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Kailh Red

  • Linear
  • 50cN force
  • MX stem
  • Kaihua
  • 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

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.
February 02, 2018
  • Gaming 10
  • Typing 10
  • Balance 10
best
October 14, 2017
  • Gaming 6
  • Typing 4
  • Balance 5
not that good.
June 04, 2016
  • Gaming 4
  • Typing 2
  • Balance 3
Very scratchy even after being heavily worn in.
May 03, 2016
  • Gaming 9
  • Typing 8
  • Balance 7
They are probably the smoothest switch I have ever used. That's saying something considering i'm a keyboard fanatic.
December 09, 2015
  • Gaming 7
  • Typing 5
  • Balance 5
poor
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