Top Best Mechanical Keyboard Switches

Switch is the most important factor of typing sensation. It the piece under the keycap that moves when it is pressed. With this movement, internal leaf connect the pins into a circuit board, completing the circuit and then allow electrical impulse to be read by chip. Then spring push the key back to the start position.

For gaming, there are various numbers of switches that are all specifically for the fast, repetitive key actions normally for PC gaming. Gamers use clicky switches for mouse-heavy games but majority of them are falling in ‘linear’ category.For gaming tenkeyless mechanical keyboards are best but before doing a decision must read best tkl gaming keyboard reviews .

 Here are some of the top best mechanical keyboard switches :

Best Ultra-lightweight mechanical keyboard for Gaming switch

The ultra-light means that this is below the 45g actuation weight. The most important thing is that when you are looking for switch weight, two things matter: actuation weight and the bottom out weight. Basically actuation weight is the force we need to apply for registering the key as pressed and bottom out weight is the force needed to full press the key until the switch is completely depressed. In this light weight category, switches have weight less than 45g and no tactile sensation. There is a one main switch that can be found in keyboards; The Gateron Clear.

The gateron clear have actual weight of 35g so they are easy to press and not cause finger fatigue no matter how long is your gaming session. Gateron clears use MX style stems that allows you to large variety keycaps used easily. It is smooth having little wobble. Thanks to light-weight actuation force that helps gamers to use it fastly.

Mechanical Keyboard Switches


Cherry has released the special gaming switch called ‘speed’ switch. The main thing is that the speed switch make the stem shorter which makes the actuation point higher even if it uses the same weight. This is considered as the best improvement in switches. If you are a gamer and wants best specialized gaming switch with quick key press, then Cherry MX speed silver switches is best for u. The main reason for recommending this is that it is easy to access.

These switches have similar weight of 45g with smooth and having a little wobble and most importantly the short travel. HyperX alloy FPS RGB is the keyboard that uses Cherry MX silver switches. This keyboard has many features and available at $106.


Heavy weight mechanical keyboard switches is another group of switches similar to ‘red’ switches. They use black stems instead of red stems. We offer you two recommendations due to availability, the one is Cherry MX black and the other is somewhat different Kailh BOX black. Kailh BOX black offers the best improvement of design using BOX structure avoiding dust and mitigating liquid spills. It feels like 55-60g actuation weight with a smooth linear action on depression. It is hardly found in prebuilt keyboards. But Cherry MX black is one of the industry standards can be found easily.