What is/are your preferred mechanical keyboard switch/es?

By mxyzptlk - updated: 6 hours, 35 minutes ago - 21 messages

Greetings. I just wanted to know everyone's preference in mechanical switches. Mine are tactile, non-clicky switches like the browns.
By hsheirah75 - posted: 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Cherry MX Blues
By mxyzptlk - posted: 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Awesome. Have you used Razer Greens? If so, how would you compare the two?
By rayclaire - posted: 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Kaihua coppers, for speed typing.
By biggerlicious - posted: 3 weeks, 1 day ago

Topre. 24/7 365. Smooth as silk!
By mxyzptlk - posted: 3 weeks ago

Have you tried any of the Kailh box switches?
By pablo3d - posted: 3 weeks ago

Light Tactiles.

I use gateron browns and aliaz 60g.
By vjsong02 - posted: 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Cherry MX Browns, although I've discovered the actual keyboard makes a difference too.
By mxyzptlk - posted: 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Just looked it up. The sound (or lack thereof) is really something!
By mxyzptlk - posted: 2 weeks, 5 days ago

That much is true. Do you build your own keyboards?
By rayclaire - posted: 2 weeks, 4 days ago

I bought a switch tester and I like some of them so far. Just ordered some Hako Violets.
By mxyzptlk - posted: 2 weeks, 4 days ago

That's good to hear. I've looked up the Hako Violets and they sound awesome. Kind of reminds me of MX Browns.
By patate42 - posted: 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Cherry MX Red. People say they're for gaming only because they don't have a clicky feeling, but I enjoy typing on them at around 80 wpm and when I'm on anything else, I feel sad I'm away from my desktop keyboard. After some practice it feels like you just get to know exactly where the actuation point is, and the fact that they don't click allows me to type as a continuous flow and to let my fingers fly back up from the key on to the next. But that's maybe only because of the Dvorak layout allowing me to be switching hands and to alternate fingers a lot in usual words.
By rayclaire - posted: 2 weeks, 1 day ago

I've thought of going linear myself. Part of it is because there's silent linears out there, which can save my friends headaches when I'm on voice calls.
By mxyzptlk - posted: 2 weeks, 1 day ago

THIS! I haven't tried linears but I'm guessing I would be just as comfortable typing on them as I would with tactile switches. "I feel sad I'm away from my desktop keyboard" I totally get that, man. I get a mixture of anxiety and sadness when I'm away from my keyboard. The layout you mentioned, Dvorak, is interesting. I am not familiar with other layouts besides standard.
By pablo3d - posted: 2 weeks ago

There is also silent tactiles like gateron brown silent, aliaz and Zilent (zeal pc) switches.
By rayclaire - posted: 2 weeks ago

I just switched to Hako Violets. Holy cow these are fast, I finally hit 100 WPM with them.
By user78188 - posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

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By ze_or - posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

I used the Zilent 67g on my Planck. Zealios are definitely one of the best, if not the best tactile switches. Topre is also great but I can't make a custom keyboard out of it.

For clicky switches any switch from Kailh that uses a click bar is in my opinion far superior than any mx blue jacket mechanism.

Cherry is overrated at this point and much better switches can be obtained for cheaper.

edit: I type at an average 120wpm
Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
By markrose - posted: 2 days, 17 hours ago

I have both MX Blue and Razer Green equipped keyboards on my desk. The MX Blues have a shorter actuation distance and a lighter actuation force. I much prefer the MX Blues for typing quickly; I'm about 10 to 20 WPM faster on the MX Blues at peak speeds.
By mxyzptlk - posted: 23 hours, 8 minutes ago

Thank you for the comparison. I've always wanted to know the difference between the two clicky switches as I have only used the Razer Greens.
By _sadmad_ - posted: 6 hours, 35 minutes ago

Just for the pure joy of typing, IBM buckling spring. I think I don't need to explain.

In second place I'll put my current setup: Wooting One KB with Adomax Flaretech "blue" switches (the clicky one). I'm just in love with it.

Then you have a world of flavors: Topre, Kailh, Gateron, Alps, Omron (Razr), etc, etc...

In last place, Cherry. Seriously guys, if you say you like Cherrys good for you but honestly, go try different brands and I bet you will change your opinion sooner or later.