Gateron Cap Switches are linear switches that come in both a vibrant yellow as well as a milky clear housing. Both housings use the same model but the key difference is that the yellow housing utilizes gold-plated springs while the milky housing utilizes standard springs.
Gateron Cap Switches Feature:
35 included in each pack
- Actuation: 50g
- Pre-Travel: 2mm
- Total Travel: 4mm
- 5-Pin PCB mount
- Yellow Caps
- Gold-Plated Springs
- Milky Caps
- Standard Springs
- 35 Gateron Cap Switches
- 1 Switch Container
I think these are super great for the value. They have a slight scratchiness but the stock thock is amazing. They’re a little deeper sounding than black inks. Currently my favorite switch.
Like butta, loving these switches so far!
I bought a hotswap keyboard with Gateron Reds, replaced them with the milky yellows. Very nice change.
the stem on these make the best sounding and feeling linears i have ever tried. i'm not sure what the milky housing is made out of, but the material along with the stem design add a unique and extremely satisfying sound to the switches. also, the material seems to add an amazing feeling to the up and downstroke. after lubing with 205g0 and filming with thicc resized films, i don't think i will be buying any more linears for a very long time. if you like deep and thoccy, then give these a try. i have seen a few places that state gateron is a budget switch. if i never heard that before, and was given these switches to compare to 'high end' switches, i would think these are the highest quality and top of the line in comparison. from packaging to the look and feel, these are amazing and i'm so happy i gave them a try.
after lubing and filming these with krytox 205g0 and TX films, they sound amazing. These switches need some time to break in but afterwards they are VERY thocky and smooth. Even stock these switches sound amazing, they are scratchy at first but after breaking these in they become smoother. If you're someone that doesn't like lubing switches, these are lubed from the factory and after opening a couple up I've noted that there is a little bit of oil already applied. highly recommend these if you're on a budget, sounds really nice stock but sounds even better hand lubed and filmed. TL;DR: deep thocky switch, gotta break them in like creams but sound nicer (subjectively) smoother once hand lubed and broken in, great budget switch