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 finding your perfect switch easier than ever.
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Cherry MX Blue

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 55cN force
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Gaming7.68
Typing8.97
Universal8.18
Rate It 1,318 ratings
January 31, 2019

I love typing with blue switches feels very responsive yeyee

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Cherry MX Brown

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Gaming8.41
Typing8.36
Universal8.48
Rate It 1,242 ratings
February 7, 2019

Personal opinion. Quiet - yes. Tactile - not enough. I barely sense the tactile feedback. I don’t know if I expect a click. If I slow down, ...

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Cherry MX Red

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Gaming8.76
Typing7.11
Universal7.71
Rate It 1,007 ratings
February 18, 2019

I love these switches! The lack of tactility and a lot audible feedback when bottoming out makes these a great choice. As a fast typist i would rec...

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Cherry MX Black

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Gaming8.16
Typing6.67
Universal7.20
Rate It 637 ratings
January 7, 2019

I love the way the switches feel but they can be too heavy after a while of typing or gaming.

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Cherry MX Green

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 80cN force
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Gaming7.56
Typing7.75
Universal7.25
Rate It 291 ratings
August 25, 2018

I'm typing on them. I thought they would have a more pronounced click than the blues but they are the same. Really it just feels like a blue that...

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Cherry MX Clear

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Gaming8.31
Typing8.15
Universal7.02
Rate It 270 ratings
February 12, 2019

Great tactile switch, sometimes it is a little much for light typers, but since I mostly type heavy, pretty good. Can't recommend for gaming though...

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Cherry MX White

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  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 80cN force
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Gaming7.13
Typing6.44
Universal6.48
Rate It 102 ratings
August 16, 2018

Flawless typing keys. Never had a more satisfying keyboard to type on. Gaming response time was a almost imperceptibly slower at first, but you acc...

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Cherry MX Silver

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Gaming9.33
Typing7.39
Universal8.20
Rate It 88 ratings
January 7, 2019

Super good quick response time to the key activating I find it really fun to use while gamin

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Cherry MX Silent Red

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Gaming8.76
Typing6.55
Universal7.61
Rate It 53 ratings
February 8, 2019

My interest is typing only. I've been using this switch for everyday office typing for several month now. And I definitely cannot recommend it for ...

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Cherry MX Nature White

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Gaming8.05
Typing8.29
Universal8.00
Rate It 22 ratings
July 12, 2018

The Nature White switches are the perfect balance for me.The Cherry MX reds were too light, and blacks were too heavy. They provide the right amoun...

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Cherry MX Silent Black

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Gaming5.67
Typing6.20
Universal5.90
Rate It 10 ratings
September 27, 2018

Best I've yet tried. They felt much too stiff for the first week, but my hands quickly adjusted. I only use these for typing, but I've come to love...

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Cherry MX Tactile Grey

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Gaming6.30
Typing6.40
Universal6.20
Rate It 10 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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Cherry MX Linear Grey

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Gaming6.75
Typing6.63
Universal5.89
Rate It 9 ratings
January 30, 2017

ye lets make another switch with a heavy as fuck spring and make it linear. that defeats the purpouse dont you think as linears are only good for g...

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Cherry ML

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Gaming10.00
Typing9.00
Universal9.00
Rate It 1 ratings
Gaming9.00
Typing9.00
Universal9.00
Rate It 1 ratings
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