Introducing the Cabbage Tofu switch which offers improved tactility and responsiveness. Due to its lengthened 22mm spring, typists will notice a swift rebound after actuation, allowing for a quicker transition between keystrokes. When using them, we find a sound profile reminiscent of Mahjong tiles colliding.
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|Top housing material
|Bottom housing material
|Factory lube status
|Yes, factory lubed
|Total travel distance
The technical data of a switch can be hard to understand. Our goal here is to demystify how these specs affect feel and sound. We hope this helps you discover whether or not a switch might be a good fit.
A switch's actuation force, or force required to trigger a keystroke, on the KTT Cabbage Tofu requires 45g of force. This is lighter than 77% of other switches' actuation force in our selection.
A switch's actuation force is based on the entire switch design.
Bottoming out, or pressing all the way down, on this KTT Cabbage Tofu switch requires 53g of force. With a lighter bottom-out than 77% of switches in our selection, the KTT Cabbage Tofu is considered medium-light.
A switch's bottom-out force is dependent solely on its spring weight.
What matters more: Actuation or Bottom-out Force?
If you prefer to bottom-out when you type, bottom-out force is the more relevant measurement. If you do not, then actuation force is more relevant.
The KTT Cabbage Tofu is factory lubed. This is done to reduce friction and improve the feel of the switch. Other effects include reduced noise and if a tactile switch, slightly decreased tactility. Choosing a factory lubed switch saves you time and energy from having to lube the switch yourself. Factories have drastically improved the lubing process over the years, meaning more and more factory-lubed switches are great to use out-of-the-box.
Top Housing: Polycarbonate
Polycarbonate is the KTT Cabbage Tofu's top housing material. The use of polycarbonate in housings creates a sharper, higher-pitched, and crisper sound profile. In part, this is because polycarbonate is a relatively stiffer plastic, which leads to a more clear and resonant sound profile. Aesthetically speaking, if a switch features a clear housing, it is more likely than not to be polycarbonate. Therefore, due to its translucency, polycarbonate is especially useful to have in the top housing of a switch if you plan to use RGB lighting.
Bottom Housing: Nylon
Nylon is the KTT Cabbage Tofu's bottom housing material. Nylon is a classic switch housing material. Typing on switches that use nylon elicits a deeper and fuller sound profile. In part, this is because nylon is a relatively softer plastic and absorbs more sound than harder plastics, thereby creating a duller and rounder sound.
A note on housings
The KTT Cabbage Tofu uses different materials in its top and bottom housings. As such, the qualities each housing material brings to the switch will be split between the bottom and the top of the switch.
When you press down on this switch you will feel the qualities of the bottom housing: the bottom housing has more of an impact on the bottom-out sound and feel. On the other hand, the top housing will have more of an impact on the sound when you let go of a key.
Mount type: Plate (3-pin)
The KTT Cabbage Tofu is a Plate (3-pin) mount switch. Plate mount, or 3-pin, switches offer the most flexibility across all keyboard options. They are compatible with all PCBs.
Stem construction: Standard
The cross-shaped stem construction is the most standard as well as the most classic, as it is derived from the original Cherry switches.
Snappy switches are super responsive. Frequently, this is due to longer or dual-staged springs which makes the typing experience feel more alive.
When referring to a polished switch, this indicates a switch has a smooth and refined finish, resulting in a sleek typing experience. This is due to either materials used and/or due to factory lubing. You can expect reduced friction and smooth key travel with these switches.
A clacky keyboard switch produces a sharp and snappy sound when pressed. The sound can be described as crisp, bright, and percussive.
High-pitched switches produce a sharp and crisp sound when pressed. If you do not like the more rich and bassy sound profiles of certain keyboard switches, be sure to pick higher-pitched ones.
Creamy keyboard switches offer a smooth and buttery typing experience. Frequently, this is due to having lubricant applied in the switch at the factory, but this could also be because of specific materials. When typing on a creamy switch, you can expect a silky sensation. It's like gliding your fingers across the keys with ease, as they effortlessly melt into each keystroke.
A silky switch refers to a switch that offers an exceptionally smooth typing experience. These switches enhance the overall smoothness of the typing feel and minimze resistance when pressing and releasing keys.
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