|Mount Type:||Plate Mount|
|Travel Distance:||2.0mm Actuation | 4.0mm Total|
|Price:||~£4.20 (10 pieces)|
The Greetech Green is a heavy clicky Cherry MX Green clone that can be found in the budget end of the market. They feel similar to 2014 Razer Greens, but are slighter smoother and significantly louder…at least installed on my GK61.
On-centre keypresses are very smooth with minimal scratchiness on the upstroke, but this wouldn’t concern most people. This is near perfect.
Off-centre keypresses are decently scratchy for most switches which may bother some folks; it does annoy me at times, but it’s definitely not that big of a deal.
Overall, if smoothness is your main priority, there are other switches that perform better. These are just your typical run of the mill switches.
Greetech Green switches disassembled.
According to Sykuo Store on AliExpress, these have an operating force of 80g which is heavier compared to both the Gateron and the Cherry MX equivalent.
On my fingers, the tactile event feels much crisper and more balanced than Gateron Greens. It was immediately noticeable from the first sentence I typed.
Overall, the differences between the Gateron and the Greetech Greens were not huge, but they were big enough for me to recommend Greetech Greens over Gateron Greens, especially given they are priced similarly in many markets.
Just like most click jacket switches, it’s not great sounding. It’s obnoxiously loud and rattily – the two main aspects that contribute to its downside. In fact, you can sometimes even make out the click jacket rattle up and down when you repeatedly press a key!
On the plus side, they don’t ping as loudly as Gateron Greens, but that’s hardly a compliment.
Typing Performance: 6/10
The balanced weighting and the crispness of the tactile event make this switch suitable for long typing sessions. It’s very good for click jacket switch.
Unlike the Gateron Green, the Greetech Green has no mushiness in the key feel and more importantly, it is better balanced. It never once threw me off typing on these.
Overall, it’s a night and day difference compared to Gateron Greens. At this point, why even bother with those when they basically cost the same.
Gaming Performance: 5/10
Gaming has never been the strong suit of a clicky switch, let alone one that was designed to be used for spacebars. However, I found this switch to be decently capable. On the downside, it does get quite loud (even whilst wearing noise cancelling headphones) when keys are repeated mashed again and again over the course of an intense gaming session. Additionally, since the switches are on the heavy side, so my fingers became tired much sooner than usual.
Overall, it’s not exactly an ideal switch for gaming, but with managed expectations, it can be a decent performer…just don’t expect anything game changing.
Final Score = 26/50 (52%)