I’m interested if anyone’s figured out to solve this as well. I’ve always chalked it up to an inherent limitation of the Cherry MX switch design but knowing this community I’m guessing there’s someone out there who’s come up with a solution.
You’re right in that most tactile switches has this, which is the reason why I’ve been all about linears now. U4T indeed is the best with this, although some still do get some ticking but very few of them.
I notice with JWK linears a lot of them have this problem. On the other hand I don’t usually find this problem with Gaterons, SP Stars, and Tecsee switches.
There has been a few saviors that people have been waiting on that still hasn’t panned out yet. The modern beam spring is one of them (The Silo Beam Switch - Jacob Alexander — Kono Store). And of course topre is awesome but has no way of customizing at all other than keycaps. So I think all of the jars of switches that we have on our shelves will be around for many more years to come.
Absolutely true. But for leaf ping, optical is a no-brainer solution that already exists (unfortunately in limited options). Linear switches can be near perfect, and tactile have zero leaf noise issues (since there is no leaf )
It’s strange that we don’t see more optical custom options. They’re 100% compatible with our keycaps, and there are no limitations on the way the keyboard has to look. Is the PCB/plate design for optical that tricky? Must be.
It’s the only thing that I can think of. Or it could just be that the pcb fabricators simply aren’t willing to do it unless the client is a big OEM manufacturer like razer that’s going to sell millions of units to gamers that are only buying one keyboard