Gateron KS-1 series
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|Switch type||Clicky; tactile; linear|
|Sense method||Metal leaf|
|Rated lifetime||50 M|
|Keycap mount||Cherry MX mount|
|Switch mount||Plate or PCB mount|
Unlike Cherry MX and Gateron KS-3 series, the switches have square sliders with a recessed circle around the base of the Cherry MX mount. The switches are described by the Gateron website as having a "patented dustproof design", which may account for the design.
They have been found in black, red, blue and brown variants like Cherry MX. There is also a white variant that is linear with a very light 35g actuation force. Yellow variants have also been reported.
The housing is either black or white translucent. The top is branded "Gateron".
The internals work the same as Cherry MX.
|Stem colour||Actuation force||Type||Cherry MX switch equivalent|
|Red||45g||Linear||Cherry MX Red|
|Black||50g||Linear||Cherry MX Black|
|Blue||55g||Clicky, Tactile||Cherry MX Blue|
|Brown||45g||Tactile||Cherry MX Brown|
|Yellow||(171g to bottom out)||Linear||Cherry MX Super Black|
|Blue||70g||Clicky, Tactile||Cherry MX Green|
- Gateron — KS-1键盘开关
- Weistang.com — Gateron (Chinese only) Dated 2014-06-04. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
- Imgur — Gateron Switch Science Dated 2014-10-07. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
- Reddit — I did a little analysis of Gateron's Cherry knockoff switches + bonus pics of my RGB 40% prototype.. Retrieved 2015-07-27.