Marrying the best of both worlds, we're excited to introduce the Gazzew U4Tx switches. These switches are ingeniously designed for a cleaner, refined sound profile. When typing on them, we detect the deep, resonant "thock" of the U4T when bottoming out, coupled with the whisper-quiet stealth of the U4 when topping out. Each press will provide a sharp, satisfying tactile bump, ensuring a luxurious typing experience that's as acoustically pleasing as it is tactile.
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|Top housing material||Proprietary Gazzew blend|
|Bottom housing material||Proprietary Gazzew blend|
|Mount type||PCB (5-pin)|
|Stem construction||Partial box|
|Spring||Stainless steel Korean spring|
|Factory lube status||Yes, factory lubed|
|Total travel distance||3.60 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 Gazzew U4Tx switch requires 65g of force. With a heavier bottom-out than 75% of switches in our selection, the Gazzew U4Tx is considered medium-heavy.
A switch's bottom-out force is dependent solely on its spring weight.
The Gazzew U4Tx 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 and Bottom Housing: Proprietary Gazzew blend
Proprietary Gazzew blend is the Gazzew U4Tx's top and bottom housing material. This proprietary plastic blend, sometimes referred to as "boba plastic," delivers a rich and deep sound profile due to its softness.
Mount type: PCB (5-pin)
The Gazzew U4Tx 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.)
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.
A muted mechanical keyboard switch produces a softer and quieter sound compared to a regular or clacky switch. Muted switches minimize the noise typically associated with mechanical keyboards.
Sharp tactile switches are known for their high feedback intensity. Its strong and crisp tactile bump is prominent and can be felt distinctly with each and every keypress.
No sound test available for this switch yet!
Try Gazzew U4Tx 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 $10—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.