Gateron, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical keyboard switches, has introduced the Baby Kangaroo Switch.
Recently, Gateron has been developing new products one after another, including the release of the pre-lubricated “G Pro V2” model.
We feel that Baby Kangaroo Switch is one of those products that will be a very critical hit.
At the time of its release, the product was only available from the official NuPhy website, but in January 2023, it began to be sold individually on theofficial Gateron website and the official NuPhy website.
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This article will review the Baby Kangaroo Switch based on the author’s actual experience with it.
If you’re looking for a good-tempered tactile switch, be sure to see this one through to the end!
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What is Gateron Baby Kangaroo Switches?
Baby Kangaroo Switches are normal profile mechanical keyboard switches developed by Gateron.
Compared to conventional keyswitches, it is characterized by a very strong tactile feel, with an addictive clicky feel.
Baby Kangaroo Switches Specifications
|Operation Force||59±8 gf|
|Total Travel||3.4 mm Max.|
|Operation Life||Up to 60M cycles|
|Suitable For||Gaming/ Office|
|Hand feeling||Crisp bump, tactile feeling ahead|
Thus, the total travel = stroke width is 3.4 mm, which is a shorter stroke than a normal mechanical key switch, similar to the Speed Silver axis, which is famous for its high-speed typing capability.
In addition, the most significant feature of the Baby Kangaroo switch is probably the rapid “shedding” of resistance after the pressure point is reached.
After pushing in about 0.5 mm, there is a sudden weight peak touch, and from there, pushing in another 1.0 mm or so, there is a “sconce” feeling as if it is going to come off.
The difference between the peak and the outgoing push of only “0.5mm” is a whopping 20gf.
This exquisite sense of omission provides strong tactile feedback.
The firm keystroke feel is addictive!
Baby Kangaroo Switch Materials
|Product Name||Gateron Baby Kangaroo Tactile Switch|
|Stem||POM, MX stem|
|Housing||PC material (Cover), PA66 material (Base)|
|Spring||22 mm double-stage gold-plated|
|SMD LED support||Yes|
These days, the switch is pre-lubricated in the factory, a fashionable practice.
Generally, when a tactile switch is lubricated, the tactile feel is lost, but it retains a firm crisp feel in smooth operation.
Comparison with other tactile switches
Let’s compare Baby Kangaroo with other tactile switches.
|Baby Kangaroo||G Pro 2.0 Brown|
|Operation Force||59±8 gf||55±15 gf|
|Pre-Travel||2.0±0.5 mm||2.0±0.6 mm|
|Total Travel||3.4 mm Max.||4.0 mm Max.|
|Operation Life||Up to 60M cycles||Up to 50M cycles|
|Suitable For||Gaming/ Office||Gaming/ Office|
As we reported earlier, the main feature of the Baby Kangaro switch is the intense tactile sensation caused by the rapidity of the pressure point and the sudden sense of weakness.
The feel was similar to Gateron zealios v2.
Compare with the “Gateron G pro2.0 Brown” which is commonly employed.
The pressure point of the Gateron G pro2.0 Brown reaches its peak at about 1.2mm after being pushed in, and then decays by about 20gf up to 1.7mm.
Compared to the Baby Kangaro curve, the mild finish, from the rise of resistance to the breakout, does not give such a great tactile sensation.
Comparison of keystroke sound with Rose Glacier
Compare with “Rose Glacier” which has very similar properties to BBK.
Compared to BBK, Rose Glacier has a stronger tactile feel.
Pressing pressure is also slightly higher on Rose Glacier, but Rose Glacier is more fatiguing when typing for longer periods of time than the numbers indicate.
Personally, I rated BBK as the easier key switch to use.
Gateron × NuPhy KeySwiches
|Switch Type||Operating Force||Total Travel||Keystroke|
|Night Breeze||Linier||42±5gf||3.3±0.3mm||soft low tone|
|Rose Glacier||Tactile||60±5gf||3.3±0.3mm||soft low tone|
|Gateron Baby Raccoon||Linier||55±8gf||3.6±0.2mm||soprano|
|Gateron Baby Kangaroo||Tactile||59.8±8gf||3.4mmMax||soprano|
Baby Kangaroo switch keystroke sound
The following video was taken by the author.
Keyboard tested with Gateron Baby Kangaroo attached
- Keychron K6 Pro
- Keychron K6
- NuPhy Halo65
Keychron K6 Pro
The new sound-absorbing foam, silicone pad, and plate give it a tight sound feel without spreading out.
The newly updated aluminum frame from the K6Pro also does a nice job.
Perhaps due to the absence of conventional sound-absorbing materials, the sound is somewhat reverberant.
The high pitched clacking sound is quite noisy, and may be to different tastes.
NuPhy Halo Series (Halo65)
Structurally, it is similar to the K6Pro, but has a very tight sound like the Keychron Q series.
Personally, this is my favorite sound sensation. This is amazing with this structure…!
Where to Buy Gateron Baby Kangaroo Switches
Unfortunately, at the time of writing, no distributors in Japan seem to carry the product.
Individuals can purchase the product directly from an international mail-order site.
Baby Kangaroo Online store where you can buy Baby Kangaroo switches
- Keychron.com ( Hong Kong)
- divinikey.com ( USA)
- nuphy.com ( Hong Kong) Now on sale
- www.gateron.com ( China)
Although the product was noticeably out of stock when it was first released, it is now rarely out of stock.
The unit price is $0.61 per switch, but for NuPhy, which has a lot size of 110 units, the unit price is $0.6 per unit.
If you are from NuPhy, you can use our partnership with Coupon code “ryo10” to receive a 10% discount on your purchase.
The above is an introduction to the Garteron Baby Kangaroo switch.
I have used many tactile switches in my life, but I have never encountered a switch that felt so good to type on…!
It is a keyboard feel that makes you want to type all the time.
I hope you’ll give it a try!
See also the NuPhy Halo65 / Halo75 / Halo96 keyboards with Baby Kangaroo as standard!