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Zeal Tealios V2

Manufacturer: Gateron
Brand: Zeal

Introduced in 2018 and still regarded as one of the smoothest linears on the market. They are on the pricey side though.

Similar sound and feel as Gateron Inks but with a higher pitch.

There are 3 variations of this switch:

Standard Tealio
g
67g
mm
4.00mm
POM
Coloured (opaque)
PC
Transparent
PC
Transparent
Turquoise Tealios
g
65g
mm
4.00mm
POM
Coloured (opaque)
PC
Transparent
PC
Transparent
Turquoise Tealios
g
63g
mm
4.00mm
POM
Coloured (opaque)
PC
Transparent
PC
Transparent

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.

They feel VERY good. Smoother than your typical Gateron linear, with less wobble as well. When I was testing switches by themselves, I didn’t think they were going to be as smooth as they actually are. Once in a board, my first thought was that they almost feel very lightly lubed all over.

/u/Quakemz

I do not know how Zeal did it, but he made a smooth switch even smoother. Compared with the V1s, the V2s feel slightly smoother.

/u/Gahho
M65-A with Tealios - Typing sounds by Quakemz
Review by BadSeed Tech
Review by Brandon Taylor
Typing Sounds by Taeha Types on Zephyr
Typing Sounds by wildcat on a Space65
Zealios V2 Review by Taeha Types
Linear
Switch Type icon
Linear switches have a smooth and linear feeling from top to bottom when pressed.

Mount type

PCB
5-pin
Switch Mount icon

Spring

Gold-plated

Volume

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

Lubrication info

Factory lubed icon
Factory lubed? Slight factory lube
Notes

These are some of the smoothest stock linears on the market but improved further with a thin layer of Krytox 205 Grade 0. The spring noise is vastly improved when lubed.

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.

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Prices

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