What is the opinion of Reddit about the
OUTEMU (Gaote) Brown Switch 3 Pin Keyswitch DIY Replaceable Switches for Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (20 PCS) in Protective Box?

A total of 8 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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24th Apr 2021

Probably the simplest/easiest way is via Amazon such as this

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14th Apr 2021

New switch is the one on the left. Old one that came with the keyboard on the right.

I bought some “Outemu” browns to replace a couple switched that had failed on my old mech. They’ve got an extra sort of box around the part that goes into the keycap which made me wonder what the difference was. This matched the photo on the listing but I didn’t notice that it was there until I saw it in person. They do work with my keyboard and keycaps with no problem, and they were so cheap I don’t really mind if they’re knockoffs. Just wondering if I really got Outemus.

Here’s the listing below:

Amazon.com: OUTEMU (Gaote) Brown Switch 3 Pin Keyswitch DIY Replaceable Switches for Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (20 PCS) in Protective PP Box: Computers & Accessories

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20th Apr 2019

I just realized the keyboard has hot swappable switches. You could buy some different switches for cheap and just replace them.

I’m pretty sure these would work-

https://www.amazon.com/Brown-Switch-Keyswitch-Replaceable-Mechanical/dp/B073WC1NXL?th=1

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2nd Mar 2019

I found these that I believe will work:
OUTEMU (Gaote) Brown Switch 3 Pin Keyswitch DIY Replaceable Switches for Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (20 PCS) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073WC1NXL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_oVRECbVEQER4H

I just wanted quieter switches then the blues really, and didn’t even know different switches were a thing until after I got this one. It’s my first actual mechanical keyboard :p I’m glad I accidentally got a quick swap one.

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4th Dec 2018

That doesn’t use MX switches: That uses Outemus. Outemu pins are thinner than that of Kailh’s, Gaterons, and Cherries.

This is what you’re looking for. Don’t worry about the different slider, these are outemus.

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15th Oct 2020

Recovering keyboard-a-aholic here. I own over now, over 100+ different keyboards ranging all the way back to IBM Model F/M variations all the way up to most of the latest mechs from the majors (corsair, razer, etc.) I’ve gone down the rabbit hole of hand soldering and building my own customs and tried most of the well known switches, blah blah blah.

With that said, if this is going to be your first mech, you are curious about mechs, want another inexpensive mech, or would like an inexpensive VERY well spec’d mech for the money, this is CHIEF.

Heads up, if this is going to be used in a shared spaced like an office, small apartment or a dorm, I highly suggest you do NOT get blue “clicky: switches because they are loud AF. Instead suggest reds (linear/non tactile, non clicky) or browns (tactile, reduced click sound).

Despite these being outemu switches, they have standard Cherry stems so you can throw the most common after market key caps on them if you wish.

I HIGHLY suggest pudding caps as they look fantastic with this board.

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30th Nov 2020

The product page states

> Modular Mechanical Switches
> Easily replaceable switches for quick and easy maintenance to reduce downtime.
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> Tools and spare switches included.

So you can buy these and make it a brown switch keyboard yourself.

But at that point you’re spending as much as a much better keyboard

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26th Jul 2018

https://www.amazon.com/Brown-Switch-Keyswitch-Replaceable-Mechanical/dp/B073WC1NXL

Probably gonna get these just to be safe. Isn’t Gaote and Outemu different names for the same switch? They call them Gaote Outemus on that Amazon page