So I’ve been playing around with a batch of Outemu Snap switches. They are 2mm lower than regular switches giving you a mid-height profile.
These are named for the (supposedly) different click mechanism of their Snap Blue switch, but these Red switches work just like a regular MX linear switch.
My discoveries so far:
- Like many Outemo switches they have a nice, tight housing and very little wobble (the shorter stem probably helps here too).
- Sadly they literally use a shorter MX spring so you can not really spring swap them. Kailh Box and Alps springs are too narrow.
- I definitely like the lower profile, however small a difference it may be. Remember with some boards having around 20mm front height a 2mm reduction is still 10%
Have not tested the affect of lube yet. They are no more or less scratchy than a regular Cherry MX Red.
Pictures of the switches and springs below.