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I've just realized I don't know the name of this kind of switch:



So, please tell me.
post #2 of 7
well, I'm guessing that is am ouse board, and that is the right mosue button. If so it's called a "momentary" switch because it only closes as long as it is pressed.

You're not trying to resolder a mouse board are you?
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Momentary Tactile Push Button Switch, not really sure what exact model or brand Razer uses. I just noticed it last month disassembling my Razer Naga for repairs. The middle push button switch looks much different in design than the older Razer mouse middle buttons.
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I've heard people throw the terms disk switch and dome switch. Honestly though, they're just another form of tactile momentary switch and AFAIK don't really have their own name. They functionally do the same thing as that omron switch right next to it, they just look different (and use a convex metal dome instead of a bent metal leaf, in order to save space and reduce manufacturing cost).
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by bombastinator View Post

well, I'm guessing that is am ouse board, and that is the right mosue button. If so it's called a "momentary" switch because it only closes as long as it is pressed.

You're not trying to resolder a mouse board are you?
It's Razer DA 2013's PCB


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Originally Posted by anoob View Post

Momentary Tactile Push Button Switch, not really sure what exact model or brand Razer uses. I just noticed it last month disassembling my Razer Naga for repairs. The middle push button switch looks much different in design than the older Razer mouse middle buttons.
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

I've heard people throw the terms disk switch and dome switch. Honestly though, they're just another form of tactile momentary switch and AFAIK don't really have their own name. They functionally do the same thing as that omron switch right next to it, they just look different (and use a convex metal dome instead of a bent metal leaf, in order to save space and reduce manufacturing cost).

I had bad experience with Roccat Pyra's middle button, which used the same kind of switch:

My job required using middle button a lot but Pyra's one broke down so quickly. But since I switched to Roccat Lua, which has a TTC switch for this button, things have become better:

So I have a ideal that people who use middle button a lot like me should avoid mice using "Momentary Tactile Push Button Switch".

Now I'm looking a new gaming mouse, Sensei Raw seems nice and then I see that kind of switch again sadsmiley.gif
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Oh hey, that looks like the DA2k13 PCB but with the sensor and led light ripped out... I think the above poster answered your question pretty well. When I worked on that pcb (for a mod), I couldn't really identify it either, but I THINK it had a feeling of a TTC switch.

EDIT: LOL! We posted at the same time!
Anyway, if you are look for a 'new' gaming mouse, I wouldn't recommend ANY of the newer mice. I been through all the Zowie Mice, Razer mice, Steelseries, Logitech... They just aren't that great compared to the old school mice.

Consider the marketing trends from when the era of those mice: The only thing that has been worked on at the moment is MORE dpi, hence the dpi race. The focus isn't even on sensor performance. In a sense, the old school mice outperform the new stuff since they come without all the useless marketing gimmicks. See, unlike sports cars that focus on increasing hp/torque and 0-60mph speeds, NOT only top speed--Mouse currently engineered are only for the TOP speed (or dpi numbers) instead of for hp/torque (perfect control speeds). Just an analogy, but I digress. Why are you letting switches bother you so much? It's not like it's a Huano or something...

Just stick with a MX518, MX300, WMO 1.1a, IO 1.1a, or IE 3.0...

PERSONALLY: I like the IO 1.1a the most outta the aforementioned due to their sensor position giving the best/balanced displacement for accuracy.
Fastest clicking switch award goes to: WMO and IE 3.0. Easily 80+ clicks in 10 seconds, and the mousewheel is very easy to press compared to a lot of 'gaming' mice.
Edited by Nilizum - 11/13/13 at 11:18pm
post #7 of 7
The common name would be "tact switch" (if you talk to manufacturers and distributors).

Most famous is a Panasonic model, made famous not only by the extensive patents Panasonic owns in its design (i.e. dust free), but also due to extensive use from Microsoft (and also HP).
Its also often used for left and right click for office mice.

It offers great reliability - but low RF. Unfortunately click feeling does not come close to Omron D2F and the low RF is also not so nice for gaming.

Other brands (Kailh, TTC, etc) also offer this kind of switch, but with a very different specification/quality.
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