These Durock Pianos, due to their proprietary material blend, are one of the most pleasant linear switches to type on. When using them, we detect a gliding push feel and deep, creamy sound signature.
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|Top housing material||Proprietary POM blend|
|Bottom housing material||Proprietary POM blend|
|Mount type||PCB (5-pin)|
|Stem material||Mystery material|
|Factory lube status||Not factory lubed|
|Pre-travel distance||2.00 mm|
|Total travel distance||4.00 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.
Bottoming out, or pressing all the way down, on this Durock Piano switch requires 63.5g of force. With a heavier bottom-out than 65% of switches in our selection, the Durock Piano is considered medium-heavy.
A switch's bottom-out force is dependent solely on its spring weight.
Not factory lubed
The Durock Piano is not factory lubed (also known as a dry switch). This makes it most ideal for enthusiasts who, if desired, seek to lube their own switches for the most customizability, precision, and flexibility with specific lube options. Moreover, the material blend of a given switch may not necessitate additional factory lubing.
Top and Bottom Housing: Proprietary POM blend
Proprietary POM blend is the Durock Piano's top and bottom housing material. Although we do not know the exact details of this blend, we know that this POM blend offers a uniquely satisfying and deep sound profile.
Mount type: PCB (5-pin)
The Durock Piano 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: 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.
Bassy switches offer a deeper and richer sound profile during key presses. The sound can be characterized by a lower frequency range, resembling the depth and richness associated with bass tones.
Frictionless keyboard switches offer an extremely smooth and effortless typing experience, minimizing any sense of resistance or friction when pressing the keys. The switch offers a fluid travel.
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.
Try Durock Piano 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.