Gateron Oil King Switches are linear switches with a Nylon PA66 top housing and bottom housing consisting of Ink housing material.
The latest switches from Gateron feature a black opaque housing with phenomenal factory lube.
Why Gateron Switches?
It features exceptional smoothness. But that doesn't mean Gateron switches are only for typing. It comes in a variety of six colors, each with different attributes. Gamers are just as in love with these Gateron mechanical switches which are responsive, smooth and budget-friendly. It covers all your needs and feels free to choose it.
Gateron Mechanical Switches
Gateron mechanical switches avail in most mechanical keyboards in the market. As one of the most popular switch brands in the world, Gateron mechanical switches continue to launch more customizing switches to fulfill different demand
Gateron switches are popular around the world for their durability and distinct tactile and sonic characteristics. The Gateron switches opt to a feeling of tradition. If you are looking for retro typing strokes, this should be your choice.
Custom Your Keyboard
If you prefer linear switches, you can simply switch out the original switches with this replacement set. Choose Gateron Oil King Linear Switches and remake your keyboard!
Model: Oil King
Housing Material: PA66
Stem Material: POM
Type: Linear Switch
Spring Length: Around 20mm
Spring: Black Plated Spring
Lubed: Factory PRE Lubed
Actuation Force: 55+/-10gf
Bottom Force: 65+/-10gf
Total Travel: 4.0+/-0.4mm
Operating Life: 60 Million Clicks
|Weight & Size||
Product Weight: 0.18kg
Package Weight: 0.2kg
Product Size(L x W x H): 1.4*1,4*1.7cm
Package Size(L x W x H): 17.2*14.3*2cm
|Package Contents||1 x Switch Set (35 Switches)|
I got a base keyboard, switches, and new keys for my brother for his birthday. He really liked them, I did some research and WhatGeek made it really easy.
The factory lube on the switches isn't terrible. When I lubed a few myself to test I didn't really feel or hear a difference. They sound really really nice with the board that I put them with. This is my first custom board with linear switches (I usually use tactile but the sound profile on this was more what I was looking for) and I was not disappointed. The only thing I don't like about the switches is that they make it nearly impossible to see the RGB from the board, even with north-facing lights in the dark, even while using keycaps with translucent bottoms.
The Gateron Oil Kings are good. The factory lube job can be better; the springs are not lubed at all, and the other compartments are lightly lubed. The factory lubing is good enough when you use these switches in a plastic board, but when used with a wooden or aluminum board you may want to add some lube. The quality of each piece (housing, spring, stem) is good. Overall very happy with these switches! Money well spent.