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[IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches | Preinstalled TX Springs
« on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:36:51 »




I present to you all, OXBLOODS!


Most tactile switches on the current market are based off the high tactility of the Holy Panda switch. However, the point of tactility is to inform the user when a key is pressed; and we feel these high tactility switches can be a bit harsh about it.
Oxbloods intend to return to the roots of some tactile switches: A light and smooth bump that results in less hand strain and a more ergonomic experience compared to the heavy bump of other tactile switches. Oxbloods come in a mahogany red housing with a black stem.

We are also excited to announce that we are collaborating with TX keyboards!
As such our switches come pre-made with high quality TX springs! Bundle options for Oxbloods and TX films will be available as well when they go live.


Specs:
- Made by JWK
- 62g TX springs (16mm)
- PC top with nylon bottom and POM stem
- Mahogany red housings, black stem
- PCB mount (can clip legs for plate mount)
- Un-lubed from the factory


Housing Color



Here is a comparison image to a T1 for reference(T1 in blue):


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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:37:13 »
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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:37:58 »
Are these t1 recolors or different?

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:37:58 »
Yes to not holy panda tactiles

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:38:02 »
Very excited as cherry mx browns are one of my favorite switches out there!
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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:39:02 »
looks great and i cant wait to feel them! i hate overly tactile switches so these should be amazing for me! glwic!!!
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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:39:39 »
So are these recolored T1s or something different?

Edit: sorry, didn't notice that someone already asked this
« Last Edit: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:41:35 by nu_types »

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:42:05 »


So are these recolored T1s or something different?

Are these t1 recolors or different?

Judging by the fact that they say that it's a light tactile, I'm assuming it's something different.


Excited for more information on these, name is a lil weird though.


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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:46:33 »
Excited to try this! +1 for non holy panda tactiles
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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:46:36 »


So are these recolored T1s or something different?

Are these t1 recolors or different?

Judging by the fact that they say that it's a light tactile, I'm assuming it's something different.


Excited for more information on these, name is a lil weird though.

I'm guessing the name was chosen to go along with the GMK Slasher theme. Yeah, the description doesnt sound like T1 switches, but its a very common practice with custom JWK switches to just recolor an existing switch and use a different spring.
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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:47:30 »
Love the colour, but a bit confused - I'm assuming these are a recolour of a JWK tactile switch, but which?

It's obviously not T1s or Dark Jades/Moyu Black, as those are HP-based switches which this IC is very clear it is not.

The description of the feel is both very descriptive and not very helpful.

Most tactile switches on the current market are based off the high tactility of the Holy Panda switch. However, the point of tactility is to inform the user when a key is pressed; and we feel these high tactility switches can be a bit harsh about it.
Oxbloods intend to return to the roots of a tactile switch: A light and smooth bump that results in less hand strain and a more ergonomic experience compared to the heavy bump of other tactile switches. 


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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:48:20 »
These might be similar to the crane tactiles which had their gb recently. Those were manufactured by jwk and had a rara stem iirc.

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:49:03 »
Enough here to get me interested, would like some more info on the stem though.

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:49:10 »


So are these recolored T1s or something different?

Are these t1 recolors or different?

Judging by the fact that they say that it's a light tactile, I'm assuming it's something different.


Excited for more information on these, name is a lil weird though.

Correct, these are not T1 recolors. These have a lighter and smoother bump, hence the light tactility like you said!

The name is based on the color inspiration, Oxblood leather:


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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:53:48 »
Excited for more information on these, name is a lil weird though.

The slasher connection makes sense, but oxblood is also literally the name of the color used for the housing.

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 15:03:44 »


The name is based on the color inspiration, Oxblood leather

Interesting! I guess the name isn't so weird after all, haha


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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 15:06:15 »
A mellow tactile it's what's up. Very down Mr. Dale.

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 15:13:58 »
For those asking, here is a stem comparison to the T1

T1 being the blue here:


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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 15:20:51 »
oh this is ****ing good
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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 15:23:47 »
Cheers for posting the comparison shot of the stems. Definitely good info.

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 15:27:43 »
What a good color combo, definitely interested.

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 15:30:09 »
I absolutely love those colors and appreciate the variance from standard JWK tactiles.

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 15:46:14 »
So smoother and slightly heavier(?) browns in a nice color?
I'll have to get some.

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches | Preinstalled TX Springs
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 16:32:18 »
Yes i want some too now

What switch do they feel close to ?
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« Reply #24 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 16:40:45 »
Definitely interested.

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« Reply #25 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 16:45:27 »
Pretty interested. Hoping for something similar to the burnt oranges.

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« Reply #26 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 16:47:20 »
Very lit, I love you.

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches | Preinstalled TX Springs
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 16:55:17 »
i love the colors and enjoy a light tactility so I'm definitely interested!

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« Reply #28 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 16:56:16 »
Finally some good tactiles!
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« Reply #29 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 16:57:05 »
Light tactiles are my favorite for any board that I want to type and game on. A smooth jwk light tactile with a round bump seems like the perfect candidate. Defintiely interested.

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 17:00:29 »
Yes to not holy panda tactiles

Right! I'm pretty burnt out on "The most tactile switch ever, rabble, rabble, rabble!" stuff also bud (when meanwhile ALPS did it best a long time ago with SKCM browns, undamped creams, neon greens, oranges, & salmons LOL!)! Been telling anyone who'd listen we need more mid tactility switches like OG ergo clears & V1 Zealios, looks like Dale answered my prayer! :thumb:
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« Reply #31 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 17:26:52 »
There is a market for light tactiles, and we will demonstrate it. If this is anywhere in the range of Browns / Clears / Zealio V1, I'll buy it.

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« Reply #32 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 17:30:49 »
That blood-red stem looks epic. +1 for that color (and a 67g option) if possible!

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« Reply #33 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 18:08:50 »
The heavier the tactile the better for me but glad to see this niche being filled for others. Love the colour and custom spring.

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« Reply #34 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 18:23:50 »
There is a market for light tactiles, and we will demonstrate it. If this is anywhere in the range of Browns / Clears / Zealio V1, I'll buy it.

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« Reply #35 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 18:29:19 »
Any chance of a second spring weight option? I would love to see a 50g option

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 20:25:13 »
Also interested

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« Reply #37 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 22:31:46 »
Without a doubt will buy these.  Love the color (GMK slasher is on my must-buy list), love the smoother tactility, and TX springs are my favorite by far.  Great product.  Also nice to go unlubed.  The only qualm I have with JWK is that they absolutely need to tighten their tops.  Ive gone through them all at this point. Every single version of a JWK switch has needed films to get rid of that rattle from loose top housings. 

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« Reply #38 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 23:53:49 »
Without a doubt will buy these.  Love the color (GMK slasher is on my must-buy list), love the smoother tactility, and TX springs are my favorite by far.  Great product.  Also nice to go unlubed.  The only qualm I have with JWK is that they absolutely need to tighten their tops.  Ive gone through them all at this point. Every single version of a JWK switch has needed films to get rid of that rattle from loose top housings.
Hence the bundle with films option

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« Reply #39 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 00:23:12 »
Without a doubt will buy these.  Love the color (GMK slasher is on my must-buy list), love the smoother tactility, and TX springs are my favorite by far.  Great product.  Also nice to go unlubed.  The only qualm I have with JWK is that they absolutely need to tighten their tops.  Ive gone through them all at this point. Every single version of a JWK switch has needed films to get rid of that rattle from loose top housings.
Hence the bundle with films option

Dude, you know I'm stocked up on films.  I have a tub for TX films and a tub for TX springs.  Just put in another order for more springs.  I figure, hell, I've got 60 or so extra keyboards... why not start hoarding films and springs?  Every time I see a new JWK switch, I order a set of films :P
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« Reply #40 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 00:24:23 »
Without a doubt will buy these.  Love the color (GMK slasher is on my must-buy list), love the smoother tactility, and TX springs are my favorite by far.  Great product.  Also nice to go unlubed.  The only qualm I have with JWK is that they absolutely need to tighten their tops.  Ive gone through them all at this point. Every single version of a JWK switch has needed films to get rid of that rattle from loose top housings.

I believe JWK is actually retooling their molds, so this may not be an issue soon. For what its worth, I have some dark jades and the housing doesn't seem to have any wobble, I'm not sure if this is due to newer molds? Granted, the housing for those is PBT, so it may not share molds with housings made from different materials.

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« Reply #41 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 02:34:29 »
Im just staring at how good those switch renders are.

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« Reply #42 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 02:43:48 »
Noice!  :eek:

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« Reply #43 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 11:47:51 »
light tactility and TX springs pre-installed? you have my attention  :cool:

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches | Preinstalled TX Springs
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 12:24:00 »
Couldn't be more stoked to help provide these cool as hell switches for Canadians (and Americans as well, of course)! I've also been looking for some tactile switches that aren't insanely tactile (I use 78g V2 Zealios and HPs), so this will be a fun change. For sure going to play around with some spring weights and different films to see how the feel and sound changes, and pop up a review once I get the chance  :D

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« Reply #45 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 12:27:16 »
How do these compare to MX Clears or something like the RARA with a light tactile bump.

Are they a P bump vs a D bump


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« Reply #46 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 14:37:56 »
Is there any possibility for different spring weights? Would love to see higher weight springs but if not will pick up some springs for sure.

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« Reply #47 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 14:39:56 »
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« Reply #48 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 15:57:18 »
It's my understanding that they are aiming for something in between MX Brown and Clear.

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Re: [IC] Oxblood Tactile Switches | Preinstalled TX Springs
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 16:43:55 »
Was very happy when AE released the Naevys.. Very happy you are also releasing another new medium tactile switch. I will grab a of these without question.