The not-so-classic low-profile switches are coming!!!
Finally, there is a decent tactile low profile keyboard switch! The Sunset switch is the first truly new Choc switch in years. Designed by LowproKB and manufactured by Kailh, the Sunset switch sets a new standard for low profile tactile switches.
The Sunset tactile switch uses the spring from the 35g Choc Pro Red switch and has a completely redesigned stem which produces the tactile bump and actuates the switch. It comes factory-lubed and ready to add to your keyboard project.
It is actually fairly difficult to produce a nice tactile feedback in a short-throw, low profile switch such as a Kailh Choc. This switch is the result of over a year spent by LowproKB iterating through designs trying to find the right balance. Working closely with Kailh engineers, LowproKB felt that they have found the sweet spot, and think it will be enjoyed by those who love tactile key switches.
The tactile event (bump) of the Sunset switch can be described as “short and sweet”, as it is technically impossible to make a smooth rounded bump on a switch with such a short travel. The switch activates just after the bump, but in practice, it feels essentially instantaneous. Those who had the opportunity to test prototypes, did not describe sensing a lag in actuation.
Not in the EU? We have international vendors to help keep your costs down!
- Model number: CPG135001D02-3
- Model name: Sunset
- Type: Tactile
- Colour: Orange POM stem, amber PC top, black nylon bottom
- Operation force: 40±5gf
- Tactile force: 50±5gf
- Conduction travel: 1.5mm±0.5mm
- Total travel: 3mm+0/-0.5mm
- Operating life: 50,000,000 cycles
What does the pre-sale status mean?
It simply means that this is sort of a distributed Group Buy. These switches were worked on by the folks at LowproKB from Canada, and working together, I am now honored to provide you a convenient way to get them from an EU store rather than from a Canadian one. The orders will be fulfilled once the pre-sale is done is finished. For status of the pre-sale, please follow this link. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask in the #support channel on our Discord.
When will I get my switches?
Estimated shipping from us to you will be somewhere during July for these pre-orders, which is the most exact date I know as of right now.