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Gateron Red

  • Linear
  • 45cN force
  • MX stem
  • Gateron
Similar in feel to Cherry MX Reds, Gateron is Cherry Clone with a feel that more than holds its own with Cherry.

User Reviews

September 06, 2020
  • Gaming 6
  • Typing 6
  • Balance 7
Gateron Reds are exactly what they are perceived to be: smooth. Best feeling switch out of the box. However, the 'wobble' associated with Gaterons is also real. The stem is a bit looser which results in a smoother actuation . But that's the trade off. Smoothness at the expense of stable keys.
September 05, 2020
  • Gaming 9
  • Typing 3
  • Balance 7
Really smooth and light for gaming. 45g is horrendous for typing. If a finger so much as grazes the edge of a key, it gets actuated on accident. Gotta keep your fingers raised high and type very slowly. I still love them for how smooth they are, but I can't use them comfortably.
August 14, 2020
  • Gaming 10
  • Typing 7
  • Balance 9
Sound nice, feel really nice for gaming, but typing experience... not so much. Better than blues by a wide margin.
August 11, 2020
  • Gaming 9
  • Typing 8
  • Balance 9
They're nice and clicky, sound nice, aren't scratchy at all. They're great quality for the price and perfect for osu!. I personally find them slightly too light for typing and some gaming but otherwise they're perfect.
July 09, 2020
  • Gaming 9
optical gateron reds are the only ones i have tried so i may be biased, but they are way farther ahead from a $15 amazon basics keyboard
July 06, 2020
  • Gaming 10
  • Typing 9
  • Balance 9
Switched from a tactile switch (Outemu Brown) and after a small period of adjustment, I'm loving Gateron Reds. They are extremely smooth, lighter than Browns and sound is quite different too. Really good in gaming scenarios and typing is quite nice as well.
June 12, 2020
  • Gaming 10
  • Typing 8
  • Balance 9
Very good linear gaming switch, a bit too sensitive, but muscle memory will get used to it in a week or two. Wobbles a bit but it really isn't noticeable unless you purposely wobble them. Much smoother than MX Reds but supposedly are not as durable. Good linear switch overall.
March 13, 2020
  • Gaming 7
  • Typing 5
  • Balance 6
activates even if you barely touch it, can get annoying at times.
March 05, 2020
  • Gaming 10
  • Typing 9
  • Balance 9
It's perfect for gaming and for typing. It's a bit light for everyone but it's perfectly weighted for me. Add some lube makes it even better. The wobble still there but not so noticeable. You can add film to reduce it.
February 02, 2020
  • Gaming 10
  • Typing 9
  • Balance 10
Best linears out of the box.
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