Choose The Keyswitch That’s Right For You:


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.

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 definitive aural and tactile keypress confirmation will enjoy these switches.

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 audio feedback provided and the force needed to register a keypress. They are preferred by gamers who prioritize accuracy over speed and users who enjoy instantly knowing whether a key was pressed.

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.

Kailh Silver Speed keyswitches have the shortest actuation point of all the keyswitches 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.