I really don’t need any T1s.
…but I need these T1s.
I know I said somewhere sometime that I wanted keyboard parts that look like Bakelite - well. These definitely cover the switches.
Now - somebody do a whisky-colored resin case with granny-sunglasses tiger-striping and we’re in business.
I had these, they are pretty nice, better than normal t1s in term of sound and a fairly similar feel.
I’ve purchased two packs of them. I like them as much as I like the C3 Kiwi’s because I believe they’re basically the same switch. As opposed to the normal T1’s which aren’t quite as enjoyable as either the Amber or Kiwi.
Have you found any decent frankenswitches consisting of ambers?
I’m afraid I’m not one for switch modding so I really couldn’t say.
I was considering picking these up because Kiwi’s are the closest to an “endgame” switch for me out of my collection (other than bluish whites). I read on another vendor’s website that they have some pretravel , is that true? Because my kiwis have no perceptible pre-travel to me.
I have some, but i haven’t used them in a while so i cannot remember about the pre travel, i’ll check when i can and get back to you on it.
Ambers are very much like regular T1, just some manufacturing differences.
I had samples of Amber T1 and I liked to put Gateron Orange stems in it. I think Gateron Orange is basically a lubed Gateron Brown, not sure.
Anyway, in T1 housing it becomes a sharp and abrupt Ergo Clear, but not heavy or too tactile. Use 62 G 14mm TX springs, and lube is definitely needed with T1 housings and springs for sound. Gateron Orange stem is pre-lubed.
You can also make Taliaz, which Aliaz stem. I prefer 65 G 14mm TX spring for this switch. Very poppy, soft bottom-out.
If you use a stem from Durock Medium Tactile, it makes a new tactile called Midnight. It’s like DMT, but sharper + stronger tactility. 65 G or 67 G spring for this one.
Just checked, no pretravel whatsoever.
I found another, if you take the stem from a coffee chip and chuck it in dark amber housings, it creates a better coffee chip, and is also better than both normal and amber t1s. More tactile than both (implying you use the coffee chip spring), smoother than both, a more rounded bump and a better sound. It would be a fairly expensive switch to make, with all the parts needed adding up to around 1.3/1.4$ a switch.