Wuque Studio Morandi Switches with Light Diffuser
Wuque Studios is a company that has seen a rise in popularity not only due to how good their products are, but also because of how affordable they are as well. Today we will be taking a look at all of their keyboard switches and seeing what they have to offer.
WS Aurora Pink Switch
The WS Aurora line of switches comes at a low price of $0.50 per switch and the price stays the same whether or not you decide to get them factory-lubed. This switch has four different colorways, Aurora Pink, Aurora Fog, Aurora Blue, and Aurora Clear. The cool thing about these switches is that the specs stay the same no matter what colorway you pick. The only minor change is in the material they use for the bottom housing. The Aurora Clear switches have an UMWPE bottom housing while the other switches use a Nylon bottom housing. This is great for those who love how they feel, but want a different color of switch so it can fit their build better. Here are their specs:
In terms of sound and feel, these tend to lean towards the clackier side of things and are quite smooth right out of the box. The factory lube job definitely helps out in that regard as without it, these can be a bit scratchy and have a slight ping to them, so if you plan on getting them without factory lube, I definitely recommend lubing them.
The WS Standard Series is probably some of Wuque Studios' best work as they are all pretty great right out of the box with little to no need to mod them. The best way I could describe them would probably be to say that they are very similar to the famous Cherry MX line of switches, but are better in pretty much every way. Most of them feature a double-stage spring which makes the switch feel a lot snappier and they all have factory lube so you can just use them right out of the box.
WS Yellow Linear Switch
The WS line of switches features 3 linear options which start at a price of $0.35 for the WS Reds/Yellows and $0.39 per switch for the WS Quartz. All of these three switches share a lot of similar specs. The only thing that makes them different from one another is their weight and housing materials as the WS quartz switch has a polycarbonate top housing. The WS Reds have a 67g force which might be a bit too heavy for some, if it is, the WS Quartz has a 60g force, and the WS Yellows have a 53g force making it the lightest linear in this series. Here are their specs:
All of these linear switches feel super smooth and snappy right out of the box and I really don’t think you can go wrong with any of them. It just all comes down to what spring weight you prefer.
WS Brown Tactile Switch
The WS line of switches features two tactile options that both go for a price of $0.35 per switch. Just like the linears, these also have a lot of similarities, but have a bit more differences than the linear switches did. The WS Browns have a double-stage spring with a force of 55g and have a light to medium tactile bump while the WS Heavy Tactiles have a single-stage spring with a force of 45g and have a heavy tactile bump. The total travel distance on the Heavy Tactiles is also shorter with a 3.00mm travel distance while the WS Browns have a 3.80mm travel distance. Here are their specs:
While it might seem weird that the WS Heavy Tactiles are actually lighter than the WS Browns are, the Heavy part is referring to its tactile bump as it is more pronounced similar to something like a Gazzew Boba U4T while the browns have a much lighter, but still pronounced tactile bump. Think of it as an actually good version of Cherry MX Browns. Both are great options, but some of my switches did have a little bit of leaf ping, so you might want to lube the leaf to get rid of that noise when typing if it annoys you.
WS Silent Linear and Tactile Switch
The WS silent line of switches features both a silent linear and a silent tactile switch option to choose from. Both of these start at a price point of $0.42 per switch and are pretty different from each other in terms of feel of course, but the actual specifications are the same. Here they are:
As you can tell by the specifications being the same, the only thing that really makes them different is the fact that one is linear and one is tactile. Sometimes silent switches can be mushy feeling, but I'm happy to say that that does not apply to these. The linear is quite smooth right out of the box, but you can hear a slight ping to them when typing. This ping is pretty much in all of the WS line of switches, but it is not really noticeable on its non-silent counterparts as the sound of the switch covers it up. Since these are silent switches, the ping is slightly more audible when typing, so it might be a good idea to lube the springs of these.
When it comes to the Silent Tactile, the bump is very similar to the WS Browns as it is not super heavy or sharp like the WS Heavy Tactiles which creates a nice tactile typing experience but without the audible sound. I will say though that the downstroke is a bit quieter than the upstroke as it does seem to be a bit louder when coming up. Not a massive issue, but something I thought I would mention just in case.
WS Onion Linear Switch
The WS Onion Switch is one of the pricier switches on this list coming in at a price point of $0.70 per switch. It is a linear switch that has a somewhat deeper sound signature and a pretty standard weight of 63.5g. Here are the specs:
The out-of-the-box experience is kind of a mixed bag, while they are very smooth and have little to no spring ping to them, they do suffer from leaf ping issues, so I don’t really recommend using them stock. When lubed, they feel a lot better and have a creamy sound signature to them as well. The WS Onion switch kind of has mixed reviews as some people do not think it is worth the high price tag, but I would recommend watching review videos/sound tests to see whether or not you would like it for yourself.
WS Morandi Linear Switch
The WS Morandi switch is Wuque Studios’ newest switch and has some pretty cool features. They start at a price point of around $0.43 per switch and come with a light diffuser to help enhance all of that RGB goodness. Here are the specs:
The main factor that I think attracts people to this switch over the rest of Wuque Studios’ line of switches is the light diffuser. This helps out greatly when it comes to helping even out the RGB lighting making it a perfect option for those who want to build an RGB-focused keyboard. The stock experience is pretty solid as well as I did not notice any leaf ping on these compared to the Onion Switches. They are quite smooth and are pretty easy to recommend as the weight is pretty standard for switches. These also feature a double-stage spring making it feel a lot snappier as well. Overall, you really can’t go wrong with these.
Wuque Studios has a wide variety of keyboard switches to choose from and they keep making more. While that might seem intimidating at first, it is actually a good thing as it gives you, the consumer, a lot of options to choose from depending on what you are looking for. At the end of the day, no matter which switch you choose, I am sure you will love them.