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Cherry MX Board 5.0

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We expand our coverage of Cherry first-party keyboard offerings with a detailed look at the MX Board 5.0. With five switch options and a fairly unique ergonomic perspective via a wrist rest (yes, you read it right), the MX Board 5.0 is a 108-key unit that has white backlighting and onboard controls, too.

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I found a weird typo...

There is no keycap puller provided, and the non-floating nature of the keycaps makes it harder easy to remove and install these by hand.

Just an FYI.

Interesting keyboard, always have been interested in the Cherry boards.

I might have missed it, but does the board default to the F-key functionality or does it default the media keys on?
 

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I found a weird typo...

There is no keycap puller provided, and the non-floating nature of the keycaps makes it harder easy to remove and install these by hand.

Just an FYI.

Interesting keyboard, always have been interested in the Cherry boards.

I might have missed it, but does the board default to the F-key functionality or does it default the media keys on?
Thanks, corrected it already. The board defaults to the F-key functionality, but you can use their old KeyMan software to reassign it to the media keys by default when it is running in the background.
 
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Thanks, corrected it already. The board defaults to the F-key functionality, but you can use their old KeyMan software to reassign it to the media keys by default when it is running in the background.
I'm hardcore, I like and prefer for my F keys to be F keys.

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DE layout costs 105€ as of now (Mindfactory).

Ducky offers backlit PBT for DE in their One 2 Series. Couldn't Cherry source DE caps from them?
 

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DE layout costs 105€ as of now (Mindfactory).

Ducky offers backlit PBT for DE in their One 2 Series. Couldn't Cherry source DE caps from them?
Cherry prides itself on using the Cherry profile for their keycaps, and Ducky only does the OEM profile.
 
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