Keyboard and keyboard switch manufacturer Cherry has introduced its new Cherry MX Low Profile RGB keyboard switches this week. Offering a shallower switch featuring a brand-new design that combines the hugely popular characteristics of the MX switch with a low profile design. The new design will allow mechanical keys to be implemented in a much more compact form factor allowing for notebooks and other small computers to benefit from the Cherry MX Low Profile RGB switches.
Measuring just 11.9 mm high and offering no compromise on mechanical key characteristics or quality, the new switches are 35 percent shallower than the standard MX switches. Although the actuation characteristics remain almost the same for the new switches, the travel distance has been reduced from 4.0 to 3.2 mm and the switches incorporate high-precision and long-life Gold-Crosspoint technology, says Cherry.
Cherry has also incorporated RGB lighting into the keyboard switches using a compact housing design that allows the LEDs to sit directly on the PCB to fit the shallow design of the keyboard. As well as being optimised to provide a uniform illumination of the entire keycap and provide users with a choice of 16.8 million colours throughout the RGB spectrum. Cherry has not announced any new keyboards or devices equipped with the latest RGB switches but as soon more information comes to light we will keep you up-to-date as always.
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