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Revision as of 23:06, 3 December 2012

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Manufacturer Matias Corporation
Tactile? Yes
Clicky? Yes (Click Switch),
No (Quiet Switch)
Activation force 60±5 cN

The Matias switch is a clone of the Alps CM switch, manufactured by Matias Corporation primarily for its own keyboards. Matias corp. plans to also sell its switches to other companies, and also to keyboard enthusiasts.[1] Price is planned to be $100 (USD or CAD?) for a box of 800 switches (12.5¢ per switch).[2][3]

Matias Quiet Switches are used in the new Matias Quiet Pro. Matias Click Switches are used in the Matias Tactile Pro to replace the Fuhua Alps ("Fukka") switches that were discontinued in early 2012. A Matias Corp. representative claims also that they have eliminated the ping ("chorus of springs") which used to plague the Fukka switches.[4]


Matias Click switch

Matias' Click switch (part no PG155B02) is a clone of the clicky "white" Alps CM. It was intended as a direct replacement of the white "Fukka" (Fuhua) switch.

Like the white Alps and the Fuhua Alps, there are no rubber dampers and the tactile leaf is held loosely to allow it to click.

Matias Quiet switch

Matias' Quiet switch (part no PG155B01) is a clone of the tactile "Cream" Alps CM.

The slider has two rubber bumpers that cushions both the down-stroke and the up-stroke. The bumpers dampen the "clack" noise on bottoming out, as well as noise when a key is released, thus making keyboards with this switch more silent. Unlike the Cream Alps, the rubber bumpers are white.[5]

Matias first intended to make the switch with a orange-coloured slider, but had to change colour to white because the pigment used in test batches interfered with the plastic's properties.[3]


  1. Matias press release. 2012-09-20, posted by a Matias representative in Deskthority thread Product news: Matias Quiet Pro Keyboard with sound-dampened ALPS switches
  2. Deskthority forum thread New ALPs switch coming from Edgar Matias
  3. 3.0 3.1 Geekhack, Matias vendor forum, forum thread New switches from Matias -- 2 years in the making
  4. Geekhack, forum thread Another quiet mechanical keyboard thread
  5. Diatec · Product Information for the Matias Quiet Pro for Mac

See also