WHAT ARE MECHANICAL SWITCHES AND WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT?
HOT-SWAPPABLE MECHANICAL SWITCHES
Mechanical switches are becoming a standard; but there’s an issue, once you buy your keyboard, you are stuck with the switches until you buy a new one.
That’s not a problem anymore. All our switches are hot-swappable, so you can easily pull them out and replace them with others whenever you want.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR SWITCHES
There are three things to consider when choosing your switches:
The , with or without a clicky sound.
The , a smooth or clicky key press.
The to activate the switch.
The auditory feedback is related to the ‘click’ sound when you press your key. The switches that have sound are called Clicky. When we talk about the tactile feedback, we refer to the feeling of the key press.
You can have a smooth typing feel or have a slight “bump” when the key is actuated. The switches without that “bump” are called Linear and the ones with the “bump” are called Tactile. All the Clicky switches are also Tactile.
The force needed to activate the switch is usually measured in grams of pressure.The ones with less pressure will be the ones that will be faster to activate. You can consider a pressure lesser or equal to 50 cN as light, and the others as medium. Raise does not include switches with high-pressure force.