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Offline yam

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Best Linear Switches for Low Actuation and Ultimate Smoothness?
« on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 17:51:45 »
Iím fairly new and am in the process of building my first keyboard but am having difficulty finding the right switches for me. Would like to avoid buying a switch tester to save some money so any advice from you guys would be greatly appreciated.

Iím currently running cherry MX reds and would like my new switches to be similar in terms of the low actuation force. For sound and smoothness, Iím drawn to NK creams and tealios switches. Are there any switches that have lower actuation but similar sound profile to the NK creams or tealios?

These switches have a bottom out force but no actuation so Iím a lil confused. Which is easier to press?

Offline Leopard223

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Re: Best Linear Switches for Low Actuation and Ultimate Smoothness?
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 21:37:45 »
I think most switches are measured by bottom out force, only ďindustrial sizeĒ like a cherry or Gateron (and maybe Kailh) provide accusation force, and the Cherry reds measure 55-60g bottom out force iirc   
If you donít like the weight of what you get you can always replace the springs.

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Re: Best Linear Switches for Low Actuation and Ultimate Smoothness?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 05:16:03 »
Most modern contactless switches are ultra light. Razer optoelectric, Steelseries Hall effect, etc. Also unmatched smoothness - contact-based switches don't compare.
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Re: Best Linear Switches for Low Actuation and Ultimate Smoothness?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 06:49:50 »
Most modern contactless switches are ultra light. Razer optoelectric, Steelseries Hall effect, etc. Also unmatched smoothness - contact-based switches don't compare.

What does chyros rec as the MOSTest light of the modern krop.