10 Pack Kailh Box Switch Jade RGB SMD for Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 3 pin Switches IP56 Water-Proof Compatible Cherry MX Switches

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10 Pack Kailh Box Switch Jade RGB SMD for Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 3 pin Switches IP56 Water-Proof Compatible Cherry MX Switches

10 Pack Kailh Box Switch Jade RGB SMD for Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 3 pin Switches IP56 Water-Proof Compatible Cherry MX Switches

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To date, I have not devised a good way to effectively measure the stems nor housings of Box style switches in the same way that I do for normal, MX-style stems and switches.

Additionally, the fact that the measurement sheet also doubles as a means by which someone can effectively test frankenswitching combinations between stems and top housings to estimate wobble without actually having to try the switches first kind of kills the inclusion of the Kailh Box Muted Jades as Box style stems are incompatible with traditional MX style housings. I was quite afraid going from the BOX Navy to the BOX Jade thinking it wouldn’t be as sharply tactile, but that was all for nought as the Jades feature just as sharp of a tactile event as the BOX Navy. Given that I usually reserve the slots at the beginning of these articles for meta-based commentary about my personal life, keyboard life, or the community at large, I couldn’t help but make the majority of you who read my content aware of this facet of life for content creators large and small in the hobby space.

And because of this I would personally recommend a harder (or less universal) plate when building with these switches. Without all that much in the way of hard and fast details provided, what was shared about the Mute Jades was a description of their design followed by a brief, single switch sound comparison between a prototype and a normal Box Jade switch. Further details regarding the dimensions, exact location, or manufacturing implementation method are otherwise unknown to me and/or not belayed clearly in the spec sheet of these switches.

The first thing I noticed was that the Navies had a much more cushioned feel to them and the Jades had a more pronounced tactile bump (I would attribute this to the differences in the spring weights as generally speaking a lighter spring allows the bump to be more pronounced).So Kailh needs to increase the pin size slightly, get rid of the stupid name, and fix the inconsistency issue and these will be great switches. This board is designed by u/AuthenticDanger and was really fun to build and has tons of layout options which I was keen on at the time. Moving interior to the top housings, we will work from least interesting details to the most interesting ones. Interestingly, I do want to note that the spec sheet has a small region of interest marked as an ‘Angle of Slope of Shaft’ diagram, shown below, that I haven’t felt all the inclined to share previously but find highly interesting in the current moment. The Kailh Box Mute Jades are better than the Gateron Ink Blue V2 switches with respect to stem wobble in both the N/S and E/W directions.

These switches with issues, though, interestingly sounded much more reminiscent of that of actual Box Jade switches, carrying slightly sharper and higher pitched tones. With even these slightly sharper variants having their own range in sharpness as well, it does point to perhaps some systemic manufacturing issues leading to a pretty wide degree of variability in the Mute Box Jade switches. In terms of overall sound, while the Kailh Pro Light Greens are slightly higher pitched than that of the Mute Jades, they are surprisingly similar in terms of overall volume and the closest comparison out of this initial comparison list. If you're running a script or application, please register or sign in with your developer credentials here. The KEYGEM® Discord Community is growing every day and offers a friendly environment, support and is the best place to get news on events or giveaways.As funny as it may be, though, to some degree I actually personally prefer these minority ‘variant’ switches a bit more as they sound much more like what I would think of as a “muted Jade” switch than what appears to be the actual intended product.



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