Lychee Milk Tactiles are a medium tactile featuring an UHMWPE stem and full nylon housing. UHMWPE is a unique material with a lower coefficient of friction than POM. It’s a softer material that’s self-lubricating, and highly resistant to abrasion. Together these properties provide a smooth typing experience with a soft bottom and top-out sound. They’re also meant to be a V2 to our original Lychee Switches!
We hope you enjoy this treat! As part of our Fruit Milk Series of switches they will also include a free matching collectible milk bottle, and sticker for qualified orders!
What Improvements Have Been Made?
Updated Stem Molds
New stem molds have been created to account for UHMWPE’s malleable nature. The revised stems aim to reduce stem wobble and improve keycap fitment compared to the original Lychees.
Gold plated 23mm long springs are now included in the switches to improve both sound and feel. These long springs provide a slightly higher initial force, steady force increase, and snappy return.
What Makes Our Lychee Milk Switches Special?
Lychee Milk Tactiles feature a medium sized round tactile bump following almost no pre-travel and spanning a short distance. These characteristics combined with the lower coefficient of friction of UHMWPE provides for a gentle tactility.
Lychee Milk Switches feature nylon housings. Nylon is a common switch material often preferred for its acoustic properties. Generally, nylon switches provide a fuller deeper sound when the stem collides during a keystroke.
Custom Gold Plated Long Spring
Lychee Milk Switches feature custom made gold plated 23mm long springs to further reduce spring noise. The extended length means the springs will sit at a more compressed state translating to a higher initial weight, however, they will bottom out at a moderate 68g. This narrow window of operation between the initial weight and bottom out force results in a snappy typing experience.
The 13.0mm stem length of the Lychee Milk Tactiles allow for the side rails to collide with the bottom housing rather than the central pole. Coupled with the softness of UHMWPE this provides for a unique bottom-out sound and feel.
Switches are sold in packs of 10.
Quantity 1 = 10 switches.
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