Omron B3KL series

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Omron B3KL series
Introduced 2019
Switch type Tactile, clicky, linear
Sense method Metal contact
Pretravel 1.6 mm
Total travel 2.5 mm
Keycap mount Proprietary chiclet
Switch mount PCB mount

Omron B3KL is a mechanical low-profile scissor switch from Omron.

It supports backlighting from surface-mounted LED, using a Fresnel lens to disperse light. [1]


  • Linear
  • Tactile
  • Clicky


The clicky variant is used for the keyboard in the Gigabyte Aorus 17 gaming notebook.[2]

As of June 2019, it was announced to be in the upcoming Cooler Master SK851 (full-size), and marketed as a "Gaming Switch" [3]


  1. HardwareCanucks on Youtube—How Mechanical Keyboard Switches Are Made In Japan!. Posted 2019-11-15
  2. HardwareCanucks on Youtube—Aorus 17 - A Mechanical Keyboard On A Gaming Notebook!. Posted 2019-11-17
  3. HardwareCanucks on Youtube—These Are Keyboards You NEED To Know About!. Posted 2019-06-03