Do the Razer Oranges *FEEL* the same as the Razer Green switches?

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by SteelRazorBlade, Dec 24, 2016.

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  1. Title says it all. Please remember that I am *NOT* referring to the sound at all. Just the feel of the switches themselves when actuated. Do the Razer Orange switches feel exactly the same as the Razer Green switches when pushed down but just don't have the clicky sound?
  2. aab010799

    aab010799 Active Member

    They have a different feel and a different actuation point. I wanted a quiet click so I got the clicky blackwidow chroma with green switchs and got the mechanical keyboard enhancement kit from Razer
  3. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    No, it is really hard to describe properly, but they do feel a bit different.
  4. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I only use the stealth keys, but I've used the regular switches before - and there's a slight difference, but quite honestly if you prefer the quieter keys then it's the kind of thing that you wouldn't even notice after a few days of using the keyboard. My Blackwidow Chroma Stealth even felt different from my Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth - so there are variances between all keyboards, even if they use basically the same switch.
  5. Thanks a lot. So the Stealth switches still have that tactile bump as you press down. As in, they're not completely linear like the Cherry mx reds?
  6. Skrunch

    Skrunch Active Member

    They're most similar to Cherry MX Browns, so there's a subtle tactile bump but definitely not completely linear like MX Reds.
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  7. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Short answer: No.
    Yes, they have a tactile bump. They are not linear like Reds.

    Explanation: Regardless of the tactile bump and clicky sound, Orange and Green switches still feel different from each other. The comparison is similar to Cherry MX Brown vs Blue.

    Green requires more force to actuate at 50g. It also suffers from hysteresis - a problem where the actuation and reset points are offset, meaning the switch has to rebound higher before you can activate it again. Razer tried to alleviate this by decreasing the reset distance to 0.4mm.

    Orange requires less force at 45g. The reset distance is 0.05mm, so about 8 times shorter than for Green. This makes actions like double tapping easier.

    If we're completely ignoring sound, Green still feels different. It gives a more pronounced tactile feedback because of its construction. Green has a slider that snaps downward to produce the click, so it will always feel different from switches that don't have a moving slider (most Cherry MX models).

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    Last edited: Dec 31, 2016
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  8. SirJayDee

    SirJayDee Active Member

    Wow, this thread was very informative. And it made clear that the orange keys are for me. Thank you!
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  9. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    @Skrunch and @Raijin Thanks!! I was a bit late getting back to the discussion, but I'm glad you guys were on the ball. :)

    @SteelRazorBlade Hopefully you were able to pull all the info you needed from the other guys. lol However, just to reiterate, there's a slight tactile "bump" when you press down but it's not the same kind of feel as the "clicky" switches that make so much noise. It's more of a point of slight resistance than the "click" that you get with the other switches.
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  10. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    There's no need to thank us. We do it out of love!!
    I prefer orange too. But you should try both with your own hands just to be sure sir JD!
  11. harold5419

    harold5419 New Member

    Just one ultimate stealth with orange switch.
    I tried green switch at the store, love the clicky sound but ended buying the orange switch bcos i want a quiet one..
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