It’s a big day in the mechanical keyboard world. Cherry, the German manufacturer behind the ubiquitous Cherry MX, has announced a redesigned version of the switch called the Cherry MX2A that it says should feel smoother to press, sound quieter, and still be rated to survive millions of actuations. The new switch will be available to buy standalone later this year and will also be available preinstalled in Cherry’s Xtrfy K5V2 keyboard.
The announcement of the Cherry MX2A comes after years of keyboard enthusiasts learning how to modify Cherry’s switches to overcome their perceived shortcomings. Depending on who you ask, Cherry’s switches have too much wobble, feel scratchy to press, and don’t sound as good as some of their competitors….