Tangerine switches Review and Complete Guide-( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

If you are looking to know about the cool-looking C³Equalz Tangerine switches review, and complete guide, then you are at the right post.

The Tangerine switches are linear mechanical switches with a silent and smooth feeling as you type.

Let’s dive right in to know in detail!

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What are Tangerine Switches?

Tangerine Switches from C³Equalz is a custom mechanical keyboard switch. It’s a 67g spring with a stem 4mm long and 2mm wide. Its housing is UHMWPE, while the slider is made of POM. 

Tangerine switches review

Tangerine switches are an excellent option from a linear switch point of view. The switches look like the colour combination as a tangerine.

As it is linear, it would be silent and very smooth to use.

Initial Impressions

The tangerine switches come from the fruit line up of the C³Equalz, like the kiwi switches and the banana split switches

In the initial impression, this switch looks very attractive to me. It resembles the tangerine fruit by its colour orange. The switch housing is orange and looks funky, and the switch stem is green.

The switch comes with two types: a deep green stem and a light green stem.

It would look awesome to be a part of the gaming setup.

Durability

The tangerine switch is durable and better because its housing is made of ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethene (UHMWPE), a subset of thermoplastic polymer that adds strength to the material.

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You can use this switch to play intensive games and typing for hours, and it can handle it without any issue.

Highlighting Features and Pros

Here are the several features of Tangerines that I liked.

• Made by C³Equalz, a good brand that Originated from China.

• Tangerine switches are inspired by some of the most popular MX switches, such as the White, Clear and Greens.

• Housing is made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), a unique plastic material with better performance than other ordinary plastics, such as POM.

Cons

Nothing much. I liked the switch very much.

Tangerine Switch Sound Test

Tangerine switches are of the linear type, and hence they are of the silent type.

You can find the sound test of the tangerine switch in the video below.

My Overall View

The two types of tangerines available from C³Equalz are one having a dark green stem and the other one with a light green stem.

The dark green stem differs from the light green one only by the Actuation force for the clicks. The light green stem switch feels easier to click as compared to the dark green tangerine switch.

Both are very smooth in usage, and during typing, you would love the experience. The clicks are silent and so smooth that you can barely see one in a linear switch. The quality of the tangerines feels good and does not look cheap. 

Specifications of Tangerine Switches

Switch TypeLinear MX switch
Housing MaterialUHMWPE (Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene)
Spring ColourGold
Actuation ForceDark Green Stem: 67gLight Green Stem: 62g
Mount TypePCB
LubingPre-lubed from Factory at small amount
Number of Pins5

Are tangerine switches good?

Tangerine switches are specially designed for mechanical keyboards with their low-profile design, and Tangerine switches are quiet and tactile. Tangerine switches are good for a gamer and a programmer to help with faster and smoother clicks on the keyboard.

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Tangerine switches can perform excellently in gaming when it is to be done, even for hours long.

Where to buy tangerine switches?

You can buy tangerine switches from:

How many Tangerine switches do you need?

The number of tangerine switches required for your mechanical keyboard is the number of switches present in the keyboard.

Here is the average switch count of different sizes of mechanical switches below.

Keyboard TypeNumber of Switches
Full Size Keyboard104
96% keyboards103-104
Tenkeyless87
75% keyboard80-84
65% keyboard68
60% keyboard61
40% keyboard40-44

Do refer to the keyboard specification to find the exact number of the switches for your keyboard.

What kind of switches are tangerines?

The tangerine switches are linear types of mechanical switches. So, the switches are very silent and are smooth to use.

Are tangerine switches lubed?

The Tangerine switches are pre-lubed from the factory with a very light application. So, you don’t need to lube this switch when received separately. Out of the box, it works smoothly with the pre-lube that it comes with from the factory.

Are tangerine switches hot-swappable?

The tangerine switches are hot-swappable and can be fitted to any keyboard with a PCB mount. It can be easily mounted to the keyboard.

Are C3 tangerines Jwk?

The C3 tangerines are designed by the C³Equalz and manufactured by JWK.

Are tangerine switches five pins?

Tangerine switches have five pins. These fit into keyboards that support PCB mount switches and are five pins compatible.

If your keyboard is not five pin compatible, you can clip the extra pins(two smaller plastic pins) on the tangerine switches and then mount them on your keyboard.

Conclusion

Let’s conclude the tangerine switch review and a complete guide on the tangerine switch.

The Tangerine switches are one of the best among the linear switches in the market for mechanical keyboards. Also, the housing material UHMWPE is rarely found among the mechanical switches.

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It is highly recommended for a linear switch if you would like to upgrade your mechanical keyboard. 

I hope you liked reading this article.