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Offline josephchoi

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Yeah..I know what you guys thinking..
"Mem-Chanical keyboard? Are you freaking serious?"  :eek:
LOL, I would say the same before. :p
But the keyfeel of TTC hybrid switches on CM MS120 really give me quite a surprise :cool:

Take a look on this keyboard first....


This Keyboard featuring CM's own mem-chanical Clicky switches:

The switches are hot-swappable (require some force to take them out though)

How it operates:

When pressed down, the little stick inside will extends the hit the circuit sheet beneath the mounting plate, which actuate the key.
After the actuation, the key can still be pressed further because of the second spring holding the little stick.
This is pretty much the same mechanism used on TTC MT switches.

So....how's the key feel of this CM Mem-chanical switch?
I was quite disappointed, they feel a bit too heavy, and that heaviness make the clicky bump feel small.
Although the wobbliness on this switches are minimal, they feel quite mushy, especially when you press them off-centered.

On some day, I suddenly have a thought of putting TTC MT switches on them... :cool:
Let's try :)

Rip off all keycaps :p


Rip off all switches :p


Put on new switches, TTC MT Hybrid Reds :p


Tested each key stoke, works perfectly! :thumb:
How's the keyfeel now?
Much lighter ;D,
The first half key travel feels like gateron clear, which is very light.
And the second half key travel feels like gateron red, which is fairly light.
The transition in middle of key travel gives a little tactile feel.
Compare to original CM mem-chanical switches, the mushiness are gone, and feel much easier and pleasant to type on.
As a mem-chanical switches, this feels quite good, but still not very impressive.

How's the MT Hybrid blue switches?  :p

DAT KEY FEEL!  :eek:
A key feel lies between Kailh Box white and Box Jade!  :p
The clicky bump is created by it's click-bar mechanism (which is the same with Kailh Box clicky switches)
And the clicky strength is a bit stronger then Box whie, while weaker than Box Jade.
This is quite balanced IMO, since I think Box white's clicky bump is a bit too weak while Box Jade's is a bit too strong.
(Strong Clicky bump on Box Jade  also resulting a weak upstroke force, which may feel "delayed" on upstroke)

With TTC Hybird MT switches , I think this CM mem-chanical keyboard achieved a very simmilar key feel to real mechanical keyboard :thumb:
I would say the similarity is about 80-90%. I bet most of the people can't tell which is mem-chanical on a blind test with this TTCxCM keyboard.

Finally, some sound test and comparison:

https://youtu.be/v3Z2ye9eCJE
« Last Edit: Tue, 25 September 2018, 01:59:14 by josephchoi »

Offline Leslieann

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Re: Mem-Chanical Revolution? CoolerMaster MS120 x TTC MT Hybrid switches!
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 25 September 2018, 20:50:15 »
Yeah, no.
2 years ago, it would be great, maybe even a year ago, but you can buy a halfway decent mechanical for that price these days.
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Offline abrahamstechnology

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Re: Mem-Chanical Revolution? CoolerMaster MS120 x TTC MT Hybrid switches!
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 26 September 2018, 17:52:25 »
That click mechanism is interesting, reminds me a little of the Space Invaders.

Offline josephchoi

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Re: Mem-Chanical Revolution? CoolerMaster MS120 x TTC MT Hybrid switches!
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 26 September 2018, 20:43:04 »
Yeah, no.
2 years ago, it would be great, maybe even a year ago, but you can buy a halfway decent mechanical for that price these days.

With TTC switches it's key feel can be greatly improved.
 :)) But yeah, the price is a bit too high indeed.