Thursday, January 5th 2017

Cherry Announces the Cherry MX Board Silent Keyboard

CHERRY, the specialist for computer input devices, has unveiled the MX Board Silent at CES 2017. This new keyboard is based on the G80-3000, which has proven itself over the years to be precise as well as reliable. CHERRY combines this product with its new MX Silent switches to create a product that will keep keyboard noise in a hectic office space to an absolute minimum.

The G80-3000 has been one of the most popular mechanical keyboards on the market for decades, having become a true classic. Thanks to a purist feature set, a timeless design and its outstanding precision, the G80-3000 remains a bestseller. To continue its success, CHERRY updated this proven keyboard with the latest MX Silent technology. The result is a straightforward, high-end keyboard, which is ideally suited for even volume-sensitive environments such as large rooms or community offices, enabling silent keystrokes with CHERRYs patented noise reduction technology without giving up on its uncompromising writing performance. Also implemented is "N-Key Rollover" functionality, which allows up to 14 keys to be pressed simultaneously without "ghost" keypress effect.
MX Silent for minimal keyboard noise
The MX Silent-switches have a uniquely shaped rubber pad compared to conventional switches. The integrated 2-component stem reduces audible clicks at the bottom-out and top-out to a minimum. Instead of relying on third-party products, CHERRY relies on a self-developed, innovative solution that preserves the special properties of each individual switch. As with every other MX switch, these features include a sturdy housing made of plastic polymer, a precise spiral spring, and the unique Gold Crosspoint contact technology. This exclusive production process guarantees a precise release and a service life of over 50 million keystrokes.

MX Board Silent available in MX Red or MX Black
The MX Board Silent is offered in two versions, so the consumer can choose between two variants of the noise-reduced MX Silent switches. Both exhibit linear switching characteristics but differ in the required release force: 45 centinewtons for the MX Red Silent and for those who prefer a slightly higher resistance, 60 centinewtons for the MX Black Silent. Like all MX switches, the bounce is less than a millisecond, allowing for precise and instantaneous input.

The MX Board Silent is only available in international EU layout and colours grey and black for an MSRP of $149.
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8 Comments on Cherry Announces the Cherry MX Board Silent Keyboard

#1
AsRock
TPU addict
Dam they look fugly.
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#2
ZoneDymo
AsRock
Dam they look fugly.
I love how they look, I dont even see how you can call this ugly, its super oldschool and just basic looking.
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#3
AsRock
TPU addict
Basic is one thing, it's a over priced lacks features that other keyboards in it's price range it's all so BIG for no real reason and has a cheaply looking cherry label like come one 150$ at least put a nice label on it and not some thing label that looks like it came from china though ebay.

O yeah it's still ugly if old school or not as i did not like all those either.
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#4
Ubersonic
AsRock
Dam they look fugly.
So do reference GPUs, this is the same thing.

You can't exactly use a gaming keyboard in a most offices, these will appeal to typists and professionals just like they have for the past 25+ years.
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#5
cryohellinc
Damn this is so oldschool and beautiful <3

P.S. the only thing its lacking is PS2
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#6
Brusfantomet
Ubersonic
You can't exactly use a gaming keyboard in a most offices, these will appeal to typists and professionals just like they have for the past 25+ years.
I have good experience with that from my office work, stuff like macros and a good keyboard is in my opinion more important at the office than at home. Maybe there is stricter rules in other parts of the world when it comes to office appearance than in Norway, still remember one of the bosses wearing denim shorts, a simple flannel shirt and sandals with socks during the hole summer. If you have to "dress to impress" fro the office then i guess having a keyboard that looks like it belongs in the '90 is more accepted.

Wonder if they will offer these switches in the brown configuration. Have been using a G710+ at the office for over 2 years now, and for typing a brown switch is far superior to a red.

But muffling the sound from a meck KB is nice during gaming with friends.
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#7
atomicus
I've read a lot of people don't like typing on the MX Silent switches (which have been on the Corsair Strafe for ages), but have never used one myself. Not sure why typing would not be a good experience on these keys?
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#8
Ubersonic
atomicus
Not sure why typing would not be a good experience on these keys?
Because they are silent.

The whole point of "clicky" keys is for typing.
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