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Kailh Box Brown Silent- rather disappointed

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Do you know what the difference is between outemu silent skies and outemu silent forests? The latter seems easier to find at the moment.

They are the same. It's just marketing, is my understanding.

It's best not to use the housings from Silent Sky / Silent Forest, though. They are outsized and noisy.

The stem is the best part, so pull the stems and put them in light tactile housings [or almost any Cherry housing]. Even Kailh Polia housings will do.

You can also order the stems directly from Gazzew on Reddit. Good Ergo Clear weights for the Silent Sky are 62-63.5 G.


--- Quote from: jcoffin1981 on Sat, 03 July 2021, 17:35:55 ---Overall I'm a huge fan of the Kailh switch lineup.  They are reasonable in cost, many have shorter travel distance and great tactility. 

I am kind of disappointed overall.

--- End quote ---

BTW, if you are looking for a new and improved Kailh silent tactile, there is something new called the Kailh BOX Hush:

I don't know a lot about it, but maybe this is what you are looking for.

One thing I forgot to mention about the Shrimps is that the Stem X's are thinner than usual. Keycaps with particularly loose sockets will be too loose on them. I use mainly Signature Plastics DSA, which are all fine. But I have at least one keycap from some other brand that catapaults right off the switch when you let go.


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