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Cherry unveils low profile RGB switches at CES 2018

By Kenny Yeo - on 15 Jan 2018, 10:17am

Cherry unveils low profile RGB switches at CES 2018

(Image source: Anandtech)

CES 2018 might be over but we are still catching up with the huge amount of products that were unveiled at tech's biggest show.

One of the interesting announced was Cherry's new low profile RGB switches.

Called the Cherry MX Low Profile RGB, these new switches are 11.9mm thick or about 35% less chunky than your standard Cherry MX switch.

These new switches will enable thinner keyboards, but perhaps more importantly, they will also enable more gaming notebooks to have mechanical keyboards.

The Cherry MX Low Profile RGB will be available as a "red" variant first, which is logical given that it is Cherry's most popular switch.

According to Cherry, the new Cherry MX Low Profile RGB switch feels just like existing Cherry MX switch, except for the lower travel, which is inevitable really.

No word yet on when the first keyboards or notebooks to use this new switch will hit the market.

Source: Anandtech

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