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Buckling Spring

  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 65cN force
  • IBM
Found on the original Model M mechanical keyboards, buckling spring switches are loud, tactile, and require a high amount of force.

User Reviews

June 02, 2019
  • Gaming 7
  • Typing 10
  • Balance 9
Probably the greatest switch type for pure typing. No MX-style switch, even the best, can reproduce the give-way of buckling spring and the perfection of the registration of the stroke matching the tactile/audible feedback perfectly. Model M's are
June 01, 2019
  • Gaming 9
  • Typing 10
  • Balance 10
One of the only switch technologies where tactile and audible feedback always coincide with the switch actuation. A simple and durable technology whether found on membrane (Model M) or capacitive (Model F, etc) boards.
April 04, 2019
  • Balance 6
I've never actually tried gaming with a buckling spring keyboard - but in my opinion there is no better typing experience than a buckling spring system. Now if someone would make a backlit TKL with buckling spring switches I would be very happy indee
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