Why Hot-Swappable is a Must-Have Feature for Mechanical Keyboards!

Why Hot-Swappable is a Must-Have Feature for Mechanical Keyboards!

It’s no secret that Mechanical Keyboards offer the best feeling way to type and play games. One emerging trend is the inclusion of “hot-swappable sockets”, so you may be asking why this is such a game changing feature.

Let’s take a look into why hot-swap is a must-have!

Build the Keyboard Of Your Dreams!

In today’s market, there’s a lot of mechanical keyboards on the market with different types of switches and keycaps. But what if you could have just one keyboard that does everything you want? Well, that’s what hot-swappable features aim to solve!

A hot-swappable keyboard allows users to easily change the switches with only a switch puller - no soldering required! This means that if you want to change the feel and sound when typing, or even if one of the switches dies, you can literally just pull out the switches and plug in other ones.

Previously, if a switch malfunctioned or died, or if you wanted to change the type of switches in the keyboard (from red to blue, for example), you would need to learn soldering or buy another keyboard. Nowadays, this isn’t the case.

It’s really that easy.


Mechanical Keyboards with hot-swappable sockets allow for switches to directly be swapped with ease, and are designed to not easily oxidize. These sockets are designed to withstand multiple replacements, and are the most stable and convenient solution to customizing your keyboard.

At Fantech, our hot-swappable technology uses high-quality sockets which support both 5-pin and 3-pin mechanical switches, without the need for soldering. 


Looking for a Breathtaking Hot-Swappable Mechanical Keyboard?

If you’re looking to update your setup with a breathtaking piece of hardware, check out our Fantech MAXFIT81 Mechanical Keyboard. MAXFIT81 features high-quality hotswappable sockets, south-facing LEDs (for maximum keycap compatibility), and an OLED screen for personalization!


  • 75% Form Factor
  • Multi-Function Customizable OLED Display
  • Wireless (BT + Strikespeed Wireless) & Wired
  • Hot-swappable
  • South Facing PCB
  • Rotary Encoder Knob
  • Retro Frosted Transparent Case
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