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Tesoro Keyboards are offering mechanical switches, and switches have different characteristics and are identified in color.

Components

Key Cap: cover which sits on top of a switch and illustrating the key function.

Stem: part which the keycap attaches on top of it, spring rest at lower slider, and slider actuates metal leaves.

Metal Spring: provides key press resistance and reset key back to its resting position.

Switch Housing: part holds steam, metal spring and metal leaves together.

Metal Leaves: two metal components that register keypress when in contact.

Switch Categorization

Linear Switches

Linear switch feels smooth, no tactile bump, and no audible click as the keypress registers. Each keypress does not generate noticeable sound noise.

Tactile Switches

Tactile switch gives tactile bump on keypress, but it has no audible click. Each keypress generates noticeable sound noise.

Clicky Switches

Clicky switch is known as Tactile + Clicky switch, it gives tactile bump and also audible click feedback. Each keypress generates loud sound noise.

Switch Types

Red Switches

Type: Linear switch
Tacticle: No
Clicky: No
Actuation Force: 45g
Key Travel: 2mm to actuation, 4mm to bottom

Blue Switches

Type: Clicky switch
Tacticle: Yes, precise
Clicky: Yes
Actuation Force: 50g (60g peak force)
Key Travel: 2mm to actuation, 4mm to bottom

Brown Switches

Type: Tactile switch
Tactile: Yes
Clicky: No
Actuation Force: 45g (55g peak force)
Key Travel: 2mm to actuation, 4mm to bottom

Black Switches

Type: Linear switch
Tacticle: No
Clicky: No
Actuation Force: 60g (40g-80g overall)
Key Travel: 2mm to actuation, 4mm to bottom

Tesoro Optical Switch

Comparing Tesoro Optical Switch from traditional key switches, Tesoro’s optical switch removed metal leaves and replaced with optical technology eliminates the headaches that come with traditional key switches – gone are the days of delayed response times, double typing and wear and tear from metal contact.

Tesoro Optical Switch response time is twice as fast as traditional mechanical switches from 0.2ms to 0.1ms in average.

Tesoro Optical Switch superior durability gives no wear, no tear, and no oxidation from constant metal contact.

You can go here for more detail about Tesoro Optical Switch