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Gateron Merlot

Manufacturer: Gateron
Brand: Gateron

Information about this limited run

According to ilumkb "This switch is limited for 12000 pieces and it won't be restocked."

Coloured (opaque)
Coloured (opaque)
PC/Nylon mix
Coloured (opaque)
Merlot Review by wabi sabi
Informal Gateron Merlot Switch "Review" (Stock/Lubed vs. Other Gateron Reds) by Toufusoup
Tofu with stock Gateron Merlot Typing Sounds by Switch Sounds
K80 Alu Gateron Merlot Typing Sounds by Keyeah
Lubing gateron merlot switches by Sint Lwin Htoo
KBDFans Tofu60 with lubed Gateron Merlot Typing Sounds ASMR by Canary RAM
Sound test: KBD75v2 | Gateron Merlot by Tailer Keebs
Sound Check - S7 Elephant w/ Merlot Switch by KeebLook
Discipline keyboard with Gateron Merlot lubed (no foam) by Thức Nguyễn Quang
Orion v2.5 (w. Gateron Merlot) by KBDHOLIC
Switch Type icon
Linear switches have a smooth and linear feeling from top to bottom when pressed.

Mount type

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Standard (stainless steel)


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Standard switch with no dampers, can be further silenced with lubrication or O-rings.

Lubrication info

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Factory lubed? Slight factory lube
Looking for switch lubrication advice? Here's a great start

Switch film

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No data available. If you've tried these switches with films let us know on our #reviews discord channel.
Why use switch film? Here's a good explanation and a great demonstration.

More info on films and Thicc films by Jinra.

Stem construction

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The stem on this switch is of the standard variety.

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Where to buy

Limited stock: Available until stock depleted.
These prices are subject to change at any time and should be used only as a rough guide (plus, quite often switches are not sold individually and can sometimes include discounts for larger quantities).

This information is not automatically updated.