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Photo by Yo-o, SamducksaSouth Korea's major arcade parts manufacturer Samducksa (aka Crown) is joining the trend of others who have arcade pushbuttons capable of accepting Cherry MX mechanical switches.

Samducksa employee Yo-o posted on Korean community forum Ruliweb showing off buttons, similar to their SDB-201 line, utilizing Cherry MX switches. This is different from Samducka's usual use of Futaba MA Clicky switches for some of the company's popular buttons. Featured switches from Cherry include the popular linear-based red; tactile and clicky blue; and the recent silver models.

Along with the Cherry MX switches themselves, the button also uses adapters and other pieces for them to properly work. For those who like LEDs, one of the mounting pieces allows for easy clearance for LED controllers to connect to.

Yo-o stated that while Futaba switches found on the SDB-201 were designed to compete with the Cherry MX switches, this project's aim is to provide more options for players.

Other companies have provided many different ways to introduce Cherry MX switches to pushbuttons. Gamer Finger introduced the tech in its proprietary HBFS button family; Paradise Arcade Shop introduced drop in kits for Sanwa Denshi OBSF-30 buttons as part of the OBS-MX line; and Razer will be introducing its own mechanical switches, based on the Cherry MX switches, to buttons found on the upcoming Panthera Evo arcade stick.

While there is no date, it's planned to release in the coming future.

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