Best Blue Switches for Mechanical Keyboard

The 8 Best Keyboards with Blue Switches [2022]

If you want a bumpy typing experience and produce a loud typing sound, then the switch you should use is the blue switch. Blue switches are characterized by a blue stem and are known as switches that have a clicky actuation type which is one of the most popular types of switches.

Blue switches can be found in various types of prebuilt keyboards on the market today. Cherry MX Blue, Gateron Blue, or Outemu Blue are the 3 most widely circulated and most widely used blue switches on pre-built keyboards on the market today. Are Cherry MX Blue, Gateron Blue, and Outemu Blue the best?

In this article, we will discuss about the best blue switches on the market today so that it is easier for you to determine which blue switch is the best fit for your preferences.

The following are recommendations for the best blue switches on the market today:

1. Cherry MX Blue

Actuation TypeActuation ForceTravel DistancePrice
Clicky50g4mm$1.29

Cherry MX Blue is the most popular clicky blue switch on the market today. Cherry MX Blue is known as a quality mechanical switch that uses quality components with very reliable build quality. Cherry MX Blue has also been tested to last up to 100 million keystrokes.

Cherry MX Blue has a blue stem, top with a black housing. There is also Cherry MX Blue which has a transparent top housing and a cream or black bottom housing.

To operate Cherry MX Blue you need 50 grams of actuation force with 4mm travel distance. Cherry MX Blue feels light enough to operate.

Cherry MX Blue can provide a typing feeback that is quite responsive and gives a very pronounced bumpy effect. The resulting typing sound is also very loud.

If you want a very good quality and tested blue switch, Cherry MX Blue is the best option you should use on your keyboard.

2. MIDNIGHT JADE SWITCHES

Actuation TypeActuation ForceTravel DistancePrice
Clicky50g3.6mm$0.68

MIDNIGHT JADE SWITCHES is a custom switch that is very popular among mechanical keyboard custom enthusiasts because it has a very unique design. MIDNIGHT JADE SWITCHES has a blue square stem with a transparent turquoise housing.

To operate the MIDNIGHT JADE SWITCHES you need 50 grams of actuation force with 3.6mm travel distance which feels light and responsive to operate.

MIDNIGHT JADE SWITCHES can provide very bumpy typing feedback and produce a very loud typing sound. MIDNIGHT JADE SWITCHES is one of the most responsive and fastest clicky switches so it is perfect for playing games.

3. Kailh BOX Blue Switches

Actuation TypeActuation ForceTravel DistancePrice
Clicky65g3.6mm$0.84

Kailh BOX Blue Switches are clicky switches with a blue stem in the shape of a box. The stem design on Kailh BOX Blue Switches is known to be very dust-safe and makes this stem very stable when pressed.

Kailh BOX Blue Switches have a transparent top housing and cream colored bottom housing.

To operate the Kailh BOX Blue Switches, it takes 65 grams of actuation force with 3.6 mm travel distance, which means this switch is quite heavy to operate. Kailh BOX Blue Switches are switches that are suitable for those of you who have large or heavy hands.

Kailh BOX Blue Switches can provide very bumpy typing feedback with a fairly loud typing sound. If you have big or heavy hands, Kailh BOX Blue Switches is the right option for you.

4. SILK MILKSHAKE™ SWITCHES

Actuation TypeActuation ForceTravel DistancePrice
Linear45g4mm$0.68

SILK MILKSHAKE™ SWITCHES is a very popular clicky custom switch that is widely used by mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. SILK MILKSHAKE™ SWITCHES are known as one of the most delicate clicky switches.

SILK MILKSHAKE™ SWITCHES has a design with a blue stem and cream colored housing.

To operate the SILK MILKSHAKE™ SWITCHES, 45 grams of actuation force is required with 4mm travel distance. SILK MILKSHAKE™ SWITCHES is a blue switch that is classified as very light to operate and quite responsive.

SILK MILKSHAKE™ SWITCHES can provide smooth typing feedback and provide a bumpy effect that is quite loud. If you want a smooth blue switch that can give a loud bumpy effect and sound loud, SILK MILKSHAKE™ SWITCHES is the right option for you to choose.

5. Logitech GX Blue Switch

Actuation TypeActuation ForceTravel DistancePrice
Clicky60g4mm

The Logitech GX Blue Switch is a very popular blue switch among gamers. Logitech GX Blue Switch is known as one of the clicky blue switches that is very reliable for playing games. You can only find the Logitech GX Blue Switch on Logitech keyboards because this switch is not sold separately.

The Logitech GX Blue Switch has a blue stem design with a transparent top housing and black bottom housing.

To operate the Logitech GX Blue Switch, it takes 60 grams of actuation force with 4mm travel distance. In my typing experience using the Logitech GX Blue Switch, I feel this switch is very light and responsive. The very bumpy typing feeback can also be felt when using the Logitech GX Blue Switch and of course the clicky sound produced is very loud.

6. Gateron Blue

Actuation TypeActuation ForceTravel DistancePrice
Clicky60g4mm$0.46

Gateron Blue is a clicky blue switch known for its smoothness. Gateron Blue is a clone of Cherry MX Blue but with a version that can provide a smooth typing experience.

Gateron Blue has a blue stem design, transparent top housing, and cream colored bottom housing.

To operate Gateron Blue, it requires 60 grams of actuation force with 4mm travel distance. Gateron Blue does require quite heavy actuation but even though it is heavy, Gateron Blue feels smooth and responsive. The resulting typing feedback also feels clicky and bumpy.

7. OUTEMU (Gaote) Blue Switch

Actuation TypeActuation ForceTravel DistancePrice
Clicky50g4mm$0.49

The OUTEMU (Gaote) Blue Switch is a clicky blue switch that is sold at a very affordable price. This is a blue switch that is perfect for those of you who have a minimal budget but want a blue switch that has decent quality.

The OUTEMU (Gaote) Blue Switch has a blue stem design and is square in shape with cuts on both sides of the stem. The OUTEMU (Gaote) Blue Switch has a transparent top housing with a black bottom housing.

To operate the OUTEMU (Gaote) Blue Switch, it takes 50 grams of actuation force with 4mm travel distance, which means this switch is light enough and responsive to operate. The resulting bumpy and clicky Fedback typing is also in sync with the clicking sound

8. Novelkeys X Kailh Box Pale Blue Switches

Actuation TypeActuation ForceTravel DistancePrice
Clicky80g4mm

Novelkeys X Kailh Box Pale Blue Switches are clicky blue switches that are especially made for those of you who have large hands and heavy weights, because Novelkeys X Kailh Box Pale Blue Switches require 80 grams of actuation force and 4mm travel distance to operate.

Novelkeys X Kailh Box Pale Blue Switches have a blue stem and are box-shaped with a transparent top housing and cream colored bottom housing.

To operate Novelkeys X Kailh Box Pale Blue Switches, it takes 80 grams of actuation force with 4mm travel distance, which means this switch requires hard actuation so it is more suitable for use by people who have big and heavy hands.

Novelkeys X Kailh Box Pale Blue Switches can provide a very bumpy clicky typing feeback with a very loud typing sound.

Are Blue Switch Good for Gaming?

Blue switches are generally clicky switches that are suitable for use in various needs such as playing games or typing in your office work. There are some of the best blue switches for you to use for your gaming needs such as Cherry MX Blue, MIDNIGHT JADE SWITCHES, SILK MILKSHAKE™ SWITCHES, Logitech GX Blue Switch, and OUTEMU (Gaote) Blue Switch. MIDNIGHT JADE SWITCHES is the most appropriate blue switch for playing games because this switch is very smooth and responsive.

Can we lube a Blue Switch?

No, the blue Switch is a clicky switch that has a bumpy character and a loud sound that was made to produce a loud typing sound. If you lubricate the blue switch then you will eliminate the special characters that are on the blue switch itself.

Best Overall Blue Switches

Cherry MX Blue and MIDNIGHT JADE SWITCHES are really great quality blue switches with excellent build quality and are perfect for a variety of everyday uses such as gaming or typing.