TTC Shimmer Linear Switches, sometimes called TTC Colorful Reds, provide a new and exciting typing experience. These are linear switches with a short feeling travel distance, perfect for gaming. At the same time, they provide a level of tactile feedback, but only on the bounce back.
To be honest? We love them.
The activation is at 41gf and the bottom out is at 48gf, but don't worry the bottom-out rebound is palatable. Once you start typing on these and you get into the groove this is a very fast switch.
The stem is from the TTC Gold Red line (which features an identical mold). They feature a nice convex dome lens that lets any RGB light shine through. The PA Nylon top and bottom housing have been weighted (reducing high-frequency sound and letting the percussive bottom really shine).
To truly make this a TTC linear switch, TTCs signature double coiled spring has been modified, and instead, we have a plated and lubed compressed light spring. The linear stem activation and bottom-out are closely aligned, making for satisfying, short keystrokes. The bounce back is on point.
Stem material: POM
Top housing material: PA Nylon
Bottom housing material: PA Nylon
Spring: Lubed symmetric spring (compressed for a linear bounce back)
Plating: Gold plated Double Contacts
Tooling: 2022 Edition
TTC is well known for its workhorse switches and has recently entered the high-end fray. Beyond keyboard switches, the company specializes in the design and production of switches, encoders, electronic switches, and connectors, which are widely used in computers, automobiles, intelligent machines, mice, keyboards, digital audio, household appliances, office equipment, measuring instruments, industrial control equipment, and more.
All of our TTC switches are direct from the factory, with no reseller or other middle handler. Tested and packaged in the USA by SwitchCaptain. These switches come with an authenticity seal, and unique serial, guaranteeing the switches are directly from TTC. This means no risk of split pins, cracked plastic, uneven spacing, improper operation, keyboard damage, or other issues from non-authentic products.
These switches are packed in a protective tin and include a switch puller
What is the SwitchCaptain Authentication program?
We are keyboard and mice enthusiasts ourselves, we have spent hours (perhaps days, okay fine, weeks) trying to find particular keycaps, switches, lubricants, and more. Too often we stumble across knock-off products, poor quality components (that can do real damage), and sometimes even stores passing non-genuine products as the real thing! Enough is enough. So we got together and decided on a plan moving forward to stop fake products from hurting all the different folks involved.
The SwitchCaptain Authentication program includes a holographic seal on every item we sell, each seal has a unique code that lets you verify your product came from the original brand.
We want you to know that if you buy a product from us that what you get is real.
Let us be clear:
- All branded products we sell are bought from the manufacturer directly, we do not try to save a buck and purchase from a supplier (which we find super suspicious in the first place). If a manufacturer won't sell to us direct we will not have it in the store. This includes big names as well as up-and-comers.
- This also means that manufacturers ship directly to us, we inspect for quality, package them in sealed bags (so they cannot be tainted), code them into our authentication database, and ship it to the customer (that's you!). We do not allow 'middle-persons' to broker any product, as this opens up an opportunity for manipulation.
- Any product from SwitchCaptain without an authentication sticker is counterfeit or repurposed without authorization. Even our refurbished products are authorized.
- We require all brands to provide us with proof of any certifications they say they have. The onus is still on them of course. If a manufacturer cannot produce for example their RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) when they are supposed to be able to, we will not work with them. While we do not know of all licenses, permits, and certifications, we try our best to keep an eye out.
If you want to be part of our program, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org