The combination of:
Prominent high quality switches for reliable operation
Was nearly enough to cause me to rupture something. Contrary to what you may be thinking though, I am not
mocking Mr LaLopa, nor his product.
You see, that is a very high quality switch. If you've never attempted to find a decent SPST switch, let me tell you, it's not easy in low quantity. I recently had the chance to design a case from scratch for a product; it was to contain a Mini-ITX board, 2 3.5" HDDs, 2 80mm fans and a small PSU. I ended up getting what appears to be the screw terminal version of that switch (Same threading, mouting ring, and appearance anyhow. . .), as it was the only one I could find that did not feel as if it were constantly on the verge of self-destruction. Apparently the SPST switch industry only operates in superlatives.
They are rated for a minimum of 1 million cycles, and if you can find them for less than $10 in lots of ten, then you are more dilegent than I. The claim of a high quality button is, if nothing else, completely accurate.
On a slightly different note, why did you chose to put the filters behind the small holes in the outer case? It makes the front look cleaner, but how long will it be before each of those holes just becomes a little pit of dust due to all of the dust stopped by the filter? It looks difficult to clean.
Once again however I am amused that someone else came to the conclusion that when trying to get a custom case made, those are the filters to use. Though I chose to put them on the outside of the case and in the same color. It's a much less subtle location, and rather distorts the lines of the case. Then again I am not in the case market and not trying to sell a consumer product based upon it's visual appeal.
Edit (well beyond the pale): The originally included image is no longer available, and it has just been brought to my attention that this page still linked to it as it's generating 404s on our server. The replacement is indecently large to include directly, so it's now just a link (and we've since moved to the ring-LED buttons too):
Same button, same filters.
Does anyone know of anything better in quantity of less than 1000?
The problem is needing filters that require little user attention, and no replacement.