Introduction of GATERON Switches
GATERON, as a well-known domestic manufacturer of switch body, is very good at producing switch with excellent typing feeling, and has a good reputation in the user circle. GATERON has been gradually improving the craftsmanship of its products, and has also brought more options to the players in terms of switch types. CAP switch, Tiffany switch, full penetration switch and other different coaxial body, also won continuous praise from customized keyboard users.
Recently, GATERON officially launched the Silver switch PRO, and the yellow switch, the red switch has been upgraded and adjusted, launched the yellow switch PRO and Red switch PRO, next follow the author to see how they perform. I have received the test switch body from the manufacturer. These three types of switch bodies are placed in the transparent acrylic storage and display box. Each box can hold 20 pieces of switch body, convenient and beautiful storage of switch body, but also allow users to easily experience the switch body feel.
GATERON G Yellow PRO and G Red PRO are adjusted and upgraded on the previous switch body, and there is no obvious difference in appearance, pressure grams and stroke. However, GATERON G yellow PRO and GATERON G Red PRO respectively launched two versions, using the transparent switch cover of the three-pin version, and the use of milk color cover of the five-pin version. These two GATERON switchs are three – legged versions with transparent top covers.
Comparison of GATERON Different Switches
G Silver PRO is the new switch body launched by GATERON. It adopts the traditional MX switch body structure and adopts the dust-proof switch center with side wall, which can provide more stable pressing feel. The switch body adopts transparent switch cover and opalescent switch seat scheme, which is designed with linear feel and has been lubricated before delivery.
The switch body uses 45gf trigger pressure, the total stroke is 3.4MM, the trigger stroke is 1.2MM, the main trigger fast, effectively improve the operation speed at the same time. New anti-oxidation gold contacts are used inside the switch body for better durability, with a trigger life of 80 million times. In addition, the G Silver PRO comes in two different versions, one with a double spring and one with a single spring.
G Yellow PRO and G Red PRO are optimized on the mold, the switch structure is more stable, compared with the old version of the switch shaking problem has been greatly improved, further improve the pressing performance. These two switches are lubricated when they leave the factory, which makes them feel more smooth and there is no resistance at all.
These two types of switch bodies still adopt the linear hand feel scheme, and the key path remains the same, both of which are: total travel 4MM and trigger travel 2MM. In the key trigger pressure, G yellow PRO is 50gf, G red PRO is 45gf, there are some differences in the feel of the press. These two switches also adopt new anti-oxidation gold contacts, which have improved the performance of anti-oxidation and anti-vulcanization to a certain extent, and also further improve the service life of the switches, so that these two switches have about 60 million trigger life.
These three switch bodies are roughly the same as the common switch bodies in the structure scheme, which are composed of switch cover, switch seat, switch center and spring. The top cover of the switch body made of high permeability material, together with the patch LED. It can transmit light and play a good softening effect, making the lighting look more comfortable and natural. The switch part G yellow PRO and G Red PRO adopt the common cross switch design.
The optimized mold scheme also makes the switch shake less and more stable. G Silver PRO is the use of a sidewall dustproof switch scheme, excellent stability performance, but also effective dustproof, prolong the life of the switch. The spring part is a single section of the spring, after the machine lubrication, so that the press feel more smooth, but also effectively reduce the spring sound. The switch seat part adopts the tripod structure, and the metal contact part of the switch body has been upgraded to bring better durability and effectively improve the life of the switch body.
The three switch bodies all adopt the linear switch body scheme. The factory self-moistening also makes the pressing feel light and delicate, warm and smooth, and the rebound is also very handy.The noise control is also very good. Among them, G Silver PRO has shorter key path and faster trigger response. The compatibility of the three switch body switches is good, which can be compatible with almost all PCB keyboards with three pins.
The buckle structure is strong and stable, and it is also very convenient to disassemble and assemble. Hollow lamp position design and the addition of transparent switch cover, for the patch lamp, plug-in lamp compatibility performance is very good. The switch body light transmission, light divergence effect is also very good, not only the switch body around the light refracted, it looks more soft and natural. Keyboards that support RGB lighting also provide better lighting rendering.
GATERON G Yellow Pro is a red-like linear switch, the pressure is slightly heavier than the traditional red-like switch, but due to the use of thick, will have a hot knife butter feel, and noise suppression is very good, almost no spring sound.
GATERON G Silver Pro is a silver-like linear switch with a short key path design that can trigger faster than the conventional switch body, while the 22mm long spring brings excellent heel feel and relatively good switch core stability, which can be regarded as the displacement of TTC Quicksilver 9. At present, GATERON G Yellow Pro and GATERON G Silver Pro are widely used in medium and low-end mass production keyboards, such as KEMOVE series. If it is used for daily typing, GATERON G Yellow Pro is optional. If there is a need for games, it must be right to choose GATERON G Silver Pro.
GATERON Milky Yellow Switches Keyboard
Keyboard can be seen everywhere in daily life, from the price of ten yuan to thousands of yuan there are a lot of keyboards, from the side to understand the situation, with the maturity of wireless transmission technology, everyone will be inclined to buy a mouse and keyboard with wireless function, and for the friends who love to play games on the wired keyboard and mouse or more love. This means that this person usually has two keyboards.
These two days I found one can realize the “double key in one” keyboard. As in the “network world” traveler, I think this will be very helpful discovery. This is the rice ART series in the three mode 68 key mechanical keyboard, its model for MWMKB01.
In terms of keyboard connection, the Miwu three-mode 68-key mechanical keyboard comes in three modes: 2.4G connection mode, Bluetooth connection mode and wired connection mode. It supports both Windows and MacOS computers, all with a toggle switch on the side of the body.
In terms of accessories, there are as many axle-pullers and key-pullers used in the ordinary use of the keyboard. What’s more, it is also equipped with several key caps in line with the usage habits of Apple’s MacOS system. There is only one exposed USB interface on the whole keyboard, which can be charged by connecting the 5V-2A charger with Type-C line. If you want to use a wired keyboard, the 1.8-meter-long Type-C cable that comes with it is sufficient for use, and the long cable can be rolled up with its own Velcro to keep it from getting messy.
The three-mode 68-key mechanical keyboard in Miwu ART series has two colors, namely Autumn Sun and coffee bean. The model in the hand of Xiaobian is Autumn Sun. The whole keyboard has three different colors of keys, among which esc key, space bar and keyboard key are dark orange, number key, letter key and symbol key are nearly beige, and other keys are dark gray. This neatly breaks down the three types of keys that you normally use on a keyboard.
As a mechanical keyboard with only 68 keys, its key layout is very compact. Of course, each key cannot have only one key function like the keyboard with 108 keys. However, the key function of Miwu ART series three-mode 68-key mechanical keyboard is not reduced at all, and it can also achieve “no impact of all keys” under numerous key functions.
In addition, from the experience of using the keyboard in daily life, although this mechanical keyboard only has 68 keys, it is equipped with two fn keys, which are not available in the general keyboard. If you want to achieve the effect of F1-F9 keys, you only need to use the fn2 key together with the number key and the addition and subtraction symbol key. The number keys and add and subtract keys, used in conjunction with the fn1 button, can also cut songs, search, return to the desktop, adjust the screen brightness, adjust the volume, and view the multitasking window.
Similarly, Q, W, E and R keys also need to be used together with fn2 keys to complete the keyboard mode switch. As mentioned above, this keyboard has three modes. In fact, the Miwuart series three-mode 68-key mechanical keyboard can connect up to 5 devices.
When connecting devices, among which 2.4G mode and one wired connection mode are connected respectively. Bluetooth mode can connect three devices, and Bluetooth 3.0 and Bluetooth 5.0 are also available in Bluetooth mode, which can connect 5 devices with the keyboard simultaneously. It’s more than enough for the editor at the moment, but I think it’s a good fit for those who keep an eye on the stock market.
Along with the keyboard switch, near the esc key, there are also blue indicator bars for keyboard power, caps lock, Bluetooth connection status, and 2.4G mode connection status. The key cap of this keyboard uses PBT+ thermal sublimation key cap, which feels silky when pressing the key. It is said that the special processing technology on the surface of the key can make the key used for a long time, ensure the clear characters of the key, and realize the stable color of the key without oil.
As a mechanical keyboard, the switch body of this Miwu ART series three-mode 68-key mechanical keyboard uses the Gateron “G Yellow Pro” switch body, which has its own lubrication effect. The key switch trigger pressure is about 50 grams, the trigger stroke is 2 mm, the design life is 60 million times, the sound is clear when the key is struck, and it also supports “full-key hot plug”. For users who like diy key switch is very friendly, it is a kind of mechanical keyboard called “customized”.
The overall weight of this keyboard is about 735g, the body size is 316*118* 38.7mm, the shell is made of ABS plastic, the built-in 4000mAh lithium battery, there are RGB lights below the keys, can run for 200 days without the use of backlight effect, this is enough for half a year to charge the tube! The overall body is steady, and the ergonomic design concept is also taken into account in the design of the keyboard.
It has a three-stage tripod structure, and the layout of the keyboard keys presents a certain arc from the side. The first tripod relies on the footpad on the back to generate a 2° dip Angle, and the other two tripods are realized by the composite tripod on the back of the keyboard. Snapping the tripod can produce two tilt angles of 6° and 9°, but I prefer the keyboard posture of 9°.
As for the backlight effect, there is a button with a “light bulb” pattern under the classic rebound switch key in the upper right corner of the keyboard. This is the keyboard backlight adjustment key. There are a total of 18 backlight effects on the keyboard. These backlight effects include wave type, solid color type, running lamp, rotating style, noise color, reciprocating style and other types of light effects. With the backlight key and the left and right direction keys, the light effect can be switched. If you think the light brightness is enough, with the backlight key and the up and down direction keys, the backlight brightness can be adjusted. It can also be adjusted to the user’s mood.
Miwu ART series three-mode 68-key mechanical keyboard is designed in ergonomic style, with clear sound of key tapping, silky touch of key, large battery capacity, long battery life, compact structure and appearance level. It has three modes of wired connection, 2.4G connection mode and Bluetooth connection, and can connect up to 5 devices. At the same time, it also has rich and colorful keyboard backlight style. No matter you like to play games or office use, it is perfect.