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Kailh Red

  • Linear
  • 50cN force
  • MX stem
  • Kaihua
  • 2.00mm pre travel
  • 4.00mm travel
A Red Cherry MX clone made by Kaihua in China. While K-switch quality came under fire early, later tooling claimed major improvement.

User Reviews

September 30, 2019
  • Gaming 8
  • Typing 10
  • Balance 7
These switches are very good, I got the RK61 60% keyboard using these and they are amazing. The sound of them when typing and just typing with them in general is so satisfying. Now I mainly bought my keyboard for gaming and it’s good. I have used c
June 19, 2019
  • Gaming 9
  • Typing 9
  • Balance 9
Despite middling reviews, I got a keyboard that uses these. I am extremely impressed. I've been using mechanical keyboards since way before they came back into fashion, and I'm pretty picky. My use is primarily typing, but these seem like they would
February 10, 2018
  • Gaming 7
  • Typing 6
  • Balance 6
I can't really compare the scratchiness to other linear switches but I prefer the higher resistance over the light feel of MX Reds.
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