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Top 5 linear switches in 2023

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1. Gateron Luciolas

Gateron Luciola

Gateron Luciolas are a unique type of mechanical keyboard switch because they glow in the dark. This makes them a great option for those who want to add a touch of personality to their keyboard. The Luciolas also have a snappy and responsive feel, thanks to their extended, double-staged spring. They have a sound profile that reminds us of a can of spray paint being shaken.

2. TTC Silent Reds

TTC Silent Red

TTC Silent Reds are a great option for those who want a quiet typing experience. They are incredibly smooth and offer a whisper-quiet typing experience. They are perfect for those who prefer a calm environment while they work or play.

3. Gateron Oil Kings

Gateron Oil King

Gateron Oil Kings are a great option for those who want a deep and bassy sound profile. When you press a key, you'll hear a satisfying thock or thud, accompanied by a rich and full-bodied sound that resonates with every stroke. The bassy sound profile adds depth and texture to your typing, infusing each keystroke with a sense of presence and distinction. Gateron has done a great job with the factory lubing, so typing on these feel really creamy and buttery.

4. Gateron Baby Raccoons

Gateron Baby Raccoon

Gateron Baby Raccoons are a great option for those who want a higher pitched and more resonant sound. Each keystroke evokes the sound of marbles gently colliding, which to me is truly one-of-a-kind. The feel is also bouncy due to the longer, double-staged spring these have. In that regard these are similar to Luciolas we talked about earlier.

5. Everglide Aqua Kings

Everglide Aqua King

Everglide Aqua King are a great option for those who want a smooth and subtle typing experience. They embody the concept of being frictionless. In terms of using switches stock, there's no switch that offers anything more smooth than these. The actuation is seamless, and it really does feel like gliding on ice. The sound is pretty subdued, it's neither low-pitched nor high-pitched: think chocolate bar being snapped in half. So with this switch, subtlety reigns supreme.


These are just a few of the many different types of mechanical keyboard switches available. The best switch for you will depend on your personal preferences. If you're not sure which switch is right for you, do Milktooth's try-before-you-buy program, where you can try 10 switches for 5 days before buying them. This way, you can be confident in your purchase decision.