Cherry MX Switches

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A responsive, reliable keyboard is required gear on the battlefield of the latest FPS games, legendary MOBAs and epic MMO worlds. HyperX™ Alloy keyboards proudly feature CHERRY® MX keyswitches to give you an edge in reactivity and durability. German-engineered and guaranteed for more than 50 million keystrokes, CHERRY keyswitches use pioneering Gold Crosspoint technology to provide high-precision key contact and unmatched reliability. Whether you love the audible click of every keystroke landing or prefer quieter typing, CHERRY has a switch that fits your needs. CHERRY keyswitches in HyperX Alloy keyboards respond with minimal actuation force, and that means less joint wear and tear and greater comfort, whether you’re crushing the competition or cranking out a 30-page essay.

  • Gold Crosspoint technology for superb quality, durability and reliability
  • Guaranteed for more than 50 million keystrokes per switch
  • Self-cleaning contacts, resistant to dust and dirt
  • Fiberglass reinforced base
  • Designed, developed and manufactured in Germany

Cherry MX Switches

Choose the keyswitch{{Footnote.N41375}}{{Footnote.N42893}} that’s right for you:

 
CHERRY MX Blue / RGB Blue
CHERRY MX Brown / RGB Brown
CHERRY MX Red / RGB Red
 
Operation Style
Operation Style
Clicky
Tactile
Linear
Actuation Force
Actuation Force
50cN
45cN
45cN
Actuation Point
Actuation Point
2.2mm
2mm
2mm
Total Travel Distance
Total Travel Distance
4mm
4mm
4mm
Operating Life (minimum)
Operating Life (minimum)
50M keystrokes
50M keystrokes
50M keystrokes
 
Operation Style
Actuation Force
Actuation Point
Total Travel Distance
Operating Life (minimum)
Reset Chart

CHERRY MX Blue

CHERRY MX Blue and CHERRY MX Blue RGB switches are click-style switches that provide much more substantial audible and tactile feedback with each keypress. Click-style keyswitches tend to have higher reset positions and require greater actuation force, so they may perform a bit slower in rapid-tap situations. Gamers and writers who don’t mind trading a bit of speed for definitive aural and tactile keypress confirmation will enjoy these switches.


Cherry Blue Switch Cherry Blue Switch Graph

CHERRY MX Brown

CHERRY MX Brown and CHERRY MX Brown RGB switches are tactile-style switches, with a bump along the travel path that provides confirmation every time a keypress is registered. These switches are a balance between click switches and linear switches in terms of audio feedback provided and the force needed to register a keypress. They are preferred by gamers who prioritize accuracy over speed and users who enjoy instantly knowing whether a key was pressed.


Cherry Brown Switch Cherry Brown Switch Graph

CHERRY MX Red

CHERRY MX Red and CHERRY MX Red RGB switches are linear-style switches; their travel path doesn’t have the bump used to provide tactile feedback. These switches don’t have to reset past that bump to register a repeat press, so gamers who need to rapidly double-tap or triple-tap keys will enjoy the edge in speed. The smoother movement makes these switches quieter than tactile and click switches.


Cherry Red Switch Cherry Red Switch Graph