A total of 3 reviews of this product on Reddit.
I’m new to the hobby as well, but I can give 3 tips that I think most people will agree with:
1) Get a switch tester like this from Amazon. They’re cheap and let you try out a bunch of switches so you don’t end up wasting a bunch of money on a switch you don’t end up liking.
2) Get a hotswappable board. There are some great, affordable options out there (I personally have a GMMK tkl) and they let you try out multiple switches in the context of a full keyboard. Hotswap sockets do have a limited lifetime so you can’t just swap switches willy nilly (and swapping takes a while anyways), but it’s definitely less commitment compared to soldering down switches.
3) Get the right tools. You really want to lube your switches to get the most out of them. For example, lubing Gateron Yellows made a night and day difference to me. However, when I did it I didn’t have any of the proper tools since I thought they were unnecessary. Since then I’ve gotten a proper switch opener, jeweler pickup tool, and properly sized brush and the process is so much faster. Notice though, I said faster, not fast 🙂
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