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Gateron EverFree (EF) Curry Linear Switches

EverFree (EF) Curry

BrandGateron
CategoryLinear

The EverFree Curry switches represent an excellent value in the linear switch market, stemming from the Everfree sub-brand of Gateron. Utilizing Gateron's proprietary mold, these switches provide a budget-friendly option without compromising on quality. Their linear mechanism ensures a smooth keystroke, ideal for those seeking a reliable and cost-effective solution from a trusted name in the industry.

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10 switches/order

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Weight

The EverFree (EF) Curry's bottom-out of 60g is heavier than 2 out of 5 switches

Light

Heavy

Depth

The EverFree (EF) Curry's total travel distance is 4mm (standard travel is 4mm)

Shallow

Regular

Technical data

Switch typeLinear
Switch brandGateron
ManufacturerGateron
Top housing materialPolycarbonate
Bottom housing materialNylon
Mount typePCB (5-pin)
Stem constructionPartial box
Stem materialPOM
SpringGold-plated
Actuation weight50g
Bottom-out weight60g
Factory lube statusYes, factory lubed
Pre-travel distance2.00 mm
Total travel distance4.00 mm

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.

Actuation: 50g

A switch's actuation force, or force required to trigger a keystroke, on the Gateron EverFree (EF) Curry requires 50g of force. This is lighter than 51% of other switches' actuation force in our selection.

A switch's actuation force is based on the entire switch design.

Bottom-out: 60g

Bottoming out, or pressing all the way down, on this Gateron EverFree (EF) Curry switch requires 60g of force. With a lighter bottom-out than 55% of switches in our selection, the Gateron EverFree (EF) Curry is considered mediumweight.

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.

Factory Lubed

The Gateron EverFree (EF) Curry 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 Gateron EverFree (EF) Curry'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 Gateron EverFree (EF) Curry'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 Gateron EverFree (EF) Curry 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: PCB (5-pin)

The Gateron EverFree (EF) Curry is a PCB (5-pin) mount switch. PCB-mount, or 5-pin, switches feature 2 extra alignment pins when compared to their 3-pin counterparts. This ensures alignment (i.e. switch won't rotate and will stay in place) if your keyboard does not feature a plate or if you choose not to use one. If your keyboard's PCB does not have holes for these alignment pins, you will need to trim them off before installing them.

Stem construction: Partial box

Switches with a box stem reduce wobble in two ways. One is through an aesthetic enhancement by reducing resting state wobble: this makes it such that gaps between your lines of keycaps are more straight and won't appear jagged.

Second, box stems have a stricter x and y-axis tolerance as you press down.

Switches with box-shaped stems are also technically more dustproof and water-resistant.

(Although neat in theory, at Milktooth, we do not think the latter two features are very consequential.)

No sound test available for this switch yet!

Try Gateron EverFree (EF) Curry switches before buying them

Pick 10 switches and we'll send them your way to try at home for 5 days.

How it works

First, pick 10 switches you want to try. Then, we'll send you those 10 switches to try at home for 5 days. You'll get to experience the switches and see how they feel. We'll also include a guide to help you pick your favorite switch and a preprinted return shipping label.

What comes in my try at-home box?

The 10 switches you choose will be installed on switch tester bases so you can type on them as you would on a normal keyboard. Your try at-home kit comes with a preprinted return shipping label.

How much does this try-before-you-buy program cost?

At just $15—shipping included—the try at-home program is the most cost-effective way to try switches before buying them. At less than half the cost of switch testers and with more than triple the variety to choose from, you can try before you buy without breaking the bank so you can be sure you're getting the right switch for your needs.

How do I buy the switches I want?

Send back the switches in your box using your prepaid label and purchase your favorite (or favorites)!

Everything that's included

First, try switches at home with shipping included both ways. After purchasing the switches you love most, know your switches come with a 30-day, hassle-free return or exchange policy. If you don't love your switches, we'll take them back—no questions asked.