Hak Foo wrote: ↑
The damped-by-default is a little odd-- if you're trading on the ALPS-style concept, people are probably most familiar with their old white-ALPS Omnikey or FK-2001, or maybe a black-ALPS AT101W. The only "big seller" damped switch was probably the one in the AEKI series. I hope I can pull out the dampers if I don't care for them, without damaging the switches.
Are all the i-Rocks switches dampened by default or only some of them? I could not find any confirmation of this. In fact, some of the videos show the sound of i-Rocks switches without the ORS dampening so I was unsure what to make of this.
Their ORS (ORing Silencing?) technology literally takes the form of a pair of o-rings on either side of the stem. I imagine this is easy to remove if you are so inclined.
I have come to prefer the sound and response of dampened switches. They can feel more precision engineered, for lack of a better term, which I greatly enjoy. So I am looking forward to trying out the dampened versions of these switches.