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Kailh Red

Updated on: 27 July, 2021

These switches are a basic clone of the Cherry MX switches. The Kailh Red is not as good as either the Cherry MX or Gateron Red switches with a slightly scratchy feel. The Kailh Box Red is a smoother and better switch with less stem wobble.


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Summary

Kailh Red

The Kailh Red is not as good as either the Cherry MX or Gateron Red switches with a slightly scratchy feel. The Kailh Box Red is a smoother and better switch.

76.0%

Criteria

Smoothness
68.0%
Weight
80.0%
Sound
76.0%
Cost
80.0%

  • Nothing great, look at the kailh Box switches instead!
  • Scratchy feel. The Kailh Box designs are better.
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Specifications

Specifications
Key Switch Features
Switch Type 
Linear
Plate Mount Available - 3 Pin 
Yes
PCB Mount Available - 5 Pin 
No
Backlight Compatible 
No
Physical Specifications
Activation Force 
50g
Bottom-out Force 
65g
Activation 
2mm
Travel 
4mm
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