Kaihua Goes ‘China-Style’ With New Box Switches In CES 2019
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Kaihua displayed the limited edition China Style” switches in CES 2019.Which also derive from original box switch,yep,it’s a promotion ways to show that switches.
Sure,kaihua owns different kinds of box switch,keyswitch enthusiasts maybe are confused with it how many does kailh have?
As we all knows,the customized switches are popular in the keyboard communities.which meets for the players freshness.
I believe many of them are loyal to box clicky switch because of its awesome hand feeling.
There are four China Style switches, each with a fun surname that goes beyond mere color: Chinese Red, Noble Yellow, Glazed Green, and Ancient Grey.
Chinese Red means flourishing and prosperous,Noble Yellow means emperor honor,Glazed Green means coloured glaze,Ancient Grey means long-standing and well-established.
The four switch color stands China Antique Culture.
So it named as China-Style.
The Red version is linear; it actually appears to just be a slight remake of the regular Box Red switch. Both have the same specs. The only difference appears to be that the bottom, opaque part of the switch housing is red instead of white.
The Glazed Green switch looks to be the same as the clicky Box White switch (other than the color).
The other two, though, have more unique specs.
The Noble Yellow doesn’t appear to have a similarity anywhere in Kaihua’s catalog. The closest is probably the Box Jade, which has a similar clicky and tactile force curve, but different weights. Noble Yellow is 65gf (+/-10gf) at the bump and what looks like 45gf or so at the actuation point. The Box Jade requires 10gf more to get over the tactile bump and actuates at 50gf.
The most notable of the quartet is the linear Ancient Grey switch that requires a hearty 95gf (+/-10gf) to actuate. The closest thing Kaihua has to that is the Box Navy, which does have 95gf (+/-15gf) at the tactile bump, but it’s not linear like the Ancient Grey switch. That puts the Ancient Grey in rarefied air.
All four of the China Style switches have actuation points of 1.8mm and total travel of 3.6mm, like the rest of the Box switches. And yes, they’re all generation-two Box switches (or whatever we’re calling them), sporting the modified cross stems, so they shouldn’t be cracking any keycaps.