Cherry MX Blue

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Switch Specifications:
Clicky | 4.00mm | 48g Actuation | Plate or PCB Mount | ~£0.60 per switch


Cherry MX Blue switches are clicky switches with a decent tactile bump peaking at 1.8 mm with 67g of force. MX Blue switches are decent switches for typing, but not for competitive gaming as the switch has hysteresis.



Here’s the video review if you prefer watching content:

Smoothness: 4/10

On-centre keypresses are relatively smooth, but off-centre keypresses (which happen more often) become quite scratchy. However, if you’re a quick typist, it shouldn’t be too bothersome.

Weighting: 5/10

Weighting isn’t too bad; I do like how these switches are weighted. However, I find the weight to be lighter than I’d like, but I do like the weight towards the end of the travel a little more.

Sound: 6/10

For a switch designed with a clicky sound in mind, this is not the best design. I especially don’t like its high-pitched volume as it reminds me blue clone switches which are even more ear piercing. My MX switches were installed in the Razer BlackWidow 2010 which could be the reason why it sounds unlikeable.

Typing Performance: 6/10

If you’re a quick typist and can stomach the sound with some headphones on, typing on these is quite nice. The cheaper Costar style stabilizers don’t affect the experience at all, not that I can feel anyway.

Gaming Performance: 4/10

The hysteresis does get in the way sometimes, but when casually gaming, I didn’t notice. I also don’t notice the noise anymore since I wear headphones when gaming. However, I do still feel the tactile bump now and then which is nice, but I still can’t recommend it for serious gamers as there are now plenty of new switches specially designed for gaming which don’t have the issues this switch has.

Final Score = 25/50 (50%)

 

Places to purchase this switch:

NovelKeys | KBDfans | MechBoards UK

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