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Your guide to Cherry switches
What are Cherry switches?
Cherry switches are the most well-known switches available today. Part of this is due to history, as Cherry is the original switch manufacturer. However, the fact that people still buy Cherry switches today goes to show the timelessness of the original lineup of the Cherry MX switches: these switches still carry their weight today.
Are Cherry switches the best?
Cherry switches are the industry standard. However, there are many switches on the market available today by many excellent manufacturers. You should instead try many switches to find the one that suits you the best.
Why are Cherry switches popular?
Cherry has great name recognition within the keyboard community. Their switches are classics for a reason: for many, the sound and feel of Cherry MX switches are timeless and cannot be displaced by modern switches.
Your guide to tactile switches
What is a tactile switch?
Tactile switches are a type of switch that offer users a tactile bump when pressing down and have a relatively subdued sound profile.
What are tactile switches good for?
Tactile switches are good for many use cases: they are an excellent all-rounder. Tactile switches are good for gaming because of the the tactile bump you feel when pressing down. Tactile switches can be good for office work and noise-sensitive environments because they are relatively quiet. Other users like it for its tactility and clacky or thocky sound profile.
Are tactile switches better?
Ultimately, the best switch for you comes down to personal preference. But if you are looking for a typing experience characterized by tactility with a subdued sound profile, then tactile switches are for you.
Do tactile switches feel weird?
Tactile switches should not feel weird: they are known for their tactile bump. However, if you prefer more smoothness when typing, consider linear switches.
Can you type fast with tactile switches?
You can type fast with tactile switches as with any other switch varieties. Once you get accustomed to a switch style, you can type fast on it.
Are all tactile switches good for gaming?
Tactile switches are great for gaming. Gamers love tactile switches for their tactility, which offers them feedback in their keystrokes.
Why do gamers use tactile switches?
Gamers use tactile switches for the feedback “bump” they get when pressing on keys.
Are tactile switches mechanical?
Tactile switches are one variety of mechanical switches known for their keystrokes with tactile bumps. Contrast this to linear mechanical switches, which do not have that bump and are instead smooth.