Cherry Launches The MX RGB Nature White Linear Keyswitch
As someone who has a healthy(read: obsessive) relationship with mechanical keyboards, the creation of two new MX switches in one year from Cherry MX is superb. For years and years the only MX switches were the same:red, blue, green, black, white and brown and grey. In the space of a few months we’ve gotten the Cherry MX Silent, and now the Cherry MX RGB Nature White, their new linear keyswitch.
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The RGB Nature White occupies the space between the MX Red and MX Black switches as it has an actuation force of 55g, but does not have an audible or tactile pressure point. Like those switches, they are linear, and based off the actuation force required for key presses, it offers a middle ground between the MX Black and Reds. The reason the name is such a mouthful is purely to demarcate it from their original Cherry MX White switch. Like the more popular Cherry MX switches, this switch will also have 16.7 million RGB lighting and a 50 million keystroke lifespan. Like all Cherry switches it will also employ Gold Crosspoint technology while also offering a short bounce time for faster typing and allows for gamers to register multiple key presses extremely quickly. As stated earlier, the key sits between the MX Red and MX Black, two popular gaming switches, so for those who might feel those switches are too soft/hard, this “medium” or “just right” middle switch might find favour in those crowds and keep Cherry competitive in the market.
Much like they did with giving Corsair exclusive rights to particular key switches, Cherry have done the same with these switches, and have given Ducky the rights to be their launch partner and the first to use this switch in their Ducky Shine-5 keyboard. Hopefully the exclusivity deal does not last too long since we don’t get Ducky branded keyboards in South Africa, we’ll have to wait a while before we get our fingers on these switches.