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Gateron KS-22 Optical Switch Set (Version 2)

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Option:Blue
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Different Gateron KS-22 Optical Switches Features 

Different Gateron KS-22 Optical Switches Features

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Newly Upgraded Structure

The Gateron KS-22 Optical switch is crafted with a transparent cover and black base. As an upgraded version of the KS-15 switches, we designed the KS-22 switches with a new structure and a more stable, smooth hand feel. Unlike a mechanical switch, an optical switch uses light for actuation instead of a metal-to-metal connection, enhancing the trigger speed over mechanical switches.

Inside Gateron Optical Brown Switch

Enlarged Light-Transmitting Opening

Compared to the first-generation optical switch, we enlarged the Gateron KS-22 Optical Switch’s light-transmitting opening to increase the switch’s operational lifespan to 100 million.

Enlarged Light-Transmitting Opening

Compared to the first-generation optical switch, we enlarged the Gateron KS-22 Optical Switch’s light-transmitting opening to increase the switch’s operational lifespan to 100 million.

Inside Gateron Optical Brown Switch

New Waterproof Design Concept

These optical switches will introduce a new waterproof design concept that protects its body from water.

Gateron KS-22 Optical Brown Switch
Gateron Optical Switches

Factory Pre-Lubed

The Gateron KS-22 Optical Switch is lightly pre-lubed in the factory to offer a smooth and tactile typing experience, just like the mechanical switch. 

Note: Optical Blue Switch are unlubed.

Factory Pre-Lubed

The Gateron KS-22 Optical Switch is lightly pre-lubed in the factory to offer a smooth and tactile typing experience, just like the mechanical switch. 

Gateron KS-22 Optical Switch

How They Work

The infrared optical sensing component uses light-sensing principles to generate different but equivalent resistance to form two states of open circuits and paths, thereby triggering the key signal command. 

Gateron Optical Brown Switch

Specs

Product NameGateron KS-22 Optical Switch
StemPOM, MX stem
Upper HousingPC, transparent housing
Housing BaseNylon PA66, black base
SpringSpring steel
PinsNo
LubricationPre-lubed version (Not include optical blue switch)
SMD LED SupportYes
Spec SheetDownload PDF

PS: SMD is an acronym for Surface Mounted Device. Their LEDs are attached to a rectangular printed circuit board (PCB). These LED chips can come in a variety of shapes and sizes that can produce different light intensities and colors.

Compatible Keyboards

No pins on the switches, compatible with keyboards supports Gateron Optical switches (version 2).

Note: Gateron KS-22 optical switch cannot be compatible with regular mechanical keyboards and KS-15 Gateron Optical keyboards. Make sure it is compatible with your keyboard before buying.

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The Gateron switch puller is designed to optimally and safely remove switches from a keyboard plate.
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Customer Reviews

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Eric Page
Blue optical switches

The brown optical switches I started with were not tactile in any way so I purchased these blue switches hoping they would actually have a tactile bump. Thankfully they do have a tactile bump. Its not a large bump but it is a bump so I know if I pressed the key or not. The pitch of the click is much higher than my box jade switches but satisfying to listen to.

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Laszlo Wrabl

Gateron KS-22 Optical Switch Set (Version 2)

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Edmund Chen
Great switch

Good feeling and sounding switch, just doesn't fit corsair k100 because the stem is too fat

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koryscz@gmail.com
I fell in love

I fully switched to optical keyboards with Wooting one, however I needed a TKL keyboard with BT, so I went with Keychron K8 with Gateron Optical V2 red. Bought black keys for spacebar and arrows (like to have them heavier). I got to say this is absolutely perfect.

The Flaretech switches I've been using to this day were smooth, but this is next level. Almost no play in the keystroke, yet the movement stays very smooth and precise. Both red and black are also very quiet meaning most of the keyboard sound is made by the housing. I will be coming back for more variations, just to try them out, but for me this is basically what I've always wanted from a keyboard switch.

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Simon TISSERAUD
Nice

Perfect

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