Here at Keyedout, we often obsess over the perfect typing experience. That often leads us to craft top-notch custom keyboards. If you are also interested in making or upgrading your own, we’ve got you covered. Here are the most expensive keyboard switches!
Although the switches on this list are not, by the book, the most expensive. We wanted this list to feature great switches that offer a good value for their price. Rather than overpriced ones.
First, we have the Clickiez, one of Zeal PC’s most expensive keyboard switches. This is the world’s first 3-in-1 switch, inspired by the retro ProWorld switches.
In its clicky mode, it produces a loud and crisp sound, almost like an old typewriter. Shifting the click leaf forward will make it tactile, while removing it will make it linear. Both of these variations offer a more sharp and smooth sensation.
As for construction, you can choose between 40 and 75-gram options. Both options feature a POM stem, a PC top, and a PC bottom housing.
The Gateron Box Ink V2 is an upgraded version of Gateron’s popular Ink V2, which used to be a favorite of mine. But Gateron has raised the bar by improving the springs and the quality of these switches.
What made the original stand out was the thick, buttery feel. This, along with an out-of-the-box smooth keypress, makes for an all-around great switch. Resulting in a soft marble-like sound with a deep ”thocky” feel.
This linear switch offers a 1.2 mm pre-travel, a 3.4mm total-travel, a 60g operating force, and a 70g bottom-out. Both the black and pink versions offer a POM stem and a custom proprietary “INK” material for the housings.
Now, let’s talk about the Geo Linear Switch, made and manufactured by Higround. With it’s topographical design, this switch has taken the gaming gear scene by storm.
This switch has a smooth feel right out of the box. Coupled with an effortless stroke, this is one of the best switches for gaming. Also, it produces a soft and satisfying sound that makes this switch well worth the price.
This linear switch comes pre-lubed with a 1.8 mm actuation point, a 3.8 mm total travel, and a 46g operating force.
Next, we have the most well-known frankenswitch, the Drop + Invyr Holy Panda, produced by Drop. This switch combines the stems from the Halo Clears or the Halo Trues with the housings on the Invyr Pandas.
Claimed to be the most tactile switch in the world, it offers a snappy and satisfying tactile bump. With a versatile medium-to-heavy feel, this switch is well worth its price. Also, it produces a deep, quiet, and ”thocky” sound signature.
As for the construction, this frankenswitch offers a 67-gram sprig weight. Coupled with a polycarbonate top housing, a nylon bottom housing, and a Halo switch stem.
Finally, we have the Cream Plus switch, one of the most expensive keyboard switches. This switch features a unique hollowed stem, allowing for the placement of inserts. These inserts enhance the feel and sound of the switch. They are available in copper, titanium, and silicone forms.
The no-insert Cream Plus sounds and feels like an average linear switch. But by adding the titanium or copper inserts, it produces a sharp feel with a metallic-like sound. As for the silicone inserts, they produce a jell-o-like feel and a softer sound.
This linear switch has a 2mm pre-travel, a 4mm total-travel, a 50g operating force, and a 63.5g bottom-out.
The two most expensive keyboard switches are the Zeal Clickiez and the Gateron Box Ink V2s. Followed by the Geo Linears, Drop + Invyr Holy Panda, and Novelkeys Cream Plus switches. These switches offer a great deal and are sure to give your keyboard that premium feel. These switches aren’t only based on price. Rather, they are costly switches that offer great quality.