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Kailh Switches

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

kill switch

Kill switch, when used in the context of VPNs, is a feature which automatically “kills” or stops any network activity once the VPN connection is lost.

This is a very important feature for VPN services as a even a momentary disconnection of the VPN may cause a user’s true IP as well as any un-encrypted information to be revealed over the internet. Using a kill switch ensures that unless a VPN connection is active, no internet connectivity will be allowed.

 

VPN Services with Kill Switch Functionality