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geekhack Marketplace => Interest Checks => Topic started by: VicareyG on Wed, 18 December 2019, 16:10:53

Title: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB OPEN
Post by: VicareyG on Wed, 18 December 2019, 16:10:53
GB HAS STARTED

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104781.0

The post is on reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/f7ivwl/gb_ghost_switch_silent_linear_switch/

Or just buy here: https://preorders.opticboards.com/product/ghost-switch-silent-linear

Thank you all!



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Hello,

IC FORM HERE https://forms.gle/1R2k5SBGf1m55ncs9 (https://forms.gle/1R2k5SBGf1m55ncs9)

IC FORM PART 2 https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8 (https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8)

Durock have come out with a new product! A silent linear switch!

>It is with our own patent, with different silents methods from Cherry, Gateron, etc.

From the Durock sales rep these are a new design of silent switches. I have managed to secure enough samples to fit out a 60% board. These will arrive to me at the same time as the delivery of my recent Koala switch GB. Likely last week of the year/first week of 2020. When I have the samples I will use my hotswap GK64 to do a typing test where I can compare them to Gateron Blacks and Cherry MX Silent Blacks. These will be made available as soon as I have them.

##Pricing

These are more expensive than Durocks other switches. The Group Buy cost will be $0.70 USD per switch.

##Colours

As a new product from Durock these do not have a defined colour system. In the IC form there is a section to vote for your favourite colour combination for these new silent switches. 

My favourite idea right now is Translucent Red housing with a Solid Red Stem.


IC FORM HERE https://forms.gle/1R2k5SBGf1m55ncs9 (https://forms.gle/1R2k5SBGf1m55ncs9)

IC FORM PART 2 https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8 (https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8)

Let me know your thoughts on these!

As always, keep clacking!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

George 
Optic Boards http://opticboards.co.uk/ (http://opticboards.co.uk/) 

IC FORM HERE https://forms.gle/1R2k5SBGf1m55ncs9 (https://forms.gle/1R2k5SBGf1m55ncs9)

IC FORM PART 2 https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8 (https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8)


Small Update

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So these are the same switch as PrimeKb's upcoming Silent alpaca switches. They are 62g variants with a different colouring. PrimeKB's listing shows a price of $0.65 USD per switch. Which are quite tight margins based on a 20,000 pcs MOQ. I should be able to lower the expected price to $0.60 USD for the GB, although it would make everything a lot tighter than I prefer. Give's me less leeway to bulk up order numbers to reach MOQ more easily.

Also pointed out is my favourite colour idea up above is just Gateron Red Ink switches ...  :( Still we will find a colour series to stick with  :)

UPDATE: 06-01-20 - Samples arrived

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I have received the sample batch from Durock. I will be recording a typing test hopefully tomorrow.

For now, here's a picture of the samples...

(https://i.imgur.com/0TwcDEJ.jpg)

I'm pretty sure they used the Silent Alpaca stems in their standard clear housings ... It is a pretty sweet colour combo...  ;D

Click More for stem images ...
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(https://imgur.com/HxXLeLJ.jpg) Opened Switch
(https://imgur.com/23lNS97.jpg) Stem Closeup
(https://imgur.com/VNeOybX.jpg) Stem Closeup 2.0


UPDATE - Typing Test - 09-01-2020
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Specs:

Board: GK64 - Aluminum body and plate
Keycaps: GMK Nautilus

Silent Linear switches being tested are with 67g springs, straight from the factory without lube.

For all the typing test the microphone was placed behind the keyboard with the centre of the mic being 10cm (4inches) from the number 6 key.

Typing test is on Sound Cloud https://soundcloud.com/user-981972463-667161549/sets/durock-silent-linear-typing-test (https://soundcloud.com/user-981972463-667161549/sets/durock-silent-linear-typing-test)

Track 1: Typing on silent linears
This was a short paragraph of text yped out

Track 2: ASDFGHJKL
This was the keyboard row ASDFGHJKL  pressed in sequence where keys AGL were Cherry Silent Black switches and the rest were silent linear durock switches. Can you tell the difference?

Track 3: Silent Black A,G,L x 5
This was the three switches AGL as cherry silent blacks, pressed 5 times each, to see for pitch variance based on location on the kyboard

Track 4: Silent Linear A,G,L x5
As track 3 but with Durock Silent Linears.

I am not going to comment to much on the typing experience just yet. My daily driver switches are Kailh Gold or Kailh Bronze. I like clicky switches. However I am going use the silent linear switches in my GK64 for at least a week to get a better feel for them and then I may feel like I am in a position to adequately review them.

However I will say that the feel of pressing the two types of switch MX silent Black vs Durock Silents. The MX switches do have a scratchy feel to them that is more noticeable than the durock switches. This isn't to say that the durock switches don't scratch. They do, it is not as noticeable but it is there. To put a metric to it I would say that the MX Silent Black's are 3-4x more scratchy.

UPDATE - IC PART 2 - 26-01-2020

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IC FORM PART 2 https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8 (https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8)

I have created a part 2 of this interest check. To further refine the colour choice. Please could you all fill this in even if you had already filled in the original IC.

THIS INTEREST CHECK IS OPEN FOR TWO WEEKS - CLOSES 9th FEBRUARY 2020

IC FORM PART 2 https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8 (https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8)

Update: IC is now closed 09-02-2020
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We had a total of 184 votes and 20,810 switches pledged. With this part of the IC only being up for 2 weeks this is an amazing outcome.

Results of the colour choice…

Option 1:   BLUE // PINK       49 Votes   26.6%
Option 2:  GREY // VIOLET      42 Votes   22.8%
Option 3:  WHITE // WHITE   93 Votes   50.5%

It is obviously a clear winner for the Ghost switch!

In my opinion this makes for a good basis to start a group buy on. However we will have to wait for a little bit. This is due to the Chinese factories being shutdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak. I am in touch with my rep at Durock who is keeping me updated on the situation. As it currently stands I expect the Group Buy to open late February, about 25th/26th. I am going to run this group buy for only 3 weeks as opposed to 5 weeks like my last few group buys. My recent group buys have had a lot of activity at the start and end with not much in the middle. So I am going to see if this is just wasted time. My reasoning being that if we can get 20,000 switches in 2 weeks of an interest check I am confident we can hit MOQ in 3 weeks of a running Group Buy.

Please let me know your thoughts on this.

I have also commissioned @wintheart on Instagram to create some art for a limited edition sticker run to go alongside this Group Buy. I am hoping that this will also create a little buzz for the Ghost Switch.
Title: Re: [IC] Brand New - Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: o3okevin on Wed, 18 December 2019, 16:27:19
When I have the samples I will use my hotswap GK64 to do a typing test where I can compare them to Gateron Blacks and Cherry MX Silent Blacks.

Why compare to non-silent gateron blacks and not, say, silent ink switches?
Title: Re: [IC] Brand New - Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: yeeterskeeter on Wed, 18 December 2019, 16:42:44
I like how you ignore silent alpacas. These exist already.
Title: Re: [IC] Brand New - Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: VicareyG on Wed, 18 December 2019, 16:54:01
I like how you ignore silent alpacas. These exist already.

Are Silent Alpacas made by Durock?
Title: Re: [IC] Brand New - Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: VicareyG on Wed, 18 December 2019, 16:55:19
When I have the samples I will use my hotswap GK64 to do a typing test where I can compare them to Gateron Blacks and Cherry MX Silent Blacks.

Why compare to non-silent gateron blacks and not, say, silent ink switches?

Because that's what I have on hand right now. I plan on sourcing other silent switches in the coming weeks, which will hopefully be in time for the typing test. All suggestions for these are welcome!
Title: Re: [IC] Brand New - Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: Gondolindrim on Wed, 18 December 2019, 17:07:26
Very interesting. I'm in for 200 if it happens. Experience shows Durocks are very nice switches.

I'd however be more comfortable with sound tests and comparisons with famous silents, liek Cherry Pinks, Gat Ink Silents and Healios.
Title: Re: [IC] Brand New - Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: VicareyG on Wed, 18 December 2019, 17:11:07
Very interesting. I'm in for 200 if it happens. Experience shows Durocks are very nice switches.

I'd however be more comfortable with sound tests and comparisons with famous silents, liek Cherry Pinks, Gat Ink Silents and Healios.

Added to the list of switches to try and source. I want to have as many as possible to reference on the typing test.
Title: Re: [IC] Brand New - Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: Beerbezerker on Wed, 18 December 2019, 19:58:51
Spring weight? Sound test?
Title: Re: [IC] Brand New - Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: Jhambone9160 on Wed, 18 December 2019, 20:54:19
We need some translucent green switches with green stems
Title: Re: [IC] Brand New - Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: Tyson on Wed, 18 December 2019, 21:42:12
I like how you ignore silent alpacas. These exist already.

Are Silent Alpacas made by Durock?

Yes they are silent durock linears.
Title: Re: [IC] Brand New - Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: SwitchKeys on Wed, 18 December 2019, 22:48:51
Isn't Zambumon already doing these (Seriko Silent) with Daily Clack and Homerow?
Title: Re: [IC] Brand New - Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: VicareyG on Thu, 19 December 2019, 02:52:52
Isn't Zambumon already doing these (Seriko Silent) with Daily Clack and Homerow?

They could well be the same switch if made by Durock. It has been confirmed that these are the same switch as the Silent Slpaca that PrimeKeyboard will be releasing in January 2020.
Title: Re: [IC] Brand New - Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: VXQN on Thu, 19 December 2019, 03:26:42
Filled in the IC form, surprised to see soo many options for the colours! I would suggest trying to choose something that hasn't been done before to differentiate them from existing swtiches (I say this because there already exists a switch with translucent red housing — Gateron red inks).
Title: Re: [IC] Brand New - Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: VicareyG on Thu, 19 December 2019, 13:59:25
Filled in the IC form, surprised to see soo many options for the colours! I would suggest trying to choose something that hasn't been done before to differentiate them from existing swtiches (I say this because there already exists a switch with translucent red housing — Gateron red inks).

Good point, so far the colour favourites are Milky housing with a white stem. One suggestion is for a black housing with an orange stem. Which strikes me as quite different. Although does seem potentially Carbon inspired.
Title: Re: [IC] Brand New - Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: vi0till on Fri, 27 December 2019, 02:17:39
Any info on this? Would prefer 67g spring weight.

We need some translucent green switches with green stems
Title: Re: [IC] Brand New - Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: VicareyG on Mon, 06 January 2020, 12:51:00
UPDATE: 06-01-20

I have received the sample batch from Durock. I will be recording a typing test hopefully tomorrow.

For now, here's a picture of the samples...

(https://i.imgur.com/0TwcDEJ.jpg)

I'm pretty sure they used the Silent Alpaca stems in their standard clear housings ... It is a pretty sweet colour combo...  ;D

Click More for stem images ...
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(https://imgur.com/HxXLeLJ.jpg) Opened Switch
(https://imgur.com/23lNS97.jpg) Stem Closeup
(https://imgur.com/VNeOybX.jpg) Stem Closeup 2.0

Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches
Post by: Gondolindrim on Mon, 06 January 2020, 13:36:32
Nice! Waiting on that typing test!
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Stem Pics!
Post by: CherryTeam on Tue, 07 January 2020, 00:55:53
Nice  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Stem Pics!
Post by: VXQN on Tue, 07 January 2020, 05:37:18
Pleased to see this is moving along! Got pretty close to ordering some other switches the other day but then remembered these — I'm happy to wait if it means I can support a UK retailer.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Stem Pics!
Post by: Rob27shred on Tue, 07 January 2020, 08:47:30
Hmm, so the damping material is on the sides of the slider as well as the top & bottom? How does that effect feel & sound? I've found every damped MX switch I've tried to have a scratchy sound & wonder if this will make it worse or alleviate it?
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Stem Pics!
Post by: VicareyG on Tue, 07 January 2020, 09:56:03
Hmm, so the damping material is on the sides of the slider as well as the top & bottom? How does that effect feel & sound? I've found every damped MX switch I've tried to have a scratchy sound & wonder if this will make it worse or alleviate it?

There is a feint scratchy sound when pressed right next to my ear. Will see if it picks up on the typing test when I record it.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Stem Pics!
Post by: jakl on Tue, 07 January 2020, 10:22:59
Healios and silent Cherry switches sometimes get sticky because of lube.
These look like they have a different material for the dampeners.
Could you maybe lube one of the samples when testing to see if these get sticky as well?
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Stem Pics!
Post by: vsrnth on Tue, 07 January 2020, 10:32:33
Healios and silent Cherry switches sometimes get sticky because of lube.
These look like they have a different material for the dampeners.
Could you maybe lube one of the samples when testing to see if these get sticky as well?
+1 on this

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Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Stem Pics!
Post by: VicareyG on Tue, 07 January 2020, 11:02:30
Healios and silent Cherry switches sometimes get sticky because of lube.
These look like they have a different material for the dampeners.
Could you maybe lube one of the samples when testing to see if these get sticky as well?

I'll give it a go!
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Stem Pics!
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 07 January 2020, 11:10:37
Healios and silent Cherry switches sometimes get sticky because of lube.
These look like they have a different material for the dampeners.
Could you maybe lube one of the samples when testing to see if these get sticky as well?

I've only had the sticky issue on Gaterons.  Never been a problem on lubed cherry silents for me
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Stem Pics!
Post by: rockydbull on Wed, 08 January 2020, 08:59:53
Healios and silent Cherry switches sometimes get sticky because of lube.
These look like they have a different material for the dampeners.
Could you maybe lube one of the samples when testing to see if these get sticky as well?

I've only had the sticky issue on Gaterons.  Never been a problem on lubed cherry silents for me

Same, though once in a while I notice a stick on cherrys that have been sitting in a bag in my drawer but we are talking months without use. Gateron would stick overnight in my keyboard whether lubed or not.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Stem Pics!
Post by: Datastream on Wed, 08 January 2020, 09:12:59
Funnily enough i lubed my silent inks and they dont stick.

I wonder how these match up to the other silent durock linears and silent inks.

Especially silent ink considering inks have the dampening on the top and bottom of slider and not the side.
Also, whats the inside of the stem look like?
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: VicareyG on Thu, 09 January 2020, 05:14:12
UPDATE - Typing Test - 09-01-2020

Specs:

Board: GK64 - Aluminum body and plate
Keycaps: GMK Nautilus

Silent Linear switches being tested are with 67g springs, straight from the factory without lube.

For all the typing test the microphone was placed behind the keyboard with the centre of the mic being 10cm (4inches) from the number 6 key.

Typing test is on Sound Cloud https://soundcloud.com/user-981972463-667161549/sets/durock-silent-linear-typing-test (https://soundcloud.com/user-981972463-667161549/sets/durock-silent-linear-typing-test)

Track 1: Typing on silent linears
This was a short paragraph of text yped out

Track 2: ASDFGHJKL
This was the keyboard row ASDFGHJKL  pressed in sequence where keys AGL were Cherry Silent Black switches and the rest were silent linear durock switches. Can you tell the difference?

Track 3: Silent Black A,G,L x 5
This was the three switches AGL as cherry silent blacks, pressed 5 times each, to see for pitch variance based on location on the kyboard

Track 4: Silent Linear A,G,L x5
As track 3 but with Durock Silent Linears.

I am not going to comment to much on the typing experience just yet. My daily driver switches are Kailh Gold or Kailh Bronze. I like clicky switches. However I am going use the silent linear switches in my GK64 for at least a week to get a better feel for them and then I may feel like I am in a position to adequately review them.

However I will say that the feel of pressing the two types of switch MX silent Black vs Durock Silents. The MX switches do have a scratchy feel to them that is more noticeable than the durock switches. This isn't to say that the durock switches don't scratch. They do, it is not as noticeable but it is there. To put a metric to it I would say that the MX Silent Black's are 3-4x more scratchy.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: Beerbezerker on Thu, 09 January 2020, 05:22:52
Soundcloud link doesn't work.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: vsrnth on Thu, 09 January 2020, 05:33:19
Soundcloud link doesn't work.
Doesn't work for me either.

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Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: VicareyG on Thu, 09 January 2020, 06:17:35
Soundcloud link doesn't work.

Playlist was set to private, should be working now.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: SUB01 on Thu, 09 January 2020, 08:51:33
If we are talking about silent switches, the stock mx silent switches aren't really the best comparison. I wish there were comparisons to mx zilents, healios, or gat inks to get a better idea of how these sound.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: VicareyG on Thu, 09 January 2020, 10:07:08
If we are talking about silent switches, the stock mx silent switches aren't really the best comparison. I wish there were comparisons to mx zilents, healios, or gat inks to get a better idea of how these sound.

When I shopped around for silent switches at the start of the IC everywhere seemed to be out of stock. MX Silent Black is all l I had to make a comparison with.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: YungDaff on Sun, 19 January 2020, 09:34:50
When is the GB coming for these? Also, will there be a EU proxy?
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: Beerbezerker on Sun, 19 January 2020, 15:55:06
Soundcloud link doesn't work.

Playlist was set to private, should be working now.

Thank, yes working now :)
The single key presses towards the end are nice.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: VicareyG on Mon, 20 January 2020, 13:53:20
When is the GB coming for these? Also, will there be a EU proxy?

I'm in the UK so not sure if there is a need for an EU proxy.

As for when GB ... maybe end of the month? There hasn't been a huge response. 113 replies to the form.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: VicareyG on Mon, 20 January 2020, 13:54:17
Soundcloud link doesn't work.

Playlist was set to private, should be working now.

Thank, yes working now :)
The single key presses towards the end are nice.

Good! I tried to cover as many bases as possible! I hadn't recorded a typing test before that!
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: seon on Tue, 21 January 2020, 09:00:13
As a new product from Durock these do not have a defined colour system. In the IC form there is a section to vote for your favourite colour combination for these new silent switches. 

My favourite idea right now is Translucent Red housing with a Solid Red Stem.

I didn't see this part in the IC form. Just the number, spring weight, other thoughts and email. Which colour options are there? I really hope this thing happens, as I originally wanted Ink Silents, but those have issues with the loose leaves.
For those interested, there are a few more images of these switches on Durock's Alibaba listing for these.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: VicareyG on Tue, 21 January 2020, 12:58:20
As a new product from Durock these do not have a defined colour system. In the IC form there is a section to vote for your favourite colour combination for these new silent switches. 

My favourite idea right now is Translucent Red housing with a Solid Red Stem.

I didn't see this part in the IC form. Just the number, spring weight, other thoughts and email. Which colour options are there? I really hope this thing happens, as I originally wanted Ink Silents, but those have issues with the loose leaves.
For those interested, there are a few more images of these switches on Durock's Alibaba listing for these.

I removed the colour option question from the form. the most common answer was white housing white stem. Boring.


Below are some renders I made of colour options that came up. And the popular White//White combo.

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(https://i.imgur.com/Izbekbn.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/Cqr1S1M.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/tBSjnBn.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: digital_nothing on Wed, 22 January 2020, 09:46:18
Love silent linears, love option 3.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: vi0till on Wed, 22 January 2020, 09:57:28
Regarding the color choice, this is transparent or milky housing?

Don't seem to see from the render.

As a new product from Durock these do not have a defined colour system. In the IC form there is a section to vote for your favourite colour combination for these new silent switches. 

My favourite idea right now is Translucent Red housing with a Solid Red Stem.

I didn't see this part in the IC form. Just the number, spring weight, other thoughts and email. Which colour options are there? I really hope this thing happens, as I originally wanted Ink Silents, but those have issues with the loose leaves.
For those interested, there are a few more images of these switches on Durock's Alibaba listing for these.

I removed the colour option question from the form. the most common answer was white housing white stem. Boring.


Below are some renders I made of colour options that came up. And the popular White//White combo.

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Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Izbekbn.png)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Cqr1S1M.png)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tBSjnBn.png)

Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: VicareyG on Wed, 22 January 2020, 14:07:58
Regarding the color choice, this is transparent or milky housing?

Don't seem to see from the

The responses were for milky / translucent housing.

I'm likely going to run a second round of IC with the above colour choices, in both opaque and translucent variants for 6 total options.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: prangano on Wed, 22 January 2020, 19:47:06
Option 1 is fantastic
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: Slash Emperor on Thu, 23 January 2020, 08:13:08
As a new product from Durock these do not have a defined colour system. In the IC form there is a section to vote for your favourite colour combination for these new silent switches. 

My favourite idea right now is Translucent Red housing with a Solid Red Stem.

I didn't see this part in the IC form. Just the number, spring weight, other thoughts and email. Which colour options are there? I really hope this thing happens, as I originally wanted Ink Silents, but those have issues with the loose leaves.
For those interested, there are a few more images of these switches on Durock's Alibaba listing for these.

I removed the colour option question from the form. the most common answer was white housing white stem. Boring.


Below are some renders I made of colour options that came up. And the popular White//White combo.

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Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Izbekbn.png)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Cqr1S1M.png)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tBSjnBn.png)


I love the look of options 2 and 3, but I think going forward with Option 3 and calling them Ghost switches would be cool for a theme, especially since it's a silent switch.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: VXQN on Thu, 23 January 2020, 09:22:06
Not really a fan of option 1. 2 is better but still not my thing (unless the "grey" was really a proper grey). I'm into the idea of "ghost" switches!
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: UltimateCheeze on Fri, 24 January 2020, 03:14:16
A lot of people say that Gateron silent switches (Gateron, Aliaz, Ink and Zeal) feel like they stick to the top housing a lot. When you try out these Durock silents, can you say if they have this sticky feel, because I am 99% in if the rubber feels similar to Cherries.

In the event I dont join the GB, I will buy them directly from Durock later anyway.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - Typing Test
Post by: VicareyG on Sun, 26 January 2020, 08:42:57
UPDATE - IC PART 2

IC FORM PART 2 https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8 (https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8)

I have created a part 2 of this interest check. To further refine the colour choice. Please could you all fill this in even if you had already filled in the original IC.

THIS INTEREST CHECK IS OPEN FOR TWO WEEKS - CLOSES 9th FEBRUARY 2020

IC FORM PART 2 https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8 (https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8)
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - NEW IC FORM
Post by: DrHigsby on Sun, 26 January 2020, 12:58:04
Still very interested. The price cut to $0.60/switch motivates me to pick up 200 for future projects. While I voted for gray/violet, I wouldn’t be disappointed if the ghost color scheme wins. The blue/pink has a Miami theme going on, which turns me off a bit.

GL with the rest of your IC!
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - NEW IC FORM
Post by: VicareyG on Thu, 06 February 2020, 11:22:13
Come one everyone! Please vote!

https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8 (https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8)

3 days left to vote and we are currently at, 110 votes for 12,500 switches. Ghost switch is winning with 48% of the votes.

GO GO GO!
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - NEW IC FORM
Post by: VicareyG on Sun, 09 February 2020, 03:58:22
Come one everyone! Please vote!

https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8 (https://forms.gle/Hhcf7LmiATtUvvsw8)

3 days left to vote and we are currently at, 110 votes for 12,500 switches. Ghost switch is winning with 48% of the votes.

GO GO GO!

Only 14 hours left to vote in the IC .... come on!
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - NEW IC FORM
Post by: lakeboredom on Sun, 09 February 2020, 04:46:20
I really want a silent switch with 4mm of travel... Wonder if Durock can make that happen. Oh and can anyone explain the pc top housing reasoning? Is it for sound profile?
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - NEW IC FORM
Post by: kindakeyboards on Sun, 09 February 2020, 08:52:37
WOW
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - NEW IC FORM
Post by: VicareyG on Sun, 09 February 2020, 15:19:41
Update: IC is now closed 09-02-2020

We had a total of 184 votes and 20,810 switches pledged. With this part of the IC only being up for 2 weeks this is an amazing outcome.

Results of the colour choice…

Option 1:   BLUE // PINK       49 Votes   26.6%
Option 2:  GREY // VIOLET      42 Votes   22.8%
Option 3:  WHITE // WHITE   93 Votes   50.5%

It is obviously a clear winner for the Ghost switch!

In my opinion this makes for a good basis to start a group buy on. However we will have to wait for a little bit. This is due to the Chinese factories being shutdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak. I am in touch with my rep at Durock who is keeping me updated on the situation. As it currently stands I expect the Group Buy to open late February, about 25th/26th. I am going to run this group buy for only 3 weeks as opposed to 5 weeks like my last few group buys. My recent group buys have had a lot of activity at the start and end with not much in the middle. So I am going to see if this is just wasted time. My reasoning being that if we can get 20,000 switches in 2 weeks of an interest check I am confident we can hit MOQ in 3 weeks of a running Group Buy.

Please let me know your thoughts on this.

I have also commissioned @wintheart on Instagram to create some art for a limited edition sticker run to go alongside this Group Buy. I am hoping that this will also create a little buzz for the Ghost Switch.

Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
Post by: DrHigsby on Sun, 09 February 2020, 17:07:35
Super hyped! Would love to get my hands on some stickers too!
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
Post by: digital_nothing on Sun, 09 February 2020, 19:42:49
Definitely in for 70 switches and as many stickers as I can get!
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
Post by: VXQN on Mon, 10 February 2020, 04:04:09
Excellent news. Going to stock up on these for future builds I think. Thanks for all the work so far.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
Post by: VicareyG on Mon, 10 February 2020, 07:15:52
I have been in touch with the Durock rep this morning and he thinks that the factory will be back open in 2-3 weeks. This means we can start the Group Buy as soon as the sticker art is ready. I'm going to say that should be no later than the 21st February. Good news!
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
Post by: Joaquox on Mon, 10 February 2020, 09:42:30
Looking forward to this. I got to try the tactile version at the Stockholm meetup, and the Durock silents are superb. At half the cost of the zeal equivalent it's a no-brainer for me.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
Post by: McMack04 on Wed, 12 February 2020, 23:39:34
I think it would be cool if the switch was white but had some level of transparency to really give off that ghost appearance.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
Post by: Anj on Thu, 20 February 2020, 12:23:12
Wait, so are these just Silent Alpacas since those are made by Durock as well? Or are these newer?
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
Post by: Jcrazyblue4u on Thu, 20 February 2020, 19:51:32
So will the groupbuy start today? Hopefully the production is fast as I was planning to put them on the k6 I hope they arrive at the same time.
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB PLANNED
Post by: VicareyG on Fri, 21 February 2020, 16:46:50
GB HAS STARTED

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104781.0 - waiting on mods to approve

The post is on reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/f7ivwl/gb_ghost_switch_silent_linear_switch/

Or just buy here: https://preorders.opticboards.com/product/ghost-switch-silent-linear

Thank you all!
Title: Re: [IC] Durock Silent Linear Switches - IC CLOSED - GB OPEN
Post by: LiTurk on Thu, 27 February 2020, 04:28:43
I like it