I scoured this place and found no dedicated threads for these buttons, so it’s time to start a real convo here.
For me, Sanwa buttons are way too soft and twitchy. I rest my fingers on the buttons, so I went Seimitsu years back. They are great, but my wife told me they are too loud when I play at night. I tried PAS Little Kahuna pads (which do nothing for Seimitsu big switch buttons) and Big Kahuna pads (which makes bottoming out too mushy). Gamerfingers are nice but the octagonal rims are a turn off. All this made me try the SDB-202.
The plastic used in the SDB-202 allows for a less prominent click/clack when slapping. However, ALL of these utilize a two piece plunger design (I guess to cut down on manufacturing costs between opaque and translucent models), so when using tactile switches there’s some high pitched noise upon rebound as the pieces settle back together. I might use epoxy to bind the two pieces and see how that goes.
There are some threads on Reddit that claim you can’t use tactile or clicky switches with these buttons, and it’s total BS. I’ve tried MX reds, blacks, clears, blues and now browns and don’t have an issue in either the 24mm or 30mm variants. The 50 million+ actuation life of those switches (with Cherry switches, at least) really sells these buttons for me. Set em and forget em.
These buttons are customizable, precise and come in a ton of colors. Now that I have confirmed multiple types of switches can be installed, I’m considering switching all of my sticks to them. Price is definitely high, but I feel they’re worth it.
What are your thoughts/experiences regarding these buttons? Let’s talk.