cherry-mx-board-silent[CES 2017] If you are familiar with mechanical keyboards, then you know that Cherry is probably one of the most famous switch makers for such keyboards, so much so that prior to making their own switches, Logitech and Razer used to rely on Cherry’s MX switches for their gaming mechanical keyboards.

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That being said, did you also know that Cherry makes their own keyboards? If you didn’t, then you might be interested to learn that at CES 2017, Cherry announced the MX Board Silent. This is a mechanical keyboard based on Cherry’s famed G80-3000 keyboard with one main difference: it is silent.

Yup, a company known for their clicky and clacky switches has decided that maybe not everyone in your office needs to know that you’re typing, which is why they have launched MX Board Silent. Instead of typical mechanical switches, the MX Board Silent will use uniquely-shaped rubber pads to help dampen the noise coming from it.

However Cherry claims that despite this, users will not have to compromise on writing performance. The keyboard will be available in either MX Red or MX Black switches (meaning that the actuation force will be based on the Red or Black switches, not the sound) and will be priced at $149.

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