Monday, January 12th 2015

Cherry Unveils MX Board 6.0

Cherry, the company that revolutionized the gaming keyboard industry with its noiseless mechanical switches, announced the latest keyboard under its own brand, the MX Board 6.0. Featuring its latest, most refined switches, this keyboard features what the company calls RealKey Technology.

In addition to 100% N-key rollover, the RealKey technology relies on high bandwidth provided by USB 3.0, to reduce latency, making the key presses register quicker. The keyboard itself is aimed at professional typists, software devs, and gamers. With a standard 102-keyset, with macros and red key illumination, the MX Board 6.0 features an ingot-shaped metal body, to which an included palm-rest can be magnetically attached. Available starting this Spring, and backed by a 3-year warranty, the MX Board 6.0 will sell at US $219.
Source: ThinkComputers
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16 Comments on Cherry Unveils MX Board 6.0

#1
THE_EGG
$219USD D: daayuuum that is pricey. I guess this would be amazing quality but even so...

It does look pretty tasty though.
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#2
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
Looks like a very nice keyboard imo: sleek and red and noiseless mech keys.

I must say though that I rarely find myself needing a higher bandwidth keyboard to register presses faster, instead a faster brain to figure out what I need to press :laugh:
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#3
puma99dk|
really nice keyboard, and that's a premium price tag srsly o_O

wish it would come with danish layout, that would be a killer :roll:
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#4
micropage7
looks like you pay for the metal body than the keyboard itself
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#5
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
they should have amended the design with their switches that allows ESD to kill the LEDs. around 60-75% of the LEDs on my ducky shine III are dead and ive only had it a around 6 months or so.

I could RMA it but i went through so many corsair RMAs with the K70 that ive spent enough money on shipping alone to have the faulty keyboard sent back to corsair to buy a brand new K70.

In Corsair's defence, they did sent me a cheque of about $50-70 to make up for it but not after i asked them to first.

The keyboards themselves arent at fault - its the switches they get from Cherry that are the problem.

Its frustrating having to deal with RMAs over and over again, but Corsair Support are really great.


Unless Cherry fix the issue with ESD then i wont be getting another mech keyboard unless its Corsair RGB or non LED'd keyboard.
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#6
THE_EGG
FreedomEclipse
they should have amended the design with their switches that allows ESD to kill the LEDs. around 60-75% of the LEDs on my ducky shine III are dead and ive only had it a around 6 months or so.

I could RMA it but i went through so many corsair RMAs with the K70 that ive spent enough money on shipping alone to have the faulty keyboard sent back to corsair to buy a brand new K70.

In Corsair's defence, they did sent me a cheque of about $50-70 to make up for it but not after i asked them to first.

The keyboards themselves arent at fault - its the switches they get from Cherry that are the problem.

Its frustrating having to deal with RMAs over and over again, but Corsair Support are really great.


Unless Cherry fix the issue with ESD then i wont be getting another mech keyboard unless its Corsair RGB or non LED'd keyboard.
I've actually never had a problem with the backlighting on mech keyboards except for a Corsair one. Tt meka g-unit, CM Storm Trigger, CM Storm Quickfire TK and CM Storm MECH have been all fine (along with the RGB K70 but that doesn't count really). Only my K95 had LEDs die where I would lose an LED each day I had it - ended up getting my money back after a week.

Now that I said that I will probably end up with dead LEDs now haha.
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#7
AsRock
TPU addict
FreedomEclipse
they should have amended the design with their switches that allows ESD to kill the LEDs. around 60-75% of the LEDs on my ducky shine III are dead and ive only had it a around 6 months or so.

I could RMA it but i went through so many corsair RMAs with the K70 that ive spent enough money on shipping alone to have the faulty keyboard sent back to corsair to buy a brand new K70.

In Corsair's defence, they did sent me a cheque of about $50-70 to make up for it but not after i asked them to first.

The keyboards themselves arent at fault - its the switches they get from Cherry that are the problem.

Its frustrating having to deal with RMAs over and over again, but Corsair Support are really great.


Unless Cherry fix the issue with ESD then i wont be getting another mech keyboard unless its Corsair RGB or non LED'd keyboard.
THE_EGG
$219USD D: daayuuum that is pricey. I guess this would be amazing quality but even so...

It does look pretty tasty though.
And not even programmable shame as it was the last reason i did not get one of their others.

Same here, 1 thought Newegg 2nd with ROCCAT thing is i have had 2 of them with failing LEDS and 1 with failing keys which i believe i am heading for my second with failing keys :(.

Strange part is that the ones that had failing LEDs never had failing keys :p.
THE_EGG
I've actually never had a problem with the backlighting on mech keyboards except for a Corsair one. Tt meka g-unit, CM Storm Trigger, CM Storm Quickfire TK and CM Storm MECH have been all fine (along with the RGB K70 but that doesn't count really). Only my K95 had LEDs die where I would lose an LED each day I had it - ended up getting my money back after a week.

Now that I said that I will probably end up with dead LEDs now haha.
Some people give of more ESD than others. I my self get shocks that even make me jump a mile lol.
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#8
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
THE_EGG
I've actually never had a problem with the backlighting on mech keyboards except for a Corsair one. Tt meka g-unit, CM Storm Trigger, CM Storm Quickfire TK and CM Storm MECH have been all fine (along with the RGB K70 but that doesn't count really). Only my K95 had LEDs die where I would lose an LED each day I had it - ended up getting my money back after a week.

Now that I said that I will probably end up with dead LEDs now haha.
This is my 2nd Ducky Shine III i might add... when you get through your 4th or 5th LED mech keyboard with dead LEDs it just becomes pointless as its clear the problem is widespread and most likely an issue with the way the switches were designed.

I dont want to send my keyboard back to my retailer for RMA because #1 id be out of pocket and #2 this particular retailer claimed never to have received my faulty keyboard and adamantly denied everything till i gave them tracking information.

I dont know what it is..... I had a Corsair K90 when they first available in the UK for a year and that never had any dead LEDs and it still doesnt according to its current owner.

Somewhere along the line - either Cherry skimped out and started producing junk switches, QC dept are slacking. or completely changed the design to something inferior because by now it cant just be a coincidence or an isolated issue - there is a genuine problem with LED lighting on Cherry switches and thats one of the problems that Corsair wanted to address with their RGB series of mech keys.
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#9
micropage7
FreedomEclipse
they should have amended the design with their switches that allows ESD to kill the LEDs. around 60-75% of the LEDs on my ducky shine III are dead and ive only had it a around 6 months or so.

I could RMA it but i went through so many corsair RMAs with the K70 that ive spent enough money on shipping alone to have the faulty keyboard sent back to corsair to buy a brand new K70.

In Corsair's defence, they did sent me a cheque of about $50-70 to make up for it but not after i asked them to first.

The keyboards themselves arent at fault - its the switches they get from Cherry that are the problem.

Its frustrating having to deal with RMAs over and over again, but Corsair Support are really great.


Unless Cherry fix the issue with ESD then i wont be getting another mech keyboard unless its Corsair RGB or non LED'd keyboard.
ive heard that many led died in just months and this is one that holding me using mech keyboard, cherry should improve their keys
3 years warranty is good but its useless when all you do is rma it over and over again especially in here
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#10
Yorgos
"...the RealKey technology relies on high bandwidth provided by USB 3.0, to reduce latency, making the key presses register quicker."

I bet those 4.5ms do matter and are a great deal for marketing.
Do they provide a driver that will dive into the kernel and will make the OS scan the device more frequently?
If not, then their marketing section must contact their engineers before publishing BS.
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#11
R-T-B
The ironic thing is a keyboard could "register keypresses quickly" on USB 1.0. It doesn't need high bandwidth, what are you going to send a dictionary worth of text instantly? No frickin way. What you need is high scanning resolution, which has absolutely nothing to do with USB 3.0.

Heck, the PS/2 port has a higher scan frequency than a USB 3.0 port if they don't alter the drivers in some way.
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#12
xorbe
Yeah that was a lame statement. High b/w doesn't guarantee the protocol is low latency. I would venture a guess that hopefully usb3 actually is better in both latency and bandwidth though.
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#13
Peter1986C
- Less metal (requires cleaning a lot more than plastic, as well as being more expensive)
- No LEDs (they are only immature and break to soon)
- sub-€100 price tag

>>> Profit
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#14
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
micropage7
looks like you pay for the metal body than the keyboard itself
+1....thats all i can see...
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#15
Rowsol
usb 3.0 for a keyboard. lolol.

it even has the same issue as other mechanical backlight boards, the lower half of the key gets less light. for this price they could've put another light below the switch for the keys which have 2 symbols.
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#16
THE_EGG
Rowsol
usb 3.0 for a keyboard. lolol.
Cooler Master CM Storm MECH has this. Although it has USB 3.0 ports on it too, which I've found actually work at near normal USB3.0 speeds when transferring from a portable HDD to my PC.
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