Kailh’s Cream switches, so named both because of their distinctive (non) color and the smoothness of the press, are now available for preorder.
Manufactured by Kaihua, the Cream switch stem is made from a self-lubricating POM that portends exceptional smoothness. POM itself is a fascinating material, and worth spending some time reading about.
According to NovelKeys' site, the Cream switch is “a first for Kailh, as it features MX style locking for the housing.”
It's a linear switch with similar specs to other standard desktop switches. It has a 2mm actuation point and 4mm total travel, and it actuates at 55g and bottoms out with 70g of force.
For reference, that's the same operating force as a Cherry X Brown switch and just a hair under the 60g weight of a Black switch.
The Cream switch preorder will be operated until December 10, 2018.