Hear the difference between Razer's mechanical keyboard switches

If there's one thing mechanical keyboards are universally known for, it's their distinct clicky typing sound. What many non-enthusiasts may not realize, however, is that both the sound and feel of each mechanical keyboard can change drastically depending on the type of switches used. Thankfully, if you have an eye for Razer keyboards, the company has a new demo video available showing off the audible difference between each of its switches on the Razer BlackWidow Chroma 2.

Sure, a video can only tell you so much, but it's still interesting to get a back-to-back comparison of how Razer's green, orange, and yellow switches all differ from one another. It's no substitute for actually feeling the switches beneath your fingertips, and there are definitely more switches out there to try (including some particularly interesting options at the high end of the spectrum).

Still, if you have our eyes firmly set on the Razer BlackWidow Chroma 2, which left us pretty impressed in our review, this is a pretty good way to gauge the switches available for the keyboard before ordering. For more, you can read about the process that goes into making Razer's mechanical switches as well.

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