Cherry keyboard : Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary

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Cherry keyboard

Cherry is the legendary maker of keyboards and keyboard switches. I first heard about them circa 1975. Manufacturers of high end keyboards often use Cherry keyboard switches. Cherry also makes their own heavy duty and custom keyboards using gold crosspoint switches. Cherry switches come with four different feels (even more on special order). You really need to take keyboards for a test drive to see which feel suits you best. To complicate matters, you may change your mind after a few days of using a keyboard once you have had time to adjust to the feel.

Cherry Keyswitches

If you pop the keycap the colour of the stem the keycap rests on encodes the tactile feel:

Not all Cherry keyboards use these legendary gold crosspoint keyswitches. You don’t want a Cherry keyboard with membrane switches or other lower quality switches. It would be like buying a Mercedes then fitting it with a Yugo engine. The eVolution, the standard and the STRAIT do not use the premium MX keyswitches.

Shopping for a Cherry Keyboard

electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid — Mechanical Gaming Keyboard GKCM1to electronic home
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SGK-4000-GKCM1-US. This keyboard has the legendary Cherry keyswitches, the silent brown style. Also available in Cherry blue and red style. This is a compact layout that makes mouse use easier since the mouse is closer to the home position. details.
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid — Mechanical Gaming Keyboard GKCL1to electronic home
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SGK-4000-GKCL1-US. This keyboard has the legendary Cherry keyswitches, the clicky blue style. Also available in Cherry red and brown style. This is a compact layout that makes mouse use easier since the mouse is closer to the home position. details
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Cooler Master Storm QuickFire TK — BackLit Mechanical Gaming Keyboardto electronic home
asin B00A378L4C
GK-4020-GKCL1-US. This keyboard has the legendary Cherry keyswitches, the clicky blue style. This is a compact layout that makes mouse use easier since the mouse is closer to the home position. It features backlit keycaps so you can see the legends in the dark, or just look cool. In contrast, the QuickFile Pro only has some keys backlit. details.
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid-i Fully Backlitto electronic home
asin B00M562EQU
Cherry blue clicky mechanical switches. Compact. No numeric keypad. Each key separately back lit with white LED.
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