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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-10-2020, 03:19 PM
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I thought analog switches had already been done by them with a laser or something. What makes this better than that?
Does away with the complicated optics and gives you higher resolution over the entire travel of the switch.

Basically the same principle as the Steelseries omnipoint switches.
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I thought analog switches had already been done by them with a laser or something. What makes this better than that?
Greater range of analog capture. The optical switches they previously used could only have analog control in the middle 1/3 or so of the key travel. Anything outside of that range couldn't be reliably measured with any precision. Hall effect switches should, in theory, have high precision across the entire key travel distance.

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I thought analog switches had already been done by them with a laser or something. What makes this better than that?
With the IR based analog the actuation range is only between 1.5-4 mm, these will be able to start sensing right at the start of the keystroke, but I doubt they will be cheap.

And hall effect! I have wanted a hall effect keyboard since I first heard about the switch type when I was eight.
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I prefer switches like blue or something with very pronounced actuation feel like laptop scissor switch.


Currently using the Bloody LK1 blue which is optical but only digital input.








Does anyone know if wooting would do a Blue or Brown type?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Gilles3000 View Post
Does away with the complicated optics and gives you higher resolution over the entire travel of the switch.

Basically the same principle as the Steelseries omnipoint switches.

But the Wooting 2 is way better looking compared to the SS keyboard. Remember that SteelSeries only included the Omnipoint Switches within their main 61 keys cluster. Everywhere else on the keyboard uses plain Red MX junk.


The Wooting Two Lekker Edition is 100% Hall Effect and nothing else, that is why I put down my money for this forth coming keyboard.
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But the Wooting 2 is way better looking compared to the SS keyboard. Remember that SteelSeries only included the Omnipoint Switches within their main 61 keys cluster. Everywhere else on the keyboard uses plain Red MX junk.


The Wooting Two is 100% Hall Effect and nothing else, that is why I put down my money for this forth coming keyboard.
Didn't mean to compare the boards at all, was just using the Omnipoint Switches as a way to further illustrate how these switches work, as the omnipoints are better documented so far.

I'm not a huge fan of mainstream gaming keyboards in general, and wootings stuff has been great so far. I've no doubt that their implementation of hall effect will be great and probably much better value than the SS.
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Does anyone know if wooting would do a Blue or Brown type?
Analog switches with a fixed mechanical bump have a very limited use case and Wooting seems focused on analog switches. A hall effect switch with an actuation bump would be very cool though. A tech that could have per-key adjustment of a tactile actuation point would also be very impressive.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Asmodian View Post
A hall effect switch with an actuation bump would be very cool though. A tech that could have per-key adjustment of a tactile actuation point would also be very impressive.
Wooting is working on a tactile actuation of these Hall effects so only the Linear will be supplied first with later tactile versions supplied.

Just want to have the Lekker Edition due to it's very nice PBT key-set. This is what should be supplied with ALL keyboards today. A decent finished PBT key-set in a variety of colours, so that the end user can get a unique product that works nicely with their fingers.
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If only Topre Corp would do this with their switches.
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