Durock Sunflower POM T1s features POM housing and they are great tactile switches.
The original T1s were a great budget tactile option, but the new POM version, dubbed the Sunflower, uses the same POM materials as their POM linear switches, which are known as one of the smoothest linear switches on the market. Now tactile switch lovers can achieve the same level of smoothness without sacrificing tactility. These switches are a must-have for all tactile lovers.
Sunflower POM T1 Switch Specifications:
- 4mm Distance Travel
- POM Housing
- Not Specified Stem Material
- 5 pins
- 67g Bottom-out
Review & Sound Test by keybored
Here is a guide on how many switches you'll need for different keyboard sizes (The guide is a reference, but some keyboards market a certain layout even though they require a few more or fewer switches. Always order a few more if you're unsure):
- 120 - full size
- 92 - TKL
- 80 - 75%
- 70 - 65%
- 65 - 60%
- 45 - 40%
Selling in quantities of 1.
Is it worth it? Not for many.
TLDR; If you like blues but you want something with more of a thock than a clack, these are perfect for you. Just buy them and you will thank me later. If you come from using tactile switches and the other well reviewed hot new tactile switches are not available, go for this one. It has a nice tactile bump. It has one of the nicest ‘thock’ sound of all the switches I have tried. And I never experience any of the pinging that some people have mentioned, after lubing them. BUT if you have started to like that “linear” feeling these switches have the wrong spring (too much) and will feel off. Stay away from these. The switch will feel off depending on what you have grown accustom to. Most people starting into the hobby buy a pre-build keyboard. If you are not used to a mechanical keyboard, tactile switches will feel unique enough so that it ends up being voted by most first time users as their preferred ones and used to be included in a lot of the prebuilt keyboards two years ago (wow, this hobby has evolved quite a bit!) If that is what you are coming from I think that these switches will make you happy. They sound good. They feel very tactile, etc. Just don’t try anything else! Like I mentioned before, the problem is with the spring.I think choosing 67g spring was too much for these switches considering the trends. Also it is worth nothing that one of the most popular tactile switches that has a very similar sound use 62g springs and feel a lot better. I changed the spring to 55g, but that changed the sound quite a bit. 62g was almost at the the sweet spot for me. Considering that you have to purchase the springs, I am not so sure this is practical for a lot of people. Again, all of this is personal, but if you love Alpacas or the new linear switches that have become very popular; stay away from these ones. These are not cheap switches and if you need to mod them to like them, this will not be worth for many. I will recommend something like a boba UT4. You will be happier. The only exception to that recommendation is if you like blues and you want something tactile and with more of a “thock” than a clack.
Nice tactile switch you should go get some of these