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
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Cherry MX Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 60cN force
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Gaming7.64
Typing8.90
Universal8.13
Rate It 1,443 ratings
April 1, 2021

the blues so far are my very first switches ive used that are mechanical i fell in love on the first click but as i get deeper into the keyboard w...

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Cherry MX Brown

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Gaming8.34
Typing8.29
Universal8.41
Rate It 1,338 ratings
April 2, 2021

These are terrible

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Buckling Spring

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 65cN force
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Gaming7.22
Typing9.16
Universal8.08
Rate It 343 ratings
December 29, 2020

I have been using the same type M since 1992! It was new in the box for $5.00, how could I pass it up? It has been flawless ever since and I use ...

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Cherry MX Green

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 80cN force
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Gaming7.57
Typing7.79
Universal7.28
Rate It 304 ratings
October 8, 2020

go prr

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Cherry MX Clear

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Gaming8.27
Typing8.19
Universal7.11
Rate It 293 ratings
December 24, 2020

8 for gaming - the switch is too heavy. This will heavily fatigue your fingers and your fingers will hurt badly after a long gaming session. 10 fo...

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Outemu Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 60cN force
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Gaming7.43
Typing8.11
Universal7.56
Rate It 201 ratings
April 19, 2021

Came with cheap AUKEY Keyboard, they work just fine. (Heavy use for a about half a year now). Bought the Keyboard to bridge the waiting time for a ...

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Topre 45g

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Gaming8.26
Typing8.93
Universal8.19
Rate It 194 ratings
April 10, 2021

epic

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Cherry MX White

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 80cN force
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Gaming7.16
Typing6.46
Universal6.52
Rate It 110 ratings
March 18, 2021

very good

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Topre 55g

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Gaming8.16
Typing8.35
Universal7.52
Rate It 103 ratings
February 21, 2021

These switches are good for anything but gaming. The switches are silky smooth and gives an enjoyable typing experience.

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Kailh Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming7.13
Typing7.22
Universal7.12
Rate It 102 ratings
January 3, 2021

Real nice feel and sound. wasn,t sure it was made for me but the reponse rate is awesome!

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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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Kailh Brown

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Gaming7.86
Typing7.50
Universal7.55
Rate It 85 ratings
April 16, 2021

Loud, very loud, nice for typing but its not tactile like it says it is. Not tactile at all. no feeling its like linear and loud.

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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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Outemu Brown

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Gaming7.72
Typing8.09
Universal7.74
Rate It 79 ratings
February 12, 2021

They feel nice to type and game on but I would recommend getting O rings for them. IMO makes the switch feel better and not as loud.

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Gateron Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 55cN force
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Gaming7.80
Typing8.72
Universal8.16
Rate It 76 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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Gateron Brown

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Gaming8.17
Typing8.35
Universal8.25
Rate It 75 ratings
April 8, 2021

best switches in the world. linear is just trash go for tactile

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Topre 35g

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Gaming8.03
Typing6.41
Universal5.45
Rate It 61 ratings
November 24, 2018

Overpriced and overrated.

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Topre 30g

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Gaming7.23
Typing6.00
Universal5.72
Rate It 60 ratings
December 26, 2020

Topre 30g is beyond limit. It is too light for even seasoned Topre users. It requires two weeks to get used to. However, if your job is typing all ...

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Kailh BOX White

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming8.74
Typing9.42
Universal9.20
Rate It 53 ratings
March 24, 2021

This keyboard feels phenomenal, it's super smooth and the click it has is very clean. Would totally recommend this switch to anyone.

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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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Gaming6.91
Typing6.00
Universal6.52
Rate It 24 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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Gaming7.78
Typing8.86
Universal8.71
Rate It 21 ratings
April 7, 2021

Love it it’s the best

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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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Cherry MX Tactile Grey

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Gaming7.61
Typing7.67
Universal7.44
Rate It 18 ratings
January 30, 2017

well this is a clear with a mx green switch and it has a bigger bump again good cherry now you have made something we needed unlike natural whites!

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Greetech Brown

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Gaming7.63
Typing6.56
Universal6.28
Rate It 18 ratings
November 27, 2015

Amazingly better than Cherry browns, though still not quite in the league of crisp, clean Gateron brown tactility.

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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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KBT Brown

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Gaming7.36
Typing7.00
Universal7.47
Rate It 15 ratings
January 12, 2018

I can type on these faster than on my Cherry or Gateron blue keyboards. These browns also feel better overall.

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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 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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Kailh Speed Copper

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Gaming8.50
Typing8.78
Universal8.67
Rate It 10 ratings
February 16, 2020

The copper switch is a unique tactile switch itself and no other switch that I have used compares to it. The tactile bump is solely pronounced with...

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Varmilo EC Ivy

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming8.20
Typing8.67
Universal8.78
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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Gaming5.86
Typing7.00
Universal6.14
Rate It 7 ratings
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January 25, 2021

Ahhhh

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Kailh BOX Heavy Pale Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 60cN force
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Gaming6.67
Typing8.86
Universal8.33
Rate It 7 ratings
January 12, 2021

i hate it

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Topre Variable

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Gaming3.43
Typing6.86
Universal4.71
Rate It 7 ratings
November 24, 2018

Pretty expensive for rubber domes.

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Cherry ML

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Gaming7.60
Typing8.00
Universal8.17
Rate It 6 ratings
January 31, 2020

Used on smaller micro keyboards, keyboards can be quite cheap and are a good compromise.

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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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Zealios 78g V2

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Gaming6.40
Typing8.20
Universal7.83
Rate It 6 ratings
December 25, 2020

Linear switches will generally be better for gaming, however, the tactile event is sharp and near the beginning of the keypress which is really nic...

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Kailh BOX Brown

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Gaming8.60
Typing8.60
Universal8.80
Rate It 5 ratings
February 10, 2021

For gaming, this is the perfect switch due to how light it is. It's small tactile bump is just enough to where you do not accidentally actuate the ...

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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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Blue Zilents 67g V2

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Gaming7.50
Typing10.00
Universal8.50
Rate It 4 ratings
February 10, 2021

These switches give you silence but does not hinder on the tactility. I like them better than Cherry MX Browns in terms of tactility. Simply an ama...

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Zealios 65g V2

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Gaming8.75
Typing9.50
Universal9.25
Rate It 4 ratings
February 20, 2020

very tactile, smooth and has no pre-trevel before tactile event. In games give an exceptional understanding of the moment the button is triggered. ...

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Blue Zilents 62g V2

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Gaming7.67
Typing9.33
Universal8.33
Rate It 3 ratings
September 16, 2020

Great tactility; perfect for typing. A bit too light for gaming, though I'm getting used to it.

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Fukka (Fuhua) White

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 65cN force
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Gaming8.00
Typing9.33
Universal9.00
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 BOX Glazed Green

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming10.00
Typing8.33
Universal9.67
Rate It 3 ratings
February 9, 2021

A lot lighter than Navies, but they sound somewhat similar, they sound nice, are loud of course, and I hear they are almost a copy of box whites. ...

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Kailh BOX Noble Yellow

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 65cN force
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Gaming10.00
Typing9.67
Universal9.67
Rate It 3 ratings
October 20, 2020

damm good switch and nearly perfect

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MOD H Tactile

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Gaming5.33
Typing6.00
Universal5.67
Rate It 3 ratings
July 15, 2019

One of the nicest switches I've ever used, arguably perfect once you get your own weighting and a bit of lube on them.

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MOD L Tactile

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Gaming7.00
Typing7.00
Universal7.00
Rate It 3 ratings
February 24, 2020

bad

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Zealios 62g V2

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Gaming8.67
Typing9.67
Universal9.33
Rate It 3 ratings
April 16, 2021

Amazing stock switches, after lubing and filming they're perfect 10's across the board.

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Blue Zilents 65g V2

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Gaming10.00
Typing10.00
Universal10.00
Rate It 2 ratings
March 22, 2021

best switch

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Fraly Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 60cN force
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Gaming1.00
Typing1.00
Universal3.00
Rate It 2 ratings
May 28, 2020

They're basically average with a couple of issues. The switches actuate before the click happens, and they tend to chatter. Though, that chatter is...

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Gateron Silent Brown

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Gaming10.00
Typing9.00
Universal8.50
Rate It 2 ratings
January 10, 2021

best clicky out there

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Hall Effect Tactile

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Gaming5.50
Typing1.00
Universal1.00
Rate It 2 ratings
March 11, 2021

great for minecraft, and only for minecraft. why do these switches only work on minecraft and roblox, but nobody plays roblox so these can only be ...

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Kailh BOX Silent Brown

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Gaming8.00
Typing8.50
Universal8.50
Rate It 2 ratings
November 26, 2020

Very quiet with a good feel.

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Kailh Pro Speed Pink

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming5.50
Typing5.50
Universal5.50
Rate It 2 ratings

MOD M Tactile

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Gaming9.50
Typing9.00
Universal9.00
Rate It 2 ratings
January 2, 2019

God-M as they say

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MOD SH Tactile

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Gaming4.50
Typing5.00
Universal4.50
Rate It 2 ratings
July 25, 2019

i hate then

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Zealios 67g V2

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Gaming7.50
Typing9.50
Universal8.50
Rate It 2 ratings
January 17, 2020

Too heavy for fast paced FPS. Very satisfying for typing.

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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 Choc Round Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 55cN force
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Gaming1.00
Typing1.00
Universal1.00
Rate It 1 ratings

Kailh Choc Round Brown

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Gaming5.50
Typing1.00
Universal1.00
Rate It 1 ratings

Kailh Choc White

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming9.00
Typing9.00
Universal9.00
Rate It 1 ratings
March 10, 2020

Great switch for typing and gaming. The sound of clicks is very satisfying as like as your activation force. I love this Switch.

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Kailh Polia

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Gaming4.00
Typing5.00
Universal2.00
Rate It 1 ratings

TTC Bluish White

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Gaming10.00
Typing9.00
Universal9.00
Rate It 1 ratings

Varmilo EC Ivy V2

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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Gaming6.00
Typing4.00
Universal5.00
Rate It 1 ratings

Blue Zilents 78g V2

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Gaming9.00
Typing10.00
Universal9.00
Rate It 1 ratings
April 19, 2021

The most tactile seilent switch. It has not click, just perfection. Is expensive, but worth it.

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