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This Mechanical Keyboard Switch Sampler Is My New Favorite Desk Toy

Lifehacker called mechanical keyboards one of the Top 10 Superior Tech Products You’ll Never Go Back From, and we agree. There are a whole lot of mechanical keyboards to choose from, and while Lifehacker put together a great guide to choosing the right one for you, there’s no substitute for actually trying the keys.


Enter the Max Keyboard Cherry MX Switch Pro Sampler, a ~$20 customizable kit that simulates what using each of the switch types actually feels like. The set includes red, black, blue, brown, green, gray, clear, and white switches, along with sound dampening rings, and an acrylic base to test the switches on.

Aside from being an extremely useful tool for choosing your keyboard, the Sampler is a cool addition to your desktop to fidget with, and makes for a great little gift for anyone into this sort of thing. There’s even a cheaper ~$10 model that comes with just the 4 more common switch colors.

Editor Emeritus, The Inventory