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Offline merlin64

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Varmilo VA104M CMYK (Electro-Capacitive)
« on: Thu, 25 January 2018, 15:42:21 »

This is the nicest keyboard Ive ever received for review. Its very well put together and comes with some nice dyesub PBT keycaps. The new EC switches feel great and I cant wait for them to release a tactile version.

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Re: Varmilo VA104M CMYK (Electro-Capacitive)
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 25 January 2018, 15:49:49 »
Linear?? :eek:

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Re: Varmilo VA104M CMYK (Electro-Capacitive)
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 25 January 2018, 20:32:40 »
Yes they are linear! I'm hoping the tactile version comes out soon!

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Re: Varmilo VA104M CMYK (Electro-Capacitive)
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 26 January 2018, 15:58:43 »
I wonder how different these would feel compare to Kailh Box Red.  Structurally they both have the "box" to prevent wobble (similar concept to Topre MX sliders) the only real advantage of this is less contact = less friction.

Though from what I gather Kailh Box Red is already super smooth.  At this point I wonder if it's favourable to go with Box Red since you can pop them into existing PCB and it would just work.

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Re: Varmilo VA104M CMYK (Electro-Capacitive)
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 27 January 2018, 11:09:18 »
I wonder how different these would feel compare to Kailh Box Red.  Structurally they both have the "box" to prevent wobble (similar concept to Topre MX sliders) the only real advantage of this is less contact = less friction.

Though from what I gather Kailh Box Red is already super smooth.  At this point I wonder if it's favourable to go with Box Red since you can pop them into existing PCB and it would just work.

From an enthusiast point of view, this switch isn't good as like you said...can't be put on ANY PCB. But with keyboards utilizing Box switches in short supply, this is a great board for buying off the shelf. I haven't tried box red,but I've tried box black, and these are smoother.