Cherry has quietly launched a new gaming keyboard based upon its in-house designed MX RGB keyswitches and some other gamer friendly considerations. The Cherry MX Board 9.0 Gaming Keyboard is a hefty black and red affair with two banks of macro keys at the periphery of the full QWERTY keyboard, plus a brightness, audio levels and quick config changing dial at its upper right corner.
Referring to its new keyboard as "The illustrious champion", Cherry says that it is built for the "most demanding" gamers. The keyboard is based around Cherry's well regarded MX RGB keyswitches with LED illumination and effects, plus 15 freely assignable macro keys ("perfect for MMORPGs") three of which are at the far left of the board for fast access, and a quick control dial pad. Further thoughtful features are the ability to input macros in real time, a Windows key lock, and individual continuously adjustable screw-in keyboard feet.
Buyers of Cherry's new gaming keyboard can choose between RGB MX keyswitches of three types; blue clicky tactile, brown tactile, and red linear switches. As regular HEXUS readers will know, these switches have a 50 million actuation service life. The 104 + 25 keycap inscriptions are laser etched.
The Cherry MX Board 9.0 Gaming Keyboard requires two USB connections for its full functionality, according to the spec sheet. As mentioned in the intro, the keyboard has some heft – it weighs just under 1.5Kg. Product dimensions are 500 x 220 x 65mm with the USB cable provided being 1.8m long.
Pricing and availability are not yet known but buyers get a 2 year warranty.