Mechanical Keyswitches

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A responsive, reliable keyboard is required gear when you dive into the latest battleground royale, hottest FPS games, legendary MOBAs and epic MMO worlds. HyperX™ Alloy keyboards proudly feature both CHERRY® MX and Kailh keyswitches to fit player preference and provide an edge in reactivity and durability. Whether you love the audible click of every keystroke landing or prefer quieter keypresses, we have a switch that fits your needs. Keyswitches in HyperX Alloy keyboards respond with ease, which means greater comfort and less wear and tear on your joints, whether you’re crushing your competition or cranking out a 30-page essay.

Kailh Switches

Cherry MX Switches

Choose the keyswitch{{Footnote.N41375}}{{Footnote.N42893}} that’s right for you:

 
CHERRY MX Blue / RGB Blue
CHERRY MX Brown / RGB Brown
CHERRY MX Red / RGB Red
Kailh Silver Speed
 
Operation style
Operation style
Clicky
Tactile
Linear
Linear
Operating force
Operating force
50g
45g
45g
40g
Actuation point
Actuation point
2.2mm
2mm
2mm
1.1mm
Total travel distance
Total travel distance
4mm
4mm
4mm
3.5mm
Lifespan (keystrokes)
Lifespan (keystrokes)
Up to 50 million
Up to 50 million
Up to 50 million
Up to 70 million
Available LED colour options
Available LED colour options
Red/RGB
Red/RGB
Red/RGB
RGB
Available on
Available on
Alloy FPS Pro, Alloy FPS, Alloy Elite, Alloy Elite RGB
Alloy FPS, Alloy Elite, Alloy Elite RGB
Alloy FPS Pro, Alloy FPS, Alloy Elite, Alloy Elite RGB
Alloy FPS RGB
 
Operation style
Operating force
Actuation point
Total travel distance
Lifespan (keystrokes)
Available LED colour options
Available on
Reset Chart

CHERRY MX Blue

CHERRY MX Blue and CHERRY MX Blue RGB switches are click-style switches that provide much more substantial audible and tactile feedback with each keypress. Click-style keyswitches tend to have higher reset positions and require greater actuation force, so they may perform a bit slower in rapid-tap situations. Gamers and writers who don’t mind trading a bit of speed for a definitive aural and tactile keypress confirmation will enjoy these switches.


Cherry Blue Switch Cherry Blue Switch Graph

CHERRY MX Brown

CHERRY MX Brown and CHERRY MX Brown RGB switches are tactile-style switches, with a bump along the travel path that provides confirmation every time a keypress is registered. These switches are a balance between click switches and linear switches in terms of the audio feedback provided and the force needed to register a keypress. They are preferred by gamers who prioritise accuracy over speed and users who enjoy instantly knowing whether a key has been pressed.


Cherry Brown Switch Cherry Brown Switch Graph

CHERRY MX Red

CHERRY MX Red and CHERRY MX Red RGB switches are linear-style switches; their travel path doesn’t have the bump used to provide tactile feedback. These switches don’t have to reset past that bump to register a repeat press, so gamers who need to rapidly double-tap or triple-tap keys will enjoy the edge in speed. The smoother movement makes these switches quieter than tactile and click switches.


Cherry Red Switch Cherry Red Switch Graph

Kailh Silver Speed

Kailh Silver Speed keyswitches have the shortest actuation point of all keyswitches that we carry. The 1.1m actuation point and 40g actuation force make these linear-style keyswitches the choice for gamers looking to trim every possible split-second off their reaction times.


Kailh Switch Kailh Switch Graph