So I’ve been wanting to try out some Hako switches for a while, but I’ve been holding off for the retooled version of the box switch so that I don’t ruin my expensive sets. I’ve been checking the Input Club’s own Kono store periodically to see if the retooled versions have come in stock but even until today their store page for the Hako switches has the note about their switches causing stretching.
However, to my surprise when browsing the NovelKeys shop just now I noticed they had Hako switches in stock with no warning about these being box switches suffering from the stretching issue. Further, I looked on NovelKeys FAQ page and it explicitly says “all (including Hakos, Hako Royals, etc) BOX switches are retooled.”
Has anyone else purchased the retooled Hako switches from NovelKeys? Can you confirm they don’t have the box switch stretching issue? Further, why would Input Club’s own store not be selling the updated switch but a separate store have the updated stock? I’m just really hesitant to purchase them if they could ruin my keycaps.