The long wait is over… finally there is a decent tactile low profile keyboard switch – now in stock!
We call it the Sunset switch, and it is the first truly new Choc switch in years. Designed by LowproKB and manufactured by Kailh, the Sunset switch sets a new standard for low profile tactile switches.
The Sunset tactile uses a 40 gf spring and has a completely redesigned stem which produces the tactile bump and actuates the switch. It comes factory-lubed and ready to add to your keyboard project.
It is actually fairly difficult to produce a nice tactile feedback in a short-throw, low profile switch such as a Kailh Choc. This switch is the result of over a year spent iterating through designs trying to find the right balance. Working closely with Kailh engineers, we feel we have found the sweet spot, and think it will be enjoyed by those who love tactile key switches.
The tactile event (bump) of the Sunset switch can be described as “short and sweet”, as it is technically impossible to make a smooth rounded bump on a switch with such a short travel. The switch activates just after the bump, but in practice, it feels essentially instantaneous. Those who had the opportunity to test prototypes, did not describe sensing a lag in actuation.
- Model number: CPG135001D02-3
- Model name: Sunset
- Type: Tactile
- Colour: Orange POM stem, amber PC top, black nylon bottom
- Factory lubed
- Operation force: 40±10 gf
- Tactile force: 55±10 gf
- Conduction travel: 1.5 mm±0.5 mm
- Total travel: 3 mm+0/-0.5 mm
- Operating life: 50,000,000 cycles
Sold in packs of 10 switches.
email@example.com (verified owner) –
These switches are just perfect! I waited with building my first split kb until these came out, and it was worth the wait! The tactile bump satisfies me on every keypress, and the action is oh so smooth!
firstname.lastname@example.org (verified owner) –
I just loved these switches, they’re true tactile on a choc. I found it a tad bit too heavy for my taste(I’ve pretty weak fingers) and I switched the springs to 35g and its been a dream ever since. I’m actually afraid of trying out other switches.