Cherry And Corsair To Release World’s First MX RGB Based Gaming Keyboards

/ 5 years ago

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With its “MX RGB switch,” Cherry is presenting the next evolutionary stage of its billion-fold proven mechanical keyswitches of the “MX” series. The MX switches with Gold Crosspoint technology have up to this point been appreciated by millions of users due to high precision, the best possible operating feel, and an extremely long service life. Well-known manufacturers of high-quality mechanical keyboards – especially in gaming – use the Cherry MX switches in different variants. Cherry has now enhanced its leading product with RGB technology. Directly mounted on the circuit board, SMD LEDs (SMD = “Surface Mount Devices”) illuminate key symbols in specially designed keycaps using the MX RGB switch

With the latest version of the MX switch series, the MX RGB switch, Cherry has solved several problems at once, as Karl-Heinz Müller, Product Developer at CHERRY, explains: “The illumination of keyboard symbols – especially in terms of their uniformity of illumination – is a technically highly complex and demanding task. The previous solution with the incorporation of 3 mm LEDs led to unsatisfactory results. With our newly developed MX RGB switch, key symbols can be evenly illuminated not only in the widest variety of brightness levels but also in up to 16.7 million different colours. Our new concept of light conductance was implemented through the use of new materials and several patent-pending technical solutions. This innovative, technical concept was implemented only in conjunction with manufacturing processes and sophisticated tool concepts constantly optimized over many years.”

Corsair will be the first brand to use the new switch type and you can expect a launch in early 2014. Of course these products will also be on display at CES 2014 and eTeknix will be at the show, so we’ll be sure to snap some pictures while we are there.

Thank you Cherry for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Cherry.

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3 Responses to “Cherry And Corsair To Release World’s First MX RGB Based Gaming Keyboards”
  1. Skidmarks says:

    Damn. I’ve just finished testing the Roccat Ryos MK Glow which I’ve claimed for myself but it has the normal black switches in it. Hopefully they’ll produce future keyboards with these fancy switches. No matter, I’m bound to get a few Corsair keyboards to test when they’re released with these RGB switches then I can see what all the fuss is about.
    It’s possible these switches will also increase the price of products they’re fitted to.

  2. Loz says:

    Sounds incredbily sexy. Need to get my hands on one of these next year.

  3. Alistair Hardy says:

    a mechanical keyboard is a ‘one day’ thing for me.

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