KTT Mint features a 15mm spring and performs exceptionally smooth. The smoothness is attributed to KTTs factory dry lube technology. One of KTT's popular budget switch, it comes in a deep teal housing and white stem.
KTT Mint Switches Feature:
- 10 included in each pack
- Polycarbonate Top Housing
- Nylon Bottom Housing
- POM Stem
- Actuation: 45g
- Bottom Out: 53g
- 15mm Spring
- Travel: 4.0mm
- Plate Mount, 3-Pin
- 2-Prong Housing
- 10 KTT Mint Switches
I’m not sure what I was expecting. I’ve never bought my own personal switches before. These came in and they were so nice I couldn’t believe they were so cheap. Some pins had to be straightened but I’ve never been happier with these!
I have been trying to fill up my KTT collection so this is a automatic pickup for me. They have a pretty tight housing which I was surprised by, no films needed imo. After lubing the scratch goes away, little to no ping, and the sound character gets a little deep but still has the clack to it. Very nice budget option and easy on your fingers because of the 45g springs, which is why I use them for gaming.
Insane value for the price. I slapped some 3204 on them and they sound great! I think I like these better then the king Gat Yellows??
TLDR: For those who want something a step up over standard Gateron Yellows without getting into Black Ink or NK Cream price territory, get these because these switches only require to be lubed. First and foremost I want to point out something that is very surprising: very tight housing tolerances. You can feel it once you get a switch in your hand, there is basically no budge when you try to jiggle the top housing. These are tighter than Durock L7s. I bought Durock switch films from Divinikey, but now that I look back on it I don't think you need them. I filmed my switches anyway, but there is not a big difference to warrant shelling out for films and taking the time to apply them. Now for stock scratchiness. Of course these switches have scratch out of the box. No switch at this price point doesn't have any scratch. However, I can confirm that it isn't as bad as an NK cream which is the more expensive option. After lubing these switches with standard Krytox 205g0, scratchiness is gone and the sound signature deepens, as you would expect. Now for feel and sound, which is the most subjective area: I really like these. Where as L7s from Durock and NK creams are clackier, this are on the thockier side of things akin to Gateron Yellows. Because of the spring that these have equipped, they are very light meaning that you bottom out a lot on these but I haven't found that an issue. I found that since they are so light, the experience in typing is a bit more ergonomic as my fingers don't tire as hard as when I use 67g switches like Kiwis.
Honestly didn't know what to expect from these switches, as I couldn't find much on the internet in terms of reviews and I'd never had any experience with KTT before. So I took a chance because the price was right and they sounded right up my alley. Let me tell you, I'm glad I took that chance. I slotted them into my Keychron K4 hotswap and they work like a charm! Deep sound, smooth travel and little to no rattle/ping on each switch. For any budget conscious buyers out there, I highly recommend this switch if you're looking to upgrade from stock. Much better than the Gateron Reds that came with the board, and pared with some PBT caps it's a game changer. For what it's worth too, the build quality is flawless. No issues with any of my switches. Sorry for the lengthy review, but I feel this switch deserves a look at it's current price point.