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This is all the info i got so far.

The "SteelSeries branded switches" makes me doubt it. They started do that with the mouse switches as well. They rebrand some random switches as SS ones. Maybe from the cheapest bider or something like that, i guess.




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Blimey! It's pretty expensive as well.
I have my money on the switches being Cherry ML
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lol would be nice if it's Cherry ML, I actually do like that switch just didn't like the fact that all the keyboards with Cherry ML have smaller than normal sized keycaps.

However I don't think Cherry ML is backlit capable so I think it could be something else. Unless they just copied the design and mod it.
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lol would be nice if it's Cherry ML, I actually do like that switch just didn't like the fact that all the keyboards with Cherry ML have smaller than normal sized keycaps.

However I don't think Cherry ML is backlit capable so I think it could be something else. Unless they just copied the design and mod it.
You never know what they could have done so wink.gif
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They don't even say the switch they are using. doh.gif
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post #6 of 15
It says newly designed, pro-quality SteelSeries switches. So there are 2 possibilities:

1) They designed a brand new switch in-house. In that case I wonder how the quality is, I'd assume to get the switches "right" will takes years of trial and error.

2) They bought 3rd party switches, in this case it's probably design and made from some Chinese factories.

Though either case I'm still interested in trying it out, but the price tag is a little bit heavy.
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It says newly designed, pro-quality SteelSeries switches. So there are 2 possibilities:

1) They designed a brand new switch in-house. In that case I wonder how the quality is, I'd assume to get the switches "right" will takes years of trial and error.

2) They bought 3rd party switches, in this case it's probably design and made from some Chinese factories.

Though either case I'm still interested in trying it out, but the price tag is a little bit heavy.

In both cases the price is not right. Unless we are talking Topre switches... but that I doubt since I'm not even sure you can put leds on those.

A big fail on SS... huge one.
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post #8 of 15
It's definitely not Topre... SS would flaunt that it was as well as it being inspected in Japan..
post #9 of 15
It's dropped project. Image was leaked from server somehow or it comes from US survey.
post #10 of 15
That's a shame, was looking forward to new low profile mechanical switch.

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