|Mount Type:||PCB Mount|
|Travel Distance:||2mm Actuation | 4mm Total|
|Force:||55g Operating | 65g Bottom-out|
|Price:||$22.00 (35 pieces) or $44.00 (70 pieces) on the MOMOKA Store|
The MOMOKA Shark is a factory lubed, medium weighted switch with a short, but sharp tactile event.
While it may not be the smoothest or most consistent option out there, the MOMOKA Shark is undeniably one of the sharpest tactile switches available on the market today. If you’re searching for a smoother alternative to the Kailh BOX Royal, then these switches might be just what you need.
Additionally, they’re competitively priced at around $0.63 per switch (when purchased in a pack of 70), making them a strong contender among other mid-range tactile switches currently on the market.
On-centre keypresses are generally quite smooth with only occasional hints of scratchiness when typing slowly.
However, off-centre keypresses are not as impressive, with some switches being scratchier than others. It’s at least not super noticeable during faster keypresses. Additionally, there have also been cases of binding at the start of my testing, but they were minor and I didn’t detect any others after the first day.
Overall, they’re smooth enough and I like them, and I suspect most people probably wouldn’t notice these inconsistencies. However, those small issues let the overall experience down.
MOMOKA Shark switch disassembled.
According to MOMOKA, these switches have an actuation point of 2mm and a total travel of 4mm. The force curve suggests an actuation force of 55g at 2mm, a peak tactile force of 68g and a bottom-out force of 65g at 4mm.
In the real world, the tactility is much earlier and sharper than what MOMOKA’s force curve suggests. The key feel, in the tactility department is quite reminiscent of the Kailh BOX Royal, though the Shark switches are much smoother and more consistent.
This is also the most ‘P’ shape tactile switch I’ve reviewed as far as I can remember; it’s different to the more traditional ‘D’ shape tactile switches like the Durock T1, the Holy Panda or the Boba U4T. Personally, I like both designs.
In terms of consistency, these switches are what you’d expect at this price point – they’re not Akko perfect, but they’re adequate and nothing to really write home about.
Overall, consistency aside, the relatively light spring and the sharp, but short tactile event is a great pairing and I’m really looking forward to see more switches in the market with this combination.
These sound quite loud for a tactile switch; possibly the loudest tactile I know of.
I also didn’t bottom-out on these switches as much due to their short tactility and sharp tactility. So, most of the sound comes from the upstroke. It’s definitely louder than the average tactile switch on the market.
Overall, while they may not exactly be suitable for office use, I do like the clacky sound of them.
Typing Performance: 7/10
The very first thing I felt was the ‘p’ shaped tactile bump. It’s short, but very sharp. The only switch that comes to mind with a similar tactility is the Kailh BOX Royal, but these switches are much smoother and more consistent.
The force curve also indicates that the entire tactile bump ends well before the halfway travel of the switch (around 1.5mm) leaving a lot of post-tactile bump travel. In practice, this meant that I often didn’t bottom out when typing on them. I think this feature could make them a great option as a “tactile gaming switch” if they were to have a shorter travel distance.
I found generally typing on these switches to be quite satisfying, both at slow and fast speeds, due to their sharp and crisp tactility.
Unfortunately, they have one major downside. Key chatter. This issue occurs during both slow and fast typing, with an approximate rate of one mistype per 1000 words typed. Considering that these switches are brand new, this is not a promising sign for their long-term reliability. I’m a little disappointed here.
Overall, these switches are a solid option for budget conscious-typists seeking a reasonably priced tactile switch. However, I am slightly concerned about reliability down the line.
Gaming Performance: 8/10
Its short, sharp tactile bump has proven to be dependable for both fast and slow-paced games. This is particularly useful as many tactile switches lack the tactility needed for faster-paced games.
However, I must admit that these are NOT the perfect switch for gaming. The key chattering issue is greatly exasperated which is especially annoying in fast-paced games like Doom Eternal. Although, it wasn’t as big of a deal in slower-paced games.
Overall, despite the key chattering issue, I can still see myself using these for gaming. They’re honestly very good due to their tactility.
Final Score = 37/50 (74%)
Places to purchase this switch:
MOMOKA | AliExpress | Keebhut