Good sockets, but they take some skill to install
Really nice hot swap sockets. I installed them on a Monstargear XO V3 PCB and put in Aquaking switches. It all worked great but you need to have really good technique to solder them in correctly because they’re so short. Be sure to buy +10% because you’ll mess some of them up.
Worked well. No issues for a first time solderer.
Each Cherry switch requires two of these sockets. I was refitting my 65% keyboard, which has 87 keys. I ordered 100 my first time around, not considering that each key will need two. As penitence for my sin of not wanting to do math, I had to order another 50 (with expedited shipping because I was so eager to finish). An observant reader will notice that: 87 keys * 2 > 150 sockets So even after two separate purchases, guess who still has 12 non-hotswap keys? This idiot.
Much Easier than Expected
I was a little nervous going with 7305s over the 0305s since I dont have a ton of confidence in my soldering abilities, but honestly these were great and super easy. On a 19 key numpad project I only had a single one stick and only for the briefest second when I went to remove the keycaps, while at the same time holding firm even when the numpad is upside down. Will buy again for my next project.