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NK Cream+ with inserts

The NK Cream+ switches from NovelKeys come with different inserts that alter the sound profile.
Published January 6, 2023

The Cream+ switches by NovelKeys feature a unique hollowed stem, allowing the placement of inserts made of various materials that alter the sound profile of the switch.

The inserts (copper, titanium and silicone) come separately in packs of 120 and are put into the hollow stem of a Cream+ switch.


  • Type: linear
  • Travel distance: 2mm actuation, 4mm bottom
  • Force: 50g operating, 63.5g bottom
  • Mount: PCB

Normal travel distance without an insert. The inserts are pretty small – mgsickler.

And a short sound test by alexotos:


Published on Fri 6th Jan 2023. Featured in KBD #110.

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