Linear Switches

-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.


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 »