MX Switches

The ErgoDox Wireless Lite and ErgoDox Wireless Pro both come with hot swap sockets that support MX switches. While "MX Switches" originated with the Cherry MX switches, nowadays there are hundreds of different options from dozens of manufacturers.

3-Pin "Plate Mount" vs 5-Pin "PCB Mount" Switches

MX switches come in two variants, a 3-pin "plate mount" version and a 5-pin "PCB mount" version. Both can be used with the ErgoDox Wireless Lite/Pro. The plate mount switch requires a plate, which the ErgoDox Wireless includes. The PCB mount switch requires two additional mounting holes on the PCB, which the ErgoDox Wireless also includes.

Common Switch Options

Below we have a list of some of the common options but it is in no way exhaustive. Please note that low profile switches will not work. If you have questions about whether the switch that you want to use will work with our keyboard, feel free to send us a message.

  • Cherry MX Clear/Blue/Brown/Black/Red/Green
  • Gateron Brown/White/Yellow/Black/Green/Blue/Red
  • Drop Halo Clear/True
  • Kailh Blue/Brown/Red
  • Kailh Speed Silver/Copper/Bronze/Gold
  • Kailh Box (many variants)
  • Zeal Zilent/Zealios