Gateron Brown

Gateron Brown switches have a smooth, sloping rise that leads to a subjectively pleasant tactile event. Cherry MX Browns have a lighter tactile event that occurs earlier in the keypress, leading to substantially different switch feel. Gateron Browns also have a late activation point, past 2.65mm, that may disorient floating typists.

Gateron stems are looser in their switch housings than other MX clones, which decreases slider friction at the cost of additional wobble. Hit or miss quality control also affects Gateron products, or at least did so in our samples, which showed friction inconsistencies over multiple presses. Moderate spring ping / vibration and slight contact noise are audible when typing rapidly.