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foodrightmeowplz
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Mar 17, 2018
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I bought these for swapping out the Outemu Blues on my MechanicalEagle Z-77 sold by GranVela on Amazon. DID NOT GO WELL. It was a struggle and I ended up breaking a bunch of switches -_- Save yourself the heartache and buy Outemu Browns (either on Massdrop when they roll around or on Amazon) instead. It was way easier.
Mar 17, 2018
ninjamike1211
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Mar 24, 2018
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Thanks, I was just about to buy these for the same keyboard.
Mar 24, 2018
Liberty
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Mar 24, 2018
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So why not to tell us some details ...
What was the problem with Gaterons? Why do you think that Outemu switches are better? Is the problem related to the mentioned keyboard only?
Mar 24, 2018
foodrightmeowplz
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Mar 25, 2018
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I compared the two switches and the pins on the Gaterons are a little longer than the Outemus. So when I tried to plug the Gaterons in, I ended up bending pins or breaking them entirely. With Outemus, plugging in switches just felt smooth. These Gateron switches might work just fine with another keyboard.
I bought a hotswap keyboard when I was new to mech key, hoping I’d be able to replace them with *any* brand (Cherry, Gateron, Kailh, etc) once I figured out what switch I liked best. Now I’m pretty skeptical and will probably just buy a regular keyboard with the switches I like!
Mar 25, 2018
Liberty
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Mar 25, 2018
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Thank you, mate.
Mar 25, 2018
rockydbull
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Mar 26, 2018
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the problem is related to the keyboard. It is not a hotswap keyboard in the sense that any switch can be swapped in. It is designed for only outemu switches to be swapped in because it uses little sip sockets that are made specifically for outemu switches (thinner legs).
Mar 26, 2018
Liberty
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Mar 26, 2018
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Thank you for clarification.
Mar 26, 2018
brianjking
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Jun 15, 2018
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@foodrightmeowplz Where did you find Outemu Browns on Amazon? Need ones for SMD LEDs too...
Jun 15, 2018
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