 5 switch types available now and I would love to add the remaining stock switches to my rotation :D
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 29 July 2013, 21:51:16 »
Dumb question but: Would a clear QFR be exclusively sold on the CM store?

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« Reply #46 on: Mon, 29 July 2013, 23:40:52 »
Dumb question but: Would a clear QFR be exclusively sold on the CM store?

Possibly, but CM seems to like Newegg and Amazon also.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 31 July 2013, 16:36:28 »
Dumb question but: Would a clear QFR be exclusively sold on the CM store?

Possibly, but CM seems to like Newegg and Amazon also.

Yes, as posted above it would most likely be available on Amazon & maybe Newegg. On the other hand, CM store is always the fastest way to get new product.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 01 August 2013, 00:05:47 »
Oh okay sweet! Thanks for responding guys. Can't wait for these keyboards to be released.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 06 August 2013, 11:01:19 »
A CM Storm Quickfire TK with MX Clear would get my money real fast

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 07 August 2013, 16:28:07 »
It is confirmed. Still awaiting schedule but we should see a limited QTY release in both TKL & XT form factor in approx. 1.5 month. 

Just saw this. It has been 1 month and 13 days, so........ this should be out soon right?
which page should I visit constantly to make sure I get my hands on one when it comes out? CM Store?

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 12 August 2013, 14:16:10 »
its been over 1.5 months! any updates?

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« Reply #52 on: Mon, 12 August 2013, 14:21:42 »
its been over 1.5 months! any updates?

I believe Carter posted in another thread there was a delay.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 12 August 2013, 14:23:46 »
its been over 1.5 months! any updates?

I believe Carter posted in another thread there was a delay.
I remember him saying on irc that there was a bad batch of clears that affected both cm and wasd.
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 12 August 2013, 14:24:29 »
thanks for the update guys

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #55 on: Mon, 12 August 2013, 23:41:36 »
its been over 1.5 months! any updates?

I believe Carter posted in another thread there was a delay.
I remember him saying on irc that there was a bad batch of clears that affected both cm and wasd.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #56 on: Wed, 14 August 2013, 02:11:29 »
Any news on when they will be getting a new batch or?

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 07 October 2013, 00:49:01 »
Been a few months since a status update -- these still coming out? Thanks!

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 08 October 2013, 03:54:28 »
Any word on this?
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #59 on: Thu, 24 October 2013, 22:12:51 »
Is there a newsletter that we can subscribe for the new releases of QFR / QFS products?

 IMO you guys did a great job with the QFR, I think you have the biggest shares on the TKL market.

Im eagerly waiting for the clear switches version.

BTW, just a feedback to make it the perfect board, would you guys consider changing the mounting plate so that we can mod the switches without desoldering?

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #60 on: Mon, 04 November 2013, 20:45:44 »
Recently got a QFS with Greens, and can't wait to have one with Clears if it happens.
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #61 on: Mon, 04 November 2013, 21:06:06 »
Dang it, I'm subscribed to this thread, so each time I get a notification, I think there's been some news.

Agree it will be completely awesome, whenever it happens.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #62 on: Thu, 07 November 2013, 06:12:27 »
One day I will own you... my precious Quickfire XT with clears....  :'(

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« Reply #63 on: Thu, 07 November 2013, 07:03:11 »
One day I will own you... my precious Quickfire XT with clears....  :'(

Soon....if I wasn't so lazy I would finish making my own....

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #64 on: Tue, 19 November 2013, 00:33:31 »
+1 for Clears. I enjoy Browns and want/need to try some Clears  :thumb:

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #65 on: Thu, 08 May 2014, 22:57:24 »
Any updates on this, didn't the switch tester have clears?

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #66 on: Fri, 09 May 2014, 01:50:42 »
Hi, first post on this forum!

After testing the CM switch tester, I've just bought a g80-3000 (ISO) with clears, and I am waiting for it to arrive home.

I hope I did a good decision, I am under the impression this one won't be easy to sell if I don't like it.

I have an old (works with some annoyances) chicony with blues, so I will try both stock clear, and ergo clears.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #67 on: Wed, 14 May 2014, 05:11:37 »
Yea, I love the browns, but I'd love to get my hands on some MX clear or ergo clear KBs!
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #68 on: Wed, 14 May 2014, 07:21:26 »
I hope they make it available in Australia too when they release it.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 16 July 2014, 17:47:43 »
Should we just consider this to be a lost cause?

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #70 on: Wed, 16 July 2014, 19:58:58 »
No clears for Coolermaster: Poker 2 ate them all...

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #71 on: Sun, 14 September 2014, 15:22:16 »
Not to necro an old thread or anything but... Cooler Master, any update on this? I think a lot of us would love to see an QFR with clears.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #72 on: Sun, 14 September 2014, 15:25:07 »
I think most people in the market for a TKL with clears already got a KUL. Seems like Cooler Master is heading toward Topre instead with the Novatouch.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #73 on: Sun, 14 September 2014, 18:35:11 »
I think most people in the market for a TKL with clears already got a KUL.
I would say, only because CM Storm had squandered the opportunity to make a QFR with Clears before KUL did.
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #74 on: Sun, 14 September 2014, 18:43:24 »
Maybe I'm just anal.. but I like the form factor and case of the QFR better than the KUL. I believe the QFR is close to 10mm smaller depth wise and 5-6mm smaller width wise. Also... QFRs are cheaper... sometimes by as much as 50 dollars depending on the availability of switches.

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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #75 on: Fri, 29 May 2015, 18:04:10 »
I would have gotten a kul with clears but I like the CM Storm TK form factor :/ is this a lost cause already? If not please make a TK with clears.... 
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Re: MX Clear Switches
« Reply #76 on: Wed, 10 February 2016, 19:30:38 »
Sorry to dredge up an old thread again, but has anyone heard anything about this ever happening? Or if it did, might it happen again? I can't bring myself to pay $130 for the KUL when the QFR is half that price... If CM could do this for $75 I would buy 2 of them for what I plan to pay for a Pok3r... What a missed opportunity!!!