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What is your favorite Mechanical switch?

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by Sye_The-Vie, Sep 12, 2019.


As per title states it

  1. Green: Clicky and Tactile

    5 vote(s)
  2. Orange: Silent and Tactile

    3 vote(s)
  3. Yellow: Silent and Linear

    2 vote(s)
  4. Purple: Razer Clicky Optical Switch

    3 vote(s)
  5. Red: Razer Linear Optical Switch

    7 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. Sye_The-Vie

    Sye_The-Vie Well-Known Member

    Following from the follow thread

    For me keyboard switch is like a tool that serve its purpose when using the keyboard. I'm a typist and an average gamer

    Go to RAZER website to find out about the RAZER switches
    There is opto-mechanial switches, which I have never used before so I cannot review myself personally.

    I believe everyone has their preferred choice of favorite switch.

    For me.

    Green; ever since IBM M keyboard, the clicky noise has become a trend or fashion for mechanical keyboards, but that trend sure is noisy and causes distraction to others, especially in office environment. My former work boss advised me to remove it and I'm not working for that boss ever again.
    Yellow is great for gaming for faster response in terms of depth pressed, it is that advantage which is also a disadvantage for me when it comes to typing. Orange and Green do not respond faster, which allows me to react quicker before I mistype.

    My preferred choice is Orange, it is silent and delivers tactile bump of every key press.
    For me orange has that good balance of both gaming and writing.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019
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  2. Sye_The-Vie

    Sye_The-Vie Well-Known Member

    Cast your vote, I believe it will help with RAZERs research.
  3. kennethyha

    kennethyha Active Member

    I prefer purple. I like the tactile feel super responsive typing feel when I use the Razer Huntsman keyboard.
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  4. Sye_The-Vie

    Sye_The-Vie Well-Known Member

    I'm changing the title from "favorite switch" to "favorite mechanical switch"
    Over the years RAZER have produced many keyboard designs with various switch options.
    Not just the green, orange and yellow, but also chiclet as well.

    If anyone wants to share their opinion on other switches, Cherry MX or chiclet, love to hear it
  5. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member

    I have Razer greens, which I love for their clicky sound.
    BUT I'm very curious about Razer Red, need to test them :)

    BTW. Some time ago Razer announced, that it will be possible to buy switches separately. But I never seen it online.
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  6. Sye_The-Vie

    Sye_The-Vie Well-Known Member

    You talking about customizing your own switches? that will be a next marketing expansion for RAZER.
  7. Sye_The-Vie

    Sye_The-Vie Well-Known Member

    Tactile feeling is always good. The origins of mechanical keys
  8. Sye_The-Vie

    Sye_The-Vie Well-Known Member

    Does anyone still have or use the IBM M keyboard?
    The father of mechanical switches.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019
  9. Sye_The-Vie

    Sye_The-Vie Well-Known Member

    I think you will like the purple opto-mechanical switch also. Which comes with clicky feature
  10. ARMOR_152

    ARMOR_152 Well-Known Member

    Currently yellows, but I voted red as that looks like the upgraded version of it but still similar. Hoping that the Huntsman Elite or another new keyboard comes with the reds soon!
  11. Sye_The-Vie

    Sye_The-Vie Well-Known Member

    RAZER!! hear our voices?
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  12. Tysean

    Tysean Member

    Definitely Opto-Mechanical ones.
    Voted for both Purple and Red Opto-Mechanical switches.

    RELIABILITY of a switch is most important thing for me. Opto-Mechanical switches are immune to chatter due to their "contactles" design.
  13. Tysean

    Tysean Member

    I used to learn programming on an IBM PC with a Model M keyboard back in year 1989 in my father's government office. I was 14 years old then. Since then I have used many keyboards including my very own Model M and various cheap membrane keyboards also.
    Nowadays I am using Razer Hunstman keyboard for ultimate reliability.
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  14. Sye_The-Vie

    Sye_The-Vie Well-Known Member

    I am thinking you miss the M keyboard days?
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  15. Tysean

    Tysean Member

    They always have a special place in my heart. But times have changed, our needs changed.. We got bored also using the same thing over and over again etc.. :) Nowadays I think I can live without them.
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  16. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member

    I used to love the greens, but now I'm all about the Orange switches. I'm crossing my fingers for an opto-mechanical version. I wonder what color it would be?
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  17. Sye_The-Vie

    Sye_The-Vie Well-Known Member

    Am I being superstitious? Why do I feel like this is a spoiler alert?
    If I had to choose a colour, I would like to choose "Blue"
  18. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member

    Tested it, and liked. But probably my next keyboard will be on some silent, lineal switch (mechanical yellow or new optical Razer Red)
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