To define your typing experience, the Gateron Optical switches offer smooth and tactile typing experience just like the mechanical switches.
Optical switch differs from a mechanical switch in that they use light for actuation instead of a metal to metal connection, which enhances the speed and act way faster than a mechanical switch.
How they work
The infrared optical sensing component uses the principle of light sensing to generate different equivalent resistance to form two states of open circuit and path, thereby triggering the key signal command.
Note: Gateron optical switch cannot be compatible with regular mechanical keyboard.