Womier Mint Blizzard

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Switch Specifications:

Switch Type: Linear
Mount Type: PCB Mount
Travel Distance: 2mm Actuation | 3.8mm Total
Force: 42g Operating | 50g Bottom-out
Stem Length (mm): 13.42
Price: £16 (35 pieces)
£29 (70 pieces)
£39 (105 pieces) on Womier


The Womier Mint Blizzard is Womier’s new linear switch. It is a full POM switch with specs closely matching the Cherry MX Red.

They come in 2 colourways – the Mint Blizzard (featured on this review) and the Rose Whisper. Both have the same specs.



Here’s the video review if you prefer watching content:

DISCLAIMER | Please Read:

These switches were sent by Womier for review and testing purposes. I was NOT PAID in any way to write this review. Impartiality will always be a top priority here at KeebWorks; this one included.

TL;DR

This is a lightly weighted full POM switch. It’s designed for those who have a preference for a light linear switch, but not overly sensitive one. It is essentially a major upgrade to the Cherry MX Red and its many clones.

Smoothness: 9/10

On-centre keypresses are extremely smooth with almost no scratchiness to be perceived.

Off-centre keypresses are very smooth with only minor hints of scratchiness even at very slow keypresses.

Overall, we’ve come a long way from the days of the NovelKeys Cream. Womier’s new full POM switch is one of the smoothest linear switches I’ve ever tested.


Womier Mint Blizzard switch disassembled
Womier Mint Blizzard switch disassembled.

Weighting: 4/10

According to Womier, these switches have an actuation force of 42g at 2mm and bottom-out at 50g at 3.8mm.

In the real world, the switches perform as per the specifications. I didn’t notice any inconsistencies, therefore they very consistent across the board.

However, its light weighting is something I didn’t like. Of course, my preference leans towards heavier switches, but given its consistent nature, these were very predictable to type on. I still wouldn’t choose them for any of my builds though.

Overall, it’s quite clear that from these specs, Womier is targeting the Cherry MX Red user; or perhaps the Cherry MX Red clone user. And if you’re one of these users, this is an easy recommendation from me. Plus, they’re reasonably priced too.

Sound: 7/10

It’s a solid clacky switch. It doesn’t really stand out from any other switches, but it also doesn’t suck, and that’s good enough for me.

Overall, extreme smoothness + decent lubing = good sounding switch.


Womier Mint Blizzard stem length
The Womier Mint Blizzard stem length is 13.42 mm.

Typing Performance: 6/10

Its smoothness is easily it’s standout feature. If you’re used to its light weighting, typing is almost an effortless task. You won’t to be distracted with scratchiness nor be frustrated with inconsistencies. And that in my opinion, is more than enough reason for an upgrade.

However, as I prefer switches with a heavier weighting, I didn’t like the fact that I made more typos than usual. It’s not the biggest dealbreaker, but it does get annoying when it happens. I sure hope Womier makes a heavier variant of these down the line.

Overall, unless you’re strapped for cash, there’s really no excuse to upgrade to these. They’re a wonderful switch for those interested in a lightly weighted linear switch.

Gaming Performance: 7/10

Before we get to the Womier switch, I need briefly talk about how the industry evolved from the Cherry MX Red to where we are now as this is very important.

For starters, the Cherry MX Red was designed as lighter alternative to the Cherry MX Black, and is popular with many gamers worldwide. However, after Cherry’s patent expired in 2014, MX clones started to be sold onto the market. Some of those performed better than Cherry’s own design and some were worse. Although, the one thing they all had in common was their price… they were considerably cheaper than Cherry MX switches and thus became popular with budget-oriented buyers.

Now, I believe Womier coming into the picture with their Mint Blizzard and Rose Whisper switches is the next stage in that evolution as these switches simply outperform many MX clones in both price and performance. There really isn’t any reason to purchase an MX clone anymore as long as these continue to be made.

The Mint Blizzard performs wonderfully in fast and slow-paced games with little to no scratchiness or inconsistencies. I’ll go as far as to say that these should be the next benchmark for contact-based MX switches. They’re simply that good. I’ve only knocked down the score due to their light weighting, but if these were closer in weighting to the Cherry MX Black, they’d achieve a perfect score.
Overall, you can forget about the Cherry MX Red or any of its clones. This switch is a huge step-up in both price and performance. This is a highly recommended purchase for those looking for a light linear switch for gaming.

Final Score = 33/50 (66%)

 

Places to purchase this switch:


Womier | Amazon

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