There’s an awkward period between first getting interested in mechanical keyboards and actually going out and buying one with confidence. A lot of this stems from one question… ‘which switch?’ With four common Cherry switches, a few uncommon ones and other options altogether, it’s not an easy task.
It’s best to try out keyboards with different switches before you commit to buying one, but often it’s hard to try all of the ones you’re interested in. Perhaps your local shop only has Red switches, or your friends all have Brown. In this case, a ‘which switch’ guide like this one will hopefully give you a better idea of which switches seem best for different purposes.
In any case, let’s get right into the flowchart.
Now that you’ve got your result, you’re much closer to finding the right keyboard for you.
If you’d like to learn more about the different Cherry switches, you can view our introduction to Cherry switches.
If you got a Cherry MX switch, you can have a look at our popular Filco Majestouch keyboards:
- Filco Majestouch-2 w/ Blue (‘Clicky’) switch
- Filco Majestouch-2 w/ Brown (‘Tactile’) switch
- Filco Majestouch w/ Black (‘Linear’) switch
- Filco Majestouch-2 w/ Red (‘Soft linear’) switch
If you got Topre, you’ll want to have a look at our Topre Realforce Keyboards:
If you got Matias, then check out the Matias Quiet Pro (and its louder cousin, the Matias Tactile Pro):