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2 hours ago, Ragnorok64 said:

Anyone know of other tactile, non-clicky switches, that are good for gaming?

Kailh Box Royals, from my experience, have been pretty great for gaming. Just make sure to order from Novelkeys so you're ensured that you get retooled switches.


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I am kind of surprised how 150cn clicky cherry switches feel but they do exactly what they are supposed to do: not getting accidentally pressed.

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2 hours ago, Ragnorok64 said:

I went ahead, extended, and ordered a Massdrop Alt. Trying to decide what replacement switches to order for it. Right now I really like my Kailh box brown as they are relatively quiet and don't pick up on mic. 

 

I'm thinking of getting some Kailh Speed Copper. Anyone know of other tactile, non-clicky switches, that are good for gaming?

Zealios V2

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1 hour ago, Nowak said:

Kailh Box Royals, from my experience, have been pretty great for gaming. Just make sure to order from Novelkeys so you're ensured that you get retooled switches.

Thanks for the suggestion. Looking at this review

 

I'm wondering if Box Royals would be too heavy on initial activation force for a good gaming switch.

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11 minutes ago, Ragnorok64 said:

Thanks for the suggestion. Looking at this review

 

I'm wondering if Box Royals would be too heavy on initial activation force for a good gaming switch.

They're about 40g actuate/70g bottom out so if you're used to that weighting then you should be fine.


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28 minutes ago, Nowak said:

They're about 40g actuate/70g bottom out so if you're used to that weighting then you should be fine.

Except it's not a linear switch. The tactile bump before activation is at least 65g.

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Just now, geo3 said:

Except it's not a linear switch. The tactile bump before activation is at least 65g.

Ah, yeah. My bad. But, I game on the Box Royals and they've been fine from my experiences with them.


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Just now, geo3 said:

It's a bad switch. As are all the Kailh metal named switches.

Dang, this is confusing. What's wrong with them?

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On 7/3/2019 at 4:58 AM, Ragnorok64 said:

Thanks for the suggestion. Looking at this review

 

I'm wondering if Box Royals would be too heavy on initial activation force for a good gaming switch.

Hi, Just a heads up, JYMV has a heavy preference for light tactile switches, anything more tactile than a mod m/h he dislikes. 


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So, after using the Kira for a week, I have noticed there are some firmware bugs still, particularly with lighting. However, the firmware bugs are not as egregious as my Anne Pro 2, which becomes borderline impossible to use unless I restart my entire computer.

 

There's been one time when I had to do that with my Kira. AP2 requires a couple restarts every few days I use it. Might look for a different compact Bluetooth-enabled mech, honestly.


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Hey guys, I'm approximately 1-2 weeks away from building my first ever bespoke custom keyboard for myself featuring Kailh Box Jades.

 

Was just wondering, does anyone have any experience with Kailh Jades and Zealios V2s? The Zeals interested me when I was on the lookout for new switches after Jades were sold out, until I saw KBDFans have a set of 68 Jades in stock.


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15 hours ago, seoz said:

Hey guys, I'm approximately 1-2 weeks away from building my first ever bespoke custom keyboard for myself featuring Kailh Box Jades.

 

Was just wondering, does anyone have any experience with Kailh Jades and Zealios V2s? The Zeals interested me when I was on the lookout for new switches after Jades were sold out, until I saw KBDFans have a set of 68 Jades in stock.

Zeal v2 switches have a very long and drawn out bump where as jade switches are very sharp. The jade switches are clicky whereas the zeal switches are tactile, imo unsilenced zeal switches and poly housing switches in general sound terrible. 


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50 minutes ago, b emoji said:

unsilenced zeal switches and poly housing switches

With lubed switches and dampening material in the case(especially if it's contacting the central peg of the switch as it sticks through the PCB) they sound MUCH better. 

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Man, Massdrop's shipping seems to be taking forever. I'm going to end up with just the bag of box royal switches today, and no keyboard to put them in. That's in spite of ordering the keyboard first.

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Introducing my first ever custom bespoke keyboard - Tokyo Sakura.

 

She's a Geek GK61 PCB along with a wooden case, stock Kailh Box Jade switches, and the Akko World Tour Tokyo keycap set. She took around 30-45 minutes to completely finish as the GK16 PCB has hot-swappable key switch sockets which allow for easy insertion and removal of key switches.

 

I love how she turned out with the oriental Japanese-inspired aesthetic, the wooden case makes for a nice accent contrasting with the white and pink keycaps.

 

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37 minutes ago, seoz said:

Introducing my first ever custom bespoke keyboard - Tokyo Sakura.

 

She's a Geek GK61 PCB along with a wooden case, stock Kailh Box Jade switches, and the Akko World Tour Tokyo keycap set. She took around 30-45 minutes to completely finish as the GK16 PCB has hot-swappable key switch sockets which allow for easy insertion and removal of key switches.

 

I love how she turned out with the oriental Japanese-inspired aesthetic, the wooden case makes for a nice accent contrasting with the white and pink keycaps.

Nice!. What does is sound like? I only have a handful of Jades, not a full keyboard with them.

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5 minutes ago, geo3 said:

Nice!. What does is sound like? I only have a handful of Jades, not a full keyboard with them.

It sounds exactly like what I thought Jades would sound like - firm and potent 'clicks'! :) The spacebar has a nice quick 'thunk' to it, which is entirely different to the usual clicks from the other keys. I could link into recording a sound test if you wanted one, the spacebar is quite hard to describe, clearly! :D

 

Jades are much heavier than I anticipated and I love them for it, I can hit my usual 104WPM with them due to how responsive the clicks are, it's an excellent tactile clicky key switch.


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Just ordered a Corsair K55 the other day in the Prime sales... I've had a corsair KB before and it lasted about 4-5yrs before the space bar broke.... But that's better than some others I've had in the past.

 

But nothing can compete with my old Microsoft Media Keyboard 1.0A that's still going strong after 17yrs, along with the Intellimouse I bought at the same time.

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Finally got my Massdrop Alt, switches and keycaps in. I got it with Halo Clears. I played 1 round with then and promptly switched all my interior switches out for Box Royals and swapped to the white pudding keycaps. I honestly wasn't a fan of the feel of the default keycap's spacebar. I've got some rubber keycaps incoming for my WASD, number, and reload keys.

 

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