-What is a Linear Switch?

A Linear Switch actuates without any ‘bumps’ or ‘clicks’, straight up and down. While all switches vary greatly in spring weight, Linear Switches are affected by variations in weight more than Tactile or Clicky Switches. Linear Switches also vary greatly in the smoothness of actuation.  A list of Linear Switches can be found here.

-What is a Tactile Switch?

Tactile Switches are a type of switch that employ a ‘bump’ to create feedback for the user when the switches is being actuated. Tactile switches can vary in the type of ‘bump’ (harsh or rounded) and the location of the bump within the switch (at the top or in the middle). This isn’t black and… read more »

-What is a Clicky Switch?

In the same way Tactile Switches work, Clicky Switches employ a ‘bump’ to create feedback for the user, while also creating audible feedback in the form of a click sound when the switch actuates. Unlike Tactile Switches, Clicky Switches most often have a harsh tactile bump, while the Clicky sound can vary greatly. A list… read more »


Panda switches, described as “super linear” switches, were conceived by Invyr (/u/zisb), and produced in the same factory that manufacturers BSUN switches. The tight housing of the Panda switch led to the creation of the ‘Holy Panda’ tactile switch by Quakemz. Specs Type: Linear Weight: 67g (bottom out force) Plate-mount MX Style Stem SMD LED… read more »

Holy Pandas

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