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Kinetic Labs

Hippo linear switches

Hippo linear switches

2 total reviews

Regular price $46.00 USD
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Stem material
Switch type Linear
Housing material
Spring material Stainless steel
Actuation force 55g
Bottom-out force 63.5g
Mount 5-pin PCB mount
Travel distance 4mm

A linear switch featuring the first UHMWPE stem produced by Gateron and designed by Kinetic Labs.

They come unlubed from the factory and is very smooth. An unlubed switch is a massive benefit as you are far more likely to lube the switches uniformly.

Read more from the marvellous ThereminGoat here.


Works with any PCB compatible with Cherry-style switches. 5 pins can be modified to 3 pins by clipping off the extra 2 pins if necessary.

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Lubricants, Group Buy & Pre-Order orders specifically cannot be returned or refunded; all other products can be returned within a 14 day period if the products are in original, unopened, undamaged condition. Products that are not sent back in their original condition will not be refunded.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
A great budget switch

This switch is an amazing switch it only needs to be lubed because of the very low stem wobble. The very first batch of these switches I bought was great unlike the gat inks I bought from a different store the gat inks were inconstant compared to the hippo switches.

If your building a keyboard for the first time I would recommend this as a good linear to go for because of how good it is when lubed and that the springs are easy to remove string ping and there is very little to no spring crunch.

Love these things

They look great, feel great and sound really good, quite a muted sound, I normally use silent switches and these are quite discreet. Lubed them Krytox GPL 205g0, they didn't need films at all.