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Cherry Keyboards


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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

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Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Multicolor LED / Cherry MX Brown
Corsair
In Stock $219.98 Add Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Multicolor LED / Cherry MX Brown to cart 
G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Brown Switches
G.Skill
5 of 5 customer reviews 2 Customer Reviews
Save $69.99 off our regular price of $219.98
In Stock $149.99 Add G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX Brown Switches to cart 
Cooler Master Masterkey Pro S Cherry MX Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light
COOLERMASTER
4.5 of 5 customer reviews 4 Customer Reviews
Save $27.64 off our regular price of $192.63
In Stock $164.99 Add Cooler Master Masterkey Pro S Cherry MX Blue Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light to cart 
Logitech G610 Orion Red Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard W/CHERRY MX Red Mechanical Switches
Logitech
4.57 of 5 customer reviews 7 Customer Reviews
Save $17.00 off our regular price of $159.98
In Stock $142.98 Add Logitech G610 Orion Red Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard W/CHERRY MX Red Mechanical Switches to cart 
Corsair Gaming K70 Lux RGB Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED - Cherry MX Brown
Corsair
*** $252.87 Add Corsair Gaming K70 Lux RGB Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED - Cherry MX Brown to cart 
Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Silent - Multicolor LED
Corsair
*** $252.98 Add Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Silent - Multicolor LED to cart 
Corsair Gaming Strafe Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Red LED / Cherry MX Brown
Corsair
*** $149.99 Add Corsair Gaming Strafe Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Red LED / Cherry MX Brown to cart 
Corsair Gaming K70 Lux RGB Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED - Cherry MX Red
Corsair
*** $229.99 Add Corsair Gaming K70 Lux RGB Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED - Cherry MX Red to cart 
Corsair Gaming K68 Mechanical Keyboard Backlit LED Cherry MX Red Dust and Spill Resistant
Corsair
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Logitech G610 Orion Brown Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard W/CHERRY MX Brown Mechanical Switches
Logitech
4.5 of 5 customer reviews 9 Customer Reviews
Back Order Save $17.00 off our regular price of $159.98
*** $142.98 Add Logitech G610 Orion Brown Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard W/CHERRY MX Brown Mechanical Switches to cart 

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Cherry - Cherry Keyboards

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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 BUY 
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 BUY 
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 BUY 


COOLERMASTER - Cherry Keyboards

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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)
Save $27.64 off our regular price of $192.63
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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)
Save $3.57 off our regular price of $168.56
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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)
Save $11.93 off our regular price of $196.92
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Cooler Master Masterkey Pro L Cherry MX Brown Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light Cooler Master Masterkey Pro L Cherry MX Brown Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Back Light (SGK-6020-KKCM1-US)
Save $20.14 off our regular price of $205.13
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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) In Stock $183.26 BUY 
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)
Save $36.01 off our regular price of $171.00
In Stock $134.99 BUY 
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)
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Cooler Master Masterkey Pro L Cherry MX Red Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With White Back Light Cooler Master Masterkey Pro L Cherry MX Red Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With White Back Light (SGK-4070-KKCR1-US)
Save $36.01 off our regular price of $171.00
In Stock $134.99 BUY 
Cooler Master Masterkey S Cherry MX Blue Switches Mechanical Gaming Keyboard w/ PBT Cooler Master Masterkey S Cherry MX Blue Switches Mechanical Gaming Keyboard w/ PBT (SGK-4005-KKCL1-US) In Stock $109.98 BUY 
Cooler Master Masterkey Pro M Cherry MX Red Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With White Back Light Cooler Master Masterkey Pro M Cherry MX Red Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With White Back Light (SGK-4080-KKCR1-US)
Save $33.41 off our regular price of $156.40
In Stock $122.99 BUY 
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Corsair - Cherry Keyboards

Part # Description Avail Price  
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) In Stock $219.98 BUY 
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) In Stock $169.98 BUY 
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) In Stock $279.98 BUY 
Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED Cherry MX Brown Black Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard - Backlit RGB LED Cherry MX Brown Black (CH-9127012-NA)
Save $34.99 off our regular price of $279.98
In Stock $244.99 BUY 
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 *** $149.99 BUY 
Corsair Gaming K68 Mechanical Keyboard Backlit LED Cherry MX Red Dust and Spill Resistant Corsair Gaming K68 Mechanical Keyboard Backlit LED Cherry MX Red Dust and Spill Resistant (CH-9102020-NA) Back Order *** $139.99 BUY 
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 BUY 
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 *** $252.87 BUY 
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 *** $252.98 BUY 
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 BUY 
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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 $159.99 BUY 
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 $159.99 BUY 


G.Skill - Cherry Keyboards

Part # Description Avail Price  
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)
Save $69.99 off our regular price of $219.98
In Stock $149.99 BUY 
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)
Save $29.99 off our regular price of $129.98
In Stock $99.99 BUY 
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)
Save $49.99 off our regular price of $169.98
In Stock $119.99 BUY 
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
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*** $149.99 BUY 
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
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*** $129.99 BUY 
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
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*** $99.99 BUY 
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
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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
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*** $129.99 BUY 


Kingston - Cherry Keyboards

Part # Description Avail Price  
Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (HX-KB1BR1-NA/A1) In Stock $139.99 BUY 
Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Cherry MX Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Cherry MX Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (HX-KB1RD1-NA/A1) In Stock $139.99 BUY 


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
Save $17.00 off our regular price of $159.98
In Stock $142.98 BUY 
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
Save $17.00 off our regular price of $159.98
*** $142.98 BUY 


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 BUY 


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 *** $135.98 BUY 


Tt eSports by Thermaltake - Cherry Keyboards

Part # Description Avail Price  
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 BUY 
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 BUY 

Top 5 most recent reviews on Cherry Keyboards

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

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

Anthony_S13
06/22/17
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Summary
it's a really great keyboard :) » Read More About Cooler Master Masterkey Pro S

Customer Review of Corsair Gaming K65 RGB Rapidfire Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Speed - RGB

David_D130
05/22/17
Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Summary
I buy it to test cherry mx speeds and I don't regret it, really feel the differences in the switches, I really prefer tenkeyless keyboards over full size keyboards and i'm really happy that they do speed switches in tenkeyless models. For me, this is the ultim... » Read More About Corsair Gaming K65 RGB Rapidfire

Customer Review of Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Silent - Multicolor LED

Scott_M29
04/26/17
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Summary
-I absolutely love Corsair products, especially their peripherals. This keyboard does not disappoint at all. I am a gamer and I have used many different keyboards, but I have to say this is one of the best I have used. -Keep up the good work Corsair! » Read More About Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB Mechanical


 
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