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Gazzew Boba U4

Manufacturer: Outemu
Brand: Gazzew

Announced in a pre-production sale by Gazzew/hbheroinbob back in July 2020. This is the first switch with the “Gazzew” switch nameplate.

They’re the result of years of tweaking, research and community feedback by Gazzew/hbheroinbob and Outemu.

There are 2 variations of this switch:

62g
g
62g
mm
mm
POM
Coloured (opaque)
Custom (Very smooth new plastic composition - softer than Nylon PA66.)
Coloured (opaque)
Custom ()
Coloured (opaque)
68g
g
68g
mm
mm
POM
Coloured (opaque)
Custom (Very smooth new plastic composition - softer than Nylon PA66.)
Coloured (opaque)
Custom ()
Coloured (opaque)
PROTOTYPE Gazzew/Outemu REVISED U4 "Boba" Switches! (Overview/Sound Tests) by Toufusoup
Tactile
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Tactile switches have a satisfying tactile "bump" when the switch is activated, providing a little resistance at the start of the press.

Mount type

PCB
5-pin
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Spring

Standard (stainless steel)

Volume

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silent
This is a silent switch with internal rubber dampers.
Notes

Incredibly silent switch with significant effort put into reducing noise.

Lubrication info

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Factory lubed? No
Notes

These can be lubed but feel smooth from the factory due to the new plastic composition of the housings.

Looking for switch lubrication advice? Here's a great start

Switch film

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The benefits of using switch films on these are negligible. Considered not worth using.
Notes

No real need to film due to good tolerances and very little wobble stem.

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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Standard
The stem on this switch is of the standard variety.

ThereminGoat switch score

Gazzew Boba U4
28
/35
Push Feel
24
/25
Wobble
9
/10
Sound
15
/20
Context
9
/10
Other
85
/100
Total
View full score card on GitHub View full review on ThereminGoat.com

Prices

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.