Everglide Aqua King Mechanical Switches

Everglide Aqua King Mechanical Switches

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buddhababy23
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Apr 22, 2021
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Inconsistent Factory Lube
Some switches (The ones that feel like they have barely any lube on them) feel fine, but the rest of them feel awful with the factory lubing. I'm sure if you weren't lazy like me and bothered to clean the switches and lubed them yourself, they'd feel fine. Hopefully, next time they run these, they will not come pre-lubed.
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Would not recommend to a friend.
Joe_y
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Apr 20, 2021
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Wish I knew about the heavy factory lube beforehand. While most other switches also have factory lube, it's not a problem because it's a light application with a thin lubricant, and I can just lube over it. However these switches are lubed with something very thick that is applied very heavily. Factory application is also inconsistent. Some feel bone dry, others are overlubed to the point where they are very sluggish. Not looking forward to ponying up for an ultrasonic cleaner for these switches.
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Mr.Sun
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Apr 19, 2021
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Great out of the box
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These are the first switches I try that come absolutely amazing out of the box! Did not have to spend time lubing or relubing these (Considering these are factory lubed)
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Bitlife
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Apr 12, 2021
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Am I the odd one out?
All the reviews seem to love these switches. I want to. I really do. My issue is the factory lube on mine has been inconsistent and sometimes results in a sluggish switch here or there. The other problem is I happened to get some that have too tight of upper housing so the stem seizes and doesn't come back up. I'm really hoping cleaning off the factory lube and putting my own on will make these better. But I feel like Drop needs to address the fact that a lot of these switches are near unusable because of the tight housing.
Tactical_Jesuz
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Apr 20, 2021
I never buy pre-lubed switches from drop cause it's a gamble, but switches that don't come lubed are pretty safe to buy. If you want to get lubed switches without doing it yourself or gambling, I would recommend going to https://loobedswitches.com/ and spending an extra $10-20 to get it to hand lubed and/or filmed for you.
Oreooo
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Apr 21, 2021
is that loobed company legit?
Ming
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Apr 12, 2021
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Very nice
Pros:
  • Very smooth
  • The least wobble of any switch I've used
  • Sounds good to me
Cons:
  • The rebound this noticeably slow/sluggish. Hopefully this will improve over time
  • Contrary to the description, I feel the travel is actually shorter than other switches
Overall I'm very happy with them.
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TeddBoya
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Apr 11, 2021
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Great value, big smooth
I am a big boy and I like heavy switches. As a linear gang member they are perfect, smooth pretty and for now reliable. The lube is okay. I recommend putting them into a keyboard (if it is hotswap) and then just applying more lube if certain switches need it.
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probablyjoel
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Apr 6, 2021
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Really great switches stock, but I imagine relubing them would be even better Order more because Drop's packaging was subpar. Bent pins is one thing; pins twisting in transit is another!
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Rhymenocerus
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Apr 5, 2021
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Awesome
Very smooth with almost no stem wobble. A bit inconsistent out of the bag, with a couple feeling almost too tight resulting in a sluggish return. Buy a few more than you need. They sound great on my polycarbonate board.
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The_Manic_Geek
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Apr 3, 2021
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I have not gotten to test these in the GMMK Pro they are destined for, but straight out of the box these had inconsistency issues. Four of my stems in the 62 g 110 count pack I got were so tight in the top housings they wouldn't actuate correctly and felt heavier than intended; the rest are "usable" in that the stem doesn't bind, but I will need to redo the lube at some point. They would also stick in the top housing and not fully rebound back to resting position. Disassembly revealed that the stems are dip-lubed: this is evidenced by the discovery of lube on the inside of the stem legs as well as the outside, and there being a line where the lube ends at the same spot on the legs and stem of the switch. Some stems have more lube than others, and some actually have lube on the rectangular portion of the stem which can help combat stem binding if tolerances allow for it. Experimenting with different stems told me some more about the switch: the leaf is FAR too soft and light for a tactile stem, and if you do mess with the leaf be very careful handling it as I permanently warped one of my leaves during this experimentation (totally my fault, got clumsy). Swapping to a Gateron Yellow or Red stem with no lube other than what was left on the housing and leaf resulted in an extremely smooth switch with great acoustics and feel, plus an eye-catching JWK-like appearance. Moving the PC stem in to those same known-good Gateron housings resulted in the stems binding, so the issue is definitely the stems having tolerances far too tight between the top housing and the stem body. The spring lube is great for all switches so no need to fuss there. The PC housing has some of my favorite housing acoustics I've encountered yet, so it's sort of a shame that the switch couldn't be offered without the stem bc everything else there makes the perfect recipe for an amazing linear switch. When the stems DO work correctly, there is almost zero stem wobble, hence the tight tolerances there... but they need to be more consistent with the tolerances being that tight on all switches. My recommendation: if you DO choose to buy these, expect to need to work on these a bit to get the switch feeling great, up to and including swapping stems. If you aren't a tinkerer like I am, and want your 60 cent + switch to work properly out of the box as it should, then I would say this ain't it until they get the switches feeling more consistent. It's not likely you'll have a TON of switches that aren't usable if you do have issues, but that doesn't feel great at the price point.
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The_Manic_Geek
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Apr 6, 2021
A Cherry Red stem would work great actually. Near as I can tell any Cherry or Gateron-compatible linear stem should work, so basically pick whichever one has the best aesthetic and go to town... assuming your goal is to mod the switch. When I get the time I'll update this with tested impressions after I try them stock and re-lubed, but I'd always say test them stock first before committing time and resources to modding. Who knows, your switches may be fine!
ilian-markowitz
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Apr 8, 2021
cherry silent red, and gateron yellow stems feel like they were made for these housings. the silent red is whisper quiet with just a thin coat of lube (really fantastic combo), and the gat yellow really shines in this housing too.
Klondeik
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Apr 3, 2021
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Very smooth
Probably one of the smoothest switches as is without lube, but when added lube it has a nice thocky sound!
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etmanuts
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Apr 5, 2021
is it the random frank p ?!?! xD
Phlooke
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Apr 9, 2021
Love your content man. Would you recommend these over Durock POMS?
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