Gateron Robin Custom Mechanical Switches
Gateron Robin Custom Mechanical Switches
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A collaboration between EVE and Gateron, the Robin custom mechanical switches are a linear treat to type on. Available in 62- and 67-gram weights, these switches take their name—and colorway—from the smooth teal tones of a robin’s egg Read More

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MazumaxCannon
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Jun 30, 2020
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Im going to be building my own first custom keyboard in the future, I dont have funds to buy all the parts at once. Should i purchase these now or will there be some for purchase at a later time?
Jun 30, 2020
Hijet
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Jul 2, 2020
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at least if you want these specific ones you should, I'm not sure if they are going to be available soon after the drop ends (and I don't think so)
Jul 2, 2020
wowremy
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Jun 26, 2020
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Dang they almost got me lol. That factory lubing is a nono.
Jun 26, 2020
wowremy
260
Jun 26, 2020
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Massdrop, just sell ultra sonic cleaners at the same time as your switches and rake in the mula.
Jun 26, 2020
drying_pan
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Jun 29, 2020
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No dry = No buy
Jun 29, 2020
neemajon
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Jun 25, 2020
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any difference between these and tealios? that warrant making an entirely new keyboard? got lubed tealios and legit stopped shopping for keyboards about a year and a half ago...
Jun 25, 2020
kbpigeon
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Jun 25, 2020
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Lubed Tealios are you there for the best linear switches, so no. Not worth changing them for these.
Jun 25, 2020
neemajon
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Jun 25, 2020
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haha that's good to hear because i went down a linear black hole for a few years... once i typed on these babies i was so satisfied so its good to know i'm not crazy!
Jun 25, 2020
solomonshv
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Jun 24, 2020
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What’s the bottom of the housing made of? I read on reddit that it was nylon, and that this switch basically used the same material as alpaca. Anyone know?
Jun 24, 2020
SpencerL
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keeb weeb
Jun 24, 2020
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Nylon 66.
Jun 24, 2020
KallenStadtfeld_SC
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Jun 24, 2020
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Would it be possible to use these in a plate mount board like the ALT? Is it as easy as trimming the legs?
Jun 24, 2020
erickong
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Mech Keys Moderator
Jun 24, 2020
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Nail clippers, flush cutters
Jun 24, 2020
KallenStadtfeld_SC
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Jun 24, 2020
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Thanks!
Jun 24, 2020
StreakInTheSky
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Jun 24, 2020
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What do the weight specs even mean? “62g actuation = 67g” and “67g actuation = 72g.” Is that Drop’s adjusted measured weights on actuation? Which would mean they’re pretty damn heavy as most linears actuate at around (red)45-(black)60g. Or is that actuation(62/67) to bottom out(67/72)? Which would mean they’ll be stiff as fuck, though that’s likely not the case as I don’t even know if you can get a ramp that slow. Or are they actually specs for bottom out? Which would make the most sense since those are usually the most widely enjoyable linear spring weights. For those uninitiated, those weights are not standard weights in most stock production switches but widely used in custom/boutique linears like Tealios and Tangerines. But in any case these aren’t just “recolored” switches with a price hike. There definitely needs to be more clarification.
Jun 24, 2020
StreakInTheSky
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Jun 24, 2020
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Zealios with actuation that high are tactile switches. Zeal’s linear switches, Tealios, bottom out at 67g and their heaviest springs bottom out at 78g. On linear switches, those springs probably give actuation forces around 45-50g for the 67g and likely less than 60g for the 78g. The same springs will also generally feel stiffer on linears compared to a medium/high tactility switch because you don’t get that release of pressure after the tactile bump. Try sticking a MX clear or Halo spring in a linear switch. It will likely have a steeper curve than these, but will have a pretty high actuation force similar to these ratings. But Robin springs likely won’t have the steep curve, so they’ll feel even stiffer as you won’t have the lighter feel at the top of the press.
Jun 24, 2020
Mehoron
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Jun 24, 2020
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I don't know. I haven't used anything with an actuation like these, I mostly use Kailh Burgundies which is 50g and Mod-M at 55. I picked up a set of 90 to see what's going on. Because this mix of parts, pom stem, housing, and linearity is pretty interesting. I imagine the actuation is similar but bottoming out will be more difficult, which may be fine. Bottoming out, is more stiff than a heavy spring.
Jun 24, 2020
pocketoperator
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Jun 24, 2020
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I love how people keep saying these are just "recolours" and yet they completely neglect to provide any reference as to which specific Gateron switch has been "recoloured" in their estimation (keeping all details like weight in mind). I mean maybe you're right, what do I know... but either show us the receipts or just stop being so antagonising. Sheesh... [EDIT: Most of the comments have been deleted now]
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Jun 24, 2020
marfig
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Jun 26, 2020
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Yes. I understand all of that. And I won't deny your argumentation. But in the end, if the seller is not trying to convince me their product is better, or unique, I get suspicious. Human nature, that stuff. After all, it is not that it didn't happen in the past and people never got disappointed with a product that markets itself as new but ends up being an imitation. So don't get mad at me for exercising my cynical muscle. I'm not hurting anyone. Be cool.
Jun 26, 2020
Mehoron
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Jun 26, 2020
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I'm confused, what else do you want the seller to provide? There is the actuation and bottom out rate, and all the materials used to create the switch as well as the fact that it is linear. Do you want them to specifically spell out that "X has never been done before!" Because validating that claim would be silly and evidenced by the specification list. Whether it's better or worse, especially with switches, is completely and utterly subjective. No one can tell you what switches you will or won't like. That's crazy. If you like heavy, linear switches, and Gateron Blacks just aren't enough, and are in the market for some, here you go. I don't understand your logic here. Why should anyone sell you on a switch you may or may not like? Is this your first dive into custom keyboards? These have very different specs than other Gaterons, so they aren't imitating anything, and they come factory lubed, which could potentially save me time (if they did a reasonable job). If you're not sure what kind of switches you like, there are loads of testing kits out there so you can try different switches with cherry keycaps on them or put your own on, or plug them into your keyboard and try them out. This is not here to be sold to someone that doesn't know what they want.
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Jun 26, 2020
filipinogamer21
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Jun 23, 2020
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Dave2D might be interested in this teal ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Jun 23, 2020
SpencerL
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keeb weeb
Jun 24, 2020
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Jun 24, 2020
IDchannel
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Jun 23, 2020
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what is the feel? how are they like?
Jun 23, 2020
SpencerL
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keeb weeb
Jun 24, 2020
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Linear, nice and smooth - buttery once lubed!
Jun 24, 2020
ngud
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Jun 24, 2020
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Any semblance to milky yellows, black inks, etc?
Jun 24, 2020
psiclone
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Jun 23, 2020
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I commented earlier about how expensive these were (now deleted), but wanted to go ahead and point out I did my math wrong. My apologies.
Jun 23, 2020
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