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What are Cherry Keyboards?

When people say, “Cherry keyboards”, they refer to the specialized switches made by Cherry GmbH that support the keys. Regular keyboards use rubber membranes switches under the keys which gives a mushy feeling and provides very little feedback. Keyboards fitted with switches such as Cherry ones are called mechanical keyboards, and provide a satisfying feel when pressed. These keyboards also last much longer than regular ones. On average, a rubber dome switch has the lifeline of around 15 million presses. This may seem like a long time, but it pales in comparison to the 50 million of mechanical switches.

 

While there are many high-quality mechanical switches out on the market, the reason Cherry gets its own tag is because it’s the most popular one, and it’s a sepcialized switch manufacturer. Companies such as Logitech, Corsair, or Razer create their own variants of mechanical switches which can only be found in their own products, but every brand uses Cherry switches in their mechanical keyboard lines.

Which Cherry MX switch is best for me?

Cherry has a grand total of 11 different mechanical switches, but only 4 are widely used. The others are implemented for large keys such as the spacebar or were only special release. The most common ones are Cherry MX Blues, Reds, Browns, and Blacks switches. Each of the colours offer a specific tactile feel and are designed for different purposes.

 

Cherry MX Blues are the best switches for typing. The resistance is similar to a regular keyboard and the tactile bump can easily be felt. Many don’t like it for gaming since double tapping can be difficult.

 

Cherry MX Browns are often considered the middle ground between gaming and typing switches. This key has a light tactile feel halfway through, letting you know when you can release. It also allows quicker double tapping because of the ability to “float” at the reset and actuation points.

 

Cherry MX Blacks are linear (non-tactile) switches and are the best switches for gaming. While playing games, a tactile bump does nothing since you’ll be bottoming out the key anyways. Some people don’t like typing with them because of their linear nature.

 

Cherry MX Reds are also gaming switches and are essentially a lighter version of MX Blacks. Some do not find it good for gaming or typing due to their lightness, but others strive for this fact.

 

Of course, just explaining what each switch does won’t help you very much. If you’re looking to buy a mechanical keyboard, your best bet would be to visit a NCIX branch and try them out yourself.


Top 10 most popular Cherry Keyboards

  Description Avail Price
Cooler Master Masterkey Pro S Cherry MX Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light
COOLERMASTER
*** $183.05
Logitech G610 Orion Brown Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard W/CHERRY MX Brown Mechanical Switches
Logitech
*** $159.98
Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Silent - Multicolor LED
Corsair
*** $229.99
Corsair Gaming K65 RGB Rapidfire Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Speed - RGB
Corsair
*** $209.99
Steelseries Apex M500 Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Red - Backlit Blue
Steelseries
*** $158.11
Logitech G610 Orion Red Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard W/CHERRY MX Red Mechanical Switches
Logitech
*** $168.42
Corsair Gaming Strafe Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Red LED / Cherry MX Brown
Corsair
*** $152.81
Corsair Gaming K70 Lux RGB Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED - Cherry MX Red
Corsair
*** $229.99
Corsair Gaming K70 Lux RGB Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED - Cherry MX Brown
Corsair
*** $242.62
Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Multicolor LED / Cherry MX Brown
Corsair
*** $224.11

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Cherry - Cherry Keyboards

Part # Description Avail Price
Cherry MX3.0 Mechanical USB Keyboard With Cherry MX Blue Switch Cherry MX3.0 Mechanical USB Keyboard With Cherry MX Blue Switch (G80-3850LSBEU-2) Back Order *** $136.81
Cherry MX6.0 Mechanical USB Keyboard With Cherry MX Red Switch 104 Key Brushed Aluminum LED Cherry MX6.0 Mechanical USB Keyboard With Cherry MX Red Switch 104 Key Brushed Aluminum LED (G80-3930LYBEU-2) Back Order *** $301.41
Cherry G80-1800 Keyboard Black 16IN USB/PS2 Combo Interface With US International Layout Cherry G80-1800 Keyboard Black 16IN USB/PS2 Combo Interface With US International Layout (G80-1800LPCEU-2) Back Order *** $153.00


COOLERMASTER - Cherry Keyboards

Part # Description Avail Price
Cooler Master Masterkey Pro S Cherry MX Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light Cooler Master Masterkey Pro S Cherry MX Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light (SGK-6030-KKCL1-US) Back Order *** $183.05
Cooler Master Masterkey Pro S Cherry MX Brown Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light Cooler Master Masterkey Pro S Cherry MX Brown Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light (SGK-6030-KKCM1-US) Back Order *** $167.12
Cooler Master Masterkey Pro L Cherry MX Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light Cooler Master Masterkey Pro L Cherry MX Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light (SGK-6020-KKCL1-US) Back Order *** $176.85
Cooler Master Masterkey Pro M Cherry MX Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With White Back Light Cooler Master Masterkey Pro M Cherry MX Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With White Back Light (SGK-4080-KKCL1-US) Back Order *** $155.25
Cooler Master Masterkey Pro M Cherry MX Brown Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard W/WHITE Back Light Cooler Master Masterkey Pro M Cherry MX Brown Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard W/WHITE Back Light (SGK-4080-KKCM1-US) Back Order *** $155.25
Cooler Master Masterkey Pro S Cherry MX Red Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light Cooler Master Masterkey Pro S Cherry MX Red Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light (SGK-6030-KKCR1-US) Back Order *** $168.06
Cooler Master Masterkey Pro L Cherry MX Brown Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard W/WHITE Back Light Cooler Master Masterkey Pro L Cherry MX Brown Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard W/WHITE Back Light (SGK-4070-KKCM1-US) Back Order *** $171.00
Cooler Master Masterkey Pro L Cherry MX Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With White Back Light Cooler Master Masterkey Pro L Cherry MX Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With White Back Light (SGK-4070-KKCL1-US) Back Order *** $171.00
Cooler Master Masterkey L Cherry MX Brown Switches Mechanical Gaming Keyboard w/ PBT Cooler Master Masterkey L Cherry MX Brown Switches Mechanical Gaming Keyboard w/ PBT (SGK-4035-KKCM1-US) Back Order *** $105.39
Cooler Master Masterkey Pro L Cherry MX Red Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light Cooler Master Masterkey Pro L Cherry MX Red Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light (SGK-6020-KKCR1-US) Back Order *** $255.96
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Corsair - Cherry Keyboards

Part # Description Avail Price
Corsair Gaming Strafe Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Red LED / Cherry MX Brown Corsair Gaming Strafe Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Red LED / Cherry MX Brown (CH-9000092-NA) Back Order *** $152.81
Corsair Gaming K70 Lux RGB Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED - Cherry MX Red Corsair Gaming K70 Lux RGB Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED - Cherry MX Red (CH-9101010-NA) Back Order *** $229.99
Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Multicolor LED / Cherry MX Brown Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Multicolor LED / Cherry MX Brown (CH-9000094-NA) Back Order *** $224.11
Corsair Gaming K70 Lux RGB Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED - Cherry MX Brown Corsair Gaming K70 Lux RGB Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED - Cherry MX Brown (CH-9101012-NA) Back Order *** $242.62
Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Silent - Multicolor LED Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Silent - Multicolor LED (CH-9000121-NA) Back Order *** $229.99
Corsair Gaming K65 RGB Rapidfire Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Speed - RGB Corsair Gaming K65 RGB Rapidfire Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Speed - RGB (CH-9110014-NA) Back Order *** $209.99
Corsair Gaming K70 Rapidfire Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Speed - Backlit Red LED Corsair Gaming K70 Rapidfire Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Speed - Backlit Red LED (CH-9101024-NA) Back Order *** $169.99
Corsair Gaming K65 Lux RGB Compact Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED - Cherry MX Red Corsair Gaming K65 Lux RGB Compact Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED - Cherry MX Red (CH-9110010-NA) Back Order *** $195.98
Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED Cherry MX Speed Gunmetal Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED Cherry MX Speed Gunmetal (CH-9127114-NA) Back Order *** $297.34
Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED Cherry MX Speed Black Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED Cherry MX Speed Black (CH-9127014-NA) Back Order *** $279.99
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Ducky - Cherry Keyboards

Part # Description Avail Price
Ducky One Cherry MX Brown Double Shot Black Keycaps Black Case Blue LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Ducky One Cherry MX Brown Double Shot Black Keycaps Black Case Blue LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard (DKON1608S-BUSPDAAB1) In Stock $159.98
Ducky One Cherry MX Red Double Shot Black Keycaps Black Case Blue LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Ducky One Cherry MX Red Double Shot Black Keycaps Black Case Blue LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard (DKON1608S-RUSPDAAB1) In Stock $159.98
Ducky One Blue LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard (Black Cherry MX) Ducky One Blue LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard (Black Cherry MX) (DKON1508S-AUSADAAB1) In Stock $159.98


G.Skill - Cherry Keyboards

Part # Description Avail Price
G.SKILL Ripjaws KM570 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Red Switches G.SKILL Ripjaws KM570 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Red Switches (GK-K0MC4-KM570-S10NA) Back Order
Save $29.99 off our regular price of $129.98
*** $99.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Blue Switches G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Blue Switches (GK-KCL1C2-KM780S10NA) Back Order
Save $69.99 off our regular price of $219.98
*** $149.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Brown Switches G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Brown Switches (GK-KCL1C3-KM780S10NA) Back Order
Save $69.99 off our regular price of $219.98
*** $149.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws KM570 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Brown Switches G.SKILL Ripjaws KM570 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Brown Switches (GK-K0MC3-KM570-S10NA) Back Order
Save $29.99 off our regular price of $129.98
*** $99.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws KM570 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Blue Switches G.SKILL Ripjaws KM570 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Blue Switches (GK-K0MC2-KM570-S10NA) Back Order
Save $29.99 off our regular price of $129.98
*** $99.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Brown Switches G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Brown Switches (GK-KSR1C3-KM780S10NA) Back Order
Save $39.99 off our regular price of $169.98
*** $129.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Blue Switches G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Blue Switches (GK-KSR1C2-KM780S10NA) Back Order
Save $39.99 off our regular price of $169.98
*** $129.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Red Switches G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Red Switches (GK-KSR1C4-KM780S10NA) Back Order
Save $39.99 off our regular price of $169.98
*** $129.99


Kingston - Cherry Keyboards

Part # Description Avail Price
Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Cherry MX Red Mechanical Tkl Gaming Keyboard 87 Key Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Cherry MX Red Mechanical Tkl Gaming Keyboard 87 Key (HX-KB4RD1-US/R1) Back Order *** $115.99
Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (HX-KB1BR1-NA/A1) Back Order *** $139.99
Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Cherry MX Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Cherry MX Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (HX-KB1RD1-NA/A1) Back Order *** $139.99
Kingston HyperX Alloy Elite Cherry MX Red Mechanical Red LED Gaming Keyboard Kingston HyperX Alloy Elite Cherry MX Red Mechanical Red LED Gaming Keyboard (HX-KB2RD1-US/R1) Back Order *** $139.99
Kingston HyperX Alloy Elite Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Red LED Gaming Keyboard Kingston HyperX Alloy Elite Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Red LED Gaming Keyboard (HX-KB2BL1-US/R1) Back Order *** $139.99
Kingston HyperX Alloy Elite Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Red LED Gaming Keyboard Kingston HyperX Alloy Elite Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Red LED Gaming Keyboard (HX-KB2BR1-US/R1) Back Order *** $139.99


Logitech - Cherry Keyboards

Part # Description Avail Price
Logitech G610 Orion Red Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard W/CHERRY MX Red Mechanical Switches Logitech G610 Orion Red Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard W/CHERRY MX Red Mechanical Switches Back Order *** $168.42
Logitech G610 Orion Brown Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard W/CHERRY MX Brown Mechanical Switches Logitech G610 Orion Brown Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard W/CHERRY MX Brown Mechanical Switches Back Order *** $159.98


MSI - Cherry Keyboards

Part # Description Avail Price
MSI GK-701 Cherry MX Brown Red LED Backlight Gaming Mechanical Keyboard MSI GK-701 Cherry MX Brown Red LED Backlight Gaming Mechanical Keyboard (S11-04US220-CL4) Back Order *** $159.99


Steelseries - Cherry Keyboards

Part # Description Avail Price
Steelseries Apex M500 Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Red - Backlit Blue Steelseries Apex M500 Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Red - Backlit Blue Back Order *** $158.11


Tt eSports by Thermaltake - Cherry Keyboards

Part # Description Avail Price
TT eSports by Thermaltake Meka Pro Cherry MX Blue Gaming Mechanical Keyboard W/4 Lighting Zones TT eSports by Thermaltake Meka Pro Cherry MX Blue Gaming Mechanical Keyboard W/4 Lighting Zones (KB-MGP-BLBDUS-01) Back Order *** $139.98
TT eSports by Thermaltake Meka Pro Cherry MX Brown Gaming Mechanical Keyboard W/4 Lighting Zones TT eSports by Thermaltake Meka Pro Cherry MX Brown Gaming Mechanical Keyboard W/4 Lighting Zones (KB-MGP-BRBDUS-01) Back Order *** $139.98

Top 5 most recent reviews on Cherry Keyboards

Customer Review of Cooler Master Masterkey Pro L Cherry MX Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light

Jordan_S22
10/05/17
Experience: 10 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Summary
Very happy with the keyboard. On top of the keyboard itself, they actually honored the mail in rebate! Got the cheque today! My first ever honored MIR! That should tell you what a great company CoolerMaster is. » Read More About Cooler Master Masterkey Pro L

Customer Review of Corsair Gaming K63 Compact Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit Red LED - Cherry MX Red

Richard_S41
08/31/17
Experience: 2 months
 Verified Owner
Summary
This is a nice on the go mechanical keyboard for gaming. It will be a bit weird getting used to as it's small, but overall great quality. » Read More About Corsair Gaming K63 Compact Mechanical

Customer Review of G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Blue Switches

Anthony_L41
08/28/17
Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Summary
good typing experience » Read More About G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 RGB Mechanical

Customer Review of Ducky One Blue LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard (Brown Cherry MX)

Kush_K
07/21/17
Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Summary
I love the key board and my only problem with it is the fact that one of my rubber feet wasn't there » Read More About Ducky One Blue LED Backlit

Customer Review of Corsair Gaming K70 Lux RGB Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED - Cherry MX Brown

jlim
06/29/17
Experience: 9 Days
Summary
So far so good. Had a K70 before this, and just wanted the nice light show, been eyeing it for a while until I finally pulled the trigger. No regrets » Read More About Corsair Gaming K70 Lux RGB


 
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