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Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« on: Mon, 17 June 2013, 22:41:59 »
I decided to finally get around to doing round 2 of the ULTIMATE SWITCH TESTER TOUR.  Like the previous tour, this one will be USA only.  I'll cut off sign-ups after the first 10 register.  The round 1 thread is available for your perusal.

Rules:

1. Take care of the UST.  It's a community resource, so let's make it last as long as possible.
2. Make it snappy.  Send the UST on to the next person on the list within three days of receiving it.  I will PM you the next address as soon as I know you have it.
3. Ship the UST properly.  I believe it will fit in a medium size USPS Priority flat-rate box (confirmation pending).  This will cost you $11.35.  Don't sign up if you aren't willing to ship it this way.
4. Communicate.  Post in the thread when you've received the UST, and when you've shipped it.  If you'd like, post a review and say which switches you liked and why.

Optional (but encouraged): take a fun picture of the UST and post it in the thread.

Fancy sign-up form.

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 17 June 2013, 22:45:14 »
This was not this fancy 2 years ago
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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 18 June 2013, 07:56:58 »
Signed up!
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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 18 June 2013, 14:14:42 »
Signed Up! But comeone guys give this thread some love and try out some awesome switches, by your awesome host hasbaz!!!!

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 18 June 2013, 18:23:18 »
I tried this board in March and it was incredible. Talk about a quick way to try almost every MX switch ever. It helped me figure out I don't like Greys, Ergo-Clears, and Reds. And introduced me to the sexy that is ergo-Whites and Ghetto Greens. Plus, hashbaz is awesome! :D

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 18 June 2013, 23:16:05 »
CPTBadAss, you are too kind.  Thank BossBorot, who took the time and expense to make this wonder.  I'm just the tour administrator. :)

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 18 June 2013, 23:19:50 »
Yeah, I'm really excited to do this! So far I've only tried MX Blues & Greens, and I've learned that I much prefer the heavier springs in the Greens as opposed to the lighter springs in the Blues. With Blues I tend to bottom out on every key-press which seems to negatively impact how fast and effectively I type. Also, at least on my Blackwidow, the Blue switches on this thing have a lot of slop in each key, and not from the keycaps, but the actual stem itself has a lot of side to side play, whereas the MX Greens in my Storm Trigger are very robust and rock solid, which just gives it a much better feel overall when typing.

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 10:49:04 »
I signed up too. Thanks for doing this hashbaz, $11.35 is a heck of a lot easier on the wallet than the $2,000 plus it would cost to buy/build keyboards with all of these combinations! I'm especially curious to try out the rarer clear/white/gray/dark gray and the frankenswitches!

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 11:10:55 »
Signed up as well - very excited to try out all of the modified and less common switches!

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 20 June 2013, 14:08:47 »
I signed up as well! Really wanna check out those plethora of switches!
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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 11:49:44 »
I wanted to ask you hashbaz is the list the order the shipping will be?

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 12:21:08 »
Signed up.
Also, whoops, I didn't see the thing about USPS at first and left a stupid note about how USPS should go to my home and FedEx/UPS should go to my office.
But actually, I've found that FedEx ground is sometimes cheaper depending on weight and shipping distance if you create an account on their website.

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 14:16:20 »
It's shame that it is US only.  :(
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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 14:18:27 »
It's shame that it is US only.  :(

If you go over to http://deskthority.net/ or DT as it is better known around here, they have some tours that might be easier for you to get in on, being on the other side of the ocean! ;)

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 14:20:50 »
Thanks will check it out :p
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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 21:17:27 »
Small typo in the OP: Pricing for the postage is $12.35 not $11.35.
That said, I went ahead and signed up!
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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 23 June 2013, 00:17:28 »
Hashbaz hasn't updated the OP with the recent signups, but by my count in this thread we're up to 8/10, unless some others have signed up but not posted. Better get in while the getting's good, people!

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 23 June 2013, 11:31:10 »
Small typo in the OP: Pricing for the postage is $12.35 not $11.35.
That said, I went ahead and signed up!

If you pay for postage online it's 11.35. 12.whatever is the post office price.

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 23 June 2013, 22:23:22 »
Ok so we've had shockingly low turnout for this.  I'll ship it off tomorrow to 222lu222 and leave the sign-up open.

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 23 June 2013, 22:29:19 »
This seems quite a bit different than the tester from a year ago. I'd like to hop on this bandwagon.

I didn't vomit on the last one you sent, so I assume I'm still a candidate?
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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 23 June 2013, 22:33:39 »
Jw. What spring are you using for the ergo-clear switches?
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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 23 June 2013, 22:45:23 »
This seems quite a bit different than the tester from a year ago. I'd like to hop on this bandwagon.

I didn't vomit on the last one you sent, so I assume I'm still a candidate?

Sure!  Just fill out the form.

Jw. What spring are you using for the ergo-clear switches?

I'm not sure, BossBorot is the one who built the board.  Brown, blue, and red springs should be indistinguishable.

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 24 June 2013, 09:19:33 »
Can't wait to try all the different switches, I'm really interested in how Whites differ from Greens, because on paper they really are the same.
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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 24 June 2013, 20:33:16 »
Hey hashbaz, i just wanted to ask you did you finally ship it today? Just wondering...

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 24 June 2013, 22:25:25 »
I just signed up for the forums for this :)

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 24 June 2013, 22:31:02 »
I did not get the keyboard shipped out this morning like I had planned.  Tomorrow for sure. :D

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 24 June 2013, 23:16:42 »
I did not get the keyboard shipped out this morning like I had planned.  Tomorrow for sure. :D

Sounds great. What is the updated list then? :)

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 25 June 2013, 00:34:53 »
Sounds great. What is the updated list then? :)

Updated the OP.

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 25 June 2013, 19:06:49 »
Hasbaz, i really dont want to sound like an impatient person or want to be the annoying one but i did want to ask if you sent out the keyboard today. Sorry for asking again but just wanted to have some sense of time frame i will be getting the keyboard since i wont be in the country next month :P.

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 25 June 2013, 23:17:35 »
Move him to the bottom of the list!  ;)

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 25 June 2013, 23:49:41 »
Shouldn't the shipping order minimize total travel time?

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 26 June 2013, 01:11:42 »
Yep.  The order posted in the OP is not strictly sign-up order (though I tried to respect it where reasonable).

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 26 June 2013, 11:51:07 »
The tester is on its way to 222lu222.

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 26 June 2013, 12:15:25 »
is this still open for sign-ups?
I see there is a 10 spot limit, and 1 spot left?

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 26 June 2013, 12:16:22 »
Yep.  Sign on up!

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 26 June 2013, 12:30:54 »
I predict once the 10 sports are complete everyone will come post and say they missed out ;)

Look forward to hearing peoples thoughts as they try out some different switch types!

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 26 June 2013, 12:38:15 »
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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 26 June 2013, 12:46:43 »
Sign-up form is now closed!

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 26 June 2013, 14:23:45 »
Rockin I'm on there! I'll make sure to report back with my findings.

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 27 June 2013, 01:09:46 »
Any "reviews" from people who have actually tried all these switches side by side?

Just wondering what everyone's favorite ones are.

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 27 June 2013, 09:08:00 »
Any "reviews" from people who have actually tried all these switches side by side?

Just wondering what everyone's favorite ones are.

Check our the first round that was done with the UST http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=39254.msg765888\

First person is just about to receive the UST for Round 2, so we'll have a review up soon I guess  ^-^
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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 27 June 2013, 09:21:58 »
Any "reviews" from people who have actually tried all these switches side by side?

Yes. I have a review that talks about the UST here. It links into my review on the Mr Interface Switch Try Bag which is a bunch of loose switches. That Bag is out on my tour now. Link for the tour can be found here.

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 28 June 2013, 14:21:33 »
Hey guys I'm glad to tell you I just received the keyboard I will testing the keys soon and my review will be here tomorrow or Sunday. So stay tuned!

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 28 June 2013, 16:06:33 »
Hey guys I'm glad to tell you I just received the keyboard I will testing the keys soon and my review will be here tomorrow or Sunday. So stay tuned!

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 30 June 2013, 15:47:09 »
Well I've had lots of fun test sting all of the switches but all good endings have to come to an end and I will be shipping out the keyboard tomorrow morning. Hashbaz PM me the next persons info so I have it ready for tomorrow and thanks for letting me try this awesome keyboard!

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 22:14:06 »
Well I shipped out the keyboard this morning. Pmed hashbaz the tracking number he should have given it to timisabat already, but here is a quick picture of the leyboard being ready for shipping, good bye old fella! :p

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 22:17:44 »
Gonna post a review?

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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 01 July 2013, 22:28:00 »
Essited!
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Re: Ultimate Switch Tester R2 (US only)
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 10:18:11 »
Essited!
I might later this week ive just been really caught up with work lately  :confused:. But if i get some time in between i will post a quick review of my favorite switches.  :p