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
Typing8.89
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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Cherry MX Brown

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Gaming8.30
Typing8.23
Universal8.35
Rate It 1,358 ratings
October 2, 2021

perfect for gaming considering it's a linear switch, but if you're looking for that bump... go for ergo clears or jwk's.

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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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Cherry MX Clear

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Gaming8.26
Typing8.18
Universal7.13
Rate It 298 ratings
June 17, 2021

very good, satisfying to type on

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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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Topre 45g

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Gaming8.24
Typing8.96
Universal8.19
Rate It 200 ratings
October 14, 2021

top one

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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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Topre 55g

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Gaming8.16
Typing8.37
Universal7.53
Rate It 104 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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Outemu Brown

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Gaming7.66
Typing8.11
Universal7.71
Rate It 92 ratings
July 16, 2021

Feel very good all around but are not very tactile

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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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Gaming7.80
Typing7.49
Universal7.52
Rate It 88 ratings
May 7, 2021

The bump is at the very beginning, which is a good thing, but unfortunately the key is a touch too light, meaning it has a lil bit too low actuatio...

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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 Brown

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Gaming8.16
Typing8.34
Universal8.27
Rate It 80 ratings
June 4, 2021

Really good feeling, almost feels lubed while being unlubed. Get these instead of reds, these are significantly better.

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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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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 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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Cherry MX Tactile Grey

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Gaming7.55
Typing7.95
Universal7.55
Rate It 21 ratings
September 30, 2021

I'm not super knowledgeable. I mainly use cherry, or kailh box browns. But these work wonderfully for me so far. As I am some what of a heavy hande...

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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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Greetech Brown

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Gaming7.47
Typing6.37
Universal6.00
Rate It 19 ratings
May 24, 2021

Lowered my wpm on a das keyboard with these.

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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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Gaming7.40
Typing6.60
Universal7.50
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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Kailh Speed Copper

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Gaming8.75
Typing8.73
Universal8.73
Rate It 12 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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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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Gaming5.75
Typing7.00
Universal6.14
Rate It 8 ratings
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January 25, 2021

Ahhhh

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Kailh BOX Brown

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Gaming8.71
Typing8.29
Universal8.71
Rate It 7 ratings
August 18, 2021

Great for gaming, although I prefer lower profile (which are really hard to find). Nice for typing but pretty loud on my GMMK TKL w/ Black Aura V2...

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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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Zealios 78g V2

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Gaming7.00
Typing8.50
Universal8.14
Rate It 7 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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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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TTC Bluish White

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Gaming9.83
Typing9.83
Universal9.67
Rate It 6 ratings
August 27, 2021

Good

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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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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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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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MOD H Tactile

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Gaming6.50
Typing6.50
Universal6.50
Rate It 4 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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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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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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Gateron Silent Brown

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Gaming7.00
Typing8.67
Universal8.25
Rate It 3 ratings
January 10, 2021

best clicky out there

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Kailh BOX Silent Brown

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Gaming8.33
Typing8.67
Universal8.67
Rate It 3 ratings
October 1, 2021

I've been using the tactile Holy Pandas and once I traded them out for the Kailh Box Brown, I will not be going back to the Pandas. The Pandas are...

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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 Polia

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Gaming7.67
Typing7.33
Universal6.67
Rate It 3 ratings
June 7, 2021

It’s a really good switch really smood

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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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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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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

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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Gaming7.00
Typing7.00
Universal5.50
Rate It 2 ratings
March 22, 2021

best switch

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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 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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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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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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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 Brown

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Gaming5.50
Typing5.50
Universal5.50
Rate It 1 ratings

Kailh Sun

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 50cN force
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