Cherry MX Black Clear Top (Nixie) Review & Sound Test

The mechanical keyboard community is funny… The Cherry Black Clear Top switches (called “nixies”) were around in the 1980s, and somehow developed a fun cult following among keyboard enthusiasts… But the old “nixies” were expensive and hard to find. Thankfully, Cherry decided to do something fun for the community and officially release the Cherry MX … Read more

NK Sherbet Review (& Switch Sound Test)

The Novelkeys (NK) Sherbet is one of the most popular clicky switches in the mechanical keyboard world… But are they worth the hype? Below is my thorough review of the NK Sherbet clicky switches. Bottom Line: The NK Sherbets use a “click bar” mechanism to produce the clicking sound, which is much more pleasant and … Read more

Kailh Deep Sea Switches (Review & Sound Test)

Sometimes, mechanical keyboards can be a bit too loud…even for those of us who enjoy the clacky & thocky! And while they do make “silent” switches, they generally feel mushier and NOT satisfying! Well, not anymore 😉 Below is my thorough review & sound test for the Kailh Deep Sea Silent linear switches! Overall Takeaway: … Read more

Kailh Speed Copper (Sound Test & Review)

When you hear “mechanical keyboards” and “gaming,” most people will recommend a linear switch. They’re smoother & faster–but what if you like the tactile bump of tactile switches? You’re in luck! Below is my review (and sound test) of the Kailh Speed Copper TACTILE switch. Overall Review: The Kailh Speed Coppers are light, responsive, and … Read more

Kailh Box vs Cherry: Which Switch Is Better? (Sound Test & Comparison)

Are you a mechanical keyboard nerd looking to update some switches–and wondering if you should go with the “tried and true” Cherry MX brand… …or perhaps a “Cherry clone” switch? (like Kailh box switches?) Here’s a breakdown of Kailh Box vs Cherry: Cherry is one of the oldest manufacturers of mechanical switches, while Kailh is … Read more

Gateron vs Gateron Pro vs Cap (What’s the Difference?)

If you’re in the market for some Cherry MX “clones” for your mechanical keyboard, Gateron is easily one of the most widely-known brands! Gateron switches are affordable and well-made–but there are also a TON of different variations. 🤷‍♂️ Here’s the mechanical switch breakdown: Gateron vs Gateron Pro vs Gateron Cap: “Normal” Gateron Switches(KS-8 or KS-9) … Read more

Gateron Brown vs Kailh Speed Copper (Sound Test and Comparison)

Looking for a great tactile switch that doesn’t break the bank? Let’s dive in and compare the Gateron Brown vs Kailh Speed Copper mechanical switches: Both Gateron and Kailh switches are budget-friendly MX-style switches (called “Cherry MX clones”) Both switches are tactile (meaning there is a small tactile “bump” during actuation that helps your fingers … Read more