Mechanical Keyboard SwitchesMK's official mechanical keyswitch guide

Switches are a mechanical keyboard's most important feature. Switch feel will always be a matter of personal preference, but we've
organized reviews, specifications, products, images, and more to make researching your perfect switch easier than ever.
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Cherry MX Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 60cN force
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Gaming7.64
Typing8.89
Universal8.12
Rate It 1,457 ratings
August 21, 2021

i put average for gaming because the Switch when you play for long time it just feels common its just like Pressing the same alphabet all over and ...

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Buckling Spring

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 65cN force
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Gaming7.22
Typing9.16
Universal8.09
Rate It 344 ratings
May 7, 2021

welcome to the Mecca of mechanical keyboard switches. Buckling spring technology. Tank-like construction, no frills design. Most being built in 80'...

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Cherry MX Green

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 80cN force
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Gaming7.59
Typing7.82
Universal7.29
Rate It 308 ratings
October 9, 2021

Big hands, heavy typist. Love the greens on my home office keyboard. I went with whites for my cubicle keyboard just to lessen the ear-strain on my...

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Outemu Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 60cN force
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Gaming7.40
Typing8.14
Universal7.58
Rate It 212 ratings
July 16, 2021

Felt nice but sound terrible

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Cherry MX White

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 80cN force
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Gaming7.19
Typing6.49
Universal6.55
Rate It 111 ratings
March 18, 2021

very good

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Kailh Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming7.21
Typing7.31
Universal7.18
Rate It 107 ratings
July 26, 2021

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Matias Click

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 55cN force
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Gaming8.03
Typing7.20
Universal6.58
Rate It 89 ratings
April 28, 2020

Really nice tactility, great sound, really smooth

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Matias Quiet Click

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 55cN force
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Gaming7.60
Typing7.51
Universal6.46
Rate It 83 ratings
September 21, 2020

Very quiet, and more tactile than MX Browns. Hands-down best Alps switch currently being produced.

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Gateron Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 55cN force
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Gaming7.76
Typing8.70
Universal8.14
Rate It 77 ratings
March 22, 2021

Its ok but to be honest there is much better switches out there and I would really recommend looking into better switches

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Kailh BOX White

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming8.82
Typing9.48
Universal9.27
Rate It 63 ratings
October 21, 2021

They are a very good combination of tactile and clicky switches. The produce a lovely sound and typing with these switches feels like a dream. High...

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Kailh Green

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 60cN force
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Gaming4.81
Typing4.84
Universal4.53
Rate It 32 ratings
July 1, 2020

bad

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Greetech Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming7.04
Typing6.08
Universal6.63
Rate It 25 ratings
April 22, 2019

not very tactile but they are very clicky and very satisfying to type on

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Kailh BOX Thick Navy

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 77cN force
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Gaming7.76
Typing9.00
Universal8.75
Rate It 24 ratings
August 17, 2021

The better version of the BOX jade.

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Kailh BOX Thick Jade

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 66cN force
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Gaming8.00
Typing9.40
Universal8.67
Rate It 20 ratings
February 1, 2021

I have box jades in an ergodox build. By far the best keyswitch I have ever used. Satisfying tactile noise and a precise feel.

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KBT Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming7.24
Typing8.00
Universal7.33
Rate It 17 ratings
December 28, 2017

coming from a mx red board, good at gaming and awesome at typing.

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Gateron Green

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 80cN force
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Gaming6.89
Typing7.70
Universal7.50
Rate It 10 ratings
November 24, 2019

Not too light or heavy Nice tactile bump and really crispy click.

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Kailh BOX Heavy Pale Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 60cN force
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Gaming6.67
Typing8.50
Universal7.33
Rate It 10 ratings
July 28, 2021

they are like toned down heavier box jades and they are much better in my opinion but they are just loud

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Kailh Speed Bronze

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming9.11
Typing9.50
Universal9.20
Rate It 10 ratings
May 13, 2020

Fans of switches with clicky tactile feel will love this. Weight is in-between -- not too heavy, not too light when pressing.

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Varmilo EC Ivy

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming7.90
Typing9.00
Universal8.89
Rate It 9 ratings
June 21, 2020

Been using these switches for about a week now. Ever wondered what the perfect switch is? Well this is it. Loud, satisfying, clicky, tactile. Th...

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Flaretech Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 55cN force
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Gaming6.86
Typing7.86
Universal7.14
Rate It 6 ratings
September 13, 2019

muy sulunsluque

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Kailh BOX Glazed Green

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming7.75
Typing6.60
Universal8.00
Rate It 5 ratings
May 11, 2021

sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh

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Kailh Speed Gold

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming7.40
Typing7.20
Universal7.20
Rate It 5 ratings
March 8, 2021

Best clicky switches, in my opinion. Short travel, high actuation point, low resistance.

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Kailh BOX Noble Yellow

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 65cN force
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Gaming10.00
Typing9.75
Universal9.75
Rate It 4 ratings
July 10, 2021

the best switch

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Fraly Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 60cN force
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Gaming5.50
Typing5.50
Universal5.33
Rate It 3 ratings
June 17, 2021

yes

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Fukka (Fuhua) White

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 65cN force
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Gaming7.75
Typing9.25
Universal8.75
Rate It 3 ratings
May 19, 2020

the last torchbearer of real (although simplified) alps - comes without the key chatter, fail rate, double bump and high-pitched sound of matias sw...

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Kailh Choc White

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming9.00
Typing9.33
Universal9.33
Rate It 3 ratings
September 13, 2021

just perfect for all things.Especially gaming!

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Kailh Pro Speed Pink

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming5.33
Typing6.33
Universal5.33
Rate It 3 ratings
May 13, 2021

Not the best but not to bad

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Varmilo EC Ivy V2

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming5.00
Typing4.67
Universal4.67
Rate It 3 ratings

Kailh Choc Round Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 55cN force
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Gaming4.00
Typing4.50
Universal4.50
Rate It 2 ratings
May 17, 2021

good but it has a very short distance,it great for a laptop keyboard user

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Hall Effect Clicky

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 60cN force
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Gaming4.00
Typing9.00
Universal8.00
Rate It 1 ratings
March 12, 2019

Click may not occur at the actuation point, which is a con, but the switches feel both smooth yet light and crisp. The clicking sounds a bit rattly...

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Kailh Sun

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Typing-
Universal-
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