Flip the top!
Was a little hard to open but I flipped the two ends and can easily pull apart now. Magnets are strong
Nice quality overall but was surprisingly hard to open. Had to flip the two ends to make it easier to open and have had no problem since.
Fantastic with one minor quirk
The build is excellent, and the switches come apart super easily. That said, the switch opener itself does not. Do be aware of that before you buy. As for switch compatibility I was able to open Kailh and Gateron switches, in case anyone was curious/worried about compatibility.
Does the job while looking great
I have multiple switch openers at this point, and I still love this one. I personally don’t have issues with the magnets being too strong, but that is something I’ve seen in reviews here and elsewhere as being a potential occurrence. I have the darker grey one, and it easily opens and closes. As for opening switches, it’s a great switch opener for both MX and Kailh switches. It pops off the housing well, and if needed, can hold the switch while being lubed or worked on. I switch between this and the TKC switch openers, and I love both. This one is able to pop the housings better than the TKC ones, at least in my experience, but you do have to be careful not to hurt the leaves because it does have a flat bottom. I would definitely recommend this one, especially as it’s so small and portable. It comes with a key loop to add it to your keychain or something else, which makes it easy to have if you are anywhere you might need it. Plus, it comes in a whole range of fun colors.
Works great if you can get it open.
The switch opener works wonderfully for both Cherry MX-style 4-clip and Kailh-style 2-clip housings. The issue is that combination of strong magnets and no slot to stick your fingernail into make the two small pieces incredibly difficult to pry apart. I'll probably come up with my own solution to make this thing easier to open. The addition of a key ring is a nice touch, making it a good portable option. I just wish it were easier to open.