Top-rated Haimu linear switches
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Your guide to Haimu switches
What are Haimu switches?
Haimu is a switch manufacturer mainly known for its partnerships with other switch designers (i.e. they don't release many switches under their own name). In particular, they are known for their silent switches since they do not opt to use the rubber dampening method prevalent in most other silent switches. Instead, they opt for cut-outs, which remove the rubbery bottom-out feel that comes with most silent switches.
Your guide to linear switches
What is a linear switch?
Linear switches are a type of switch that offers users a smooth and gliding typing feel in contrast to the bump found in tactile switches.
What are linear switches good for?
Linear switches are good for many use cases. Linear switches are good for gaming because of their consistent keystrokes. Linear switches are also good for office work and noise-sensitive environments because of their quietness. Other users like it for its smoothness and clacky or thocky sound profile.
Are linear switches better?
Ultimately, the best switch for you comes down to personal preference. But if you are looking for a buttery smooth typing experience with a subdued sound profile, then linear switches are for you.
Do linear switches feel weird?
Linear switches should not feel weird: they are consistent and smooth. However, if you prefer more tactile feedback when typing, consider tactile and clicky switches.
Do linear switches click?
Linear switches do not click. Instead, expect smooth keystrokes without tactile bumps or clicks.
Can you type fast with linear switches?
You can type fast with linear switches as with any other switch varieties. Once you get accustomed to a switch style, you can type fast on it.
Are all linear switches good for gaming?
Linear switches are great for gaming. Gamers love linear switches for their smooth and consistent keystrokes.
Why do gamers use linear switches?
Gamers use linear switches for their smooth and consistent keystrokes.
Do linear switches break in?
If you feel your linear switches are scratchy, they might still need to break in. You can either break them in through usage over time or you can lube them.
Are linear switches mechanical?
Linear switches are one variety of mechanical switches known for their smooth keystrokes. Contrast this to tactile mechanical switches, which offer a bump in their keystrokes.