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Four new Cherry keyboard switches announced including low noise, analog, and a blast from the past

Cherry reveals the switches soon to be added to its lineup
Last Updated on June 5, 2024
Four new Cherry keyboard switches announced including low noise, analog, and a blast from the past
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Computex is currently underway, and that means we’re seeing release announcements from some of our favorite brands. Among these brands is Cherry, one of the most popular keyboard switch makers globally. During their presentation at Computex, it was announced that the brand will be releasing four new switches to its lineup, including two brand-new members, named the MX Silect Clear and the MX Multipoint.

What do Cherry’s new keyboard switches have to offer?

Among the releases revealed at Computex was the MX Silent Clear, Cherry’s first-ever noise-dampened switch. The switch will use patented damping tech to offer an extremely quiet typing experience. Due to their practical no-noise feature, these switches will be introduced to the market on a high-end basis, presenting more of a pricier option for Cherry lovers. These switches offer a 55cN actuation force and 3.7mm actuator travel, on top of this, Cherry has said they will feature improvements from the MX2A switches released a few months ago.

The second announcement made at Computex was Cherry’s new MX Multipoint lineup. This will be the first time we see Cherry branch out into the world of analog switches. This range will come in three variants, named MX Multipoint Silver, Black, or Cyan. The Black variant is a heavier overall option, with an initial force of 35.1cN and ends at 70.5cN. Next, we have Cyan, which is a more progressive option with an initial force of 28.8cN that ends at 73.7cN. Lastly, we have Silver the most linear option with an initial force of 32.3cN and 52.7cN end force. The switches are rated for 200 million actuations which can be customized by distance using software.

The third option is another linear option which is a revival of a previous switch from the 80s, the MX Orange. This switch has balancing characteristics and an actuation force of 55cN with 4mm of travel. According to Cherry, the MX Orange incorporates all the enhancements of its earlier MX2A switches. In addition to this, the MX Orange is rated for 100 million keystrokes.

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Lastly, we have the MX Low Profile 2.0 switches. Cherry has introduced four options within this lineup, including new red and speed linear switches, new linear ivory switches for office keyboards, and the brand’s first tactile low-profile switch, the MX LP Clear. This lineup provides users with an option for low-profile keyboards.

It has not been officially confirmed by Cherry when we’ll see these switches arrive, however, their introduction at Computex is a good sign that we may see them sometime this year. We’ll just have to wait to hear more on the launch. So, if you’re interested in keeping up-to-date on the release of this lineup, then stay tuned as we’ll be reporting on everything we hear.

Eve is a writer and copy editor at PC Guide, who focuses on a broad range of topics but main interest lies in the development of AI technology.

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