Cherry Keyboards, Part 2: MX Board Silent

So, it is another day with a Cherry product, and I really want to make some terrible pun on how this G80-3000 MX Board Silent is the cherry on top. owever, I don’t really want to do that, but I will tell you all about this.

First of all, the MX Silent switches have Gold Crosspoint contact technology. Again, I clearly don’t know much about keyboard technology to know what contacts are, but I think it is underneath the keys and work as silencers or mufflers, maybe?

The MX Board Silent does have some noise-optimized MX key switch for patented noise reduction, with some integrated 2-component stem that can minimize the bottom-out and top-out. Again, I just don’t really know what that means.

So let us talk about what we should talk about. Is it quiet? I would say yes. I have tried out other “quiet” keyboards that turned out to be louder than the one that I regularly use. What you want to have is a keyboard that you can use while another person is taking a nap.

I’ll go ahead and end with some more features like the N-Key rollover for simultaneous operations of up to 14 keys without any ghosting. Just to let you know, this 104 key keyboard is compatible with both Mac and PC.

If you want more information about this product, head on over to the Cherry site. If you want to buy it, head on over to a site like Amazon and pay about $149.00 for it.

Cherry Keyboards, Part 1: The G80-3850 MX Brown 3.0

Cherry max board 3.0This is going to be some great reviews this week with Cherry, makers of some great keyboards, as well as being known for Maraschino. Just kidding on that last part, but I do like the Cherry MX-Board 3.0 USB Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown Switch.

In case you are wondering about the Brown switches, this is apparently the color of the switches underneath the keys, and as far as I can tell, are not visible by the user. There are other colors available, such as Black, Red, and Blue. The Brown switches are tactile with some actuating force of 55 cN with a switching port of 2.0 mm.

The other colors have some weird specs as well, and I am not certain about those. However, I had a chance to try it and it feels really…smooth. As most of you know, I review every keyboard by writing a report on it. Case in point, this one, and I am surprised that it is so quiet. It is also easy to install as you just plug it in

This particular one has a full QWERTY layout with over 50 million operations per key, then there is an N-key rollover with up to simultaneous operations of up to 14 keys without any ghosting effects.

If you want to check this out, head over to the Cherry website here for more information and it can be purchased on Amazon for about $132.77.

Cherry G80-3000 MX Board Silent Keyboard Review

cherry max board silentI’ve said before that when I review a keyboard, I write the article on it. This is what I am doing now, and I will say that Cherry’s MX Board Silent is quite something.

I have reviewed keyboards that said they were silent before, such as Matias Quiet Pro Keyboard but I have to admit there was a lot of clickity-clicking going on. In fact, it is really low in the click department, and my wife wants me to keep typing while she is trying to sleep. Think of it as a white noise machine, apparently.

I will have to admit that I love the look of the keyboard. It comes in black and white, and I had the chance to try out the white version. It has this look about it that reminds me of an IBM that I used to own back in the late eighties. The setup is almost exactly the same.

What is interesting is how the keyboard has both USB and the traditional keyboard connector functionality. It also has QWERTY key layout with 104 keys, and the user can operate 14 keys simultaneously.

So yes, I would love to recommend this, and you can get it on Cherry’s website for about $149.