Difference between revisions of "Switch Testers"

From LASER_NINJA
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 6: Line 6:
 
= Switch Testers =
 
= Switch Testers =
 
== Switch Tester Plates ==
 
== Switch Tester Plates ==
This is what I recommend for beginners as it's the cheaper option.  
+
These plates are the easiest way to try out different switches and double as artisan display units.  
  
The unit is a single 6mm thick acrylic plate, with a smooth frosted finish on both sides. Switches are pushed in and held with friction force. They can be pushed out from below, or wiggled out from above.  
+
They're made from a single 6mm thick clear acrylic with a silky smooth satin/frosted finish on both sides that resists dust and fingerprints.
  
Choose your switches at the bottom, as many or as few as you would like. Blank DSA keycaps are available at 50c each.
+
Switches are simply pushed into the slots and will be held in place with friction, and can be pushed out from below. There is no separate switch plate so switches do not clip in, but this does means it's cheaper, easier and faster to swap switches around.
  
The total price of a 12 slot 3x4 unit will be in the area of $30-40 depending. Delivery can be done via auspost letter at $2.50 - $3.50.
+
The total price of a 12 slot unit with switches and keycaps will be around $30-40. Delivery can be done via auspost letter untracked at $2.50 - $3.50 within Australia.
  
[https://imgur.com/a/Xvj0v5y Photos of Switch Tester Plates here.]
 
  
 
Pricing:
 
Pricing:
Line 20: Line 19:
 
* 4 Slot 2x2 Switch Plate - $5
 
* 4 Slot 2x2 Switch Plate - $5
 
* 12 Slot 3x4 Switch Plate - $14
 
* 12 Slot 3x4 Switch Plate - $14
* 24 Slot 4x6 Switch Plate - $20
+
* 24 Slot 4x6 Switch Plate - $22
 
* Custom size - contact
 
* Custom size - contact
 +
 +
 +
'''[https://www.switchkeys.com.au/collections/tools/products/laser-ninja-switch-tester-plate Also available switchkeys.com.au]'''
 +
 +
 +
[[File:LAS 8387 - 2000px.jpg|1000px|link=]]
 +
 +
[[File:LAS 8388 - 2000px.jpg|1000px|link=]]
 +
 +
[[File:LAS 8361 - 2000px.jpg|1000px|link=]]
  
  

Revision as of 18:59, 28 July 2021


Switch Testers

Switch Tester Plates

These plates are the easiest way to try out different switches and double as artisan display units.

They're made from a single 6mm thick clear acrylic with a silky smooth satin/frosted finish on both sides that resists dust and fingerprints.

Switches are simply pushed into the slots and will be held in place with friction, and can be pushed out from below. There is no separate switch plate so switches do not clip in, but this does means it's cheaper, easier and faster to swap switches around.

The total price of a 12 slot unit with switches and keycaps will be around $30-40. Delivery can be done via auspost letter untracked at $2.50 - $3.50 within Australia.


Pricing:

  • 4 Slot 2x2 Switch Plate - $5
  • 12 Slot 3x4 Switch Plate - $14
  • 24 Slot 4x6 Switch Plate - $22
  • Custom size - contact


Also available switchkeys.com.au


LAS 8387 - 2000px.jpg

LAS 8388 - 2000px.jpg

LAS 8361 - 2000px.jpg


Advanced Switch Testers

These are solid fully enclosed units that hold switches in securely via a dedicated switch plate. They will simulate a keyboard better than the switch plate option, but keep in mind nothing will be the same as trying out a full keyboard with a particular switch.

I have some old stock still available, some unlisted so get in contact if you are looking for a particular size. New ones are being designed.

These units cannot be flat packed and will need to be sent via courier/parcel, which starts at $10.

Photos of Advanced Switch Testers

Pricing:

  • 1u - $8
  • 1x2 - $10 - Sold out
  • 2x2 - $13 - 3 available (2 smoke black, 1 snow)
  • 2x3 - $15 - Sold out
  • 2x4 - $16 - 3 available (snow)
  • 3x4 - $20 - 1 available (snow)
  • 3x5 - $24 - 3 available (snow)


This list is somewhat out of date. New testers are being designed at the moment. Custom rubber feet are being made for 2 row units and should be here soon. Anything larger will have the traditional round bumpon on each corner.


Switches

I sell individual switches to go with switch testers.

If you are after bulk switches, please have a look at these aussie stores.


Modern Switches - $1.50 each

Alpaca V1 Linears
Halo Clear
KBDfans T1 Tactile
Gazzew Boba U4 62g
Gazzew Boba U4T 62g
Gazzew Bobagum 62g (clear top)
Dragonfruit 63.5g - link
POM Sunflower 67g - link
SP Star Purple 67g (white housing)
SP-Star Х KON·MOMO 65g


Cherry Switches - $1 each

Cherry Red
Cherry Black
Cherry Brown
Cherry Clear
Cherry Blue
Cherry Green
Cherry Speed Silver
Cherry Silent Red - $1.50
Cherry Silent Black - $1.50
Cherry Nature White - $2


Gateron Switches $1 each

Gateron Clear
Gateron Red
Gateron Yellow
Gateron Black
Gateron Brown
Gateron Blue
Gateron Green
Gateron Silent Red
Gateron Silent Black
Gateron Silent Brown


Kailh BOX Switches - $1 each

Kailh BOX Red
Kailh BOX Dark Yellow
Kailh BOX Black
Kailh BOX Brown
Kailh BOX Burnt Orange
Kailh BOX White
Kailh BOX Pale Blue
Kailh BOX Jade
Kailh BOX Navy
Kailh BOX Royal
Kailh BOX Pink
Kailh BOX Chinese Red
Kailh BOX Noble Yellow
Kailh BOX Glazed Green
Kailh BOX Ancient Grey


Kailh Switches - $1 each

Kailh Pro Burgundy
Kailh Pro Purple
Kailh Pro Light Green
Kailh Speed Gold
Kailh Speed Silver
Kailh Speed Bronze
Kailh Speed Copper


KBDfans Aliaz Switches - $1 each

Aliaz 60g
Aliaz 70g
Aliaz 80g
Aliaz 100g


Outemu Switches

These outemu switches are very old and maybe not even be available for purchase.

Outemu Ice Light Purple - $1
Outemu Ice Dark Purple - $1
Outemu Ice Clear - $1
Outemu Ice Grey - Out of stock
Outemu Ice Silver - Out of stock
Outemu Teal - Out of stock
Personal tools