Cherry Lunches the MX Speed (Silver) Switches

Posted by at 10:49 am on April 21, 2016

Cherry’s new MX Speed switches that are designed to let you click and clack even faster than ever before.

Simply, it appears that the actuation point on these linear switches is shorter than on Cherry MX Reds–1.2mm compared to 2mm, respectively.

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The Cherry MX Speed switches are mounted on a trio of new Corsair keyboards–new K70, K70 RGB and K65 RGB (the TKL version) models. Now, Corsair has multiple models of each product family, all with various Cherry MX switch types.

The Cherry MX Speed switches are mounted on a trio of new Corsair keyboards–new K70, K70 RGB and K65 RGB (the TKL version) models. Now, Corsair has multiple models of each product family, all with various Cherry MX switch types.

K70 K70 RGB K65 RGB
Cherry MX Red Cherry MX Red Cherry MX Red
Cherry MX Brown Cherry MX Brown
Cherry MX Blue
Cherry MX Red (w/blue backlighting)
Cherry MX Speed (gray) Cherry MX Speed (gray) Cherry MX Speed (gray)
$129.99 $169.99 $149.99 (Red)
$139.99 (Gray)

Also note that although the K70 ($129.99) and K70 RGB ($169.99) come in at the same price as their K70 and K70 RGB counterparts, the K65 RGB with MX Speed switches costs $10 less than the MX Red version, at $139.99.

 

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Cherry MX Speed (Silver) Cherry MX Red
Type Linear Linear
Actuation Point 1.2 mm (+/-0.4 mm) 2 mm (+/-0.4 mm)
Actuation Force 45g 45g
Lifespan 50 million strokes 50 million strokes
Total Travel 3.4 mm 4 mm

 

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