These switches are a hidden gem. Practically no pre-travel and not too light nor too heavy. They have a strange poppy kind of feel and are quite pleasant to type on. It has a soft quiet bottom out but a satisfying thock on the rebound. I compared them side by side with Zealios 67g and Boba U4t 62g and found that I enjoyed typing on these TTC Bluish Whites much more. I highly recommend these strange but awesome switches to anybody looking for something a little different.
Soft bottom out, standard top out tactile
These have a medium, P-shaped tactile bump, and come with a long spring like the Gold Pink does except this is a 2-stage one. While 2-stage springs are supposed to offer a stronger upstroke and firmer downpress I don't have any other 2-stage springs to compare them to and honestly they feel like any other switch to me. The most interesting thing about these switches to me is the dampened bottom out and standard top out sounds. I think it's a nice compromise for those who want something in between a standard and a silent switch. Sometimes I'll put a silent switch in my spacebar and can definitely see myself using one of these instead.
Very Unconventional, but in a Good Way
To begin, yes these switches only have dampening on the downstroke so if you were looking for a fairly cheap silent tactile, this might not be the switch for you. I'm typing this review on a Portico with TTC Bluish White that have been lubed with Tribosys 3203. The tactility on these switches are much more than a MX Brown or MX clear but less than a T1 or Zealio. They're of decent smoothness out of the box and have factory lube, which is inconsistent. Thankfully you are able to lube right over the factory lube without a hitch. Now onto the strange stuff. This switch only has dampening on the down stroke, meaning that you still get the housing clack from the upstroke. How does this affect typing? Well, it makes the switch feel like Topre in that there is that softer and somewhat thockier downstroke sound that is followed by a higher pitched clack. Only this time we don't have the rattle that comes with Topre type keycaps. And then if you couple this with a fairly reasonable tactile bump, you get something that can closely resemble Topre in mechanical form. As a fan of Topre, I consider this a win. I would recommend this switch for people who really want to try something strange in a world of round tactile bumps
Don't sleep on these
I've been wanting to try these for awhile. I am honestly upset that I waited so long. These are FIRE straight out of the package. They have a UNIQUE sound signature AND feel, which is rare these days (even though these aren't a new release, they're new to me). Zero ping out of the box, lubing helps even out the sound a bit, but is by no means required; for an enthusiast to enjoy these. The only thing that leaves me wanting more is the tactility, I'd consider them a light tactile; which is fine and that's how they're designed but I would **** for a medium-high tactility version of these. Stock vs Lubed: I would give them an 8/10 and 9/10 respectively; that's how great they are stock.
Great with fast shipping!
Great switches, super fast shipping and the packaging was just a bag so some of the pins were slightly bent but not really an issue.