This year at Computex, the switch maker significantly expanded those offerings to include three more separate low-profile switch series.
Released along with the K-Type keyboard, the two new switches were designed by Jacob Alexander of the Input Club and are manufactured by Kaihua Electronics (which makes Kailh switches).
We've employed a texture analyzer to test mechanical keyboard switches. Here's what it can measure, and what it can't.
In recent months, Kaihua (maker of Kailh mechanical keyboard switches) has developed no fewer than eight new switches.
Tesoro and Gateron co-developed an optical keyboard switch for the Tesoro Excalibur SE Spectrum. But the design is not exclusive to Tesoro, meaning other keyboard makers can use them, too.
Recently, Razer added its third desktop mechanical keyboard switch, the Yellow linear switch, to its stable. The switches are available on the new Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2.
Razer produced the Yellow switch to appeal to those gamers who demand linear action. It joins the Razer Green (clicky) switch and, to a lesser extent, its silent Orange switch.
Some tech trends just sort of gently creep into view. Such is the case with the growing prevalence of new types of mechanical switches on laptops and slim keyboards.
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