Greetech Brown

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Switch Specifications:
Tactile | 4.00mm | 55g Bottom-Out Force | Plate Mount | ~£0.55 per switch

Greetech Brown switches have a sharp tactile bump, with the tactile event occurring at 1mm, as opposed to other brown clones such as Gateron Brown switches which offer weaker tactility and a tactile event occurring at 2mm.



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

Smoothness: 5/10

Gateron Brown switches are still far smoother, but Greetech Browns are smoother than Cherry MX Browns. It’s a small, but noticeable upgrade.


Greetech Brown switches disassembled.
Greetech Brown switches disassembled

Weighting: 6/10

It just falls short of my preferred 60g actuation, but with a peak tactile force of 60g and a bottom-out force of 55g, it’s not too bad. I’d say it’s a step above the Cherry equivalent.

Sound: 5/10

There’s a decent amount spring ping on the downstroke when you don’t bottom-out. Other than that, its sounds very similar to other brown clones. Average.

Typing Performance: 6/10

I enjoyed typing on these, although the tactility is only really noticeable when typing slowly or when playing slower paced games (i.e. stealth games). With that said, it’s sharper tactility compared to brown clones is up there. I could’ve given it one more point if it was as smooth as a Gateron Brown though.


Greetech Brown and Gateron Brown side stem comparison
Greetech Brown stem (left) and Gateron Brown stem (right)

Gaming Performance: 6/10

I found its relatively sharp tactility is more suitable for typing than gaming, but I didn’t find it too bad in most situations. Although, it may be bothersome to a few.

Final Score = 28/50 (56%)

 

Places to purchase this switch:

AliExpress | Mechanical Keyboards

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