|Mount Type:||Plate Mount|
|Travel Distance:||1.8mm Actuation | 3.6mm Total|
|Force:||55g Operating | 55g Bottom-out|
|Stem Length (mm):||11.16|
|Price:||$12.24 (36 pieces) on NovelKeys|
The Kailh BOX Pink is a medium weighted switch with a 55g actuation force. For reference, the Kailh BOX White and the Kailh BOX Navy actuates at 45 and 75g respectively.
These are amongst one of my favourite switches of all time. They’re very smooth and perfectly weighted throughout. The only real downside is the fact that they don’t take lube quite well, but they’re smooth enough that I didn’t think of needing them.
On-centre keypresses are extremely smooth with no apparent scratchiness even at very slow keypresses.
Off-centre keypresses are slightly scratchy at very slow keypresses. However, this is barely an issue for the most part.
Overall, they’re very smooth and I highly recommend them.
Kailh BOX Pink switch disassembled.
According to Kailhua, these switches actuate 55g at 1.8mm and has a total travel of 3.6mm.
In the real world, the key feel is quite similar to the Kailh BOX White with only 10g of actuation separating the two. However, the BOX Pinks are ‘floatier’ – they don’t bottom-out as harshly as BOX Whites.
Surprisingly, they’re a very consistent performer (unlike many of Kailhua’s switches). Then again, BOX switches have typically performed more consistently compared to their non-BOX counterparts. These are amongst the most consistent BOX switches I’ve ever typed on. I consider it perfection!
Overall, it’s rare for me to give anything a perfect score, but these switches deserve it! They’re perfectly weighted and a very consistent performer. I simply can’t ask for more.
These have the usual click bar switch sound. It’s nothing special anymore, but they are still better than click jackets – Yes, I will never fail to mention this.
Overall, when installed on an aluminium case like I have, they sound relatively clacky.
The Kailh BOX Pink’s stem length is 11.16 mm.
Typing Performance: 9/10
As these are very smooth, consistent and perfectly weighted switches, I really enjoyed typing on them. They are as close to being the perfect switch for typing. I love them!
In comparison to the BOX White and the BOX Navy, the Pink’s tactility is in-between the two, although it’s much closer to the BOX White’s tactility than it is to the BOX Navy’s. Even the BOX Jade has a sharper tactile feel (which I prefer).
However, the BOX Pinks in my sample weren’t the greatest as I experienced minor key chattering and mismatched click to actuation more often compared to other BOX switches I reviewed. This could be to fact that I bought these switches very early on when they first released. Kailhua has made some updates to the switch since then, but I can’t speak for those as I don’t own them.
Overall, apart from some minor niggles, they are an amazing switch for typing. This is up there with the very best switches I know of.
Gaming Performance: 8/10
I’ve mentioned many times that clicky switches for gaming isn’t really the way to go especially if stealth or slow-paced games are your thing. The same can be said for the Kailh BOX Pink.
However, they’re very smooth and highly consistent which is important for gaming as you would want something you can rely on keystroke after keystroke. These did not falter even at slow keypresses.
Additionally, the weighting was perfect for me – it wasn’t too light or too heavy which meant I was comfortable the whole time I was playing. This is a big plus in my book as many switches don’t meet my requirements for this.
However, as they are clicky switches, the clicking the background did annoy me at times especially in quieter parts of games which is the number one reason why many clicky switches will never be suitable for gaming.
Overall, these switches have performed well-above average in gaming due to their smoothness, weighting and consistency. Still, I personally wouldn’t use them for this purpose.
Final Score = 42/50 (84%)