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Kailh BOX Navy

Manufacturer: Kailh
Brand: NovelKeys

These switches are probably the loudest MX switches you can get. Devisive amongst the community, some people love them, some hate them.

Manufactured by Kailh in collaboration with Novelkeys. They are an evolution of the original Kailh Box White and Box Pales switches.

They have 0.30mm thick click bars compared to the 0.25mm on the Kailh Box Whites and similar.

60g
90g
1.80mm
3.60mm
POM
Coloured (opaque)
PC
Transparent
Nylon
Coloured (opaque)

Force-graph

A force-graph is a good way to help imagine how a switch might feel to the press. Many reputable manufacturers publish such graphs, either in their documentation or in their patents.
Not sure what you’re looking at? Check out Haata’s fantastic guide on reading force curve graphs.

Force graph for Kailh BOX Navy
Duck Viper v2 with Kailh BOX Navy Typing Sounds by Taeha Types
Kailh BOX Navy switches + SA keycaps typing demonstration by Chyrosran22
"Project N" custom Kailh BOX Navy keyboard review Wyse (WY-50) by Chyrosran22
Custom 60% Typing Sounds (Box Navy) by MechMerlin
Tina-C With Kailh Box Navy Switches by Fluffypupper 22
Kailh BOX Navy Switch Overview by EB3K
Kailh Box Navy (Just Typing Test) by Fluffypupper 22
Clicky
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Click-bar
Clicky switches, as the name suggests, make an audible click when activated. Click bars are a Kailh brand innovation and have a small metal spring "bar" that creates the click noise - which can be heard on both the down and up stroke of a key press.

Mount type

Plate
3-pin
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Spring

Kailh Box spring (smaller than MX)

Volume

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loud
This is a loud switch. Not recommended for use in an office environment or others that don't appreciated a loud keyboard ;)

Lubrication info

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Factory lubed? Slight factory lube
Notes

Do not lube these switches. It will ruin them.

Looking for switch lubrication advice? Here's a great start

Switch film

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Switch films do not fit these switches.
Why use switch film? Here's a good explanation and a great demonstration.

More info on films and Thicc films by Jinra.

Stem construction

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Box
The stem on this switch is of the box variety. Popularised by Kailh. It’s known for being more resistant to dust and moisture over long-term use.

ThereminGoat switch score

Kailh BOX Navy
29
/35
Push Feel
16
/25
Wobble
9
/10
Sound
16
/20
Context
7
/10
Other
77
/100
Total
View full score card on GitHub

Prices

These prices are subject to change at any time and should be used only as a rough guide (plus, quite often switches are not sold individually and can sometimes include discounts for larger quantities).

This information is not automatically updated.