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NovelKeys x Kailh BOX Thick Clicks Switches

NovelKeys x Kailh BOX Thick Clicks Switches

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Should have waited on my keyboard I recently built. Anyways, I got navy blues and they're honestly one of the best switches I ever used in my life. Granted I prefer a heavy switch, and these are pretty heavy.
Hmm good price but have to wait too long...
Dgordon
Straight from Novelkeys they're ~$41 shipped for 110, so you're saving <$8 but waiting 3 months for it. I'd rather just buy straight from Mike since then he's getting a better cut and I don't wait 3 months for $8 difference.
donutcat
Novelkeys is really good at delivering their stuff. I wouldn't say it's going to take the actual length stated.
I recently went from cherry mx browns to box jades and I love it. I'll still buy boards with browns, but these have taken the new top spot. They're definitely loud. They're not far off my buckling spring kb, but the sound signature is higher in pitch. On the other end, they're a little louder than blues, but with a much lower pitch.

The action is fabulous. I'll be strung up for saying it, but I prefer it to my buckling spring kb.
I got some Box Jades direct from NovelKeys a few months ago, and I freakin' love these switches. Admittedly, this is the first set of "exotic" switches I've tried, but Jades perfectly satisfy my need for switches that are clicky but relatively light. They're slightly heavier than the Gateron Blues I've been using in my TADA68, but you can only notice it if you're feeling them side-by-side.

My ideal click is loud and deep, and the Jade click is wonderfully loud. It's slightly higher in pitch than a traditional clicky switch, but I've found that the type of keycap affects the pitch much more strongly than anything else. (To get that really deep pitch, I had to invest in some SA caps. With SA caps, Blues and Jades sound virtually the same.)

Just sharing my experiences for anyone else recently snagged into the murky hole of custom keyboards ^^'
Man, the Box Navy's look like they might be my dream switch. I hope Massdrop makes a split keyboard, like the Mistel Barocco, or better yet, the Kinesis Freestyle Edge, to go with the CTRL and ALT. Perhaps they could call it the SPACE.
The_Jniac
That's brilliant.
Is it true that these switches do not suffer from hysterisis, like the cherry clicky switches do?
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To be honest I don't really have much technical knowledge regarding hysteresis, so I can only speak for my experience. When I think of hysteresis, I am thinking of difficulty in rapidly depressing a key twice. The easier it is, less hysteresis. I think this also correlates to how easy it is to accidentally keep the key depressed from just the weight of your fingers. I have this problem with MX Blues where I will press a last letter, and don't realize that I am continuously pressing it because the reset point is too high up, or because the spring isn't stiff enough. Please correct me if my interpretation of hysteresis is wrong. And if I am correct in my understanding of the concept, I really can't see how hysteresis is a positive character in any switch at all.
Sorry if i misunderstood the question. I was basing my answer off of elastic hysteresis
Long version: https://gradestack.com/JEE-Main-2015-Complete/Elasticity/Elastic-Hysteresis/19497-3784-40968-study-wtw
Short version:
When you deform something (a spring in this case) it may not return the same amount of energy you put into it when it returns to its resting position.
If you compare the blue line and the orange line the larger the area between the 2 the more energy is lost (hysteresis)

It sounds like you're describing the actual electrical contact that the key press makes, in which case, I have not used these so I can not contribute :P
Are these RGB compatible? Would they work on the ALT (and let light through)?
Thornkin
Yes they will.
Will these fit into the ALT, or is the switch housing different than normal MX switches?
Ginron
They will fit in the ALT just fine.
We all know that these force curves are not accurate. Why won't you link haata force curves instead?
killyou
https://plot.ly/~haata/417 Box Jades
https://plot.ly/~haata/415 Box Navy
given the +20% import tax and +£8 admin costs, is this still a good deal if you're in the uk? is there a different place importing that ends up cheaper? (for now anywhere in europe doesn't incur import fees)
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ah, so 9p more per switch (roughly) than the site vigrith suggested. thank you for data! :)
dolljoints
The numbers I've listed are rough numbers but yeah it's only a bit more expensive to grab them from massdrop. What I've found while using Massdrop in the UK is that if you look at the price and just whack a £ in front instead of a $ that's about how much you'll be paying.

There are a few things that have worked out to be cheaper (keycaps and full boards normally have crazy shipping on them from places like MechanicalKeyboards.com so it's always good to have a peak on here from time to time!