WASD 6-Key Cherry MX Switch Tester

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WASD 6-Key Cherry MX Switch TesterWASD 6-Key Cherry MX Switch Tester
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My kids love this thing Review by reddawnman
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OK, First of all, this item works amazingly well for determining which switches you want. As others have said, you really need to feel the keys to know what you want.

But all that is insignificant when you see how much a 2 year old and a 3 year old will fight each other to play with this thing. They love the tactile feel, the sound, and when they read "Click Clack Moo" at night it is their favorite sound effect.

I almost need another one, but I'll save my money for another great keyboard... (Posted on 2/19/18)
6 popular Cherry MX Key Switches Review by Starius
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I'm no stranger to mechanical keyboards.... I've been using computers regularly since the 80s, so I've used more than my fair share. For the last 5 years or so, I've been using a Corsair K90 keyboard that uses Cherry MX Red switches.

However, the world of fully custom keyboards is a rather new rabbit hole for me to venture down and I've been learning a lot about various key switches out there. But there is only so much you can take in about keyboard switches by seeing videos or reading about them. To really know, you just gotta feel them in person. And that is the reason why I bought this Cherry MX key switch tester.

When I bought it, I had already made up my mind that I would get a custom keyboard from WASD at some point in the near future. I just wasn't totally sure on which switches I wanted to go with. Using the MX Reds I was used to as my baseline, I knew I wanted something that needed a little more force and probably "clicky." Logically, I knew this most likely meant MX Blues or MX Greens... but how they "feel" is unique to the individual.

This key switch tester was exactly what I needed to make my decision.
(I ended up going with the MX Greens on my WASD keyboard, if you've read this far and are curious. Too stiff? Hey, I learned how to type on an actual typewriter. You don't know about key press force or key press travel until you've tried to write a letter on a Smith Corona with a half dried ribbon!)

So if you're curious at all about the most common Cherry MX key switches or just want a nice little conversation/fidget piece on your desk, you might want to pick one of these up.

Just one last thought to share, however: Don't totally rely on this key switch tester to get an idea of how these switches would SOUND in a keyboard. Any switch housed in an actual keyboard case is going to have different acoustics than to how they sound mounted in this metal bar. But they do give you a good idea of how they sound relative to each other. (Posted on 2/17/18)
Great if you need to learn what mechanical is all about Review by mike
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If you want to compare keys this is great. The only difference between red and black is a little higher resistance. Same goes for brown/clear/white and green/blue. (Posted on 2/1/18)
Super Helpful, An option with more switches would be be nice. Review by Tom
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Really helpful, and awesome mount, my only criticism would be that it would be nice to include more switches. (Posted on 2/1/18)
nice testing set Review by joaquin
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quick for figuring out which keys i would like to try and get (Posted on 1/30/18)
Very useful, but could go further Review by David S
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The switch tester worked as advertised and was extremely helpful in deciding which switch to get. Some instructions, and a tool perhaps, for installing and removing the o-rings would have pushed me to 5-stars. It also would be nice if buying the switch tester gave you a small rebate ($5-$10) off the purchase of a keyboard. (Posted on 1/15/18)
Does what it says Review by Marijn
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And does it good! Do miss LED lights though, (Posted on 1/4/18)
Fantastic Product Review by SunnyBoy
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I really love this product it really helped me decide which switch was the perfect one for me. It would've been nice if it did have the led lights but I put them in my self and it was very easy. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is unsure of what switch is the one for them. P.S. I went with the browns. (Posted on 12/20/17)
Helpful Review by Minkus
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Helped me know which switches I wanted. Continues to be a good reference. Also fun to fidget with! (Posted on 12/6/17)
Perfect Review by AJ
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I was not sure which switches I wanted for my new keyboard. This let me decide and was just what I needed. (Posted on 12/5/17)

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