Box red are pretty nice


#1

So I’m trying out some Kailh Box Red switches (retooled) today. I like them. For a stock linear, I would rate them very high on my list of favorites. I feel like the spring is close to cherry red but just a tad heavier. They are fairly smooth, and I enjoy the typing sound.

No definite news on the retooled stem yet. I tried the same keycap on 5 different box red switches (GMK Led Zep ISO slash key). I pressed the key several hundred times and removed/remounted it twice on each switch. No cracks or stress marks. I’ll keep an eye on it though.


#2

Thanks for the report on both the feel of the Box reds and addressing the stem issue via testing.

I opened a thread yesterday on reddit on clicky switch recommendations, and I was fairly hesitant on actually considering using v2 Box Navies or Jades for fear of what it would do to resale value. Then I thought about the fact that I own a grand total of two GMK sets, and I shouldn’t be worrying (that much) about resale value. So Navies it is when they are restocked at Novelkeys.

Given the fact I won’t have the switches until November, I’ll keep my eye out on stem report issues in the hope the reports are as positive as yours.


#3

Too bad BOX switches don’t have 4mm travel.


#4

if you are worried and want navies, get the non box version of them.


#5

It’s not that big of a deal, my linearised pale blues feel like they have the most travel of any linear switch I’ve tried, even when compared to MX Silents and a bunch of other linears at a meetup.


#6

I do not feel the reduction in travel. I know it’s there, but I don’t really feel it.


#7

Pro Light Green? Speed Gold or Bronze? What switch are you referring to?


#8

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#9

First, thanks for the link :slight_smile:

Given the word speed in the switch title, I am assuming (probably incorrectly) that the switch activates at ‘speed’ specs (1.4mm travel-ish), but has the thicker click bar and spring of a Navy. Interesting option and one I will consider.