[Photos] SMK Cherry Mount White

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Do all three of the switches show a similar graph? i.e. actuation point seems to be too far down. Possibly it's 2.5±0.5 mm, which would put this within tolerance, and the orange switch slightly out of tolerance.

Also, blue and white differ in peak force by around 20 cN, which makes me wonder how much of this is to do with tolerance, and how much of this is deliberate. There are "white Montereys" too (albino clicky), so maybe those are lighter in force than the blue ones. They're fairly rare, so it might be some time before they get measured.

I never took the SMK colours too seriously due to how weird it gets, but maybe there is method to it. Here's another blue type:

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc...06285.html

We even get the part number, KKM0611-0001 — but we don't know anything more about them, and they are expensive. You can get them in much smaller quantities but the unit price remains high ($5.37/pc for 30):

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/KKM0611...89312.html

Colour seems not to indicate clicky vs linear, but it may indicate level of force.
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I believe I have the yellow and blue in a keyboard somewhere (may take me a while to find them...).
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These switches seem to have heavily inspired the new cherry mx low profile switches. When compared to the smooth versions of cherry switches (the retooled ones), are the smk smooth? Are they wobbly?
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Daniel Beardsmore wrote:Do all three of the switches show a similar graph? i.e. actuation point seems to be too far down. Possibly it's 2.5±0.5 mm, which would put this within tolerance, and the orange switch slightly out of tolerance.

Also, blue and white differ in peak force by around 20 cN, which makes me wonder how much of this is to do with tolerance, and how much of this is deliberate. There are "white Montereys" too (albino clicky), so maybe those are lighter in force than the blue ones. They're fairly rare, so it might be some time before they get measured.

I never took the SMK colours too seriously due to how weird it gets, but maybe there is method to it. Here's another blue type:

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc...06285.html

We even get the part number, KKM0611-0001 — but we don't know anything more about them, and they are expensive. You can get them in much smaller quantities but the unit price remains high ($5.37/pc for 30):

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/KKM0611...89312.html

Colour seems not to indicate clicky vs linear, but it may indicate level of force.

Sorry to go off-topic, but do you have any more information or references on the albino Montereys? I would be interested in learning more about them.
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Somewhere there was a page with them on, but it's not on the wiki now. There's a topic about them here, but it's not getting very far:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94367.0

They seem to be pretty rare!
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Daniel Beardsmore wrote:Somewhere there was a page with them on, but it's not on the wiki now. There's a topic about them here, but it's not getting very far:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94367.0

They seem to be pretty rare!

Excellent! Thank you very much!
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