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Kailh Switches

Sam ChenJuly 30, 2017

Kailh Box Switch

Kailh switches are mechanical keyboard switches manufactured by Kailh, or Kaihua Electronics Co. Kailh is one of the most well known Cherry MX “clone” switch manufacturers with a number of well known keyboard manufacturers such as Razer, SteelSeries, Tesoro, Noppoo, QPAD, Nixeus and ThermalTake employing Kailh switches. Some keyboard manufacturers such as Razer and SteelSeries co-develop switches with Kailh in order to offer a more unique product to their customers.

In addition to mechanical keyboard switches, Kailh also manufactures mouse switches, relays, and other components typically used in peripherals. Kailh mouse switches are very popular as side button switches as they’re cheaper than the gold standard Omron mouse switches, but are not as durable.

 

Common Kailh Mechanical Keyboard Switches

Kailh Red

Actuation Force (g): 50

Actuation Distance (mm): 2.2

Full Travel Distance (mm): 4

Lifespan: 50 Million

Other Characteristics: Clicky

Kailh Black

Actuation Force (g): 60

Actuation Distance (mm): 2.2

Full Travel Distance (mm): 4

Lifespan: 50 Million

Other Characteristics: Linear (Silent)

Kailh Brown

Actuation Force (g): 60

Actuation Distance (mm): 2.2

Full Travel Distance (mm): 4

Lifespan: 50 Million

Other Characteristics: Tactile Bump

Kailh Blue

Actuation Force (g): 60

Actuation Distance (mm): 2.2

Full Travel Distance (mm): 4

Lifespan: 50 Million

Other Characteristics: Tactile Bump, Clicky

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