Novelkeys Cream: Prototype vs. Production Sound



Another sound comparison with my other current favorite linears:


Thanks for the comparisons! The creams sound very similar to each & have a nice thock to them. Sounds like Mike only made some small changes between prototype & production creams, well other than whatever he did to eliminate the leathery dragging sound one the early prototypes could produce. Although I really think you’re on to something with the burgundy stem in the YOK housings, those easily sounded the best to me.


Yeah burgundy YOK are super loud and hollow-sounding. I need to figure out what keyboard to put them in. I haven’t decided yet. I want to put them in something where they can really shine!

Anyway back to the creams. I have to tell you guys, the dragging sensation is still there. Typical lubes like 3204 and 205g0 just don’t eliminate it. What does completely eliminate it is PTFE powder. I am going to build a keyboard with these switches lubed with PTFE powder and see if the lubricating effect lasts. It feels so smooth initially, just need to see if it stays that way!


What I would really like to see is them in a big polycarbonate, acrylic, or plastic case for a lot of THOCK.


@Lesbian are you talking about yok or creams? Because I’m gonna build a POM plastic keyboard with the creams!


I was talking about the YOKs - the all-POM board is going to be a very interesting sound!


I’m almost tempted to put the yoks in the pom keyboard but… All pom… I can’t resist sticking with the theme! The keycaps will be pom too


Is there going to be a POM plate too? Where does this madness stop?


Yep, the case and plate are pom. It’s all made of layers of 3mm laser cut POM


Your dedication to keyboard science is nothing short of admirable.

But also, what the hell is wrong with you?