These switches have a lifespan of 40 million clicks.
Note that our current stock does not have pin protectors that have to be removed so you can plug these right in!
The number one fake circulating right now is an "Outemu" switch with a dark blue stem. The image on the left is from a real listing of an "Outemu" switch on a popular marketplace, the image on the right is the Outemu reference photo (a much more pale blue). Whether you buy from us or elsewhere, please keep this in mind and make sure you are supporting the real manufacturer whenever possible!
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 email@example.com
A little slow to arrive but was still printing parts anyway. Plus the great little metal cases were worth it. I want to turn one into a giant Gameboy now!
The keys are awesome. "I knew I needed a click..." - Giorgio
My tastes may have been cemented at a young age by obtaining an IBM Model M. A keeb you could very easily use to fend off zombies and then sit back down and continue coding. Sadly I loaned it to a friend of a friend and never saw it again. Many years later I've now realized I have the ability to create custom devices from scratch and experiment with various options. So here we go. A dash of 3D modeling, a cup of 3D printing, a sprinkle of diodes and a deep dive into QMK and voila! It won't be quite as useful in a melee fight but it will definitely satisfy my craving for the click for quite some time.
There's enough resistance that when I rest on the home row I don't have "DDDDDDDDDDDD" across the screen which occasionally happens.
TL;DR A very solid tactile feedback and once you add some double-shot PBTs a nice, fairly high pitched click with a nice return bump up as well.
Received my blue switches 4 days after ordering on the 4th of July. Switches came in nice tin container. Installed switches without a problem, and they perform, fell and sound great.
Ordered these for custom macro pads, they work flawlessly! Nice sturdy clicks, much better than I expected for the price, I'll be coming back for more when I start my next project
I've had a bad experience buying switches before, and these switches really turned that around. The switches took a while to arrive, but it was really great when they showed up and got them installed. They are just as clicky as I was hoping, and they also look really nice with my Redragon K556. They provide a very nice feel and were very easy to install. Over all 10/10 experience, and I love these switches!
Stock they're your run of the mill blue switch, just a tad heavier and higher pitched. If clicky switches are your jam, you may like them.
Where these switches really shine is after modding them with some JSpacers and a little lube. Totally transforms them into a relatively smooth and overall fantastic feeling tactile switch without breaking the bank.