Why isn't there a Halo True/Clear switch drop?
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These are supposed to be the most amazing tactile MX-style switches ever. Let's have a drop!
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Jino74
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May 11, 2018
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My guess is that MD wants to sell keyboards which generate a lot more revenue than sell a bunch of switches. After all, if they did a switch drop, per switch pricing can't be much higher than what the Hako switch sells for, given the similar genes, and their sales projections probably don't compare well against selling thousands of CTRL and ALT keyboards. Just a guess though!
I personally wasn't impressed with the Halo clear switches that came with my K-type. I sold it to a community member for $50, which at this point, regret given the high demand due to the popularity of the holy panda switches.
May 11, 2018
OldCat
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May 25, 2018
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I sold for $45
May 25, 2018
Jino74
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May 25, 2018
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The number of Twinkies that could've been had if we'd just waited!
May 25, 2018
NorrisB
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Apr 27, 2018
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What does Halo True and Halo Clear compare with in the Cherry MX lineup?
Apr 27, 2018
LevelSteam
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Apr 27, 2018
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Halo True is supposed to be similar to Topre in feel, but I've never used a Topre board so I can't comment on that. Halo Clears are similar to Cherry Clears in weight, but are smoother, and less wobbly. If you like Cherry Clears chances are you'll also like Halo Clears.
Apr 27, 2018
equalunique
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May 11, 2018
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Like a Cherry MX Clear, but the bump is higher and bigger. They feel like the best tacticle switches ever.
May 11, 2018
LevelSteam
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Dec 28, 2017
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There was a falling out between Massdrop and Input Club regarding production and distribution rights to the switches. Long story short the partnership was dissolved so chances are you're not going to see these switches on Massdrop any time soon.
I:C (the designers of the switch) recently held a group buy on their store though, link here- https://kono.store/products/hako-mechanical-switches
The "Hako" switches are exactly the same as the Halo switches with the exception of the box style stem on them, which won't affect anything unless youre planning to physically modify the switch.
Hope this clears things up a bit.
Dec 28, 2017
devbryce
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Apr 28, 2018
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Oh wow. I don't know how Massdrop's algorithms work and why this discussion popped up for me. I thought it was a new discussion. Carry on. 👍
Apr 28, 2018
Ughh
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May 24, 2018
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Yes, but it's still a $34.99 add-on
May 24, 2018
BlueCrowned
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Dec 28, 2017
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Dec 28, 2017