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Has Razer started using Kailh switches again?

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by KRZ, May 3, 2017.

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  1. I would like to know if I get Kailh or Greetech switches with my Orbweaver Chroma Stealth, so I tried contacting support, but they keep saying I am confused between green and orange switches and saying things that don't make sense, so I am posting here.

    Recently, I have read in a few places that Razer has started using Kailh switches again. Apparently, they are still using Greetech switches, but are randomly dispatching Kailh switches as well.

    Is this the case?
    Last edited: May 4, 2017
  2. Pterodatylian

    Pterodatylian New Member

    I think that because they're using that green, orange and yellow switches system, there's no way you could possibley get Kailh switches on an orbweaver
  3. I'm confused. Why?

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  4. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    This means they produce there own switches now in there own factory i'm guessing?
  5. ARMOR_152

    ARMOR_152 Well-Known Member

    From what I've ready before, they are Razer switches which are manufactured by someone else. So it's Razer's specs and design. This is the case in almost all companies. For Example..If you buy a Ford vehicle none of the parts in it are made by Ford. They just design it, buy all the parts from 100's of other companies, and assemble it so the end product is a Ford.
  6. No, support didn't even know what I was talking about when I mentioned Kailh and Greetech.

    Yes, Razer switches are Razer design, but Razer switches were manufactured by Kailh after they changed to their own design—and Kailh switches were of very low quality and caused a lot of problems for Razer and a backlash from Razer customers.

    So Razer then started having their switches manufactured by Greetech. All the problems went away and everything was fine.

    But now it seems Razer has started using Kailh switches again.
    Last edited: May 4, 2017
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  7. Your analogy is partly correct. One that would be more accurate would be if Apple started manufacturing MacBook Pros at really low-quality factories, and trying to keep this information from their clients.
  8. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    The only way this analogy would be correct, is if you're also assuming that Ford designed all the parts and had Ford employees in the factories that build the parts to ensure that everything is up to the standards that Ford expects.

    Razer designed their switches and have Razer employees making all of the parts / switches and also assemble their keyboards. So, while it might be another company's location where it all happens all of the bits, pieces, parts and assembly are currently Razer from the ground up with Razer employees overseeing the process.
    Last edited: May 21, 2017
  9. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    I think the new ones that are produced only use their own switches
    however if you happen to get an older version it could still have kailth switches
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