Nixies photo from ThereminGoat

Thoughts: New Cherry Nixie

The “Nixie” Switch So one of the most popular “retro” switches I remember hearing about in the past was the Nixdorf, or “Nixie” switch. These switches were only produced for a short time in the 1980s and they used to sell for waaaaayyy too much on the second hand market. Apparently they were a really nice sounding, smooth feeling switch. I wonder if the smoothness came from years of use before the keyboard community got their hands on them....

May 9, 2023 · updated June 8, 2023 · 7 min · Chance