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 1,111 ratings
August 17, 2021

Scratchy and pingy as all hell.

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Cherry MX Black

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Gaming8.18
Typing6.75
Universal7.27
Rate It 676 ratings
October 1, 2021

Feel great to type on, have a nice bouncy feedback, though they are a little noisy.

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Cherry MX Silver

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Gaming9.37
Typing7.35
Universal8.24
Rate It 169 ratings
July 31, 2021

100%

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Cherry MX Silent Red

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Gaming8.68
Typing6.77
Universal7.58
Rate It 98 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
Typing6.70
Universal7.43
Rate It 92 ratings
October 11, 2021

too soft for typing tiny bit too soft for gaming

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Kailh Red

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Gaming6.62
Typing5.83
Universal5.92
Rate It 65 ratings
September 2, 2021

Bad

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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 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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Gaming8.67
Typing8.81
Universal8.90
Rate It 43 ratings
September 10, 2021

Very light. May mess up typing

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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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Gaming8.81
Typing7.08
Universal7.74
Rate It 26 ratings
October 9, 2021

PERFECTION

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Outemu Black

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Gaming7.38
Typing7.50
Universal7.47
Rate It 16 ratings
August 19, 2021

epic and awesome

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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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Gaming9.57
Typing8.64
Universal8.69
Rate It 14 ratings
August 5, 2021

a little hollow feeling but very smooth and nice!

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Topre Silent 45g

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Gaming7.80
Typing9.00
Universal8.27
Rate It 13 ratings
October 5, 2021

E

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Varmilo EC Rose V2

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Gaming9.75
Typing9.42
Universal9.67
Rate It 13 ratings
September 13, 2021

I switched to this after razer oranges v2 and my osu game is way off for some reason. I can barely play maps bc i get such low acc, and apparently ...

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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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Tiffany Blue Tealios

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Gaming8.92
Typing8.75
Universal8.73
Rate It 12 ratings
June 2, 2021

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

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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 Daisy

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Gaming9.22
Typing8.56
Universal8.33
Rate It 9 ratings
July 24, 2021

love it

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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 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
Gaming7.71
Typing9.00
Universal8.57
Rate It 7 ratings
September 1, 2021

Great switch, a little heavy if you're not used to heavier switches, but feel great, even without being hand-lubed. Great for typing, and just in g...

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Kailh BOX Silent Pink

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Gaming7.86
Typing6.14
Universal7.29
Rate It 7 ratings
August 6, 2021

These switches are the most quiet of any switch I have ever tried. As others have mentioned, they have a slightly mushy feeling bottoming out, but ...

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TTC Gold Pink

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Gaming8.57
Typing8.00
Universal8.17
Rate It 7 ratings
August 1, 2021

Light and smooth.

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Greetech Black

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Gaming4.67
Typing2.60
Universal2.40
Rate It 6 ratings
August 27, 2021

They suck

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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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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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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

Kailh Choc Round Red

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Gaming4.50
Typing3.00
Universal4.00
Rate It 2 ratings
April 2, 2021

Not good, no distance

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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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TTC Heart

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Gaming1.00
Typing1.00
Universal1.00
Rate It 0 ratings

TTC Speed Silver

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Gaming-
Typing-
Universal-
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