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OBS-MX Black Switch



Paradise Arcade Shop's very own OBS-MX drop in with a black Cherry Microswitch

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We are proud to introduce the OBS-MX Cherry modification for a Sanwa OBSF, OBSC, or OBSN.  These drop microswitch and plunger replacements, dramatically improve the longevity and performance of standard buttons. 

  • SWITCH: Cherry MX Keyswitch "Linear feel" black keystem
  • Life (at 5 V, 1mA, no load): 50 million cycle
  • Operating Force: 60g

***Please note this is just the Black Cherry microswitch and wire connector. You'll still need to buy an OBS-MX Plunger separately to use it with a Sanwa OBSF-30, OBSC-30 Rim which is not included. OBSN-30 work, but not with switches that use tactile feedback or a bump (Blue, Green, Brown, Clear)***

Why should you use OBS-MX buttons?
1) Tested at Evo and received rave reviews (with one exception for those who like clicks... and this will be addressed soon!)

2) More sensitive, the average button from Sanwa or Seimitsu requires 200% of travel to actuate, other Cherry MX based buttons require 300%!!! The OBS-MX reliably actuates at half the travel of a Sanwa OBSF, giving you a competitive edge. With the MX precision these won't go off if you brush them but any intentional presses are fast and accurate!

3) They fit your existing Sanwa rims and allow MX upgrades at a fraction of the cost. You don't have to pop buttons out, just pull the microswitch and plunger, drop the OBS-MX buttons in and you are ready to go.

4) The most versatile button on the market. We don't just allow for you to do LED mods, we make it easy. The OBS-MX rev. b comes with through-hole solder spots for easy common Cathode RGB or single color LED mounting. This allows the use of Remora and future editions will allow for easy Kaimana installs!

5) The custom caps are US molded, and the parts are assembled in the US with 100% testing

James Petronelli 01/07/2017

By far the best buttons on the market

These buttons far outperferm Sanwa and Seimitsu in terms of quality. No buttons that have a slightly mushy switch or plungers that scrape against the case. Every button feels great hitting it at any possible angle.

Only minor issues is the plungers take a good amount of force to attach to the switch fully and can be difficult to get off without special tools. Also if you don't have a wide enough case or good cable management the buttons can be activated from pressure being put on the back of the button. If your case isn't that thick you may have to hot glue the switches to the case of the button.

The current revision c of these buttons use a red pcb instead of the black pcb shown in the picture. Keep this in mind if you're thinking about clear plungers, and maybe ask what color pcb you'll be getting to be sure if it will bother you. In my opinion the red pcb was better as it matched a wider variety of stick designs. Obviously looks good in a stick with a bit of red though.

I'd recommend the black or red switches for the short actuation distance and smooth feel. All other color of switches have a .4mm longer actuation distance, but you could possibly counteract this with some o-rings.

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OBS-MX Black Switch

OBS-MX Black Switch

Paradise Arcade Shop's very own OBS-MX drop in with a black Cherry Microswitch

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