Author: Reece Bithrey

CHERRY MX Board 3.0 Review (CHERRY G80-3850LXDGB-2)

NOTE: This is a review of the updated version of the old MX Board 3.0 with part code G80-3850LYBGB-2. The differences are that the cable is now fixed and is not detachable. It now also comes with  a different font on the keycaps (as demonstrated in the above picture) and a new keyswitch has been added to the range: The CHERRY MX Brown. A new CHERRY product has entered the foray recently and this time it was in the form of an updated MX Board 3.0 (dubbed the MX 3.1 colloquially by themselves) and it’s just had a few...

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CHERRY Announce New MX RGB Low Profile Switch At CES

CES has passed and once again, CHERRY have pulled the rabbit out of the hat once again. Last year saw the introduction of a revamped G80-3000; a fan-favourite in this niche little world of mechanical keyboards by some as a ‘daily driver’. This year they’ve gone the whole hog once again and designed a low-profile mechanical switch designed for usage in gaming laptops/notebooks primarily or for building unusually thin high-end keyboards. The Low Profile RGBs have a total height of 11.9 millimeters and are about 35% shallower than the usual MX switches with the travel being reduced from 4.0...

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CHERRY Announce MX Developer Kit For Custom Keyboards

Custom-built keyboards seem more prevalent by the minute with the regular group-buys of keycaps from firms like GMK (The LedZep set is my favourite) opening up numerous avenues for those who wish to customise and in some cases, build their own products. Traditionally, the way you would get hold of these switches was either by using a ‘donor keyboard’ for instance and painstakingly remove all of the switches for you to then put onto your own PCB and then solder them, or buy individual switches at an overly inflated price. Now, however, it’s a hell of a lot easier....

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Crowdfunding Sites & The Mechanical Keyboard Industry – Part Two

NOTE: Back in October 2016, I wrote an article entitled ‘Kickstarter & The Mechanical Keyboard Industry’. I’ve now revived that article and am writing a follow-up that is now open to other crowdfunding sites. Let us begin! Crowdfunding is a great idea if you can get enough backers. Sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and various other sites lend themselves to making people’s dreams come true. The mechanical keyboard industry is becoming more prevalent nowadays with the rise of e-sports on its various platforms, as well as all of the newbies coming into PC gaming. On Indiegogo for instance, back...

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