Cherry MX Switches

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    Cherry MX switches are mechanical keyboard switches manufactured by Cherry Corporation. Cherry MX switches are considered to be the gold standard of modern mechanical keyboards. First invented back in 1983, the Cherry MX mechanical switch has been in production for over three decades, but has only recently seen a resurgence due to the increased popularity of mechanical keyboards in the past few years. Currently, Cherry’s MX mechanical switch patents have expired leading to many companies such as Kailh, Gateron, Greetech, and others to produce “clones” of the iconic mechanical switch.

     

    Common Cherry MX Mechanical Keyboard Switches

    Cherry MX Blue

    Actuation Force (g): 50

    Actuation Distance (mm): 2.2

    Full Travel Distance (mm): 4

    Lifespan: 50 Million

    Other Characteristics: Tactile bump, Clicky

    Cherry MX Brown

    Actuation Force (g): 45

    Actuation Distance (mm): 2.2

    Full Travel Distance (mm): 4

    Lifespan: 50 Million

    Other Characteristics: Tactile bump

    Cherry MX Red

    Actuation Force (g): 45

    Actuation Distance (mm): 2.2

    Full Travel Distance (mm): 4

    Lifespan: 50 Million

    Other Characteristics: Linear (Silent)

    Cherry MX Black

    Actuation Force (g): 60

    Actuation Distance (mm): 2.2

    Full Travel Distance (mm): 4

    Lifespan: 50 Million

    Other Characteristics: Linear (Silent)

    Cherry MX Clear

    Actuation Force (g): 55

    Actuation Distance (mm): 2.2

    Full Travel Distance (mm): 4

    Lifespan: 50 Million

    Other Characteristics: Tactile bump

    Cherry MX Green

    Actuation Force (g): 80

    Actuation Distance (mm): 2.2

    Full Travel Distance (mm): 4

    Lifespan: 50 Million

    Other Characteristics: Clicky

    Cherry MX Speed

    Actuation Force (g): 45

    Actuation Distance (mm): 1.2

    Full Travel Distance (mm): 4

    Lifespan: 50 Million

    Other Characteristics: Linear (Silent)