The current market for mechanical keyboard switches has increased dramatically over the last few years with little comparison between each brand. This page contains the data for all of the switches that are currently produced and sold that we could find.
We custom built a force gauge to gather and reliably check the data from each switch in order to provide real data to compare various brands without the need for user interpretation.
For our testing we have categorized the switches into three types:
- Tactile: Defined as any switch that has a tactile point with no audible feedback.
- Tactile + Clicky: Defined as any switch that has a tactile point and an audible feedback.
- Linear: Defined as any switch that has no tactile point and no audible feedback.
We also categorized the switches by actuation force:
- Light: 0 – 80gfmm
- Medium: 80-115gfmm
- Heavy: 115gfmm+
Please see our GLOSSARY for more information.
Note: These pages may be continuously updated as manufacturers revise or alter their designs, or as we develop pages for more varieties and categories