Mechanical switch: Mechanical Keyboard Switches

Mechanical Switches: How to Choose

When It Matters

Broadly speaking, there are three main types of switches: linear, tactile, and clicky. Most companies will label these switches in terms of color, with Red being linear, Brown being tactile, and Blue being clicky. But the colors, switch types, and offerings vary from company to company, with some brands, like Razer, using their own switches with a different color labeling scheme. What’s important is that, usually, a specific color switch will behave similarly across brands. So, a Cherry MX Red switch will offer a similar feeling to a Kailh or Gateron Red switch, though there may be some slight differences, which we’ll explore later.

Since it’s hard to imagine what a switch will feel like without ever interacting with it, it’s good to start with a point of reference. The best example is a laptop keyboard, as many people are familiar with typing on them. Most laptop keyboards use membrane or scissor switches rather than mechanical, but they provide an excellent starting place for determining what kind of switch you like. When typing on a laptop keyboard, notice there’s a slight “bump” or increase in resistance when you push down the key. It’s this “tactile” feedback that lets you know you’ve successfully pressed a key. This same “tactile bump” is the feeling you’ll find in both tactile and clicky switches. If you enjoy that feeling, you’ll want to look for a tactile or a clicky switch. These two switch types have this pronounced bump, with the main difference being that clicky switches produce a loud “click” noise when you’ve pressed a key.

Another good point of reference is the Operating Force. This is the force required to press a key down and register an input. It also lets you know how much resistance you’ll feel when you press down a key. Continuing with the example of a laptop keyboard, most of them require around 43 grams of force to actuate. While that may sound like a lot, it puts these keyboards in a “light” range, meaning that it doesn’t require much force from your fingers to press down a key, as you’ll see in the tables below, some “heavy” switches can double that number, meaning they require double the effort to get a keystroke in. We measure the operating force in gram force (gf), while some companies advertise it in centinewton (cN). We use the measurement that each brand advertises, but the two units are identical.

Each switch type has its unique feeling and sound profile, but they also have their own pre-travel distance and total travel distance. The pre-travel distance is the more important of the two, as this number tells you how far down, in millimeters (mm), you have to press a key before the input registers. The total travel distance is how far the key can go down before bottoming out. The pre-travel distance can also be referred to as the “sensitivity” of the key. A switch with a short pre-travel distance means it doesn’t require a significant depth for a key to actuate. While this may be great for gaming, as it means you can react much faster, it means you’re more likely to register accidental keypresses if you nudge a nearby key, making them feel more sensitive.

Switch Types

Cherry MX Brown switch in the Ducky One 2

Razer Pro Type with the Razer Orange switch

OmniPoint switch in the SteelSeries Apex Pro


The first switch type we’ll delve into is linear.  They provide a smooth keypress throughout, meaning the only resistance you’ll feel is from the spring itself. They don’t have a tactile bump or a click like tactile or clicky switches. Oftentimes, linear switches tend to have a lighter actuation force than tactile or clicky switches because they lack this tactile bump, making them much better suited for gaming. Some switches, like the Cherry MX Speed Silver switches, are specifically designed for gaming since they have a very short pre-travel distance and light actuation force, making them very sensitive and responsive.

Linear switches are also extremely quiet to use, with most of the noise occurring when you bottom out the keys.

When you look at the actuation graphs, you can see that linear switches, as their name suggests, have a linear actuation curve. As you apply force to the key, it moves down with no resistance or additional force required. The actuation point is clearly marked and tends to occur around the 2.0mm depth.

Below is a list of some popular linear switches. We’re providing the advertised measurements because we haven’t tested all of them, and even for the switches we’ve tested, results vary due to manufacturing tolerances. Some companies either list operating or actuation force, but not both, so in that case, we list whatever is advertised. You can see which keyboards we’ve tested from each switch with the links below. We’ve also individually tested some switches from our switch test kit, that we haven’t tested with individual keyboards. You can see the actuation graph by clicking on the thumbnails. There are many other kinds of linear switches that we haven’t listed, so if we’re missing a popular option, let us know.

Brand Type Advertised Pre-Travel (mm) Advertised Total Travel (mm) Advertised Operating Force Individual Results Graph
Cherry MX Black 2. 0 4.0 60 cN  
Cherry MX Red 2.0 4.0 45 cN Table
Cherry MX Silent Black 1.9 3.7 60 cN  
Cherry MX Silent Red 1.9 3.7 45 cN  
Cherry MX Speed Silver 1.2 3.4 45 cN Table  
Gateron Black 2.0 4.0 60 gf  
Gateron Clear 2.0 4.0 35 gf
Gateron Red 2.0 4.0 45 gf  
Gateron Silent Black 2. 0 4.0  60 gf  
Gateron Silent Red 2.0 4.0 45 gf  
Gateron Tealios 67g Unknown Unknown 67 gf  
Gateron White 2.0 4.0 35 gf  
Gateron Yellow 2.0 4.0 50 gf  
HyperX Red 1.8 3.8 45 gf Table  
Kaihua Kailh Black 2.0 4.0 60 cN  
Kaihua Kailh BOX Black 1.8 3.6 60 gf  
Kaihua Kailh BOX Dark Yellow 1. 8 3.6 70 gf
Kaihua Kailh BOX Red 1.8 3.6 45 gf  
Kaihua Kailh BOX Silent Pink 1.8 3.6 35 gf  
Kaihua Kailh Novelkeys Cream 2.0 4.0  55 gf  
Kaihua Kailh Pro Burgundy 1.7 3.6 50 gf  –
Kaihua Kailh Red 1.9 4.0 50 gf  
Kaihua Kailh Silver Speed  1.1 3.5 50gf Table
Razer Yellow 1.2 3.5 45 gf Table  
Varmilo EC Rosery 2. 0 4.0 55 cN  
Varmilo EC Rosery V2 2.0 4.0 55 cN  
Varmilo EC Sakura 2.0 4.0 45 cN  


The defining feature of a tactile switch is the “bump” in the middle of the keypress. This bump lets you know when you’re about to actuate a key, as the actuation point usually comes after the bump. If you’re a touch-typist who doesn’t look down at your keyboard while you type, this is a great switch option, as this tactile bump can help you avoid accidental keypresses and typos. However, these types of switches are also great for gamers for a similar reason.

Tactile switches are often quiet by nature. They lack the “click” or “ping” of a clicky switch, which makes them a great choice for open office use. That said, they can produce a lot of noise if you tend to bottom out the keys while you type.

As we mentioned previously, while most switches with the same color will behave similarly across brands, there may be some differences. Pre-lubed switches, like the Gateron G Pro Brown switches, come with a small amount of lube on the switch stem, which gives it an overall smoother feel. Regular Gateron Brown switches may feel slightly scratchier as there’s no lubrication between the moving parts of the switch stem and housing.

When looking at the actuation graph, note that the y-axis shows the force required while the x-axis shows the travel distance. Tactile switch graphs will always have a bump in them that represents the tactile bump you experience when typing. The highest point of this bump is the peak operating force required, so some heavy switches, like the Kaihua BOX Royals, have a pretty high curve in the middle, owing to the fact it requires a lot of force to register a keypress. It’s also important to note where this bump occurs, as this will tell you when you can expect the most resistance. Some switches have a nearly instantaneous bump, like the Gateron Zealios switches. This means you’ll likely feel the resistance of the spring right when your fingertip touches the key.

We listed some of the most popular tactile switches down below. If we’re missing a popular option, let us know.

Brand Type Advertised Pre-Travel (mm) Advertised Total Travel (mm) Advertised Operating Force Individual Results Graph
Cherry MX Brown 2.0 4.0 55 cN Table
Cherry MX Clear 2.0 4.0 65 cN  
Cherry MX Grey 2.0 4.0 80 cN  
Gateron Aliaz 60g Unknown Unknown 60 gf  
Gateron Aliaz 70g Unknown Unknown 70 gf  
Gateron Aliaz 80g Unknown Unknown 80 gf  
Gateron Aliaz 100g Unknown Unknown 100gf  
Gateron Brown 2. 0 4.0 45 gf Table
Gateron G Pro Brown  2.0  4.0 55 gf   Table  
Gateron Silent Brown 2.0 4.0 45 gf  
Gateron Zealios 62g Unknown Unknown 62 gf  
Gateron Zealios 65g Unknown Unknown 65 gf  
Gateron Zealios 67g Unknown Unknown 67 gf  
Gateron Zealios 78g Unknown Unknown 78 gf  
Kaihua  Hako Clear  1.9 3.6 55 gf  
Kaihua Hako Royal Clear Unknown Unknown 40 gf  
Kaihua  Hako True 1. 3.6 60 gf  
Kaihua Hako Violet   1.9 3.6 40 gf  
Kaihua Halo Clear 1.9 4.0 65 gf
Kaihua Halo True 1.9 4.0 60 gf Table
Kaihua Kailh BOX Brown 1.8  3.6  60 gf  
Kaihua Kailh BOX Burnt Orange 1.8 3.6 70 gf  
Kaihua Kailh BOX Royal  1.8 3.6 75 gf  
Kaihua Kailh BOX Silent Brown 1.8 3.6 45 gf  
Kaihua Kailh Brown 1. 9 4.0 60 gf  
Kaihua Kailh Pro Purple 1.7 3.6 50 gf  
Kaihua Kailh Speed Copper 1.1 3.5 50 gf  
Logitech GX Brown 1.9 4.0 60 gf  
Logitech Romer-G Tactile 1.5 3.2 55 gf Table  
Matias Quiet Click 2.2 3.5 60 gf Table  
Omron Gamma Zulu 1.5 3.5 50 gf Table  
Razer Orange 1.9 4.0 50 gf Table  
ROCCAT Titan Tactile 1. 8 3.6 Unknown Table  
SteelSeries Brown 2.0 4.0 45 cN Table  


The defining feature of a clicky switch is exactly what it sounds like: the click. These switches offer the same tactile feedback as tactile switches, but with an added “click” or “ping” caused by an internal mechanism that releases around the actuation point of the key. This click adds audible feedback to let you know when you’ve pressed a key, which is great if you’re a touch-typist.

While clicky switches are beloved by mechanical keyboard enthusiasts, they may be a little loud for open office environments, with some workplaces even going so far as to ban them entirely for being too distracting to others. So, if you’re planning on getting a mechanical board for the office, you’ll likely be better off with a tactile switch. Though, if you’re interested in hearing a standard clicky switch, you can see an example here.

Like tactile switches, when reading the graphs, you can see a significant bump that represents the tactile feedback. This bump tends to drop off considerably, which is the point where the click occurs.

Below are the most popular clicky switches available with their advertised measurements, and we’ve provided tables to show the individual results of the keyboards we tested, as well as some individual switches we’ve tested. This is a small list of the countless clicky switches available, so if we’ve missed any popular ones, let us know.

Brand Type Advertised Pre-Travel (mm) Advertised Total Travel (mm) Advertised Operating Force Individual Results Graph
Cherry MX Blue 2.2 4.0 60 cN Table
Cherry MX Green 2.2 4. 0 80 cN  
Gateron Blue 2.3 4.0 60 gf  
Gateron Green 2.3 4.0 80 gf  
Kaihua Kailh Blue 1.9 4.0 60 gf  
Kaihua Kailh BOX Jade 2.0 3.6 50 gf  
Kaihua Kailh BOX Navy 2.0 3.6 60 gf  
Kaihua Kailh BOX Pale Blue 1.8 3.6  70 gf  
Kaihua Kailh BOX White 1.8 3.6 50 gf  
Kaihua Kailh Pro Green 1. 3.6 50 gf  
Kaihua Kailh Speed Bronze 1.1 3.5 50 gf  
Kaihua Kailh Speed Gold 1.4 3.5 50 gf  
Logitech GX Blue 2.0 4.0 60 gf Table  
Outemu Blue 2.7 4.0 60 gf Table  
Razer Green 1.9 4.0 55 gf Table  

Other Types

Manufacturers have pushed the pace of innovation and have come out with different types of switches over the years besides the traditional ones. These new switches are still considered mechanical but behave differently from the linear, tactile, and clicky switches listed above. They each present their unique characteristics and typing experience.

Low Profile

Low-profile switches use the same mechanism as standard mechanical switches, but as the name suggests, they’re shorter and have a lower profile. This means that the total travel distance is much lower than standard switches, so they bottom out quicker. However, not everyone likes the feel of low-profile switches and choosing a low profile over a standard really comes down to personal preference. Below is an image of the NuPhy Air75, a keyboard that uses low-profile mechanical switches, to give you a better idea of what they look like.


Low-profile switches can have a linear, tactile, or clicky feel, and we listed a few examples below. We’ve included the actuation graphs for the switches we’ve tested.

Brand Type Feel Advertised Pre-Travel (mm) Advertised Total Travel (mm) Advertised Operating Force Individual Results Graph 
Cherry MX Low Profile Red Linear 1. 2 3.2 45 cN – 
Cherry MX Low Profile Speed Linear 1.0 3.2 45 cN Table  
Gateron Low Profile Blue Clicky 1.5 2.5 50 gf  –
Gateron Low Profile Brown Tactile 1.5 2.5 55 gf Table  
Gateron Low Profile Red Linear 1.5 2.5 45 gf Table  
Kaihua Kailh Choc Blue Clicky 1.3 3.2 55 gf – 
Kaihua Kailh Choc Brown Tactile 1.3 3.2 50 gf  –
Kaihua Kailh Choc Red Linear 1. 3 3.2 50 gf – 
Logitech GL Clicky Clicky 1.5 2.7 60 gf – 
Logitech GL Linear Linear 1.5 2.7 50 gf  –
Logitech GL Tactile Tactile 1.5 2.7 60 gf Table  


Optical switches differ from standard mechanical switches because they lack the physical metal contact point that standard mechanical switches have. Instead, they use a beam of light to register the position of the stem within the switch. Due to this method of registering keystrokes, some optical switches have the ability to set a custom actuation point using the companion software. This means if you want a very sensitive usually within a very wide range.

Keyboards like the Razer Huntsman V2 Analog make use of optical switches and show this switch type’s fullest potential: an analog mode. In “Analog Mode,” your keystrokes emulate a gamepad joystick. To explain this a little more clearly, if you’re playing a racing game and press the A-key to steer left, the further down you press the A-key, the more you’ll turn left. Essentially, the further you press down the key, the greater the movement in-game.

Optical switches tend to have a linear feel, but there are clicky and tactile options as well. Usually, they’re found on higher-end gaming boards, as they’re better suited for gaming than for general typing tasks. There can also be low-profile optical switches, like those found on the Razer DeathStalker V2 Pro and Keychron K3 (Version 2).

Brand Type Feel Advertised Pre-Travel (mm) Advertised Total Travel (mm) Advertised Operating Force Individual Results Graph 
A4Tech LK Optical Blue Clicky 1. 8 4.0 50 gf  –
A4Tech LK Optical Brown Tactile 1.8 4.0 50 gf Table  
A4Tech LK Optical Red Linear 1.8 4.0 40 gf  –
Flaretech Clicky55 “Blue” Clicky 1.5-3.6 4.0 55 cN  –
Flaretech Linear80 “Black” Linear 1.5-3.6 4.0 80 cN
Flaretech Linear 55 ‘Red’ Linear 1.6-3.5 4.0 55 cN Table  
Gateron Optical Black Linear 2.0 4.0 60 gf – 
Gateron Optical Blue Clicky 2. 3 4.0 55 gf  –
Gateron Optical Brown Tactile 2.0 4.0 55 gf  –
Gateron Optical Red Linear 2.0 4.0 45 gf  –
Gateron Optical Silver Linear 1.1 4.0 45 gf  –
Gateron Optical Yellow Linear 1.1 4.0 35 gf – 
Razer Optical Analog Linear 1.5-3.6  4.0   45 gf Table   
Razer Clicky Optical Clicky 1.5 4.0 45 gf Table  
Razer Linear Optical Linear 1. 0 4.0 40 gf Table  

Hall Effect Switches

Hall Effect switches operate very similarly to optical switches but with some major differences. Namely, instead of a beam of light, Hall Effect switches use magnets to register inputs. Like, optical switches, these switches also have an adjustable pre-travel distance and the option for an Analog Mode. However, Hall Effect switches tend to have a more consistent and accurate implementation of these features, as seen when you compare the keystroke results of the Razer Huntsman V2 Analog, which uses optical switches, and the Wooting two HE, which uses Hall Effect switches.

Although Hall Effect switches are based on an older switch patent dating back to the 1960s, the implementation into keyboards on a larger scale is relatively new. Currently, they’re found in high-end gaming boards, like the SteelSeries Apex Pro and the Wooting two HE. Most Hall Effect switches have a linear feel and a very light actuation force, making them feel very responsive for gaming.

Below is a list of a few Hall Effect switches that we’ve tested.

Brand Type Feel Advertised Pre-Travel (mm) Advertised Total Travel (mm) Advertised Operating Force Graph
Gateron Lekker Linear60 Linear 0.1-4.0 4.0 40 gf  
SteelSeries OmniPoint Linear 1.0-3.8 4.0 45 gf  
SteelSeries OmniPoint 2.0 Linear 0.2-3.8  4.0 40 gf  


When entering the world of mechanical keyboards, it’s easy to get caught up on the details, especially when there are so many switches to choose between. However, the most important factor is your personal preference. It’s always good to start with a point of reference, the keyboard you currently use. What do you like about it? What do you dislike about it? By answering those two questions, you can already narrow down your search for a switch to one that works best for you. It’s also important to know what you use your keyboard for. If you’re a gamer or looking for a keyboard specifically for gaming, then opting for a gaming-oriented switch is in your best interests. If you plan to use your keyboard to type up 15-page essays, you may want something with more versatility, like a tactile switch. Though switches are small, they have a big impact on your typing experience.

Mechanical keyboard switches: An in-depth guide

Smartphones may have taken over the world of touch screens; however, there’s still a massive market for external physical keyboards. The two primary keyboard types we have today are mechanical and membrane, each with unique properties. Many indirectly know of membrane keyboards since most laptops these days use them; however, not everyone will be familiar with mechanical ones. Mechanical keyboards have been around for a long time, but they’ve only recently resurfaced as a popular option. In this guide, we’ll go over what a mechanical keyboard is and why you might consider getting one.

What is a mechanical keyboard?

A mechanical keyboard has a physical mechanism that consists of a spring and a switch. When the key is pressed down and hits the physical switch underneath, it’ll register as a keypress. It’s easy to identify by sight since the keycaps are raised from the board itself, making them look like they’re floating in mid-air. This unique design element offers a typing feedback experience often described by many as a “springiness.” Modern mechanical keyboards can come in all shapes and sizes with various features — many even offering fancy RGB lighting for gamers.

What is a membrane keyboard?

On the other end of the spectrum, membrane keyboards are likely more recognized and used by the average consumer. By design, the keys on a membrane keyboard lay flat compared to their mechanical counterpart. Underneath the keys are typically a rubber “button” or plunger type mechanism that registers a keypress when it has been fully pressed. The keyboard on most standard laptops today is an excellent example of what they look and feel like while typing. Many will describe this experience as “mushy” since it offers far less physical feedback than a mechanical one.

What makes mechanical and membrane keyboards different?

Mechanical keyboards are often preferred by users who do a lot of typing or gaming since the physical feedback offers more flexibility and control. It also provides pressure sensitivity in the keys that can’t be matched by a membrane version. For example, a membrane keyboard only has one option — completely pressed down. A mechanical keyboard with its spring-loaded mechanism allows for a smoother typing experience using various pressure levels. Thanks to that design, mechanical keyboards are more durable than membrane ones, which is something to consider when purchasing your next keyboard.

Of course, mechanical keyboards are typically more expensive since they offer a higher build quality and increased customization over a membrane version. It would also be worth noting that mechanical keyboards have a loud, distinct clicky sound when pressing the keys down. Most find it a core part of the typing experience; however, it’s not something everyone would enjoy having. Thankfully, different switch types can alter the sound and loudness of the keypresses. Ultimately, it all comes down to user preference and what you want to get out of your keyboard.

Types of mechanical keyboard switches

A slight learning curve might be initially involved if you’re switching from a membrane keyboard to a mechanical one. As such, it can take some time to fully adjust since you’re so used to the flat keys on a membrane keyboard. After using it daily for a while, you should likely start picking up that muscle memory and treat it like any other keyboard. But not everyone will take to mechanical keyboards the same way or want to use one. However, in the sections below, we’ll highlight the three main switch types and what to expect.

Linear switches

This switch type offers no tactile feedback when fully pressed, giving it a smooth typing experience. You get the same level of force from beginning to end, not too much different from what a membrane keyboard offers. As such, this also means the keypresses are considerably quieter when compared to the other two switch choices. With no force feedback during keypresses, many gamers would prefer to use this option since it allows for faster response times. Cherry MX Red switches are one of the most popular options today for linear mechanical keyboards.

Tactile switches

As the name suggests, this switch type will offer a level of tactile feedback when fully pressed. Pressing the key down creates a slight bump feel and sound, providing a more interactive typing experience for the user. This does mean the keypresses will be louder than the linear version; however, it’s a good middle ground without being overly noisy. Many users prefer tactile switches specifically for typing, increasing input accuracy while reducing accidental key presses. Cherry MX Brown switches are one of the most popular options today for tactile mechanical keyboards. ​​​​​​

Clicky switches

​​​​​​​This switch type shares many similarities with the tactile option, except it provides an additional level of physical feedback. As the name suggests, they give the highest amount of clicky satisfaction out of the other two choices. They are notoriously known for giving off that loud keyboard typing sound, which is very easy to identify without question. On the other hand, you won’t need to press a key down all the way to register a keypress either. Cherry MX Blue switches are one of the most popular options today for clicky mechanical keyboards. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Difference between Cherry, Razer, and Logitech switches

We used Cherry MX switches in the above examples since they have a long-running history in the keyboard industry. Of course, plenty of other companies today also offer a wide range of options for you to choose from. You might notice each manufacturer has its own unique switch names not found anywhere else as well. For example, Razer uses a different color scheme for its mechanical keyboard switches — yellow for linear, orange for tactile, and green for clicky. No matter what they call them, most manufacturers should offer the three main switch types.​​​​​​​


Because of the extensive number of switch manufacturers, names, and types you might come across, things can get a little confusing to keep up with. Not to mention, every manufacturer will have its own specific specs and features unique to them as well. And the “clickiness” sounds when pressing down the keys would also differ per company. The best thing to do is check the manufacturer’s official website and see what they say about their switches. You might even consider checking out some videos on YouTube comparing the clicky sounds with other keyboard models. ​​​​​​​

Take a break from PC gaming

Now that you know the three main types of switches and what each one does, selecting a mechanical keyboard in the future should be a little easier. Your choices for mechanical keyboards are limitless since you have so many features, build types, and price points to choose from.

While PC and console gaming may be your go-tos, there are also incredible Android games you can play on your morning commute. If you’re new to mobile gaming, you’ll wan to start with the best Android games to find something of interest. We’ve also found the best offline Android games to play for those mornings your the train gets stuck in a tunnel and you have no signal.

Razer™ Mechanical Switches – the basis for fast, accurate

gaming keyboards


Mechanical switches have always outperformed other types of switches in terms of speed and accuracy. Until 2010, they were used only for printing, as they were created for this very task. Razer has made a radical decision: to use mechanical switches in the gaming keyboard. This led to the creation of the Razer BlackWidow, the world’s first mechanical gaming keyboard.

Four years later, Razer redefined gaming speed with mechanical switches designed specifically to meet the specific needs of gamers, and Razer™ Mechanical Switches were born.

Multi-award winning Razer


Razer Green Switch

Razer Orange Switch

Razer Yellow Switch

Classic. This type of switch is designed for those who want to hear and feel every press. The Razer™ Green Mechanical Switch features tactile feedback, a distinctive click, and optimized actuation and reset points for best-in-class gaming and typing experience.

Clicky, tactile
Actuation force: 50 g
Stroke: 4.0 mm
Actuation point: 1.9 mm
Retract to reset point: 0. 4 mm


Silent but deadly. For those who like tactile feedback without an audible click. This switch has the same optimum performance as the Razer™ Green Mechanical Switch, with less actuation force, while still providing a quieter keystroke.

Silent with tactile feedback
Actuation force: 45 g
Stroke: 4.0 mm
Actuation point: 1.9 mm
Retract to reset point: 0.05 mm


Fastest and silent switch . The best solution for fast clicks and dynamic play. The Razer™ Yellow mechanical switch has an ultra-short actuation stroke of just 1.2mm, allowing you to make repeat presses much faster.

Quiet with linear travel
Actuation force: 45 g
Stroke length: 3.5 mm
Actuation point: 1.2 mm
Retract to reset point: 0.0 mm



Razer controls every step of the production of every switch, even the design phase. This allows you to build Razer Switches from the ground up and optimize them for the needs of competitive play. In addition, it can ensure that engineering protocols are more strictly followed to ensure the reliability of each switch. Razer™ Mechanical Switches have a lifespan of 80 million clicks, ensuring gamers perform reliably in the most demanding situations. These switches are designed to last up to 60% longer than the competition.


Switch Development History


Introduction of mechanical keyboards
The use of mechanical keyboards began around the 1970s. Back then, keyboards were big, bulky, and expensive to make.


Keyboards go mainstream
The PCs that appeared in every home created a demand for cheaper keyboards that usually used membrane switches. However, mechanical keyboards were preferred for their durability and performance.


World’s first mechanical gaming keyboard – The Razer BlackWidow
In 2010, Razer created the Razer BlackWidow. Equipped with tactile keys, it was the only keyboard to meet the needs of gamers.


Razer™ Mechanical Switches – designed for gaming
Razer has launched its own branded switches. By controlling the entire design and manufacturing process, each switch produced was of the highest quality and durability.


World’s First Ultra-Low Profile Mechanical Switch
Research into mechanical switches for mobile devices prompted Razer to develop its own ultra-low profile mechanical switches—with precise actuation and reset points. They were introduced in the Razer Mechanical Keyboard Case for iPad Pro and later in the Razer Blade Pro laptop.


Introduction of the Razer™
Mechanical Membrane Switches Combining the soft, smooth touch of a membrane switch with the crisp, tactile click of a mechanical keyboard, Razer™ Mechanical Membrane Switch technology debuted in the Razer Ornata.


Razer’s first in-line switch – Razer™ Yellow Switches
The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 has a new Razer™ Yellow switch. Its linear and quiet design with a reduced stroke length allowed fast keystrokes, giving gamers around the world a competitive edge.


Razer™ Opto-Mechanical Switches act at the speed of light
The Razer Opto-Mechanical Switch used in the Razer Huntsman Keyboard delivers greater performance without sacrificing tactility. It has the same actuation and reset points for fast keystrokes as a linear switch, while delivering the same tactile feel as the best-selling Razer Green switches, but with a lighter 45g actuation force.


Razer™ Mechanical Switches Double Sided
The new Razer BlackWidow Elite keyboard features redesigned switches, with the new Razer™ Mechanical Switches now featuring double side walls for improved stability and stability.


The Razer™ Mechanical Switch has two sidewalls for greater stability, as well as improved protection against dust and liquids. With an industry-leading 80 million keystroke life, the Razer BlackWidow Elite keyboard delivers top-notch reliability and long-lasting performance.

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The Razer BlackWidow keyboard series continually redefines gaming excellence to secure its position as the world’s best-selling gaming keyboard and the clear choice of professional gamers worldwide. With a wide range of options available, you can select a specific combination of design, features and switches to meet your exact needs.


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