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Kailh Red

  • Linear
  • 50cN force
  • MX stem
  • Kailh
  • 2.00mm pre travel
  • 4.00mm travel
A Red Cherry MX clone made by Kaihua in China. While K-switch quality came under fire early, later tooling claimed major improvement.

User Reviews

March 15, 2021
  • Gaming 8
  • Typing 6
  • Balance 7
good swiitches just take some time getting used to. No need for lubing due to how easy and nice they are to press down and to listen to.
July 26, 2020
  • Gaming 9
  • Typing 7
  • Balance 8
pretty decent all around cheap switch
July 21, 2020
  • Gaming 9
  • Typing 9
  • Balance 9
i dont get the low reviews, perhaps they were bad back them, but i just got a xtrfy k4 with these and i`m really satisfied
July 11, 2020
  • Gaming 7
  • Typing 5
  • Balance 7
Great keyboard foe gaming but typing is meh!
June 25, 2020
  • Gaming 8
  • Typing 5
  • Balance 6
linear switches are good for gaming but I think that for a multi-purpose keyboard tactile switches will be superior.
May 18, 2020
  • Gaming 9
  • Typing 7
  • Balance 8
Great for both gaming and typing. Clear, light activation grants fast typing. It is, though, very prone to misclicks.
January 24, 2020
  • Gaming 6
  • Typing 3
  • Balance 4
The switches does feel good but they activate half way through the keystroke. It just feels strange. I do not recommend them.
September 30, 2019
  • Gaming 8
  • Typing 10
  • Balance 7
These switches are very good, I got the RK61 60% keyboard using these and they are amazing. The sound of them when typing and just typing with them in general is so satisfying. Now I mainly bought my keyboard for gaming and it’s good. I have used c
June 19, 2019
  • Gaming 9
  • Typing 9
  • Balance 9
Despite middling reviews, I got a keyboard that uses these. I am extremely impressed. I've been using mechanical keyboards since way before they came back into fashion, and I'm pretty picky. My use is primarily typing, but these seem like they would
February 10, 2018
  • Gaming 7
  • Typing 6
  • Balance 6
I can't really compare the scratchiness to other linear switches but I prefer the higher resistance over the light feel of MX Reds.
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