The gray and the blue creams both remind me of the recent GMK Mandalorian set they ran. Not sure if there is any connection though
Aso, I got some of those blue cream switches (launch edition) a few weeks ago. They are nice. Yes, just a cream switch, but they feel smoother than my old creams and the nolives I have in boards. Maybe it’s a better factory lube application? The stick slip seems gone. Still need lube and films for the sound I prefer, but they are smoother stock that I remembered.
I am late to the cream party and thinking about trying out one of the cream linear. What’s the consensus about cream these days? Are they still considered as a unique switch that is worth trying out? Also, from what I read about box cream, it seems like I should pick up the original over the box variant.
Novelkeys Creams were considered overpriced as a result of esp. aftermarket scalpers once the switch hit big because of Youtube streamers.
On its own, the Creams are “interesting.” They feel different from other linears, more ‘leathery,’ i.e. they have some kind of texture. So they are worth trying out.
People think that they don’t reach their full potential until at least 10,000 keystrokes, so there is a cottage industry of people putting Creams in machines to get a whole lot of actuations in order to smooth them out. Smoothed Creams are considered a luxury switch.
At least, this is my recollection. I bought some sample BOX Creams, and they were great. Hence my desire to see a BOX Cream light tactile.
EDIT: The BOX Cream uses a lighter spring than the regular Creams, IIRC. The BOX mechanism complicates things if you are into modding, so most people prefer the original Cream.
However, the spring weight of BOX Cream is closer to MX Brown, if that’s what you’re looking for. In addition, you can mix BOX Cream parts with Kailh BOX Silent Brown to make “Cookies and Cream,” a lighter BOX Silent Brown that maybe should have been the design in the first place. So the BOX Creams can be useful for BOX modding.
I mean isn’t the inherent nature of a bump “not smooth” since it’s you know… a bump.
My guess is this means the tactile event is probably prolonged. Instead of two mini bumps, it might be one consistently steady bump? could be interesting. Could also mean it’s not actually a blueberry “replacement” but an “upgrade” or however people want to phrase it