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Razer Switch Guide

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by Zemphus, Nov 22, 2017.

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  1. Zemphus

    Zemphus New Member

    Hello to everyone, in this thread I will be making a Razer Switch Guide which will help you choose the right switch.

    Razer Green Switch - it is razers first ever switch which has a tactile bump along with a satisfying click to confirm you have pressed the key. The key has 50 grams actuation force and the travel distance is 4mm with a actuation point of 1.9mm.

    It has a tactile bump which is really good for typing and gaming especially to know when you have pressed the key. The click is very satisfying to hear and is a great sound indicator to help you with typing/gaming.

    Some people do not like the click and may find it annoying. If you are a recorder or use a studio mic e.g razer seiren or blue yeti you will either have to change your mic settings a lot or get a different switch.

    Recommended for gamers who have own rooms and who don't use studio mics. Do beware headset mics most of the time never pick up the green switch noise so if you have a headset you are safe.

    Razer Orange Switch - the razer orange is a great choice for people who need a tactile bump without noise. This key is very much similar to the razer greens but has no click which can help if you call friends or do streaming. The actuation force on this switch is 45 grams which is 5 gram different to the greens. The actuation point is 1.9mm which is the same as the greens.

    It is silent which can make talking to your friends better without that click. It still has that tactile bump which really helps with gamers/typists to know when the key is pressed.

    It is not a linear switch so if you really wanted one for gaming look at the next switch.

    Recommended for youtubers/streamers and can be recommended to people who use studio mics and play with friends as the sound will not get in your audio.

    Razer Yellow Switch - the razer yellow switch is the new switch razer has made in 2017. It has a actuation force of 45 (same as orange) but has a actuation point of 1.2mm.

    It is great for FPS games because it actuates really early. Not only is it the best for gaming it is mic friendly since it is silent like the razer orange.

    Since it is a linear switch it does not have a tactile bump. Which some people find very good to have. Since it actuates early it is not amazing for typists because of the earth actuation point which makes mistyping easy.

    Recommended for FPS gamers who do not do a lot of work on their computers

    Personally I would pick green cause the click is so satisfying and even though I use a mic I just adjust the settings. The tactile bump is there which makes it easy when typing and gaming for me.

    I hope this thread has made it easier for you to find your switch and if you have a question please do reply. Also comment down what is your favourite switch!
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2017
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  2. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    I have these, me personally I love them. It's my family that doesn't enjoy them.

    I was wondering about these. These are the ones @kajira uses. Maybe she can chime in on an opinion from her own personal experience.

    These are my dream switches and my family as well.

    That's a great review. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your thoughts with us on Insiders. I hope to see you post more.
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  3. Zemphus

    Zemphus New Member

    Thank you for the comment I had to make this before school xD
  4. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I use the orange switches exclusively for the time being. I love having the tactile feel, but I need things to be silent. i even add o-rings on mine so I don't get the bottoming out noise either.

    I really want to try the yellow switches, also with o-rings - I'm all about the quieter the better. I don't want my own switches to click, let alone any of the others I share the office with. LOL
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  5. Zemphus

    Zemphus New Member

    Thank you for replying. Your the first person I have seen want a silent mechanical keyboard :big_grin_::big_grin_:
  6. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    My daughter and her boyfriend used to live with me before getting their own house and her boyfriend had a Razer keyboard with green switches, they were so obnoxious that with the acoustics in our home you could hear the switches over the TV (down the hall) sometimes when he was doing a lot of typing late at night. I absolutely HATED it. So, I also worry about my keyboard making noises when my family is sleeping, I know the the sound from the office carries all through the house. lol :)

    I'm also very aware of how much noise my keyboard could potentially make when I'm using voice chat and whether or not people can hear the typing while I'm chatting with them. I don't want it to be obnoxious through the mic.

    So, anyway, I'm definitely a huge, huge fan of having things be as silent as possible.
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