The Switch Try Bag....

US/CANADA Switch Try Bag Sinklist Membership :

1. xxmastermushxx RECEIVED
2. Bienc DELETED -> does not need it anymore
3 Kindari RECEIVED
4 Bossborot RECEIVED
5 Floodge RECEIVED
6 mutantmagnet RECEIVED
US ROUND 1 CLOSED


EUROPEAN Switch Try Bag Sinklist Membership :

1. Avenzerg RECEIVED
2. Trax RECEIVED
3. Markybhoy RECEIVED
4. Mrog RECEIVED
5. loadsas RECEIVED
6. Taietzel RECEIVED
7. filimonovici RECEIVED
EUROPE ROUND 1 CLOSED




Hi everybody,

With this thread I am trying to see how many people would be interested in receiving the so called Switch Try Bag -> it is a little bag containing all major cherry and alps switches. It is a variant of the Switch Try Board : http://www.mrinterface.com/content/sinklist-stb-switch-try-board in the sense that I don't solder them to a piece of PCB ( which is easier for me ).
The process I use to spread them around is called open sink : http://www.opensink.com -> you receive the bag , check it's keys out , write a short review on this forum and ship it to the next in line.
I already have 3 sinklist items running successfully like this and it costs me a lot of time to administrate them( checking everything and guiding the process ) on GeekHack and I figured I want to spread this fourth sinklist item via deskthority in order to get more exposure for deskthority as well.

What do you guys think? If you are interested in participating please PM me your name and country including your email where I can contact you directly.



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NEW!NEW!NEW!NEW!NEW!NEW!NEW!NEW!NEW!NEW!NEW!

Today 17 October 2011 I released the first continental switch try bag.
The EUROPEAN switch try bag :
It contains the following switches :

1. Cherry Brown
2. Cherry Blue
3. Cherry Red
4. Cherry Clear
5. Cherry Black
6. Clicky Alps grey
7. Dampened Alps white
8. Alps black
9. Cherry ML

This bag will stay in Europe indefinitely. This bag will also be tracked differently ( I will use the same process as Ceesa : decentralized )
You receive the bag, you write your opinion about the switches in this thread, you find out who is next on the list, you PM that person in order to get his/her address, you send it to the next one within 3 days(Notice : 3(!)) WITH tracking.
Note : if you are NOT able to send it on within 3 days OR you are unable to pay for the tracking then DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS SINKLIST. I learned my lessons with other sinklist items and would not like to learn them again.....

If you live in Europe(!) and you would like to participate PM me your name and I'll put you on the list.

Note : the other bag ( currently on its way to Australia ) will be re-baptized as the American/Canadian Switch try bag once the Aussie tour is complete. Americans and Canadians can already apply for it starting today ( 17 October 2011 ) PM me your name and I'll put you on the newly formed Switch Try Bag list for America/Canada.


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Very interesting! I missed out on the one started in GH so I'm glad to see it happening again. All I need now is to find a soul with a topre board in the US. :twisted:
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kidchunks wrote:Very interesting! I missed out on the one started in GH so I'm glad to see it happening again. All I need now is to find a soul with a topre board in the US. :twisted:

You can always subscribe to the Topre Keychain sinklist in order to get a feel of the Topre key :-)

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Mrinterface wrote:You can always subscribe to the Topre Keychain sinklist in order to get a feel of the Topre key :-)
Regards.

Thanks! Just pmed SirClickAlot so hopefully I get added to the list. It looks like its still in the US too! :D
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To clarify, SirClickAlot = Mrinterface, so you should be fine :P
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sixty wrote:To clarify, SirClickAlot = Mrinterface, so you should be fine :P

:o...Never noticed his sig on GH! :lol:
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LOL. Why is this an offtopic?
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RiGS wrote:LOL. Why is this an offtopic?

Yes, you are right. Once I posted under offtopic I also thought it should be under Keyboards :-)
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I moved it to the keyboard forum, btw. If you lack the rights to do so yourself, MrInterface, go ahead and add yourself to the global moderators group in the ACP.
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Thanx for moving it , I fixed my moderator rights accordingly....
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Some publicity to the Switch try keyboard would be also nice. There are already 4 members on that list and needs one more to send it out.
Mrinterface: Have you left the ghetto reds on the nums?
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RiGS wrote:Some publicity to the Switch try keyboard would be also nice. There are already 4 members on that list and needs one more to send it out.
Mrinterface: Have you left the ghetto reds on the nums?

Yes, on the Switch Try Keyboard I modded one of the blacks to a cherry red. :-)

I am thinking of moving the Switch Try Keyboard : http://www.mrinterface.com/content/sinklist-stk-switch-try-keyboard to this forum since it didn't start yet.

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Somehow I saturated the Switch Try Market.....Upto now there is only 1 on the list :-(
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Mrinterface wrote:Somehow I saturated the Switch Try Market.....Upto now there is only 1 on the list :-(

Between the TK, STN and STK there is no surprise for the lack of people interested in the STBAG. The current three sinklist provide enough for the average joe. :lol:

I'm still curious on the alps and ML!
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I like ML switches. Got the STN today and need to try the other switches. Love the Switch Try projects though. Too much supply in this regard isn't necessarily a bad thing. Means everyone that wants to is getting to try it.
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This is really brilliant idea.
Is it a kind of doubleblind ? Good. Good. Good.

There is a invincible local beliefs that old black Cherry switch is superior. To my knowledge, it is just kind of ignorance. If you feel smoother, it is wear. Nothing else. Moreover, nobody have clearly distinguished between old Cherry and new Cherry. Stupido.
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What an AWESOME idea!! Are you looking for any member for the Europe trip? I would love to test the switches as I only have an MX Black with me (G80-3000).
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amleth wrote:This is really brilliant idea.
Is it a kind of doubleblind ? Good. Good. Good.

There is a invincible local beliefs that old black Cherry switch is superior. To my knowledge, it is just kind of ignorance. If you feel smoother, it is wear. Nothing else. Moreover, nobody have clearly distinguished between old Cherry and new Cherry. Stupido.


Yaaay! Finally a fellow skeptic!!

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So worn Cherries get smoother, and worn Alps get more friction. Right?
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It has nothing to do with worn out. I have old ones NIB. Entirely different feel to the new ones. Worst is the sound on new ones though.
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webwit wrote:So worn Cherries get smoother, and worn Alps get more friction. Right?

Correct!

Except its "worn and DIRTY" Alps because of the poor design of the sliders and a slider hole bigger than....

Well, let's just say it's big.
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sixty wrote:It has nothing to do with worn out. I have old ones NIB. Entirely different feel to the new ones. Worst is the sound on new ones though.

Is it because the vintage springs are different in the old mx blacks?
Have you tried to put the old sprins in a new mx black switch?
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All I can say is that I have never had the problem I read that others do with Cherry blacks,
That said all of mine are older NIB ones.
The only newer black switched one I have used a new'ish board of someone elses and did not like it so much but IMO I thought that was more down to the state of the board, and poss key cap feel.

Might have to look into it more.
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Very interesting idea.

I tried a few months back purchasing a few of each kind of switch. All I could find was Cherry Blues, Blacks, and Clears from Digi-Key.

Where did you purchase all the various switches?
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jnewkirk wrote:Very interesting idea.

I tried a few months back purchasing a few of each kind of switch. All I could find was Cherry Blues, Blacks, and Clears from Digi-Key.

Where did you purchase all the various switches?

The switches were pulled from different boards : http://www.mrinterface.com/content/sinklist-stb-switch-try-board
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Wow that looks pretty awesome
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I just wanted to say what a great idea this is! I will be able to test every switch so awesome! :D
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