Everglide Aqua King Mechanical Switches

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TurboGrinder
35
Feb 20, 2021
I got some of these from Taobao recently. They came pre-lubed. The factory lube job is really good - the best factory lube job I've experienced so far. They are ever so slightly sluggish out of the box, but that clears up quickly with use. There's no need to relube. These are the smoothest switches that I've tried. Smoother than other good linears that I have - v2 Tangies, Alpacas, Everglide Pinks. There's no extra noise from these switches beyond bottoming out and the stem hitting the top of the switch on release. The lube job takes out much of that noise thoug. These are fairly quiet for not being silenced. No leaf noise. No spring crunch or ping. There's very little play between the top and bottom housings, and therefore don't need to be filmed. Overall these are exceptional switches.
TurboGrinder
35
Feb 21, 2021
I went with a weight that Drop isn't including in their buy - 37g. I greatly prefer very light linears. If I had to guess, Drop probably only wants to offer what they feel to be the most popular weights. Most people steer clear of anything lighter than 50g ime. On the Taobao listing I got them from they had them in 5 weights: 37g, 55g, 60g, 62g, and 67g.
internetparty
137
Feb 21, 2021
I'm also a big fan of ultra light weight switches. If you are into tactile, I put 35 gram springs in my massdrop holy pandas, and re-lubed them. The feeling is absolutely lovely, with a crisp "pop" sensation, owing to the front-loaded resistance profile of the holy pandas. Highly recommended for tactile fans!
whomad1215
714
Feb 20, 2021
> With a total travel of 4 millimeters, these linear switches have a longer round trip than most other linear options Isn't 4mm the travel distance of basically every mainstream switch produced?
quicklytoo4
337
Feb 21, 2021
my bad misread it silent red lol
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quicklytoo4
337
Mar 5, 2021
kailh box switches are 3.6mm total travel
Pennywise359
231
Apr 4, 2021
They are pretty terrible. The stock lube is too thick and seems to be silicon based, reminds me of dielectric grease. The switches are super slow not sure if it is polycarbonate on polycarbonate friction or the tolerances are too tight but there is crazy amount of friction I tried to delube one switch which made it absolutely unusable, it binds like hell to the point it gets stuck on upstroke. I will try lubing it with something thin like gpl 104. ***UPDATE*** The top housings are insanely tight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXHOzVUHLLs the stem snugly sits in it. Gladly I have bunch of loose zealio tops which mostly fix the issue, after lube there is still some friction similar to creams. But the stock switches are nearly unusable such unrefined product should not be sold here. ***UPDATE 2*** Compare that to zealio top https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeLlvuNIrBc
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Griegomas
7
Feb 20, 2021
Why are the additional 20 switches on the 90 pack MORE expensive per switch than the previous 70?
jalfonso
89
Feb 20, 2021
magic!
Griegomas
7
Feb 21, 2021
Even that's a rosey view as you're averaging the additional cost across all switches. There is a 15 dollar difference between the 70 and 90 packs, meaning those 20 switches cost 15 dollars. So 75 cents per. Not a ton, but still...
Crescent
13
Mar 1, 2021
I was going to purchase these today, please come back.
ilian-markowitz
2
Apr 3, 2021
they are back!
Andy_Who
114
Apr 5, 2021
demollator
91
Feb 25, 2021
Are they clicky or not?
RunGMC
4
Feb 25, 2021
Described as linear so no
Booply
5
Feb 21, 2021
Are there any sound test reviews or just reviews in general of this switch? I really love how they look and everything, but I am ofc just really curious on the sound and feel.
Booply
5
Feb 22, 2021
Well thats what i keep reading! But i still wanna hear that sound because its such a trivial thing. But although that being said it may be a perfect switch for my friends first board build.
sirpeebs
39
Mar 6, 2021
Can you tell me where to find them please, I've tried even taobao for a long time and can't even get it done using SuperBuy.com - need your help
Pennywise359
231
Feb 20, 2021
I wanted to do a full polycarb build for a while PC case/plate/DCS Keycaps and here is the final ingridient!
Dakkadence
16
Feb 20, 2021
Polycarb stem and polycarb housing... No POM or UHMWPE or even Nylon... 0.64 a switch... Feel like at this point might as well go for durock linears unless this has a really good sound (which it might since everything is polycarb).
jalfonso
89
Feb 20, 2021
so are you ordering them? so far, my favorite switches are the Gateron gold caps. not sure why, but i do not need to lube them to sound fantastic. Not sure if these are anything close to that switch.
Dakkadence
16
Feb 20, 2021
Nah, I've already found my endgame switch (as far as contact-based switches go). Durock linears with Invyr stems. Just waiting on the fixed V2 to ship. But even with the scuffed V2, they're actually frictionless when lubed. I put a keycap on in and pushed on the side while depressing the switch. It was a no friction dream.
Fwen
4
Apr 13, 2021
I am really hoping this newest batch will have addressed all the prior issues that people have mentioned. Shame I’ll be waiting till June to find out. Looking forward to receiving them, hopefully there won’t be any bad apples in my batch!
conere
28
Apr 21, 2021
I got into the next batch for June as well. I too am fearful of this. I hope Drop can comment on these reported issues.
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