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Cherry MX Black

Updated on: 27 July, 2021

The Cherry MX Black requires more force to activate than the Cherry MX Red, with an activation force of 60g over 45g. A recommended switch if you prefer a more substantial key feel, but I do find that it can cause finger fatigue after longer gaming or typing sessions. This is because of the higher 85g bottom-out force as you tend to bottom out linear switches more than either tactile or clicky switches.


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Summary

Cherry MX Black

The Cherry MX Black requires more force to activate than the Red, 60g over 45g. Recommended if you prefer a more substantial key feel, but I do find that it can cause finger fatigue after longer gaming or typing sessions.

77.8%

Criteria

Smoothness
70.0%
Weight
80.0%
Sound
79.0%
Cost
82.0%

  • High quality switch with a nice smooth feel.
  • Fast typists and gamers may find the activation force too high causing finger fatigue.
  • Gateron linear switches are smoother ... and cheaper.
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Specifications

Specifications
Key Switch Features
Switch Type 
Linear
Plate Mount Available - 3 Pin 
Yes
PCB Mount Available - 5 Pin 
Yes
Backlight Compatible 
Yes
Physical Specifications
Activation Force 
60g
Bottom-out Force 
85g
Activation 
2mm
Travel 
4mm
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