Durock Koala Tactile Switches feature similar housing materials to their line of linear switches: polycarbonate top housing, nylon bottom, POM stem (with tactile bump). This switch is intended for users looking for a "stepped" tactile feel, opposed to the "rounded" tactility from Holy Pandas.
Koala Switches Feature:
10 included in each pack
- MX Switch
- 5 Pin
- Bottom Out
- Operating: 2mm
- Travel: 4mm
- Tactile Method: Gold-plated Metal Leaf
- Gold-plated Spring
- Polycarbonate Top Housing
- Nylon PA Bottom Housing
- POM Stem
- Factory Pre-Lubed
- 10 Koala Switches
Decent switches with some good tactility but has some serious leaf spring that is very noticeable. Maybe I got a bad batch, but that is my experience with them. Also, just stick with the pre-lube they apply. I tried lubing the switches myself (avoiding lubing the steam) with 205g0 but it completely ruined the tactility compared to these switches stock.
I ordered about 90 of these for my board and was shocked to see that over 20 of them had had chatter and would actuate without me even pressing down on the switch. I liked the feel of them but the inconvenience had override that by a mile. Never ordering these again and hope that these issues can get fixed for future customers thinking of buying these switches.
they are very tactile, almost too tactile, but the ones i have are strangely scratchy sounding in comparison to a good number of tactile switches i own. i don't know if this amount of scratch is normal. even after lubing and spring swapping, these switches are very noticeably scratchy and it honestly has me a bit confused. from other reviews it does seem that this might be a normal thing for these switches so i won't subtract any additional stars.
Bought these in 62g and they feel great. Pretty thocky and very affordable compared to Holy Pandas. Not a single pin was bent when they came in, and Divinikey was super helpful when I made a mistake on my order. Ordered from them again a week later, definitely recommend Koala switches and Divinikey.
These exceeded my expectations coming from linear switches. they have a unique soft tactile bump and the sound profile after lubing is super thocky. Really good switch for the price. Also if I did it again I would probably film some of the switches but either way these are fantastic!