New Cherry MX switch is twice as durable and smoother than before

Cherry announces the new Cherry MX2A mechanical keyboard switch, boasting a lifespan of 100 million clicks and smoother performance.

New Cherry MX switch is twice as durable and smoother than before
Published by Noah @ PC Game Spotlight 10 months ago

Cherry MX2A Mechanical Keyboard Switch: Smoother and Quieter Performance

The new Cherry MX2A Mechanical Keyboard switch promises smoother and quieter performance over its predecessor, with a new high-precision ring lubrication. The keyboard switch manufacturer also claims updated spring and stem geometry improve precision and stability, while glide-optimized guidance ribs enhance keypress precision and comfort.

The Cherry MX2A switch retains key features such as genuine gold contacts for optimal electricity transmission, but deviates from its predecessor with a new ring-lubricated stem. This addition reportedly improves keystroke smoothness and reduces actuation force, as well as diminishing the “cheap-sounding click” often associated with the original MX switch.

Cherry also cites updated stem and spring geometry as part of its commitment to improving precision and stability across the MX2A range. The switch is released in various specifications denoted by colors, including red, brown, silver, blue, and black.

In terms of performance, Cherry’s official MX2A product page claims the switch is “twice as durable” compared to previous MX switches, with a lifespan of 100 million clicks. The company also suggests the range caters to speed and silence seekers, with the addition of a lube-free “clicky” option.

The MX2A switch enters the product stack with a roughly 10 percent premium over the original MX switch, which has allowed competitors to iterate and improve the design following the expiration of Cherry’s patent. It remains to be seen whether MX2A keyboards will make their way to stores, but we’ll be sure to update you when that happens.

In the meantime, why not check out some of the best gaming keyboards around right now? You might be surprised by the selection available, regardless of whether you’re chasing the fastest or quietest switch around.

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