Gateron KS-1 series

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Gateron KS-1 series
Manufacturer Gateron
Switch type Clicky; tactile; linear
Sense method Metal leaf
Rated lifetime 50 M
Keycap mount Cherry MX mount
Switch mount Plate or PCB mount

Gateron KS-1 series of key switches are clones of Cherry MX key switches.


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.[1] 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
No photograph.svg Translucent white 35g Linear none
No photograph.svg Red 45g Linear Cherry MX Red
No photograph.svg Black 50g Linear Cherry MX Black
No photograph.svg Blue 55g Clicky, Tactile Cherry MX Blue
No photograph.svg Brown 45g Tactile Cherry MX Brown
No photograph.svg Yellow[2][3] (171g to bottom out) Linear Cherry MX Super Black
No photograph.svg Blue[2][3] 70g Clicky, Tactile Cherry MX Green

External links


  1. — Gateron (Chinese only) Dated 2014-06-04. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Imgur — Gateron Switch Science Dated 2014-10-07. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Reddit — I did a little analysis of Gateron's Cherry knockoff switches + bonus pics of my RGB 40% prototype.. Retrieved 2015-07-27.