What have you been missing?
Ok, so I’ve been in the hobby a little over a year, so I’ve tried quite a few switches. I’m not so much a tactile fan but I did enjoy using T1s so I gave these a try. I need to stress this, I am super sensitive to annoying noises like ping, out of the box, no ping at all. These JWK switches DO NOT need films for the first time ever!!! That’s amazing. Anyways, I’ll just stop here and say these are better than Boba U4S, not by much but still noticeable. I lube every switch and spring and film every switch that benefits from them and here is my final verdict. I use these switches STOCK. I tried the works, sure it sounded a bit better with a thicker lube but it felt worse. IMO these are one of the tactile switches, and the BEST silent tactile by a long shot.
Great silent tactile see switch at stock
Having used Silent Cherry Reds, Tealios, Zealios, Durock T1s, and Durock Purple T1s, using these is a joy. Haven't found a need to open them up and lube them as they are lightly factory lubed which is nice. Keys don't sound scratchy at all for me. Thanks to the silent nature it has less ping sound on the way back up which is perfect for me and what I wanted. The keys sound a little deeper. I have noticed that these have much less key wobble and seem to fit better in my hotswap keyboard (the T1 purples and og T1s were sometimes loose, so it's probably the Pom stem with the silent silicone helping here) Overall if you want a solid silent key that still has the tactility response, these are your ticket.
Cons: not as tasty as name would suggest. Pros: literally everything else.
I am not as practiced and experienced with switches as the other reviewers for this product, but even I can appreciate the difference with this switch. It just feels like a higher caliber compared to everything else. I enjoy tactile switches in general, having used Cherry Browns and Cherry Clears for a while, but wanted something quieter for use in a shared office. I tried three kinds of silent tactile switches: Zeal Aqua Zilent 62g Zeal Zilent V2 67g Durock Silent Shrimp Bruh. I can't even say it was a tough decision, the Shrimps are just the best thing to happen to my fingers. (The worst thing was trying to learn knife tricks.) Not only are they dead quiet, they feel better than anything else I've typed on. Having claim to both of those qualities shouldn't be possible, but the Shrimps do. I didn't even do anything special like lubing/filming. I just popped them in and ascended to a higher plane of existence. Well worth the price, 10/10.
I’ve been hunting for the right silent tactile switch since v1 Zilents disappeared. I’ve gone through silent box browns, Aliaz, boba u4s, v2 Zilents… they all had their faults. Aliaz = meh, silent box browns = got noisy after a while, boba u4 = I felt the tactility was too strong on the 67g variant, Zilents v2 = 67g too strong, 65g is nice but dang they are so expensive. These Durock Shrimp switches are really something to check out if what I said above matches your experience. They are still a little pricey but not horrible. I bought about 200 to load up two different boards and came back pretty quickly to buy another 200 to fill out some other boards. These are my go to now. The factory lube isn’t perfect but it is sufficient for me. Thanks Durock and thanks Divinikey.
Tactile Smooth Firm and Silent
The tactile bump is surprisingly strong and the silicone dampener is considerably smaller than the Cherry MX Silents and Zeal Silent stems - so the bottom out is more solid and barely mushy at all. For under 1$/switch coming pre-lubed it performs incredibly.