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Your guide to Gateron switches

What are Gateron switches?

Gateron switches are switches created by Gateron. They are known for making some of the best linear switches on the market today and are revered for their smoothness.

Are Gateron switches good?

Gateron switches make for some of the best on the market today. Gateron switches such as the Gateron Oil King, as well as all the switches in their Ink lineup are beloved by the community for their silky smoothness.

Which Gateron switches are the best?

The best switch depends on personal preference. However, if you are looking for a silky smooth switch, then we strongly recommend Gateron’s Oil Kings.

What's the quietest Gateron switch?

The Gateron Silent Ink Black is the quietest Gateron switch.

How long do Gateron switches last?

Gateron switches last for at least 50 million keystrokes. For reference, mechanical keyboards from the 1980s and 1990s are still working great today, decades after their manufacturing. In other words, a very, very long time.

Which Gateron switch is best for gaming?

The best switch for gaming depends on personal preference. However, if you are looking for an in-game typing experience characterized by smoothness, then the Gateron Oil Kings are a great choice.

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.

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