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Kailh Speed Silver

Updated on: 27 July, 2021

Very similar to the Cherry MX Speed Silver, with the Kailh being a slightly bit scratchier. However, this is a common complaint with the Kailh linear switches. The Kailh Speed Silver has a reduced activation and travel result in faster in-game response times. The activation force is also slightly lower than the Cherry MX, being only 40g compared to 45g. I did not notice that this was too light, but I have found 35g switches (such as the Gateron Clear) to be too light for typing. However, this does depend upon how hard you press the keys and if you lift off early or bottom-out the keys.


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Summary

Kailh Speed Silver

The Kailh Speed Silver has a smoother feel than the Kailh Box switches and the reduced activation and travel result in faster in-game response times. The activation force is also slightly lower than the Cherry MX, being only 40g compared to 45g. I did not notice that this was too light, but I have found 35g switches (such as the Gateron Clear) to be too light for gaming or typing. However, this does depend upon how hard you press the keys and if you lift off early or bottom out the keys.

74.3%

Criteria

Smoothness
69.0%
Weight
74.0%
Sound
74.0%
Cost
80.0%

  • Higher activation preferred by gamers due to faster response
  • Not as good as Kailh Box Red for general/mixed use. Only recommended if a speed-style switch is needed.
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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 
Yes
Physical Specifications
Activation Force 
50g
Bottom-out Force 
60g
Activation 
1.1mm
Travel 
3.5mm
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