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Outemu SKY

Manufacturer: Outemu
Brand: Outemu

Outemu SKY is a series of Cherry MX clone switches envisioned by Reddit user /u/hbheroinbob. He has stated that his goal was "to make a versatile factory made ergo-clear alternative with a reasonable street price; and have all of the parts be interchangeable with the cherry-class ecosystem".

There are 2 variations of this switch:

v2.2
39g
62g
mm
4.00mm
POM
Transparent
Nylon
Coloured (opaque)
Nylon
Coloured (opaque)
v2.2
52g
68g
mm
4.00mm
POM
Coloured (opaque)
Nylon
Coloured (opaque)
Nylon
Coloured (opaque)

Improved on v2.1 by narrowing the stem post even more (to remove the need to retool the base) and improving the bump profile. It also added a cutout to the side of the stem.

Force-graph

A force-graph is a good way to help imagine how a switch might feel to the press. Many reputable manufacturers publish such graphs, either in their documentation or in their patents.
Not sure what you’re looking at? Check out Haata’s fantastic guide on reading force curve graphs.

Force graph for Outemu SKY

Force-graph

A force-graph is a good way to help imagine how a switch might feel to the press. Many reputable manufacturers publish such graphs, either in their documentation or in their patents.
Not sure what you’re looking at? Check out Haata’s fantastic guide on reading force curve graphs.

Force graph for Outemu SKY

Quotes, thoughts and opinions

Stats and figures are one thing but here are some quotes, thoughts and opinions we've been able to find from across the web regarding these switches.

The feel of the switches reminded me most of BOX Navy. A tiny, tiny amount of pre-travel, then some resistance, and then a sharp, strong BUMP that leads to nearly bottoming out. And that's exactly what I wanted in a tactile switch, it felt just how I thought a tactile switch should feel.

u/angelartech on Reddit

In short – despite my misgivings, I absolutely LOVE LOVE this switch. I prefer these to Durock Koalas, which I got in last week after paying express shipping from China, and those cost 3 times what I paid for the Skies.

Review by Tamal Firoz on Flashquark

It is way better after modding! I like'em a lot more now!

@mech.labz on Instagram
Melody96 w/ Lubed Outemu Sky v2.2 by the high 5
Outemu Sky Switch Sound Test by Flash Quark
LSJ Ares with 67g Outemu Skies Build Stream by Taeha Types
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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normal
Standard switch with no dampers, can be further silenced with lubrication or O-rings.

Lubrication info

Factory lubed icon
Factory lubed? No
Notes

This switch greatly benefits from being lubed. Krytox 205g0 or TriboSys 3204 would be good lube choices.

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

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.