|Mount Type:||Plate Mount|
|Travel Distance:||2.5mm Actuation | 3.7mm Total|
|Force:||54g Operating | 62g Bottom-out|
|Price:||~£10.40 (10 pieces)|
The MMK FROG Linear is a budget oriented linear switch meant to somewhat rival stock MX clone switches from the likes of Gateron, Outemu, Kaihua and Greetech. From a quick glance, they look to have a recent TTC stem with a small bulge on the top housing where the lighting shines through.
They currently retail for $44.99 (USD) for 108 switches on Momoka’s website. They are also available on Drop and AliExpress respectively.
On-centre keypresses are extremely smooth for the most part, some switches do suffer from scratchiness due to the uneven lubricant application, although I don’t think this is a huge dealbreaker for a lot of people.
Off-centre keypresses are very smooth only a few switches feeling ‘off’ from the rest. For example, the switch on my ‘J’ key has a weird almost sand like material stuck near the bottom, it’s a very unpleasant feeling. However, when typing normally, this cannot be felt and none of the other switches have any issues.
Overall, for an MX type switch, it’s plenty smooth! Thank the lube.
Momoka Linear switches disassembled.
The switch actuates at 54g at 2.5mm and bottoms out at 62g at 3.7mm. It’s very reminiscent of the Kailh Black switch. Although, despite this, the FROG switches are still lighter in a side-to-side comparison and I myself find it a little too light, especially for typing.
As for the 2.5mm actuation point and the shallower travel distance…well, at least it’s not one of those “gaming” switches. Having a lower actuation is far better than having it higher up…in most cases anyway.
Overall, if you’re a fan of light linear switches, these could be a great fit.
Sound is pretty decent, it’s thoccky enough that I know many of you will like.
Although, I’m not sure about the “Muffled Sounded Feedback” they mention on their website as these definitely don’t sound muffled in any way. Just to let you know, these not silenced switches.
Typing Performance: 7/10
It types like a dream, but that’s only true if you’re considering smoothness and maybe even its soundtrack. However, the weighting and the lower actuation is a huge let-down for me, I still make far too many spelling mistakes for me to consider this truly ‘comfortable’. It’s otherwise a fantastic switch and I reckon I would’ve scored it an 8 or 9 if the weighting was heavier overall. I hope Momoka makes a heavier option down the line, that’d be great.
Gaming Performance: 7/10
The switch is very consistent, it’s very smooth and even with the lower actuation point, it performs quite well. However, the lower actuation does sometimes get in the way when making fast movements, it’s instantly noticeable, so it’s definitely not ideal in a super competitive environment.
Additionally, 2 of switches I installed on my GK61 failed to actuate even when fully pressed. These switches were installed on the ‘W’ and the ‘Spacebar’ keys. I’m not sure why this occurred only during gaming but swapping out the switches for other ones work fine.
Final Score = 33/50 (66%)