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 Red

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Gaming8.76
Typing7.14
Universal7.74
Rate It 1,105 ratings
May 2, 2021

My favorite switch so far, blue was just too loud.

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Cherry MX Black

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Gaming8.18
Typing6.74
Universal7.26
Rate It 672 ratings
June 20, 2021

good and nice

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Cherry MX Silver

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Gaming9.37
Typing7.35
Universal8.24
Rate It 169 ratings
July 13, 2021

Perfect for gaming. Great for typing. Not too loud either.

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Cherry MX Silent Red

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Gaming8.66
Typing6.74
Universal7.56
Rate It 97 ratings
May 26, 2021

Love the quiet sound of these switches. Ideal for office work environments but also lessens mic noise in gaming sessions. Very similar feel to MX B...

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Outemu Red

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Gaming7.92
Typing6.71
Universal7.43
Rate It 90 ratings
June 23, 2021

The Outemu reds are pretty decent switches. Especially once lubed. Because they are like a slightly heavier Cherry MX Red, these switches have a bi...

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Gateron Red

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Gaming8.83
Typing7.66
Universal8.41
Rate It 63 ratings
March 8, 2021

this is a very light switch that can mess up your typing every once in a while. Gaming wise, the lightness does help quick response time when movin...

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Kailh Red

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Gaming6.69
Typing5.89
Universal6.02
Rate It 63 ratings
May 1, 2021

It's so faaaast

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Kailh Black

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Gaming7.00
Typing6.00
Universal5.61
Rate It 62 ratings
May 18, 2021

good

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Gateron Clear

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Gaming8.80
Typing7.77
Universal8.07
Rate It 44 ratings
July 15, 2021

As an osu! player I will say this switch is pretty great since it only require low amount of force to actuate, and as for typing I will say it's re...

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Gateron Yellow

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Gaming8.71
Typing8.90
Universal8.93
Rate It 42 ratings
June 28, 2021

Best switch ng Rakk Illis Ah yea

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Gateron Black

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Gaming7.78
Typing7.28
Universal7.46
Rate It 41 ratings
May 2, 2018

No feedback, but a nice silent switch. Spacebar feels great though, or typing would be HORRIBLE. Overall, it's pretty good!

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Matias Linear

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Gaming8.37
Typing6.14
Universal6.09
Rate It 36 ratings
October 14, 2020

I recommend it to anyone.

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Cherry MX Nature White

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Gaming8.20
Typing8.48
Universal8.20
Rate It 26 ratings
January 20, 2021

Favorite switch so far. Really regret selling mine.

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Kailh Speed Silver

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Gaming8.76
Typing6.96
Universal7.64
Rate It 25 ratings
May 13, 2021

very good for gaming, OK for typing (lubed). Overall nice switch .

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Outemu Black

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Gaming7.33
Typing7.47
Universal7.43
Rate It 15 ratings
June 15, 2021

I was a membrane user back then so this has become my first mechanical keyboard switch, it wasn't that difficult for me to get used to it since I a...

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Cherry MX Linear Grey

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Gaming7.08
Typing7.15
Universal6.50
Rate It 14 ratings
July 27, 2020

Me personally being a heavy handed person these switches are a perfect medium for me. I’m a osu!mania player so it comes down to 4 - 7 different ...

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Cherry MX Silent Black

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Gaming6.46
Typing6.62
Universal6.57
Rate It 14 ratings
October 31, 2020

They have a very unique sound to say the least, once they re properly lubed they feel fantastic while typing. They're generally pretty hard to push...

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Flaretech Red

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Gaming9.62
Typing8.62
Universal8.67
Rate It 13 ratings
July 6, 2021

Amazing

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KBT Black

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Gaming6.83
Typing7.08
Universal6.83
Rate It 12 ratings
July 10, 2018

xd

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Topre Silent 45g

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Gaming7.56
Typing8.92
Universal8.10
Rate It 12 ratings
October 29, 2020

I have enjoyed using cherry Mx browns and kalih box browns but these take the cake, They are not only light but also offer a surprising amount of t...

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Varmilo EC Rose V2

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Gaming9.82
Typing9.36
Universal9.73
Rate It 12 ratings
May 7, 2021

I received my Varmilo Koi TKL with these switches in late April. I wanted to take some time to experience before leaving my review on the switches....

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KBT Red

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Gaming6.73
Typing4.91
Universal5.64
Rate It 11 ratings
December 21, 2015

Not a great typing switch. But, it's insanely smooth. Much, much smoother than the Cherry equivalent.

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Tiffany Blue Tealios

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Gaming9.00
Typing9.09
Universal9.10
Rate It 11 ratings
June 2, 2021

Amazingly smooth typing and gaming expirience- one of the best switches on the market.

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Kailh BOX Red

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Gaming9.25
Typing8.25
Universal8.50
Rate It 8 ratings
March 17, 2021

The perfect switches for me! They are great out of the box and even better when lubed.

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Varmilo EC Daisy

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Gaming9.75
Typing9.00
Universal8.75
Rate It 8 ratings
July 24, 2021

love it

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Varmilo EC Sakura

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Gaming8.88
Typing8.88
Universal7.38
Rate It 8 ratings
February 9, 2020

The better version of Cherry MX speed with a much more satisfy typing experience.

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Greetech Red

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Gaming7.50
Typing7.14
Universal7.29
Rate It 7 ratings

Kailh BOX Silent Pink

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Gaming7.83
Typing5.50
Universal7.00
Rate It 6 ratings
February 5, 2021

From the sound standpoint, I love it so much. But the feel? IDK if it's just me who came from a normal mech keyboard like the cherry blue's but I j...

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TTC Gold Pink

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Gaming8.50
Typing8.00
Universal8.20
Rate It 6 ratings
July 3, 2021

Very light, smooth, and easy to actuate. If you prefer that while typing then go ahead, but for me it is quite hard to get used to.

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Gaming8.40
Typing9.00
Universal8.40
Rate It 5 ratings
February 13, 2020

Love the vortex pok3r v2 keyboard. This is the best low profile keyboard I have used so far and the cherry low profile switches feel solid. I no lo...

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Flaretech Black

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Gaming8.20
Typing8.00
Universal8.20
Rate It 5 ratings
November 8, 2020

One of the best switches on the market.

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Greetech Black

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Gaming4.40
Typing2.25
Universal2.50
Rate It 5 ratings

Kailh BOX Black

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Gaming8.80
Typing9.00
Universal9.00
Rate It 5 ratings
June 12, 2020

I got a KBparadist v80 keyboard with box blacks. One of the best linear switches. Smooth and no wobble. Perfect for long typing sessions. But this ...

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Gaming7.60
Typing8.60
Universal8.00
Rate It 5 ratings
June 17, 2021

E

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Gateron Ink Black V2

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Gaming8.75
Typing9.75
Universal9.25
Rate It 4 ratings
July 29, 2021

epic

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Kailh Speed Pro Burgundy

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Gaming8.25
Typing6.75
Universal7.67
Rate It 4 ratings
October 7, 2020

I'm excited

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MOD M Linear

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Gaming4.50
Typing5.00
Universal4.75
Rate It 4 ratings
May 13, 2021

cool but kinda noisy

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Varmilo EC Daisy V2

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Gaming6.50
Typing5.50
Universal6.25
Rate It 4 ratings
June 8, 2021

Received a varmilo board with these switches as my first mech keyboard and generally really enjoyed them. The switches are very light and smooth si...

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Varmilo EC Rose

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Gaming8.33
Typing8.33
Universal8.33
Rate It 3 ratings
March 17, 2021

These feel like the love child of khaih box black and gateron yellow. For gaming and universal purpose these switches are pretty much perfect for m...

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Hall Effect Linear

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Gaming6.50
Typing9.00
Universal9.50
Rate It 2 ratings
April 22, 2019

Really heavy for gaming by my prescriptive, but mostly fits heavy hand typists.

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Kailh BOX Ancient Gray

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Gaming5.00
Typing9.00
Universal7.00
Rate It 2 ratings
May 28, 2020

I use these switches in my travel keyboard. Sounds stupid, I know. I like these because they are relatively quiet, and I like HEAVY switches, and t...

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Kailh BOX Chinese Red

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Gaming4.50
Typing2.00
Universal3.50
Rate It 2 ratings

MOD H Linear

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Gaming5.50
Typing5.50
Universal5.50
Rate It 2 ratings

MOD L Linear

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Gaming1.00
Typing1.00
Universal1.50
Rate It 2 ratings
May 11, 2021

it feel werid

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Orange Healio

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Gaming8.00
Typing7.00
Universal7.50
Rate It 2 ratings
November 5, 2020

Overall, it's fine for gaming but it feels resistant sometimes and sometimes the feedback doesn't feel fast enough. For my preference, typing is a ...

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Fukka (Fuhua) Black

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Gaming1.00
Typing1.00
Universal1.00
Rate It 1 ratings
April 13, 2021

worst switch i ever used

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Kailh Choc Round Red

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Gaming1.00
Typing1.00
Universal1.00
Rate It 1 ratings
April 2, 2021

Not good, no distance

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