Jump to page content

Rogues gallery

The following switches are known to exist, but practically nothing is known about them and few if any are still obtainable.


Dai-Ichi are or were a clone manufacturer.

Dai-Ichi Omron B3G-S clone

These were listed by AliExpress seller harry ke, but by the time I came to order them, he was shipping out genuine Omron instead. I have never found anyone else at AliExpress still selling these Dai-Ichi switches.

I salvaged this photograph from the AliExpress transaction snapshot for my order, as the current photograph on his store depicts the actual Omron switches that he carries.

Dai-Ichi Cherry MX clone

AliExpress seller gao xiaoqing depicts these.

Supposedly these can still be ordered, with an MOQ of 2000. Note the slider — yellow for clone again!


Being unbranded, I really have very little to go on with these.

Futaba low-profile linear clone

This picture is from the same gao xiaoqing AliExpress item as the Dai-Ichi Cherry MX clones. These switches are reported to be no longer manufactured. The design is a lot simpler than the original Futaba products.