Comprehensive list of every single keyboard switch on the Planet

Comprehensive list of every keyboard switch on the planet

If you’re new to the world of mechanical keyboards or even an enthusiast then you must know looking at hundreds of different switch types can get a bit overwhelming. 

No matter where I looked on the internet, I could not find a comprehensive list that had all of the switches. Whether it’s Cherry MX, Gateron, Kailh or any other type of switch it’s quite difficult to sort through all these brands and find the switch that has the right feel for you.

The purpose of this post is to compile a list of all the different types and give a brief description of each switch. Search below to find info on every single switch you can possibly find.

Tip: If you’re looking for a switch in particular, CTRL + F is your friend.

Ace Pad Tech 

  • Hall Effect Linear
    • Linear contactless switch
    • Actuation force of 0.60N
  • Hall Effect Clicky
    • Clicky and tactile contactless switch
    • Actuation force of 0.60N
  • Hall Effect Tactile
    • Tactile contactless switch
    • Actuation force of 0.60N

Cherry MX

  • Red 
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force of 0.45N
    • 2 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Silent Red 
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force of 0.45N
    • 1.9 mm actuation distance
    • 3.7 mm travel distance
    • Sound dampened
  • Low Profile Red
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force of 0.45N
    • 1.2 mm actuation distance
    • 3.2 mm travel distance
    • Shallow profile
  • Low Profile RGB Speed
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force of 0.45N
    • 1.0 mm actuation distance
    • 3.2 mm travel distance
    • Shallow profile
  • Speed Silver
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force of 0.45N
    • 1.2 mm actuation distance
    • 3.4 mm travel distance
  • Nature White
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force of 0.55N
    • 2 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Black
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force of 0.60N
    • 2 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Silent Black
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force of 0.60N
    • 1.9 mm actuation distance
    • 3.7 mm travel distance
    • Sound dampened
  • Linear Grey
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force of 0.80N
    • 2 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Brown
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.45N
    • Tactile force 0.55N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Clear
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.55N
    • Tactile force 0.65N
    • 2 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Tactile Grey
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.80N
    • Tactile force 0.80N
    • 2 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Blue
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • Tactile force 0.60N
    • 2.2 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • White
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.70N
    • Tactile force 0.80N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Green
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.70N
    • Tactile force 0.80N
    • 2.2 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Viola
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.45N
    • Tactile force 0.75N
    • Cheaper
    • 2 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance

Flaretech (Wooting)

  • Red
    • Optical and linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.55N
    • 1.5-3.6mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Blue
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.55N
    • 1.8mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
    • Tactile and audible feedback at two points
  • Black
    • Linear and optical switch
    • Actuation force of 0.60-0.80N
    • 1.5-3.6mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance

ALPS Fuhua (Fukka)

  • Green
    • Tactile and clicky switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
  • White
    • Tactile and clicky switch
    • Actuation force 0.65N
  • Black
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.60N

Fraly

  • Blue
    • Tactile and clicky switch
    • Actuation force 0.60N

Gateron

  • Clear
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.35N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Red
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.45N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Black
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.60N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Blue
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.60N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Green
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.80N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Brown
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.55N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Yellow
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 4 mm travel distance

Greetech

  • Blue
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Brown
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.45N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Red
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.45N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Black
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.55N
    • 4 mm travel distance

IBM

  • Buckling Spring
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.65N

Kailh

  • Blue
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 2 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Brown
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.45N
    • 2 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Black
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.60N
    • 2 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Red
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 2mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Green
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.60N
    • 2 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • BOX White
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 1.8 mm actuation distance
    • 3.6 mm travel distance
    • Dust resistant
  • BOX Thick Navy
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.77N
    • 1.8 mm actuation distance
    • 3.6 mm travel distance
    • Dust resistant
  • BOX Thick Jade
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.66N
    • 1.8 mm actuation distance
    • 3.6 mm travel distance
    • Dust resistant
  • Speed Silver
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 1.1 mm actuation distance
    • 3.5 mm travel distance
  • Speed Copper
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 1.1 mm actuation distance
    • 3.5 mm travel distance
  • BOX Red
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 1.8 mm actuation distance
    • 3.6 mm travel distance
  • Speed Bronze
    • Clicky and Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 1.1 mm actuation distance
    • 3.5 mm travel distance
  • BOX Heavy Burnt Orange
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.60N
    • 1.8 mm actuation distance
    • 3.6 mm travel distance
  • BOX Heavy Dark Yellow
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.70N
    • 1.8 mm actuation distance
    • 3.6 mm travel distance
  • BOX Heavy Pale Blue
    • Tactile and Clicky switch
    • Actuation force 0.60N
    • 1.8 mm actuation distance
    • 3.6 mm travel distance
  • Kailh Speed Gold
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 1.4 mm actuation distance
    • 3.5 mm travel distance
  • Kailh BOX Black
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.60N
    • 1.8 mm actuation distance
    • 3.6 mm travel distance
  • Kailh ML Chocolate Red
    • Linear switch
    • Low profile
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 1.3 mm actuation distance
    • 2.8 mm travel distance
  • Kailh ML Chocolate Brown
    • Tactile switch
    • Low profile
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 1.3 mm actuation distance
    • 2.8 mm travel distance
  • Kailh ML Chocolate White
    • Clicky switch
    • Low profile
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 1.3 mm actuation distance
    • 2.8 mm travel distance

KBT

  • Blue
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Brown
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.45N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Red
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.45N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Black
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.55N
    • 4 mm travel distance

Logitech

  • GL Tactile
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.60N
    • 1.5 mm actuation distance
    • 2.7 mm travel distance
  • GL Linear
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.60N
    • 1.5 mm actuation distance
    • 2.7 mm travel distance
  • GL Clicky
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.60N
    • 1.5 mm actuation distance
    • 2.7 mm travel distance

Matias

  • Click
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.55N
    • 2.2 mm actuation distance
    • 3.5 mm travel distance
  • Quiet Click
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.55N
    • 2.2 mm actuation distance
    • 3.5 mm travel distance
    • Dampened sound
  • Linear
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.35N
    • 2.2 mm actuation distance
    • 3.5 mm travel distance

MOD

  • H Tactile
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.62N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • H Linear
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.62N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • L Tactile
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.45N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • L Linear
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.45N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • M Tactile
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.55N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • M Linear
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.55N
    • 4 mm travel distance

Outemu

  • Blue
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.60N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Brown
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.55N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Red
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Black
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.65N
    • 4 mm travel distance

Razer

  • Green
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 1.9 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Orange
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.45N
    • 1.9 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Yellow
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.45N
    • 1.2 mm actuation distance
    • 3.5 mm travel distance
  • Clicky Optical
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.40N
    • 1.5 mm actuation distance
    • 3.5 mm travel distance
  • Linear Optical
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.40N
    • 1.0 mm actuation distance
    • 3.5 mm travel distance

Topre

  • 30g
    • Tactile switch
    • Rubber dome
    • Actuation force 0.30N
    • 1.5 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • 35g
    • Tactile switch
    • Rubber dome
    • Actuation force 0.35N
    • 1.5 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • 45g
    • Tactile switch
    • Rubber dome
    • Actuation force 0.45N
    • 1.5 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • 55g
    • Tactile switch
    • Rubber dome
    • Actuation force 0.55N
    • 1.5 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • Silent 45g
    • Linear switch
    • Rubber dome
    • Actuation force 0.45N
    • 1.5 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance

Varmilo

  • EC Sakura
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.45N
    • 2 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • EC Ivy
    • Clicky and tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.50N
    • 2.3 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance
  • EC Rosery
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.55N
    • 2 mm actuation distance
    • 4 mm travel distance

ZealPC

  • Tiffany Blue Tealios
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.67N
  • Blue Zilents 62g V2
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.62N
  • Orange Healio
    • Linear switch
    • Actuation force 0.67N
  • Zealios 62g V2
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.62N
  • Zealios 65g V2
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.65N
  • Zealios 67g V2
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.67N
  • Zealios 78g V2
    • Tactile switch
    • Actuation force 0.78N
  • Blue Zilents 65g V2
    • Tactile and silent switch
    • Actuation force 0.65N
  • Blue Zilents 67g V2
    • Tactile and silent switch
    • Actuation force 0.67N
  • Blue Zilents 78g V2
    • Tactile and silent switch
    • Actuation force 0.78N

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