Smooth And Natural
Gateron KS-8 Mechanical Switch is a Gateron conventional mechanical switch that brings noticeable improvements over the original MX switches. Enhancements have been made to create a smooth and natural typing experience. It is also perfectly compatible with 3mm round lights and plug-in full-color LED lights.
Gold Alloy Contact
Crafted with gold alloy contact, the Gateron KS-8 has higher antioxidant properties and protects the switch with comprehensive anti-corrosion protection.
Compared to the Gateron KS-3X1 Milky Switch, the Gateron KS-8 Mechanical Switch has a transparent upper housing that allows more light to pass through for better backlight effect.
Long Operation Lifespan
Based on lab durability testings, these switches can last up to 50 million keystrokes.
Long Operation Life
Based on laboratory durability testing, these switches can pass more than 50 million keystrokes.
|Gateron KS-8 Mechanical Switch
|POM, MX stem
|PC, transparent housing
|Nylon PA66, black base
|SMD LED Support
Compatible with any 5-Pin MX hot-swap mechanical gaming keyboards/5-Pin MX DIY custom mechanical keyboards with 2-Pin LED/4-Pin LED, or RGB-LED light.
I had an LED go bad on my SteelSeries Apex 7. The KS-8 is not an exact replacement to the switches used on this keyboard, but they're nearly identical. I had to desolder the switch and LED off the circuit board, then clip a couple small plastic tabs off of the replacement switch. After this, I was easily able to solder in the modified KS-8 switch along with a new LED. Now my keyboard is back to full functionality!
Love the switches. Cheap, but great. Recommended lubing them for a smooth feel but can’t understand why people buy more expensive switches with this as an option.
Gateron KS-8 Mechanical Switch Set