Tactile | 4.00mm Travel | 45g Actuation | PCB or Plate Mount
Just no. If you’re looking a tactile Cherry MX switch, this isn’t it. Look elsewhere, preferably at Gateron Browns or BOX Royals. This isn’t the worst, but it certainly not worth price either.
THE GOOD POINTS: Nothing noteworthy.
THE BAD POINTS: It’s up there with the worst tactile switches. In comparison to a Cherry MX Red, it’s worse and it’s likely to be the worst Cherry MX switch (I’ve yet to still try them all). It’s scratchiness is really its Achilles’ heel.
Zoomed-in switch shot.
THE GOOD POINTS: It’s a light, just barely tactile switch.
THE BAD POINTS: Overall? Badly weighted. I find it too light to type on. I’ve typed on similarly weighted switches that have felt more “properly” weighted for its job…this isn’t one of those.
THE GOOD POINTS: They sound better than rubber domes and a couple of really quiet low-profile switches.
THE BAD POINTS: Maybe it’s the keycaps on this switch that make them sound unfavourable? But I used some Tai-Hao PBT caps on these in the past, so I don’t believe so. I never really liked the sound of these switches.
Typing Performance: 4/10
THE GOOD POINTS: Typing on these is very comparable to typing on a really good rubber dome keyboard. Sometimes they rubber dome may even beat it.
THE BAD POINTS: These are not “tactile” enough to be of good use for any long periods of typing. Even I have made mistakes typing as the tactility is so light; it can hard to judge when you’ve actuated a keypress.
Transparent housing for RGB lighting.
Gaming Performance: 6/10
THE GOOD POINTS: The strongest point of the switch. It’s tolerable for some gaming. As 80% of what I did with this switch was game on it, I didn’t find a major issue. However, I wouldn’t use it in competitive/serious gaming setting of any sort.
THE BAD POINTS: Smoothness is what you should be feeling for when looking to purchase a “gaming switch”, this shouldn’t be on your list. It will do a decent job, but it won’t do a fantastic job. And for the price, there are better options in the market for you.
Final Score = 42/100