The Kailh Switch Sockets are for the true DIY keyboard enthusiast. With this little component and the proper footprint on your custom PCB, you can easily add a
no-solder socket for your MX switches. Perfect for your next build where you’d like the option of building multiple boards with different types of switches. Just
keep in mind that you will still need some kind of mechanical support for snapped-in switches. A little hot glue or epoxy works well. A pack of 20 for just under $5!
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