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Hello everyone,

We are pleased to announce a Matcha-themed medium weight linear switch -- FEI Switch.

Key Features

1. Matcha-theme
2. The spring weight of 55g starting and 62g bottom out. It is slightly lighter than gon62.
3. Similar feel as "FF Yellow", "Punchy" linear switches, C3 tangerines, and close to Tealios, particularly in terms of silky smoothness of the stems.
4. Designed by "Chouyu".
5. Manufactured by Gateron.

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Payment has been made to Gateron and production can start as soon as we finalize the options. We are gathering feedback on the final color and options, and we would like to hear from you.

The price is estimated to be $0.4 per pcs or less.

Update: Chouyu has decided on Option 1. Currently, she is sending some switches to friends. Geekhack GB is forthcoming. Will update if I hear anything. Latest what I heard is that she will hire a person to pack and ship all packages directly from China, and is checking on the best courier options.

IC Poll Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1W0yk7Qjcb__5sWwxTJklbiRJgSNdPwa9qRWA7JjDByA/

Here is the poll result:

209269-1

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 14:33:43 »
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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 14:37:26 »
Oh **** that's cute, I love matcha and linears plus perfect weight, this is an insta buy

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 14:37:43 »
not sure which of the 4 designs would give both best sound and feel, 4 looks dope though
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« Reply #4 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 14:39:28 »
Looking forward for the GB !


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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 14:42:19 »
Cool color! will def grab a boards worth
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« Reply #6 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 14:50:26 »
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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 14:59:01 »
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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 15:02:09 »
Love the color. Matches my no 1.
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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 15:13:33 »
love the color of these, very epic

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 15:40:45 »
Will probably purchase, because all linear all day.

But. Could you give some details as to the switch itself? Given its gateron and you mention punchy specifically I'd tend to presume it's in fact identical to a punchy with a recolour (and perhaps a different spring), I presume none of the molding has been created specifically for this switch?

Curious to try either way.

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 17:19:44 »
interesting id probably buy some just cause it linear and im starting to fall in love with them.

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« Reply #12 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 17:23:21 »
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« Reply #13 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 19:24:42 »
count me in

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 19:58:59 »
For .40/switch I'm in for some.
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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 19:59:35 »
Stem color looks great! Definitely in

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 20:19:00 »
Submitted!

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 20:24:59 »
Interesting... Tealios are my favorite MX switch. Looking forward to trying these.

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 21:08:03 »
Oh custom switches are becoming a thing now!

These are similar to the C3 tangerines i presume? (moulds - smoothness etc)

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 21:54:34 »
Oh custom switches are becoming a thing now!

These are similar to the C3 tangerines i presume? (moulds - smoothness etc)

Yes, that is what chouyu told me. Hope to test them soon.
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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 22:07:46 »
Give give  :eek:
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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 09:46:37 »
Looks like the spring will be more linear than gateron yellows. If anyone plans to spring swap, Iím interested in just the springs

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 11:01:15 »
I'm think I will buy this instead of Tealios because it's much cheaper.
1. So this matcha switch is similar to c3 tangerine.. I don't know how smooth c3 tangerine switch is but is it smoother than tealios?
2.  Is the spring of this switch same as normal gateron ones?
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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 13:23:14 »
Looks nice, in for full milky housings :D

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 17:54:08 »
I'm think I will buy this instead of Tealios because it's much cheaper.
1. So this matcha switch is similar to c3 tangerine.. I don't know how smooth c3 tangerine switch is but is it smoother than tealios?
2.  Is the spring of this switch same as normal gateron ones?

Stock tealios are smoother than tangerines (I have 62g tangerines).

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 18:00:59 »
I'm think I will buy this instead of Tealios because it's much cheaper.
1. So this matcha switch is similar to c3 tangerine.. I don't know how smooth c3 tangerine switch is but is it smoother than tealios?
2.  Is the spring of this switch same as normal gateron ones?

Stock tealios are smoother than tangerines (I have 62g tangerines).

Haven't done a test myself, but Tealios are really smooth.
I think this FEI is similar to Tangerines
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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 01:22:56 »
Interested in option 1 or 2!
I think the green bottom housing really makes it stand out from other switches

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« Reply #27 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 06:03:19 »
Interested! I prefer option 1.
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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 07:25:57 »
I don't know what a "Matcha", "FF Yellow" or "Punchy" is but hey, they look pretty nice.

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 09:31:37 »
I don't know what a "Matcha", "FF Yellow" or "Punchy" is but hey, they look pretty nice.

Matcha - a type of powdered green tea
FF Yellow - this is literally the only thing I could find: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/8xxxft/ff_yellow_switches/
Punchy - word to describe switch feel, probably means the switches have a quick snap-back after keypress? No clue

Would also appreciate more info on the above

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[IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 09:52:34 »
holy matchas gottem

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 10:22:58 »
Punchys are switches you can buy on Taobao. They can be tactile or linear with weights 62g or 67g. They are too made by Gateron.

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 10:26:35 »
I got both types of tangerines, but I much prefer the feel and sound of the black base/clear top variety.  I guess the green base, clear top on these would be similar?
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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 10:58:28 »
I got both types of tangerines, but I much prefer the feel and sound of the black base/clear top variety.  I guess the green base, clear top on these would be similar?

Depends on if they are made of the same materials or not. Those milky Gateron housings have always been scratchy imo and the black bottom bases have never done me wrong.

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« Reply #34 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 15:27:30 »
I voted for option 1 because I thought it looks best, but what I really want is the one that feels the best. I guess the black bottoms it is.

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« Reply #35 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 16:09:11 »
I voted for option 1 because I thought it looks best, but what I really want is the one that feels the best. I guess the black bottoms it is.

I agree, which one feels the best OP? (i guess number 2?) 

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« Reply #36 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 16:13:52 »
The green bottom looks amazing but at the end of the day theyíre completely unable to be seen unless itís a plateless.

So whatever feels best is most important imo.

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 16:37:21 »
is the green houing scratchy like milkys seem to be or/ id be most interested in whatever is smoothest, i like how the milky bottom clear top looks though.

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 17:20:39 »
Green bottom milky top should feel and sound best (based on testing all the other gats, and best being subjective of course on the sound), I'd be curious to know if the green base is a recolour of the black base mold or the clear/milky however as that will certainly effect the feel.

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 02 November 2018, 02:21:53 »
As of design-wise, I personally prefer 1 and 2.





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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 02 November 2018, 22:17:30 »
Design-wise I prefer 1 and 2, and since I got my Tangerines, I'm a fan of the milky top housing.
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« Reply #41 on: Fri, 02 November 2018, 22:57:27 »
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« Reply #42 on: Fri, 02 November 2018, 23:42:33 »
 :eek:

I like 1 and 2. They all look pretty good

Whichever gives sounds and feel the best tho. 
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« Reply #43 on: Sat, 03 November 2018, 06:25:46 »
1 and 4

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« Reply #44 on: Sat, 03 November 2018, 08:10:06 »
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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 03 November 2018, 08:15:41 »
So like tangerines, the only difference to a gat black is colour and spring?

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« Reply #46 on: Sat, 03 November 2018, 08:41:17 »
Tangerine recolour for 40 a switch? Sounds good.

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Re: [IC] FEI Switch -- Matcha themed medium weight linear switch
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 04 November 2018, 12:04:01 »
1 really stands out compared to the rest, interested to see them in person  :p


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« Reply #48 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 23:47:04 »
green bottom milky top looks great   :p

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« Reply #49 on: Wed, 07 November 2018, 18:04:41 »
Would it be possible to get green switch tops?