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South-Facing Switches, Hot-Swappable Sockets, and Stellar Stabs

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A Switch in Direction Volumes of posts have been written about the advantages and disadvantages of south- vs. north-facing switches, measurement of interference (or lack thereof), and LED backlighting. Suffice to say, “OG Cherry” keycaps are a mainstay in the mechanical keyboard industry and they do make slight contact with most MX-switches that are oriented in the typical north direction. To maximize compatibility of the SENSE75, we’ve flipped our hot-swappable sockets so that all switches will be south facing. This also intrinsically eliminates switch-to-keycap contact and interference for an unimpeded typing experience.
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Staying Hot-Swappable After testing different types and brands of hot-swappable sockets, we found 5-pin PCB mount Kaihua sockets to be the best choice for the SENSE75. In our switch socket selection process, we took painstaking care choosing the right set components to drastically reduce bent switch pins—a common issue caused when the plate and sockets don’t perfectly align. Throughout our testing, we’ve found our build tolerances to be precise enough to virtually eliminate switch misalignment.
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Taking Our Own Stab Perhaps the most frustrating part of customizing a keyboard is getting that perfect touch and feel, only to have it ruined by a rattling stabilizer. Buying a beautiful keyboard and then having to modify and tune your stabs seems counterproductive. When creating the SENSE75, searched the market for out-of-the-box stabilizers that provided similar performance as an enthusiast tuned custom product—and nothing even came close. Rather than send our users a box of bandaids and clippers, we worked with Gateron to design an all-new high-performance stabilizer from the ground up. It’s called the Phantom Stabilizer, and you’ll find it on the SENSE75.
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Quiet stabilizers, south-facing switches and reliable hot-swappable customization are just a few of the features we’ve loaded into the SENSE75. Stay tuned to hear more!
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Aristarco
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Aug 29, 2022
Everything looks great. Too bad there won't be an ISO version. That's a deal-breaker for me.
Zebx
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Aug 28, 2022
I own a GMMK Pro with south facing sockets. My biggest complaint with it is there is a terrible selection of backlit keys for south facing RGB. Is there some big selection of keys out there that I'm not seeing?
DREwNIX707
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Aug 17, 2022
is there gonna be a plan for when this will be released and what kind of customizability will it have(colors, layouts, moding ability)
pablo_neo
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Aug 17, 2022
Looks nice. How about the high pitch noise when the LED backlighting is ON (a commonly reported Drop CTRL issue). Have you checked this as well?
The_Manic_Geek
214
Aug 17, 2022
Glad there's a PCB-mount version of these stabs now, I'm a fan of the plate-mount models.
Zabraca
5
Aug 17, 2022
Hopefully, this keyboard will sound great out of the box without any need of modding it like the iqunix keyboard!
Iheartzeus
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Aug 17, 2022
so far so good, i hope the QC on this is a lot better from the other products ive seen. looking forward to more info
Soei
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Aug 17, 2022
Hoping it has on-board memory to keep RGB+Macro settings so you can effortlessly connect with other computers without having to install the software. At the moment I'm using the Corsair K95 platinum and I really like the USB port which has a fingerprint scanner. Would be nice if a spare USB port is available too, not a must but would be nice.
Great start. I can’t wait to take it for a spin!
van420
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Aug 18, 2022
This is just marketing fluff that was already known from the first story and should be standard for a custom board lol
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