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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Gaming8.77
Typing7.14
Universal7.73
Rate It 1,100 ratings
March 12, 2021

No hassle and straightforward. That’s the reason I love cherry MX Red. Btw every switches under 4mm of total travel distance are criminal.

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Cherry MX Black

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Gaming8.17
Typing6.74
Universal7.26
Rate It 670 ratings
March 24, 2021

Very good! (Uncle Roger)

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Cherry MX Silver

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Gaming9.38
Typing7.33
Universal8.23
Rate It 162 ratings
April 8, 2021

Typing with these switches is abysmal

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Cherry MX Silent Red

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Gaming8.67
Typing6.64
Universal7.52
Rate It 92 ratings
February 23, 2021

Pretty good switch, very silent use and smooth action, but after using for about a year, I can definitely say that they are less smooth than when I...

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Outemu Red

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Gaming8.02
Typing6.96
Universal7.56
Rate It 81 ratings
April 15, 2021

It's an okay switch for someone who would like the lack of feedback from linears, pretty good for typing and such but would much prefer a switch li...

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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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Gaming6.66
Typing5.88
Universal6.03
Rate It 62 ratings
March 15, 2021

good swiitches just take some time getting used to. No need for lubing due to how easy and nice they are to press down and to listen to.

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Kailh Black

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Gaming7.00
Typing5.97
Universal5.57
Rate It 61 ratings
August 14, 2020

besy switches they are smother + sound less

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Gateron Clear

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Gaming8.77
Typing7.85
Universal8.05
Rate It 42 ratings
March 8, 2021

35g is like typing on a noiseless feather

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Gateron Black

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Gaming7.72
Typing7.21
Universal7.39
Rate It 40 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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Gateron Yellow

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Gaming8.61
Typing8.84
Universal8.84
Rate It 39 ratings
April 17, 2021

Some of the smoothest stock switches you can buy, and to add to it, they're super cheap as well. Highly recommend these if you're looking for a ni...

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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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Gaming8.17
Typing8.46
Universal8.17
Rate It 25 ratings
January 20, 2021

Favorite switch so far. Really regret selling mine.

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Kailh Speed Silver

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Gaming9.00
Typing7.29
Universal7.95
Rate It 22 ratings
March 25, 2021

Pretty nice Switch for FPS Games like CS:GO. Lightning fast activations.

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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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Outemu Black

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Gaming7.21
Typing7.50
Universal7.46
Rate It 14 ratings
December 29, 2020

These are heavy. I find my self always letting go of shift while playing games like CSGO and Valorant because of the force required. Typing on the ...

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Cherry MX Linear Grey

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Gaming7.09
Typing7.33
Universal6.54
Rate It 13 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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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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Flaretech Red

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Gaming9.73
Typing8.55
Universal9.00
Rate It 11 ratings
February 5, 2021

pog

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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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Varmilo EC Rosery V2

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Gaming10.00
Typing9.44
Universal9.89
Rate It 10 ratings
March 25, 2021

Fantastic

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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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Tiffany Blue Tealios

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Gaming8.63
Typing8.88
Universal9.00
Rate It 8 ratings
February 1, 2020

Overpriced for what they are. There are alternatives out there that are as good if not better for those willing to lube said alternatives.

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Greetech Red

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

Varmilo EC Sakura

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Gaming8.86
Typing9.00
Universal7.29
Rate It 7 ratings
February 9, 2020

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

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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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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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Gaming7.75
Typing8.50
Universal8.00
Rate It 4 ratings
December 20, 2019

It’s not a great switch for gaming due to its heaviness. If you’re a typist who likes to bottom out his keys a lot than this switch is a must-t...

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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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TTC Gold Pink

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Gaming7.75
Typing7.75
Universal7.75
Rate It 4 ratings

Varmilo EC Daisy

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Gaming9.75
Typing9.00
Universal9.25
Rate It 4 ratings
February 16, 2021

Why I rate it 10-10-10? Because its force has the lightest, especially on Gaming and Typing, because its easier to click on lightweight and you don...

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MOD M Linear

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Gaming4.00
Typing4.00
Universal4.00
Rate It 3 ratings
November 6, 2019

trash

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Varmilo EC Rosery

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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

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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Varmilo EC Daisy V2

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Gaming5.50
Typing4.50
Universal5.50
Rate It 2 ratings
January 26, 2021

Worst switches ever!

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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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MOD L Linear

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Gaming1.00
Typing1.00
Universal1.00
Rate It 1 ratings
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