So what happened to Gamerfinger?

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  • ClandestineClandestine Patiently waiting for CvS3 Joined: Posts: 525
    edited July 2016
    Focusattack is back up and their EVO sale is currently ongoing, but I was quite surprised to see that they apparently have the G3 Gamerfinger buttons up for sale as well. Needless to say I've already placed my order for some.
    edit: Based on the pictures, the new design appears to be both a snap in and a scew in.
  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,866
    By the looks of them they are snap-in and screw-in? interesting.
    https://www.focusattack.com/hbfs-g3-30mm-mechanical-switch-pushbutton-black/
  • BolSadguyBolSadguy Toronto Stick Modder Joined: Posts: 1,602
    edited July 2016
    Tensho wrote: »
    By the looks of them they are snap-in and screw-in? interesting.
    https://www.focusattack.com/hbfs-g3-30mm-mechanical-switch-pushbutton-black/

    The mounting nut looks like just a white version of the OBSN mounting nuts. I wonder if they're compatible so that you can buy replacement mounting nuts instead of buying another $6 button.

    EDIT: I just remembered that Sanwa and Seimitsu (or at least the PS14KN ones) mounting nuts are interchangeable, meaning that if the HBFS-G3 mounting nuts are indeed just palette swaps of the OBSN ones, then the ones from Seimitsu screw ins should also work in theory.
  • devastatdevastat Joined: Posts: 23
    Tensho wrote: »
    By the looks of them they are snap-in and screw-in? interesting.
    https://www.focusattack.com/hbfs-g3-30mm-mechanical-switch-pushbutton-black/

    So is this the new gamerfinger button? What does the screw-in mean?
  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,866
    Instead of pushing the button in to the panel from the top and the little tabs keep it in place, you put the button in from the top and the other side you screw a nut into it to keep the button in place. Just like a nut and bolt.
  • UncleGaryUncleGary Joined: Posts: 185
    If anyone from FA happens to stop by here, can you tell us if there have there been any other changes/redesigns in addition to the screw in compatibility?
  • devastatdevastat Joined: Posts: 23
    edited July 2016
    Tensho wrote: »
    Instead of pushing the button in to the panel from the top and the little tabs keep it in place, you put the button in from the top and the other side you screw a nut into it to keep the button in place. Just like a nut and bolt.
    That's a great improvement. The previous gamerfinger button was a nightmare to remove.
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    edited July 2016
    Nvm found the answer
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    Nvm found the answer

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  • jpenguin77jpenguin77 Old Ass Button Masher Joined: Posts: 262
    I have some coming to me soon but from what i see most is what has been discussed, tabs for metal panel or god forbid a tab breaks or you are working with a thick panel, you can use the thread for screw in.
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  • LaughingFoxxLaughingFoxx Joined: Posts: 14
    Can anyone help me with the screw in HBFS buttons, I cant screw them in all the way, it's really tough. Is there a tutorial or something?
  • ClandestineClandestine Patiently waiting for CvS3 Joined: Posts: 525
    I assume they're only meant to be screwed in if you're using a panel that's too thick for the tabs.
  • LaughingFoxxLaughingFoxx Joined: Posts: 14
    I'm using a TES+, I think the holes are just pretty big..
  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,866
    He means thick panel, not large holes.
    Is the button in properly and doesn't wobble or feel loose? If so then you don't need the nut to screw in with these new buttons.
  • LaughingFoxxLaughingFoxx Joined: Posts: 14
    The button is in all the way, but it wobbles and feels loose sadly.
  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,866
    If you can post some pics of your issue that might help.
  • ClandestineClandestine Patiently waiting for CvS3 Joined: Posts: 525
    Got my buttons and decided the test if they will work with Sanwa and Seimitsu nuts. It turns out the threads on the Gamerfinger buttons are larger so the nuts actually aren't interchangeable.
  • BolSadguyBolSadguy Toronto Stick Modder Joined: Posts: 1,602
    Got my buttons and decided the test if they will work with Sanwa and Seimitsu nuts. It turns out the threads on the Gamerfinger buttons are larger so the nuts actually aren't interchangeable.

    That's a shame. Those nuts better be durable then. Or gamerfinger should sell them seperately.
  • MoonchildeMoonchilde Resident tech talk double poster Joined: Posts: 4,837
    Why they couldn't just use something standard and already on the market...
  • MoonchildeMoonchilde Resident tech talk double poster Joined: Posts: 4,837
    On the other hand, what about Crown nuts? Considering Crown already did the silly tabs with threads idea...
  • RufusRufus An unexpected database error has occurred. Joined: Posts: 1,966
    Got my buttons and decided the test if they will work with Sanwa and Seimitsu nuts. It turns out the threads on the Gamerfinger buttons are larger so the nuts actually aren't interchangeable.

    Do you know if it's a standardized thread of some kind?
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  • ClandestineClandestine Patiently waiting for CvS3 Joined: Posts: 525
    Rufus wrote: »
    Got my buttons and decided the test if they will work with Sanwa and Seimitsu nuts. It turns out the threads on the Gamerfinger buttons are larger so the nuts actually aren't interchangeable.

    Do you know if it's a standardized thread of some kind?

    I dont know. No other buttons to try them with either
  • syntax_xsyntax_x Joined: Posts: 31
    I'm a little confused as to whats happened here. I try to keep an eye on the guys at Gamerfinger and was waiting for something new to come up. My guess is they did a small run of G3 sold only on focus?? That I missed :(

    In that time I found the OBS-MX, and I hate them. too many variables to the design, such as the preload on the mx switch from the button caps tabs. Also they can grab/stick down and the greens don't even work properly.
    If you don't glue the whole thing into the Sanwa shell expect a springy feel as the pcb jumps around.

    That said got a heap of brand new OBS-MX to swap for some gamerfingers :)
  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,866
    Focusattack contacted them months ago, no answer. That's about as much as we all know what happened to them.
  • MoonchildeMoonchilde Resident tech talk double poster Joined: Posts: 4,837
    syntax_x wrote: »
    In that time I found the OBS-MX, and I hate them. too many variables to the design, such as the preload on the mx switch from the button caps tabs. Also they can grab/stick down and the greens don't even work properly.
    If you don't glue the whole thing into the Sanwa shell expect a springy feel as the pcb jumps around.

    That said got a heap of brand new OBS-MX to swap for some gamerfingers :)

    Can you elaborate on the greens not working proper? I've also never had the PCBs jump around and never had to glue them in. I also know people locally who have them and don't have those issues, either. The pre-load is what keeps them hair trigger fast and if they weren't like that, you'd have a lot more engage distance and over all, a slower button which isn't ideal in any sort of twitch gaming.
  • toddler316toddler316 Drunk Shit Hustler Joined: Posts: 8,085 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Can anyone help me with the screw in HBFS buttons, I cant screw them in all the way, it's really tough. Is there a tutorial or something?

    There is a tool you might want to invest in, made my life a lot easier.

    https://paradisearcadeshop.com/button-stuff/380-button-wrench-for-led-buttons.html

    Does anyone by chance know where to get replacement silencers for the gamerfinger buttons?
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    syntax_x wrote: »

    That said got a heap of brand new OBS-MX to swap for some gamerfingers :)


    I'll take them
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    back to these Obs-MX & gamerfingers

    I gave brown switches in both GFs & OBS-MX .... quite & you could feel when you actuate .... still prefer OBS-MX over GFs
  • DeadlywolfDeadlywolf Joined: Posts: 91
    I don't like the octogonal design. I'm would feel ocd about trying to align them symmetrically. Why not just make a perfect a circle and be done with it.
  • jopamojopamo Stuck in Silly-con Valley Joined: Posts: 1,183
    edited February 1
    All kind of irrelevant now that this company (and their products) have been MIA for the better part of a year...
    I give them credit though for having tried to have their products stand out. Why does everything have to look like everything else?
  • intolerqintolerq Joined: Posts: 3
    I don't have any problem...
  • ausomecrawlausomecrawl Joined: Posts: 92
    Anyone have an update on when the redesigned buttons are going to be available?
  • NENDONENDO I will meditate and then destroy you. Joined: Posts: 3,346
    Anyone have an update on when the redesigned buttons are going to be available?

    Never. RIP. Now go buy OBS-MX
  • jopamojopamo Stuck in Silly-con Valley Joined: Posts: 1,183
    ..And if the clickity-clack bothers you at some point, get a set of THESE.
  • StrtFghtrMstrStrtFghtrMstr SRnk1VaBeachAlphaTeam Joined: Posts: 534 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited May 23
    jopamo wrote: »
    ..And if the clickity-clack bothers you at some point, get a set of THESE.

    How do these feel? Interested as I currently use O-rings in my OBS-MX's and would like to try all my options. Do they effectively silence the switches during both up and down movement?
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  • jopamojopamo Stuck in Silly-con Valley Joined: Posts: 1,183
    edited April 25
    I myself have only use rubber O-rings. I wasn't a fan.
    I modded a set of PAS Big Kahuna pads--they were decent, but a bit too dense.
    @butteroj can let you know about the Elite Keyboards pads though.
  • butterojbutteroj You Are Luminous Joined: Posts: 1,580
    The pads give the same mushy feel as the gamerfinger buttons, well at least the black pads. I have not yet tried the harder grey pads. I like them, as they do quiet things down a bit and they shorten travel.

     

  • BubbledotjpgBubbledotjpg Joined: Posts: 255
    If only those MX buttons came in 24mm
  • KingRaohKingRaoh I build gauge Joined: Posts: 516 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I'm sad about the gamerfinger buttons no longer being available :(. If I have a set of gamerfinger buttons already, can I replace the switches when they go out? Thanks!
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