The stronger spring also means that they rebound faster, meaning they can be actuated quite quickly given enough force – although you may also find fatigue becomes more of a factor than with other switches.
See Cherry MX Black keyboards here Conversely, Cherry MX Red switches were only introduced in 2008 and are the most recent switch to be developed by the company.
I had to try everything out at least once and sloppily drool over all the cool things it could do.
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These switches are used in point-of-sale stations, but typically aren’t considered ideal for typing due to their high weighting.
They have found use in RTS video games, where the high weighting can prevent accidental key presses that might occur on less stiff switches.
The Cherry MX Blue is the most common clicky switch, and was first made available in Filco keyboards in 2007.
Blue switches are favoured by typists due to their tactile bump and audible click, but can be less suitable for gaming as the weighting is relatively high – 50 c N – and it is a bit harder to double tap, as the release point is above the actuation point.
There are two common types of linear switches – Black and Red.These switches are usually referenced by their physical colour, with each colour denoting the switch’s handling characteristics – whether it is clicky, whether it is tactile, and how much force is required to actuate the switch, in centi-Newtons (c N) or grams (g).